Extensions Expo

Classes Kristy will be teaching:


Kristy Béké is a dynamic entrepreneur whose innovative braiding styles and
techniques have set the trends in the braiding industry. A licensed natural hair stylist
and instructor, Kristy Béké has dazzled audience at various workshops and
In 1996, Kristy, a native of Cotonou, Bénin, founded BIGNONS, the upmost African
Hair Braiding Salon in Charlotte, North Carolina. BIGNONS braiding, weaving and
natural hair styles have been featured in a many of prestigious African hair care
magazines including, Black Beauty, Elite Braids, Sasha and many more.
In October 2014, Kristy Béké has been recognized as Charlotte-based Time Warner
Cable “Small Business, Big Impact” recipient.
At Bignon’s, we hold onto a philosophy that has helped us to bring salon recognition.
"We always endeavor to create the most innovative and intricate braiding and weaving
styles, with customer satisfaction as our number one priority."