Outstanding Women

Kriss Blevens
Kriss Blevens

INNER BEAUTY.  Cathy Vannest describes Kriss as having a depth, kindness, and spirituality like no other human being.  Kriss is the long-time owner of Kriss Cosmetics in Manchester, where she transforms, on a daily basis, clients, who come to her seeking her expert make-up advice, but after spending some time with her, usually leave feeling beautiful on the inside and out.  She is a former Miss New Hampshire, has been the chief make-up artist for CNN’s special events for the last five presidential elections, and is the first call for any and all political candidates requiring her expert touch for television and photo shoots.  As Kriss is transforming her clients on the outside with her creative talents, she also makes them feel worthy, listened to, important, and empowered.  Last year, she worked in collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University to put on the  ‘Enchanting Beauty Expo’ to benefit Families in Transition, raising over $50,000 and collecting the largest clothing donation in the history of FIT.  Kriss also donates her time and products to the young women participating in the Miss NH Scholarship program and brings hope and joy to the women at the Sununu Youth Services Center.  She welcomes every single person who crosses her path with a loving acceptance and teaches them to value themselves overall.

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