Hair Humanity: Karolina Kristina

Get Ready #withVIRTUE: Karolina Kristina

Karolina (@karolinakristina) is one of those cool girls on Instagram that you wish you were friends with, and then you send her a message and she replies! She's unapologetically real and oh so refreshing!

We caught up with her for a behind-the-scenes look into her get ready routine and hit her with all of our burning questions! 

  • How do you define beauty? The light within a person, place or thing that makes them unique. 
  • What’s your wakeup ritual? It takes a while to peel myself out of bed. My puppy, Frida, starts out by jumping on me and licking me. Not long after, my partner Michael comes into the bedroom with a cup of coffee and a smoothie (he spoils me). I always stretch out before popping up and taking a shower. 
  • What’s inspiring you in life right now? The countless incredible women in my life. 
  • What is the last text you sent? "You got it."
  • Three things you can’t live without? My puppy, curiosity and passion. 

  • What is your most favorite thing about yourself? My new-found vulnerability. 
  • Blow-dry or air-dry? Air-dry! 
  • Hair up or hair down? Now that I have healthy hair, I love wearing it down. I'll never take that for granted again.
  • On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now? Ooooo an 8! Things are looking up :) 
  • If you had one superpower, what would it be? Teleportation, no question. I think about this a lot haha! 

  • Describe yourself in a hashtag? #goofyglam 
  • Vintage or new? Vintage
  • Style icon? Somewhere in between Audrey Hepburn and Rihanna. 
  • What is your ‘Stranded on a desert island’ hair product? Virtue Full Shampoo!
  • Best gift you’ve ever given? For my first anniversary with my partner, I dressed up as Dean Martin in a suit — and even learned how to tie a bowtie — and sang one of his favorite songs. No, I am not sharing that video! 

  • Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life? I've traveled to and reported alone in several countries. But probably the riskiest situation was reporting on the rise of the far-right where I went to a demonstration with 60,000 people in Warsaw, Poland as speakers spewed hate about foreigners, like me. Pictures can be found here.
  • Haircut/style you love but are too scared to try? Pixie cut! Maybe some day I'll get the courage! 
  • If you made a documentary, what would it be about? Living with a chronic, invisible illness. 
  • What is the last text you sent? "You got it."
  • Heels or Sneakers? Oooo tough question. I guess comfort wins so ... sneakers! I love wearing heels though. 

  • What’s your go to bed ritual? I do my skincare routine (cleanse, exfoliate, tone, serum, moisturizer) often in bed so I can truly relax and just rub my face in peace haha. And I meditate for at least 10 minutes every night. 
  • Best advice you’d give your teenage self? Chill out. Don't forget to be a kid!
  • What is your go-to Karaoke song? Bohemian Rhapsody has proven to be a highly successful crowd-pleaser. 
  • Who is your hero? I don't really believe in heroes because we're all imperfect humans! But there are some women like Michelle Obama, Christiana Amanpour, and my mom that drive me to be the best version of myself every day. 
  • What would you like to be remembered for? Helping others, even if in the most minute ways.

Photographer: Ally Shchmalingwww.allyschmaling.com