CHRISTINE DIBENEDETTO
CO-OWNER & EXECUTIVE OF WINK, SENIOR MASTER STYLIST, ADVANCED DEVACURL CERTIFIED STYLIST, CURL MASTER GENERAL AND SPECIALIST OF FINE AND THINNING HAIR

Christine is a prism. Depending on where you're standing, you'll get a designer and stylist, a business owner with a sharp mind and drive, a mentor and sister focused on the care and feeding of her clients, fellow stylists and team, or a devoted wife, mom, friend, motivator and tender human.

She opened Wink with Gilda Santiago a decade ago and has been stewarding an atmosphere of quality, care, excellence, education, listening, inclusion, fun and warmth ever since. 

Before Wink was born, Christine was part of the master design team for Rusk International and she's been in the business for over 19 years. She met Lorraine Massey, author of The Curly Girl Handbook, 19 years ago. Their meeting was before Massey's handbook, before DevaCurl's products and concepts and before the curl revolution that has been empowering curly girls since. It all made sense and sparked Christine's professional imagination.

She’s been a devoted Deva Curlaborator since.

As a Senior Master stylist, she's amazing at pretty much everything, specializing in curly styles, fine hair, short hair styles, signature bobs and being a genius colorist. 

Christine is also the creator of Big Life, Thin Hair. When she realized that her own hair was thinning, she wanted to address it, alter its course and share solutions with others. It’s a passion of hers and she wants the conversation to be open and demystified.

Finally, Christine is a wife and mom. “I’m part of a sweet family of 4, with 2 kids.” She loves pilates, NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, being outside, smart comedies, documentaries and talk radio. As a co-owner, she’s proud of Wink’s energy. “There are lots of laughs, lots of beautiful hair going out the door, great classes and education and happy clients. We’ve been non-stop since we opened.”

Christine & Big Life, Thin Hair on Instagram

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