The Power of Women: Kristie Lyons
After a career in the lighting industry, Kristie Lyons turned to a profession where she felt she could really help people. The convenience and permanency of electrolysis is the best solution for unwanted facial or body hair. Medical professionals have long recognized the effectiveness of this technology.
Kristie had been having electrolysis treatments herself for about two years and really loved the results she got. Her mother struggled with unwanted hair due to hormonal imbalances, and unfortunately back then Kristie didn’t know the permanent results that could be gained from electrolysis. She never got the chance to help her mom before she passed away. But the experience sparked the drive to help other women with unwanted hair and set Kristie off on a new journey in life.
“I offer anyone who needs it a chance to get rid of unwanted hair once and for all,” said Kristie, whose passion for helping others feel better about themselves has become the driving force behind her business.
“I connect with every one of my clients. It is truly a pleasure seeing each and every one of them. I listen to their problems and try to help them as much as I can while they are in my studio. I console them when needed. I laugh and cry with them.
“My clients really do change right in front of my eyes,” Kristie says.“If you’ve never dealt with unwanted hair, you wouldn’t understand how it makes others feel. It’s embarrassing and depressing.”
In addition to electrolysis services, Kristie is a certified Lash Stylist. She performs Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension procedures, and they are the global leader in eyelash extensions. “Lash extensions take years off your face,” she says. “They brighten and open up your eyes in a way that lets you say goodbye to your mascara.”
Kristie’s life-altering work is being performed in her brand new salon in Vestavia. She updated and invested in these gorgeous new surroundings so that the beauty of the salon would match the beauty she uncovers in her clients. And in a beautiful expression of generations working together, her daughter Hope Underwood has joined the salon.
Lyons Electrolysis & Lashes
1078 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Salon: (205) 407-4975 • Mobile: (205) 515-6528
Name: Kristie Lyons
Occupation: Owner of Lyons Electrolysis & Lashes. Lyons is an electrologist and a lash artist.
Work History: Prior to becoming a small business owner, she spent 15 years as a project manager in the commercial lighting industry.
Community involvement: She gives away free treatments to various organizations and a scholarship in honor of her late mother each year to help those who need electrolysis and can’t afford it.
Bio: BA from Virginia College. Born in Birmingham. Grew up in Trussville. Married to Nicholas Lyons. One daughter, Hope Underwood, also an employee. Son is Landyn Martin. Recipient of the Best of Vestavia Hills 2019 for Health & Beauty Industry.