Kristy Beke

The Beauty Behind The Brand

Kristy Béké | Founder of Bignon’s

She is the founder of Bignon’s, the most high-end Hair Braiding Salon in Charlotte, NC.
Kristy Béké stands as the visionary founder of Bignon’s, the most high-end Hair Braiding Salon in Charlotte, NC. As an incredibly dynamic entrepreneur, Kristy has devoted her life to pioneering braiding styles, breaking barriers, and setting new trends within the hair braiding industry. With over 25 years of experience and a license as a Celebrity Natural Hair Stylist, she crafted her signature braiding technique, Tree K Braids, offering clients the illusion of a full weave while ensuring complete hair protection – the ultimate protective style for braid-lovers.
Kristy Béké is an extremely dynamic entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to producing  pioneering braiding styles in Charlotte, NC. She is very well-known for her ability to push  through preset barriers and establish new trends within the hair braiding industry.
Kristy is a licensed Celebrity Natural Hair Stylist and a native of Cotonou, Benin. 
Over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry has allowed her to create her signature  braiding technique, Tree K Braids. This gives clients the illusion of a full weave while their hair  is still completely protected.
The ultimate protective style for braid-lovers!

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Beyond her role at Bignon's, Kristy is the founder of Charlotte Braiding Expo, delivering unmatched education to entrepreneurs in the braiding industry. Her astonishing talents have left an indelible mark on audiences at conferences nationwide. With high-level experience in the beauty industry, Kristy travels the country, educating forward-thinking entrepreneurs on the latest in braiding, extension installation techniques, and tree braid designs.

She is also the founder of Charlotte Braiding Expo. which delivers an entire day of unmatched  education to other entrepreneurs in the braiding industry. Kristy Béké has bestowed her  astonishing talents onto numerous onlookers at various conferences across the country. 

Now that she’s obtained high-level experience in the beauty industry, she constantly travels the  country to educate forward-thinking entrepreneurs. These business owners love to learn the latest  information in braiding, extension installation techniques, and tree braid designs. 

Her ability to flawlessly create trendsetting designs has made her one of the most influential  natural hairstylists and educators nationwide. 

Kristy Béké's Success Story

Kristy’s impact extends beyond hairstyling, as she serves as a Mentor, Life Coach, Inspirational Leader, and Educator to aspiring entrepreneurs. Her authenticity and credibility within the Natural Hair Care industry translate to an amazing experience for her clients. Renowned for her personality, she launched the successful Fashion and Hair Care Line, Uzuri Products, in 2017 – offering essential products for optimal hair care health, achievable from the comfort of one’s home.
Kristy Béké takes her responsibility to the community further than her innovative hairstyling  techniques. She is also a well-known Mentor, Life Coach, Inspirational Leader, and Educator to  other aspiring entrepreneurs. 
Her authenticity and credibility within the Natural Hair Care industry have translated to the  amazing experience all of her clients receive. Kristy Béké is praised for the personality she  brings to her business as one that is unparalleled to any other. 
She launched her wildly successful Fashion and Hair Care Line, Uzuri Products, in 2017. This  line includes the most essential products any woman needs to ensure the highest level of hair  care health. 
Anyone can achieve high-quality hair strength from the comfort of their home with her hair care products!
For her honorable work as a trendsetting hairstylist with unapologetically innovative styles, her small business was recognized as the Charlotte-based Spectrum Cable…“Small Business, Big Impact” recipient for their impact in the community as an outstanding small business of choice. 
Her braiding, weaving, and natural hairstyles have been featured in many prestigious natural hair  care magazines including: 
Sophisticate’s Black Hair, Elite Braids, Hype Hair, Sasha, and so many more!

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Furthermore, in celebration of the grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing the third  Bignon’s location, the city of Charlotte and all of its citizens proclaimed September 15, 2018,  Kristy Beke Beauty and Women’s Empowerment Day! 

For more than fifteen years, Kristy Béké has supported an annual “Back to School Supplies  Giveaway” for children in the community in need. She plans to continue her spirit of giving for  many years to come!

Her heart is just as big as her talent!

Kristy Béké wishes to continue translating her love for the Natural Hair Care industry to other haircare entrepreneurs. Through her good works, she is constantly forging new pathways for aspiring entrepreneurs to not only achieve their goals but to exceed them! 

Her philosophy is: “With hard work and dedication, you can reach your ultimate goals”

To truly dream big in a small world takes the utmost level of perseverance. Similarly, to stay focused even when disappointment rears its ugly head is the only way to ultimately achieve your  most life-changing goals.”

Kristy has truly dedicated her life to the slogan, “We set the trends, others simply follow.”