Krystyn Gardiner is the definition of a boss. Gardiner is the owner of Paintistry by Krystyn, LLC which offers makeup (semi-permanet) and brow grooming services in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Beaumont, Texas, which is about an hour away from Houston. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development & Family Sciences and Health Informatics & Health Information Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Master’s of Business Administration and Supply Chain Management Certification from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Cosmetic Science from the University of Cincinnati.

While Gardiner’s educational background is impressive, so is her craft and skills. Gardiner began her freelance artistry services around 2014 at the age of twenty-four. With the help of determination and a strong support system, it didn’t take long for Gardiner to start up her business! Her overall goal is to expand her brand into a “well-known and functioning” company before starting her other ventures.

Gardiner’s business does not only caters to those who can afford her services. Gardiner’s business plays an encouraging role in her community by her offering free makeovers to deserving students and volunteering at events that are offered in the community to uplift entrepreneurship, networking, and students. While Gardiner is excelling with her artistry, she is also working on projects that will benefit local women seeking to accomplish their own goals. Gardiner advises future entrepreneurs to “just do it.”

“Success isn’t overnight so you have to truly want it,” Gardiner said. “There’s going to be a time where the business takes off and you’ll need to be prepared when it does.”


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