Christina Lawrence​

Owner & Operator of Beauty Queen

About Me

I was born and raised in Oakland, California. My mother is an artist, my father was a contractor, and my great grandmother was a cosmetologist, salon owner, cosmetics creator, and was a very glamorous woman. Surely I was bound to follow in their creative footsteps!. As a child I was always fascinated with beauty and cosmetics. I was also very artistic and took great joy in the various art forms including, drawing, music singing, dancing, and playing different musical instruments, but beauty was always my passion.

After high school I studied at the HBCU of Clark Atlanta University where I studied fashion design. Then I returned back home to Oakland to pursue cosmetology. In 2009 I graduated on the Dean's List with honors, from Laney College and received my Associate of Arts degree, and soon after my Cosmetology license. Since then I've gone on to hold positions as a hairstylist, waxer, and freelance makeup artist working in various fashion shows and photo shoots. I've also returned to Laney to instruct the students of the evening program on makeup application.

I opened the doors of Beauty Queen in 2014 at the age of 25. I wanted to create a business that would allow me to use my gifts doing what I love, and to create an atmosphere where I could apply my artistic vision, glam, an insert my bold and creative personality - and I did just that. Since opening my business I've also had the experience of doing celebrity makeup and I look forward to taking Beauty Queen to new heights!

My Vision

My vision is to make every woman look and feel like the queen that she is. When the name Beauty Queen was chosen it was two fold; it relates to the actual beauty queens who represent beauty and glamour, and also being a queen of all things beauty - hair, makeup, lashes, waxing and microblading.