Brandi - Master Artist & Owner
Brandi is a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician, graduating from the acclaimed Paul Mitchell The School.
Growing up in a small town southwest of Chicago before the days of Instagram and YouTube, Brandi poured over every fashion magazine that she get a hold of. Her years in dance gave her the early opportunity to experiment with makeup on herself and others. As her passion for makeup artistry grew she gained an education in art, business and esthetics.
Her bridal artistry has been featured on PopSugar Beauty, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and most recently a fashion editorial published in ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine.
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.
Jeannie | Hair & Makeup Artist
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.
Jeannie has over 15 years of experience behind the chair and has been providing free lance styling and makeup services for over a decade.
From edgy and smokey to eau naturel, Jeannie can handle any makeup style that comes her way!
Libby | Hair & Makeup Artist
Libby attended Tricoci University, London Eyes International School of Makeup, and Chicago Permanent Cosmetics and has been providing beauty services for over 6 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, and working free lance for Benefit and more recently Urban Decay.
If you love a sexy, smokey eye, 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, and to hone her artistry, Lys attended school at London Eyes International School of Makeup, graduating with her makeup certification. Lys has been a certified makeup artist since 2014.
If you love a Hollywood Glam look, Alyssa is your girl!
Jesika | Hair Stylist
Jesika attended Morris Academy of Hair Design graduating in 2007. Jesika's passion for styling hair for special occasions shines through her work.
Jesika has been a part of Bridal Brigade since the 2012 bridal season putting smiles on many clients faces. On top of working with Bridal Brigade, Jesika stays busy working in a full service salon.
Mandy | Hair Stylist
Mandy attended Salon Professional Academy in 2006 and learned fairly quickly that styling and dressing hair was her favorite.
After several years working at HairCuttery, working her way up to manager, she decided that she needed a change of pace, wanting to do more styling than she was doing at HC, leading her to Bridal Brigade!
Tricia | Hair Stylist
Tricia has been styling hair for over a decade working with clients of all ethnicities. She graduated from Professional's Choice Hair Academy in early 2006 and began her career working in a full service salon. While there she realized her love for styling hair and became the go to stylist for anyone looking to book styling services for a special occasion or wedding.
After leaving to open her own salon, she began taking on bridal clients on location, where she met Brandi in 2011. Since then they have worked together!
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!
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 and has beautifying brides for over 5 years!
Megan has worked free lance for both Benefit Cosmetics as well as Pür Minerals all while performing makeup services for special occasions and bridal parties, which is how we found her!
If you love natural makeup, Megan is your girl!
Maggie | Makeup Artist
Maggie's 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 has been a certified makeup artist since 2012.
If you love a glam look, Maggie is your girl!
Mishel | Makeup Artist
Mishel had always had an interest in makeup and was the go-to person for friends and acquaintances looking to be dolled up for a special event.
To gain a deeper knowledge of her craft, she decided to attend school at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry in Chicago.
Since graduation she's worked in a full service salon doing makeup and of course, working for us!
If you love a glam look, Mishel is your girl!
Alyssa | Hair Stylist
Alyssa attended cosmetology school at Salon Professional Academy in 2009 and took an early interest in formal hair styling while in school.
Alyssa even worked at the salon that Brandi previously owned in Coal City. While there she realized that formal styling was her favorite part of doing hair! Alyssa has been a part of the team since the 2011 bridal season, before Bridal Brigade was Bridal Brigade!
Shannon | Hair Stylist
Shannon started her path to formal styling at Regency Beauty Institute in Joliet where she learned that she had a love for styling hair more so than she did cutting or coloring.
After graduation she pursued this passion for styling hair, leading her to work for a blow-dry bar for a couple of years before joining our team. Shannon is extremely talented with whatever hot tool and head of hair you give her.
Bethany | Hair & Makeup Artist
Bethany began her path to hair and makeup stylist for our team at The Paul Mitchell School of Tinley Park, graduating in 2010.
At the time she graduated she knew she wanted to work in a full-service salon, but always had extra love for the creativity involved with creating updos.
While working at the salon, she decided to further her education and attend Glam Lab Makeup Studios to hone her makeup artistry skills.
Mikayla | Hair & Makeup Artist
Mikayla had an interest in hair and makeup from an early age beautifying friends for school dances. She attended cosmetology school at Franklin Cosmetology Institute where her love for formal styling grew, winning competitions in school. Did we mention she's also an amazing photographer?
After discovering her love for formal styling, Mikayla decided she would expand her services perfecting her makeup artistry skills.
If you love glam makeup, 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.
If you love natural makeup, 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. Elizabeth also works as a licensed esthetician for a dermatologist in the suburbs. Though she enjoys her work as an esthetician, she has the most fun with makeup for weddings!
If you love a natural-glam look, Elizabeth is your girl!
Marla | Hair Stylist
Marla has been styling hair for 3 decades and has an extensive knowledge all different hair types. She graduated from Capri Beauty School and has worked in a couple full service salons over the years, as well as providing free lance hair and makeup for bridal parities and other special occasions. Which is how Brandi & Marla met!
Marla even had her work featured in the July 2015 issue of Chicago Style Weddings Magazine!
Amanda | Hair & Makeup Artist
Amanda began her path by beautifying friends for dances, she decided to sign up for the cosmetology program through her local vocational center KACC School of Cosmetology. Graduating from high school and her cosmetology in the same year, Amanda got right to work in a local full-service salon.
With a desire to delve into makeup further she trained and began selling Motives Cosmetics.
Jenna | Hair & Makeup Artist
Jenna is a recent graduate of The Salon Professional Academy.
Jenna began doing makeup in high school, deciding after a few years of free lancing on her own doing makeup that she wanted to attend cosmetology school so she could also offer hair services as well.
Jenna has been doing makeup for 4 years.