Crystal Mendez by PurpleHIPPO | Apr 21, 2017 Crystal Mendez Crystal is a San Diego native and has been doing hair for a little over 14 years. She completed her cosmetology license at the Paul Mitchell School here in San Diego. She has always had a passion for creating and designing hair and found this career to be a perfect fit for her. She continues to grow her expertise and experience by attending advanced classes in Balayage and hair design. She is known in San Diego as a Balayage specialist, although she is skilled in all other aspects of hair coloring, extensions and cutting. When Crystal is not behind the chair, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.