Kristyn started working with make-up at the Round Barn Theater in Nappanee, Indiana in 2001. Enjoying the creativity and artistry the medium, she continued working in the theater while expanding her range at the Camellia Cosmetic Boutique from 2004-2006. While there, she worked with her first bridal party, helping the bride create the perfect look for herself and her attendants.
That experience sparked a passion.
A professionally trained bridal make-up and hair artist, Kristyn has traveled to California, Florida, Chicago, and more to train with the industry’s top artists while staying current with the latest design trends. In 2012, she earned her cosmetologist’s license so she could provide the total experience for her brides. Whether your wedding is a late-night cocktail party or a country affair on the farm, Kristyn can help you create the right look for your event.
Facts About Kristyn
Current City: Traverse City, Michigan
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, time with family
Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Style Influences: For home – Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Homes
Personal style – Julia Roberts, Joanna Gaines, Ann Taylor
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I began working at a Makeup Boutique in Mishawaka, IN called Camellia Cosmetics. We had wedding parties come in most Saturdays. I began my freelance business when Brides wanted on-site makeup.
How would you describe your style?
Classically natural but capable of going outside the box. I have a stage makeup background.
What is your favorite part of a wedding?
The day of “getting ready” moments. Hearts are full, favorite people surrounding “the bride” on her special day. Lots of smiles, tears, hugs, congrats, joy, love, special “moments”.
What are some of your favorite trends from this wedding season?
soft, elegant, natural feel (hair/makeup styles, flowers, dresses, settings, decor) organic, farm, rustic, nature, vineyard
What advice do you have for couples about choosing a hair/makeup artist?
Don’t just pick the “cheapest” artist, pick the artist who has put time, $, and effort into continuing education, detail, communication, and professionalism.
How far in advance should a couple look into booking your services?
A year in advance. I have had to turn away weddings already and we are 4 months from the beginning of “Bridal Season” here in Northern Michigan.
What advice do you have for couples about the planning process?
Have Fun! Don’t allow the stress of planning take over. Take time to fall deeper in love with each other. I guarantee your day will be magical if you do.
What do you love about living and working in Northern Michigan?
The beauty of nature and the amazing venues/scenery. I love that my job takes me to amazingly beautiful venues and I love working with wonderful bridal parties.