Meet Montauk resident and hair stylist Christophor McCracken who brings a wealth of experience to our community. For the past 3 years Chris has developed a devoted following of very satisfied clients here in Montauk and throughout the east end. Several of his clients exclusively use Chris for their fundraising events such as, Jon and Mindy Gray of the Basser Center for BRCA and Angela Guitard of Angela’s and Fred’s Boutique in Rye, NY.
Chris is a multi-talented Hairstylist, Make-up artist and Color specialist. He has been cutting hair since he was 10 years old, doing make-up since age 13 and by 16 he was a licensed cosmetologist. He grew up in Sacramento California, yet has been living on the East Coast for 18 years and now he has made Montauk his home along with his longtime partner Luke. Chris holds cosmetology licenses in California, New York and Pennsylvania. Some of his most recent professional experiences include providing hair and makeup styles for many local weddings, fundraising events, and photo shoots for print ads. Prior to moving to Montauk he owned his own salon and studio in the Pocono Mountains. Over the years Chris has done hair and makeup for photo shoots in the fashion industry and glamour magazines, hair and wig design for Broadway shows and even took a break to design costumes for shows.
As he acclimates to living on the East End, Christophor said that he enjoys meeting new people, taking walks on the beach and gardening. When I asked Chris what he would like people to know about him, he told me, “I enjoy doing my craft”, and that “It’s not about whose hair I’m working on, it’s all about making my Client happy.”