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Caitlyn Riesinger

   Caitlyn (they/she) loves to experiment. As a painter and an art freak, she draws inspiration as much from emerging streetstyle haircuts as she does autumn leaves and video games. For them, all forms of creative expression nurture each other. 

    Caitlyn’s goofy sense of humor and frankness regarding social anxiety allow her to meet folks in their comfort zone. An innately introverted person who also loves the joy that comes from collaboration, they are just as thrilled to vibe quietly to the music together as they are to chat about hair, movies or the show they went to last night.. 

 They believe anything that feels like your style is a good style. Caitlyn loves to work with other queer people, folks who are excited about taking chances, and anyone who is caring. 

What will we talk about in your chair?

Pets, horror movies, dark comedies, art, relationship stories, and awkward situations.

Astrological sign?

Sagittarius

Introvert or extrovert?

Introverted for sure, though I can play the part of an ambivert. 

How do you want people to feel when they walk out of the salon?

I want people to leave my chair feeling happy, either well represented by their vision or excited to switch things up and try something new.

Hair must have?

Cult & King’s Tonik for scalp health, some sort of leave-in conditioner, and hair balm. Air drying above all.

Top 3 Prince Songs?

I like Prince’s music but I don’t know if I have a top 3. Here are my mom’s (a prince lover) top 3:
Lets Go Crazy
When Doves Cry
Little Red Corvette

Describe Athens in 3 words. 

City, Georgia, University

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Magnificence

What do you value most in your friends?

Honesty, compassion, good sense of humor.

Style Icon?

I don’t know if I have a style icon- I usually go to the thrift store and see what speaks to me. My style ranges from Ace Ventura to grunge to twee.

Who would play you in a movie?

 Kristen Wiig

What’s your go-to Karaoke song?

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen 

Who are your favorite writers?

Daniel Clowes, Alan Moore, adrienne maree brown, Haruki Murakami

What’s your most overused word or phrase?

I’m not sure. Its probably something basic like “like” or something about being so sleepy, idk

What’s one non hair thing you want to learn?

 I’m always looking to improve my art skills- watercolor and sculpting are two things I’m interested in but haven’t given a thorough effort.

How many steps in your skincare routine?

Wash, serum, eye cream, moisturize. 4.

Who are your Top 3 artists on Spotify?

Of Montreal, Video Age, Devendra Banhart

How many times do you hit snooze in the morning?

Typically at least 2 or 3.

What’s always in your fridge?

Oat milk, eggs, tofu, white claw (heh heh), vegetables

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

 What’s meant to be will be. I believe in fate and putting less pressure on yourself and others to make something happen allows things to fall into place naturally.