Raisa was born in Stavropol Russia. She attended Stavropol State Pedagogical Institute and earned her degree in Music Education. She went on to be a folklore singer and traveled to many countries performing concerts. She then followed her dreams and came to America where she met her husband Koray. They now have three beautiful children together. Raisa was a stay at home mom and after spending time with her children for many years, she decided to use her creativity for more than just music. One of her life long dreams was to open her own salon just like her grandfather. Raisa takes pride in everything she does and has a great work ethic. With the help and support of her husband and family she was able to fulfill her dreams by opening BlownCity. She is now attending Paul Mitchell the School to learn as much as she can to be a successful salon owner as well as a creative stylist.