Christina Oliva: Inside the life of New York’s hair goddess
Christina Oliva, more commonly known as the “Hair Goddess of New York,” has signed on to star in her own reality television series.
The Staten Island native started her own hair extension business out of her parents’ garage at the age of 18 and has just opened her second salon in the heart of Manhattan.
In the new TLC series “Hair Goddess,” viewers will follow Christina and her close-knit Italian-American family as they deal with all the stresses of running a new salon.
Widely regarded as one of the best hair extension specialists on the east coast, Christina uses a very special technique of tiny beads that match your hair color as well as an amazing matching technique to create the same texture, color, and even frizz level!
Using 100% full cuticle human hair imported from regions in Europe and the Middle East, her techniques use no glue or weaves, getting rave reviews from celebs.
In a sneak peek at the new reality series, Christina has a consultation with a new client, Renee, whose hair has been thinning over time.
“I have no hair,” says Renee. “Look, I’m balding.”
Christina wants to help.
“I could see that Renee feels sad and I want to give her this new look that she’s always wanted,” says the hairstylist.
“A lot of women feel invisible as they age and we want to make Renee feel more confident and feel visible again.”
Christina also specializes in working with Cancer patients and feels honored to help them build their self-esteem, confidence, and self-image.
“Hair Goddess” will consist of 6 episodes and is set to premiere in the summer.
Olivia Christensen Salon
The ‘Olivia Christensen Salon’ where TLC’s “Hair Goddess” is filmed is located at 321 E 48th St, New York 10017.
Her other salon is located at 115 3rd St, Staten Island, NY 10306.
Christina has been a licensed cosmetologist for seven years. She started as an apprentice at a large salon in New York, and through the years has developed her own extension method.
Her clients include Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Christina works with all hair types and textures from Caucasian (baby fine) to African American hair.