This morning I get to introduce you to Marry Me Ink’s latest advertiser – Black Cherry Wedding Hair & Beauty. I really love looking through Kristy’s work!
My name is Kristy, and I own Black Cherry Hair and Beauty. I specialise in alternative hair and make up and love all things vintage, zombie or cheesecake related.
I live in Kent with my gorgeous wife, our cheeky baby, Atticus, and a menagerie of crazy animals: Daisy (the dog), Ducky (the cat) and Petri (the lizard). Ok, so I have a thing for ‘Land Before Time’…
After moving from South Africa in 2003 and studying NVQ 2 & 3 hairdressing, I found I had a natural flare for ‘hair up’ and with the help of some awesome friends and family, I have built Black Cherry from the ground up. I love creating unique styles, be it for a wedding or photo shoot and anything from vintage to steampunk, goth to boho or rockabilly to punk. Back combing, hairspray, hairpieces and anything imaginative? That’s me, that is. Using hair pieces and structures to make bold statement hair is my ‘thing’. My next wedding this year is pirate themed – a bride with dreadlocks and a ship fascinator! Can’t wait.
As I have a wide range of ideas that I’m always itching to try out, I love collaborating with local suppliers and helping with their photo shoots/projects. I can emulate particular styles, but I always try to reflect a clients’ personality in my work and create something unique for each individual.
And tattoos?… Love them! Wish I had more. I have six so far, all fairly big and always a work in progress. Designed by me and my best friend, my four main tattoos are on my lower back, sides and lead up my spine, joined together to reflect their personal meanings. My most recent is a big piece on my thigh which is dedicated to my closest friends who also have a variation of the tattoo. Nothing like a work of art to forge a stronger bond.
How beautiful is Kristy’s work? Be sure to leave her some love and also go like the Black Cherry Facebook page!