May 15-16, 2022 | Hilton Nashville Downtown | Nashville, TN


Chris Knudsen

Chris Knudsen

Owner | Mane Attraction Salon, Phoenix, Arizona

Chris Knudsen is a third-generation hairdresser, who grew up around the hair industry in Wisconsin. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a degree in business management and marketing in 2005 and began working for a marketing company. After a few short years, he enrolled in cosmetology school to pursue a career in the industry that his family knew so well.

In 2008, after graduating from the Aveda Carsten Institute in Tempe, Arizona began working at Mane Attraction in Phoenix as a protégé. He chose Mane Attraction for their well-known Sassoon-based training program knowing he wanted to get the best foundation he could.

After many years of working behind the chair and being an in-house cutting educator and manager at Mane Attraction, Chris and his wife Jenny became business partners and co-owners of Mane Attraction in 2016 alongside the second-generation owners Kendall and Beate Ong. In April 2020, the Knudsens purchased the company outright and now are the salon’s proud third-generation owners.

Chris also is a proud husband and father.

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