Crissa is the creator and co-owner of Rebel Rebel and is a self proclaimed dreadlock geek and client professed “dreadlock sorceress”. Her love for locks began as she started her own dreadlock journey in 2004. Through her own experiences with methods that didn’t work well for her hair she sought out professional services, techniques and tools that would transform her and others hair into the most majestic dreadlocks this side of the galaxy. Crissa specializes in creating new natural dreadlocks, dreadlock maintenance, dreadlock extensions, dreadlock repair, unique dreadlock decor and even earning the trust of free forming souls. She believes in DREADUCATING her client’s and other proffessional hair stylists to the fullest so they understand the best and healthiest ways to care for their own hair and their client's hair throughout their journeys. Her passion for this hairstyle is what makes her days at work seem like days at play and what she can do for your locks is nothing short of magic! Crissa is also the creator and lead educator of the "Dreadlock Artist Collective", a community and education program for Dreadlock Artists worldwide.
dancing & tribal dancefloors, longboarding, the woodlands & the desert, hot baths, outdoor showers, meaningful conversation, deep connection, traveling, portal hopping, my daughter and dreadlocks of course!
Shore Beauty School
(licensed in PA & NJ)
Salon Sugar (6years)
Dreadsetterz Magazine (issue #1) Offbeat Bride
Knot Nation Podcast
Hair Healter Podcast
Loc Talk Podcast
“I came to Rebel Rebel searching for a place to be myself and do what I love. Offering clients a space to create their best version of self through the art of hair. I never imagined when I started my hair journey in 2007 that I would be specialzing in dreadlocks and even more so Co-owning a dreadlock salon !
I spent the first 10 years of my career honing in on all things color. Seeking education and learning from talented artist along the way, I found a true passion for blonding and vivid color . Being able to express my creativity through color has always been my thing. To be able to bring my world of color to dreadlocks is the cherry on top!
My dreadlock journey began when I applied at Rebel Rebel 5 years ago. It wasn’t my initial intention to do locs but I was fascinated from the start. It didn’t take me long to get my hands on a hook and crochet my first set of synthetic locs. I fell in love with locs and how they empower myself and those around me.
Which lead me to start my apprenticeship with Crissa at Rebel Rebel. Learning the art of natural loc creation, dreadlock extensions, and maintenance.
Whether I’m coloring your hair or making custom dread sets to let your inner magic shine, my intention is always to make your hair dreams a reality.“
Music (100% chance I will sing at your appointment :), Traveling, skating, sun worshipping, waterfalls, mermaids, road tripping & straight up living, baby !
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
Levittown Beauty Academy
(licensed in PA & NJ)
Dreadlocks 101 "The Rollie Way"
with Nicole Grajewski
Color Buzz- freehand painting techniques with Kim Vo
Made to Create OSiS/cutting & styling with Damien Carney
Joico Balayage Techniques w/ Brandon Corbitt
Joico J Coloring w/ Cherry Pentenbrink
Hair Color Certifications
Oway, PulpRiot, Pravana, JOICO, REDKEN & ISO
Pulpriot Lab with Ruby Devine & Ash Fortis
Pulpriot Bubble Technique w/ Christie Dier
Rainbow A-Go Go! Painting and placement w/Rianna Taylor
Jenna joined our Rebel Rebel family as master colorist and stylist with experience since 2008 & with an incredible desire to learn the art of dreadlocks and work in an environment that allows her creativity to flow and not have anyone question what she’s doing with her hair! Jenna says she could never just specialize in one area and so she has mastered and fallen in love working with vivid colors, balayage, dry hair cutting, mens and curly cuts and even enjoys the simple beauty of single process color! She even tried making her own dreadlocks back in the day too! But it was the day she started her own dreadlock journey with us at Rebel Rebel where the hair gods began to lead her down a different path. After a year into her journey and absolutely loving it, she inquired if she could learn how to create and maintain dreadlocks and now she is happily taking on her own dreadlock clients and loving every minute of it. She has been trained by us exclusively on everything dreadlocks and is such a wonderful addition to our salon, to our dreadock community and has such a natural way of making her clients feel comfortable and their best selves!
Kayaking, Long walks in the woods, Camping, My Husband and My big fat kitty