Brandi - Master Artist & Owner
Brandi has been enhancing natural beauty for bridal parties and other special occasions for over a decade. Her interest in makeup began at a young age, and by the ripe age of 16 was doing makeup for fellow classmates for dances and other occasions. What started as a fun side job blew up into a full blown career. Graduating from Paul Mitchell The School - Tinley with an esthetics license, Brandi has attended many makeup courses since, further expanding her knowledge of the skin. She is one of the original makeup artists to incorporate airbrush into her services and is among the most qualified artists in Chicagoland trained in High-Definition makeup, airbrush makeup, beauty, bridal, fashion, and print makeup.
Bridal Brigade is well known for high quality bridal makeup services. Brandi works alongside other artists whom she has hand selected to uphold her high standards of makeup artistry and professional reputation. Each artist has attended extensive training as well as holding licenses in esthetics or cosmetology or are certified as a makeup artist.
Maggie - Makeup Artist
An ELS teacher during the school year, Maggie now spends her weekends and summers as a makeup artist. Her love for makeup started at a young age, leading her to a career with Mary Kay. As Maggie delved deeper into the world of makeup, she desired much more than sales. Pursuing a career as an artist, Maggie attended Makeup First in Chicago to receive extensive training in makeup artistry and is now a certified makeup artist. If you love a natural-glam look, Maggie is your girl!
Jeannie - Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Jeannie attended Morris Academy of Hair Design graduating in 2001 with her cosmetology license. As well as holding a cosmetology license, Jeannie is also a licensed cosmetology instructor, having spent some time as a cosmetology instructor at Morris Academy of Hair Design (now the Franklin Cosmetology Institute). Jeannie has many years of experience behind the chair and has been providing free lance formal styling services as well as special occasion makeup services for over a decade. Jeannie has been beautifying clients on behalf of the Bridal Brigade since bridal season 2012. If you love a smokey eye with a bit of edge, Jeannie is your girl!
Mikayla - Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Mikayla had an interest in hair and makeup from an early age, which worked out perfectly for her as she also is a professional photographer. She attended cosmetology school at Franklin Cosmetology Institute where her love for formal styling grew, winning her awards in styling competitions. After discovering her love for formal styling, Mikayla decided she would expand her services perfecting her makeup artistry skills. If you love a Hollywood Glam look, Mikayla is your girl!
Charity - Makeup Artist
Charity discovered her love for makeup artistry at a very young age, performing makeup services for any special occasion! After free-lancing for a few years, she desired to have a better understanding of the skin, thus leading her to attend the esthetics program at Paul Mitchell The School - Tinley, where she graduated from in 2009. She has had the opportunity to work as an esthetician and makeup artist and is now a wonderful addition to the Bridal Brigade team. If you love a more natural take on the smokey eye, Charity is your girl!
Elizabeth - Makeup Artist
Elizabeth graduated from esthetician school at the Cosmetology and Spa Academy in Schaumburg after years of interest in makeup and skincare. Her passion and creativity shines through her artistry. As a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, Elizabeth finds her work extremely fulfilling, currently performing esthetic services out of her salon, Fresh Faced, in Deer Park. We highly recommend her services to prepare your glow for your wedding day! Not only will Elizabeth beautify your skin, she will enhance your natural beauty with her artistry skills. If you love a natural-glam look, Elizabeth is your girl!
Megan - Makeup Artist
Megan attended esthetician school at the Naperville Skin Institute, graduating in 2008. She has worked as both an esthetician and a makeup artist, though she enjoys esthetics, her passion truly lies in artistry. Megan has worked with Ulta, Benefit Cosmetics as well as Pür Minerals all while performing makeup services for special occasions and bridal parties, which is how we found her! Her knack for enhancing her clients natural beauty has made her a valuable member of the Bridal Brigade team. If you love a natural-glam look, Megan is your girl!
Libby - Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Libby attended cosmetology school at Tricoci University, London Eyes International School of Makeup, and Chicago Permanent Cosmetics and has been providing beauty services for over six years. Her passion for special occasion makeup and styling is what lead her to bridal makeup and hairstyling as a free lancer the past several years, along with working in a full service salon, and working free lance for Benefit and more recently Urban Decay. Libby's fun personality and her artistry expertise is what makes her such a great addition to the Bridal Brigade team. If you love a smokey eye with a bit of edge, Libby is your girl!
Lys - Makeup Artist
Lys has had a passion for makeup since she was very young, performing makeup services on friends and family for special occasions. To to gain a better understanding of the skin, she attended school at London Eyes International School of Makeup, graduating with her makeup certification. Lys works for a full service salon performing makeup applications and has been a valuable team member of Bridal Brigade since early 2015. If you love a Hollywood Glam look, Alyssa is your girl!
Mishel - Makeup Artist
Mishel has always had an interest in makeup doing the makeup for friends and acquaintances that were attending weddings, proms, and special occasions; however, it wasn't until she did the makeup for her sister's wedding that she started to think about making it career. After her sister's wedding she decided to attend school at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry in Chicago to pursue her dream of being a professional makeup artist. Since then she's been working in a full service salon doing makeup for special occasions, but she wanted to branch out to do more bridal makeup. We are so excited to have her on the team for the 2016 bridal season. If you love a natural-glam look, Mishel is your girl!
Brittany - Makeup Artist Assistant
Brittany is a new graduate of Makeup First's professional makeup artist certification course and will be apprenticing along side our established artists for the 2016 bridal season learning the tricks of the trade! A self professed makeup junkie, Brittany is more than excited to begin her journey as a professional makeup artist and put her love and knowledge of makeup to work!
Cayla - Makeup Artist Assistant
Cayla is a recent cosmetology graduate of Regency Beauty Institute. Her passion for styling hair and applying makeup started at a young age, doing hair and makeup for her friends for prom and other events. After she realized how much she enjoyed beautifying her friends, she decided that attending cosmetology school was the right path for her. While at Regency, Cayla received recognition for her talent and drive and won several styling competitions. She will be apprenticing along side our tenured artists for the 2016 bridal season learning the tricks of the trade!