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.
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; however decided she wanted to work in a full service salon to perform chemical, cutting and styling services. Eventually, she ended up working at the salon that Brandi and Staci at previously owned in Coal City, and 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!
Mandy- Hair Stylist
Mandy attended Salon Professional Academy in 2006 and learned fairly quickly that styling and dressing hair was her favorite. After years working at HairCuttery, working her way up to manager, she decided that she needed a change of pace and time with her babies. As soon as we met her, we snatched her up on the Bridal Brigade team!
Jeannie - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
Jeannie attended Morris Academy of Hair Design (now the Franklin Cosmetology Institute) graduating in 2001 with her cosmetology license. 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.
Mikayla - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
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.
Marla - Hair Stylist
Marla has been styling hair for three wonderful decades and has an extensive knowledge of many different hair types, and how to best style these 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. Marla and Brandi met four years ago while free lancing a bridal party together, and after seeing Marla in action, Brandi just had to ask her to join the Bridal Brigade team! You can see one of Marla's bridal hair styles featured in the July 2015 issue of Chicago Style Weddings Magazine!
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.
Shannon - Hair Stylist
Shannon has been styling hair for over three decades now! Within her years in full service salons she realized that styling hair was her favorite aspect of what she does. After graduating from Pivot Point Academy-Chicago, Shannon has continued to take her continuing education seriously. She has extensive knowledge of many different hair types and recreate any style with ease.
Bethany - Hair Stylist/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 it takes to create a formal style and makeup look from scratch. While working at the salon, she decided to further her education and attend Glam Lab Makeup Studios to hone her makeup artistry skills. Eventually she had a desire to do more with her updo/formal styling skills and makeup artistry, which lead her to Bridal Brigade.
Cayla - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
Carly - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
Jen - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
Jenna - Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist Assistant
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!
Karlene - Hair Stylist
Karlene attended Professional's Choice Hair Academy graduating in 2003 with her cosmetology license. Karlene spent many years working at a local full service salon providing color, cutting and styling services before moving to Colorado. Lucky for us, she comes back to Illinois frequently to visit family and friends! Karlene has been providing amazing formal styles with Bridal Brigade at the beginning of bridal season 2014.