We would love to introduce ourselves to you so you can get to know our team a little better.
I am Kristi Martinson, co-owner and makeup artist for WINK! Previously, I owned and operated Makeup By Kristi Lynn. I started MKL in 2009 and it was just me. A lonely makeup artist. I was on my own for a very long time when a wedding planner and good friend suggested I team up with a hairstylist and expand my little business. She suggested Theresa! Best advice I have ever gotten. I instantly fell in love with Theresa's sweet, laid back personality and her incredible talent. We worked together for over a year before I decided to expand, yet again, and create WINK with fellow artist Krystal Lehman.
Krystal managed a popular cosmetic line for 8 years as well as her own freelance event makeup company, Krys Artistry. Krystal is the yin to my yang. My weaknesses are her strengths and visa versa. We had worked together for several years before, so we knew we would be a great leadership team. Watching Krystal do makeup was always one of my favorite things to do when we worked together. She makes the most dramatic or intricate of makeup looks seem effortless.
Amber and Janna are the two amazing artists we sought out to add to our team. Amber is my sister and best friend. She started out at a popular cosmetic company in 2003 before deciding to pursue photography in 2008. Amber is a talented artist and photographer. Her background in photography helps immensely in knowing what makeup looks photograph well and what doesn't. Amber specializes in beautiful makeup looks that bring out the natural beauty in every woman.
Krystal and I worked with Janna for several years at the cosmetic counter. When discussing who we would like to represent our brand, Janna was one of the first names we came up with. Her sweet, soft-spoken demeanor and artistic talent instantly put people at ease. Janna also offers eyelash extensions! So if you want your long lashes to lash longer than the evening, Janna can give you long, lush, natural looking lashes that will stick around through the wedding, through the honeymoon, and back home again.
Amy was such a happy find! Amy is a wedding planner, floral expert, vintage furniture rental owner, and hairstylist. She really is the go-to gal for all things wedding related. I met Amy when she asked if Makeup By Kristi Lynn would be a vendor at an open house for a new-ish wedding venue. Of course, I was all about it! I met her and instantly liked her beautiful southern style. When we found out she also did hair, we had to have her on our team. Her background in ballet and dance taught Amy how to do the most intricate and beautiful hairstyles I have ever seen.
And finally, we circle back around to Theresa. Theresa does all things hair. She owned a chair at a salon for 12 years where she cut, colored, and styled hair. She once told me that her passion was styling and working weddings, so when Theresa and I paired up, she quit her salon and began exclusively concentrating on styling hair for MKL, and now WINK. Like I said in the beginning, pairing up with Theresa was the best advice I have ever been given. Theresa is crazy talented and one of the best people I have ever had the privilege to work with.
Now you know all about the WINK ladies and how we got started. We are all very passionate about what we do, which is bringing out the beauty of each and every client. We hope to hear from you soon!!