"Painted Culture Salon was designed to be a Boutique Salon specializing in Balayage, Blonding, Dimensional Coloring, and Hand Tied Hair Extensions. We are a hidden gem tucked away in the loft space of the Historic Burdette Building of Downtown Simpsonville. I love the calming aesthetic that we have created for our guests. I feel that it creates a uniqueness and allows us our creativity to peak." - Kristina Willis Owner & Stylist



Owner/ Stylist

Kristina began her career in 2009 as Licensed Cosmetologist. She quickly discovered her secret to success would be to become an Independent Stylist.

She worked for another salon in Simpsonville for many years but decided to explore her future within the healthcare industry.

After a couple years she realized how much she missed the beauty industry and decided that it was her true calling.

When she decided to dive back into her career as a stylist, she invested a lot of time into her education. She discovered her love for Balayage and Dimensional Coloring.

She trained with Celebrity Artists and became certified in Balayage, French Haircutting, and multiple Hair Extensions Methods. (Hand Tied Extensions is her preferred method)

After opening a small salon suite in Greenville, she learned that she was passionate about sharing her experience on building a successful career as a stylist. So she opened Painted Culture Salon in January of 2021, in Simpsonville.

We want you to know how passionate we are about helping others look and feel their best. At Painted Culture Salon, we have a true love for what we do and we want to share it with you!

We hope we can share with you, the love we have for your hair!



Sydney has always had a passion for making people feel beautiful and is so excited to start her hair career through Painted Culture Salon.


After assisting Kristina and fine tuning her skill, she is ready to leave her mark in this industry.


She is trained in Blonding, Hand Tied Hair Extensions, and is certified in the Sunlights Balayage method.

One of the many things that makes Sydney stand out in this industry is her ability to listen to her clients needs and affectively communicating to make sure clients feel confident in her knowledge as a stylist.


When she is out of the salon, she loves spending time with friends, family, and her Springer Spaniel, Oakley!





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Balayage is one of Kristina's specialties. It is a hair painting technique that gives the hair soft and seamlessly blended highlights. It is perfect if you are wanting  a lived in look with a low maintenance color. No harsh grow out here. 

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Add a little glam to your lashes with lash extensions. My full sets are semi permanent lash extensions placed on your individual lashes. NO CLUSTERS HERE! This service is totally customizable with different lengths and thicknesses. 

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Kristina specializes in Hand Tied Hair Extensions. Offering 100% Human Hair, Hand Tied Extensions are top quality. It leaves minimal to ZERO damage on your natural hair. There is no adhesive used to secure the extensions. It is so natural looking, no one will ever know you have extensions.