Top Knot Brides was founded in 2015 by Chrissy Straub and Lisa Racz. The idea for Top Knot was born from the founder's desire to improve the wedding and event beauty experience through thoughtful art directed beauty, while simultaneously providing the highest level of customer service. Top Knot has been featured in Dote Magazine, Calgary Bride, Luxe Calgary Bridal, June Bug Weddings and The Bachelor series.
Lisa Racz is a leading hairstylist and educator residing in Calgary, AB. Lisa has been perfecting her craft since 2007, and continues to be excited and passionate about her industry.
Currently, Lisa divides her time between Hedkandi Salon, editorials, runway shows, weddings, and honing her craft. Her extensive training includes: Vidal Sassoon in LA, Bumble and Bumble University in NYC, and Redken Canada.
Lisa's love for bridal hair has been a growing passion from the start of her career. She loves to hear about all the details that have gone into preparing for the day and the relationship that started it all.
The energy and excitement of getting each girl ready and feeling their best is what keeps Lisa inspired and excited about bridal styling.
She approaches each look as if it's a piece of artwork, creating the perfect look for each person. She has the ability to make everyone feel comfortable and at ease during what can be a stressful time. Her light hearted, relaxed, accommodating personality makes her the perfect person to have on your beauty team.
Chrissy Straub is a leading hairstylist and educator residing in Calgary, Alberta. Chrissy has been perfecting her craft since 2007, and has been with Hedkandi Salon for the past ten years. Her extensive training includes Vidal Sassoon in LA, Bumble and Bumble in NYC and Redken Canada.
Chrissy passion and love for updo styling started at a young age. She loves the creative process that goes into styling hair, and finds the end result highly rewarding.
She loves putting the whole look together to suit the client and style of wedding. Her goal is to create a look that makes them feel their absolute best. It's important to her that the experience is special and memorable.
She thrives off the energy and excitement on the wedding day. She loves being the reason her clients feel and look so beautiful.
Her honest, easy going, genuine personality makes her the perfect person to have on your beauty team!