It is good to love many things for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done - Vincent Van Gogh
I'm Kristen Martin
I'm a Hairstylist & Makeup Artist who can't get enough of creating & I LOVE what I do! I literally have my dream job! Bridal Hair & Makeup is my forte and creating an entire wedding day experience for you is what I'm passionate about. Genuine, down to earth, & committed are just a few buzz words to describe me. When I'm not beautifying brides, I'm being mama bear to my 3 loves, Tristan, Winter, & Ireland. I'm a So Cal girl originally but have done my fair share of exploring and living across this beautiful country. I have a husband named Will who is a pilot in the Marine Corps so adventures are always on the horizon. Making memories is what I'm fond of and I love a good story. And sometime in the near future I plan on learning to sail. I have big plans for my work nest and my nest at home so follow along for my chirp chirp chirping...there will be more high flying adventures to come.
Most of us grew up playing with makeup as little girls and even if you didn't, you came to appreciate the benefits of it later on. For me, Hair & Makeup was just another form of art and a way to express my creativity. Growing up the daughter of a Navy pilot meant that I was in a constant state of upheaval and change. Art grounded me and connected me to others wherever I ended up landing. I won awards for photography in High School but ultimately decided on the business of beautifying people as my career path. I feel very fortunate to have found my calling at a young age and believe that loving what you do is an integral part of your success. Not only do I get to be artistic on a daily basis, I get to make people feel good on the inside when they look good on the outside. There’s nothing better for me. Each Bride that I have the privilege to work with is special to me and I take pride in adding my touch to their special day.
I have been in the business of beautifying for over 16 years. In addition to having experience in print/television, I studied Cosmetology at Graham Webb Academy in Washington, D.C., continued my education with Toni&Guy after graduating, and I am a licensed Cosmetologist. But really, who cares? It’s art.