English Speaking Hairstylist in Madrid: Christina from Culto Hair Craft

Looking for an English speaking hairstylist in Madrid?

Well, recently I met Christina from Culto Hair Craft and the unthinkable happened: I actually went and got my hair cut at a stylish, well-lit hair salon.

It was even clean…

Unusual behavior for a lumbersexual like myself, but Christina was great – she’s from California and has just moved to Madrid. And I’m always willing to help a local guiri-run business out in my little way.

And hey… It was about time I stepped up my hairdresser game anyway.

Incidentally, Culto Hair Craft is just a couple of blocks from the Chorizo Chronicles’ world headquarters here in the north of Madrid.

Before we go crazy with the interview I did with Christina, here’s how you can get in touch…

Address: Calle Rosario Pino, 8. (Metro Plaza Castilla, Cuzco or Valdeacederas.)

Phone: 915 79 96 36

Facebook: Culto Hair Craft

Instagram: Culto Hair Craft

english speaking hairstylist in madrid Christina Pesqueira

That’s Christina. She’s stylish, she speaks English, and she does hair stuff…

Ok, so now that that’s out of the way, here’s the interview with Christina…

How long have you been working as a hairstylist? What inspired you to become a hairstylist?

I’ve been doing people’s hair for 10 years in the States, between San Diego, Los Angeles and New York.

From my early teens I knew I would work with hair, I was always inspired by Old Hollywood, Rock and Roll icons and the styles that followed, and having always been interested in architecture I was naturally drawn to the creation of beautiful shapes and color through hair.

What’s your opinion about the state of hair in Madrid?

I believe the industry in every country is very different. From style to culture; what you’re looking for may be executed much more in one country than another. What I’m trying to bring together is a nice mix within my salon.

Our team here everyday consists of me and my business partner from Madrid, an Italian Hairstylist trained with Vidal Sassoon and Toni&Guy and a nail artist with impeccable attention to detail and 13 years of experience.

A lot of people (myself included) have had experiences going to a stylist that just does whatever they want – no matter what we say. What do you think about that?

I think that miscommunication is the biggest issue.

I really hope to eliminate that barrier some foreigners may be feeling. Not to say getting your hair done in your language isn’t a nerve wracking experience, but when your stylist has the training and experience to back it up this can be avoided.

Do you do men too? Or just women?

We are here for everyone!

What’s your experience so far doing business in Spain?

When I first came to Madrid a few months ago I was not expecting to open a salon, but a friend asked for my help to bring my experience from the States.

So within a month my boyfriend Lucas, an advertising strategist, Borja, our business partner and I brought our skills together to give you Culto.

Our little place has some California flair and is a little different than what Spain is used to.

We invite you to pick a record, have a beer and get your hair done.

Come see for yourself!

What are your prices like?

Our cuts for men are 19€, woman’s cut with blowdry are 45€.

A root touch up is 30€ and my most asked for balayage or “californianas” start at 60€.

We also carry Olaplex which is a very important repairing treatment we hunted down from the States, which will run you only 15€ for an in-house treatment.

All in all, we have it pretty good here in Spain!! I just hope to make it a little bit better.

In conclusion…

Well, that’s that.

Christina is an English speaking hairstylist in Madrid, and has my full recommendation.

Once again, the address is Rosario Pino, 8 – right on the corner of Capitán Haya. And the phone number is 915 79 96 36.


Mr Chorizo.

P.S. I didn’t even get paid for this… although maybe at some point Christina will buy me a beer, introduce me to some of her single friends, something like that. Anyway, this isn’t a sponsored post. Just something I like and wanted to support.


How did I end up in Madrid? Why am I still here 12 years later? Excellent questions. With no good answer... Anyway, at some point I became a blogger, bestselling author and contributor to Lonely Planet. So there's that. Drop me a line, I'm happy to hear from you.

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