Kollen Krizka, born and raised on Chicago’s south side, grew up with aspirations to pay her way through college by doing hair and nails on the side. Little did she know she would someday be able to combine her dream with a passion that swept her off her feet. For Krizka, working as Cameo’s manager means more than just overseeing students and teachers; she is also the guide who shepherds students (sometimes with gentle force) out of the classroom and into their salon training, styling hair for actual clients.

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