The Hype Hair Studio was created in 2015 by Kristine Templeton. The idea for The Hype began decades ago from the perspective of a Stylist who sought out a space to offer transformative services supported by a team of collaborative creatives. If you’re looking for an elevated space mixed with edge and a whole lot of creativity to get your hair done, you’ve found your spot.

Meet the team

We hire pretty cool people


Founder + Owner


Kris was born in Wisconsin and raised in New Mexico. She has over thirty years of experience working in the industry ranging from salon Owner, Director of Education and behind the chair. Now she dedicates part of her time to developing her team as the in-house-educator and career coach. Kris specializes in short cuts, natural grey grow out, traditional highlights and trendy mature styles.




Danielle grew up in Angel Fire and moved to Albuquerque in 2015. Before moving, Danielle attended Luna Community College for Cosmetology in Las Vegas, NM. There, she found her skill for hair to come natural and easy. Now, she loves drastic pixie cuts and bringing out her guest’s inner beauty.




Chance Beavers is from Santa Fe, New Mexico and relocated to Rio Rancho at the age of 13. After high school Chance attempted to follow the traditional path of going to a university, but soon found out at heart he’s a hair misfit. He pursued a career path in the hair industry and graduated from The Aveda Institute of New Mexico in 2018. Chance is queer, personable and loves getting to know his guests as much as he loves mixing up bright colors and cutting mullets. Chance’s favorites are all blonding services, vivid colors, thick hair, and edgy cuts.




Dellyna was born and raised here in Rio Rancho, NM. She took interest in cosmetology early into her teenage years. After high school, Dellyna went to school at NM Tech for 3 semesters for Biology, and promptly found out it was not where she wanted to be. Instead, she decided to follow her true passion and pursue cosmetology at The Aveda Institute of New Mexico. Now, she loves being able to connect with guests while doing their root touch ups, bold fashion colors, balayages, and long-hair haircuts!




Hayley grew up in Los Lunas and went to school at the Aveda Institute of New Mexico. Already skilled in art and painting, Hayley was naturally drawn to pursuing cosmetology as her career and creative outlet. More than anything, she loves to bring out her guests’ inner confidence with their new beautifully-toned blondes, modern balayages, and timeless highlights.


Ready to Book a team member?



“N.M. Balayage” Taught by Chance Beavers, Aug. 28th

“Trans 101” presented by TGRC, Date TBD

“Learn to Style Natural Hair” Taught by Melanie, Date TBD

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