That's me! Let me tell you a little about myself and then introduce you to the other artists that will assist me on larger weddings! Prior to professionally entering the world of hair and makeup, I completed the Disney College Program in the entertainment department, graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago and was a wedding planner for a Chicago catering company for over 3 years. I moved from Chicago to Cleveland and started my professional career in the hair and makeup field in 2007. I am a certified artist and was a manager with MAC Cosmetics for over 7 years within Nordstrom and freestanding MAC stores in Ohio and Florida. I have been in Orlando since 2010. In 2014, I took a leap of faith and started doing weddings full time. It's what truly makes me happy and it shows in my personality and in the quality of my work. Hundreds of brides have walked down the aisle after sitting in my chair. When it comes to makeup, I like to bring out each woman's natural beauty, focusing on perfecting the skin and enhancing the client's favorite features. With hair, I love the challenge of recreating inspiration photos from social media or coming up with my own creation. Your wedding day will run smoothly and efficiently in my chair where you will feel more like an old friend than a client. I have two amazing boys, Zack and Jake and you will find me spending most of my free time with them at Disney. I can pretty much answer any question you might have regarding Disney World! I also love to read, cook, decorate my home, workout and look very forward to our world getting back to normal so I can start traveling again and Disney Cruising quarterly!
Christie is a licensed hair stylist who has an unbelievable talent for all elements of hair; cut, color and styling. For over 20 years, Christie has been transforming women's looks. Starting out in Chicago, and moving to Orlando in 2000, Christie has worked for and managed prestigious corporate salons. In the beginning of 2015, Christie opened her own studio, Salon Thirty Five and Co. in Dr. Phillips. She specialized in color, especially her "blondes". Over the years, Christie has done fashion shows, television personalities and production work. Hundred of brides have had their visions turn into reality because of Christie's magic. Her greatest joys have been watching her younger clients, that came to her as kids, grow up and come to her for homecomings and proms and recently ask her to do their weddings. She says, "there is no greater honor than being a part of someone's most special day". Christie loves to travel, go to Disney and spend time with family and friends.
Jenn is a licensed hair and makeup artist. She has always been fascinated with the art of transforming the way we look through hair and makeup. Jenn is a perfectionist, pays great attention to detail and loves bringing the client's vision to life. She intently listens to the client's every want and need to ensure they are on the same page and that their expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Jenn says, "I live for the moment when my client looks in the mirror, automatically gains a boost of confidence and realizes her dreams of how she wanted to look have come true. That memory is one both the client and myself will cherish forever." Jen is married and a son, enjoys going to Disney and Universal, spending time with family and friends and decorating her new home.
Lisa is a licenced cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She worked for Disney in the Cosmetogogy department for serveral years doing princess wigs and now gets to take care of real life princesses every day doing weddings. She is a master at updos and enjoys creating unique styles for each and every one of her clients. Lisa also has her own hair studio in Dr. Phillips with a long time clientele. She has a son and a daughter who are her entire world. In her freetime she enjoys glamming up her new home and spending time with her family and friends.
Nikki is a certified makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist in Florida and New York. She has been in the beauty industry since 2010. Nikki attended Austin's School of Spa Technology for makeup artistry and Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES Career and Technical Center for cosmetology. She graduated with an award for "most professional" in her cosmetology program. Ever since she was young, Nikki was known for playing in any makeup that she could find and for styling any hair that she could get her hands on. As Nikki grew up, she considered cosmetology her true passion. She began her career as a hair stylist and makeup artist at a salon in New York, as well as freelanced on her own. She then went on to do both hair and makeup on the set of Lifetime's "Off the Rails" and James Franco's film, "The Pretenders". These experiences set the stage for her career. She opened a new chapter when she moved to Florida in 2017. She currently is working as a full-time freelance artist on weddings and events. She also works seasonally as an Entertainment Cosmetologist at Walt Disney World and as a freelance artist at MAC Cosmetics. It's Nikki's passion to make her clients feel glamourous and bring out their natural beauty every time they sit in her chair. In her freetime Nikki enjoys traveling to see her family, spending time with her boyfriends and friends and relaxing in her posh home with her puppy.
Mauria has been a professional makeup artist for 10+ years and a self proclaimed makeup junkie for 30 years. She loves makeup and how it makes your feel, whether it's on herself or on a client. Makeup changes you! Audrey Hepburn said it best, "on a bad day, there's always lipstick!" Maurie worked for MAC Cosmetics for almost 9 years. During her time with MAC she trained under multiple senior artists, traveled to New York for events and achieved the highest level of certifications in artistry. Mauria loves to travel, brunch, go to concerts and spend time with family and friends. She is also obsessed with all things Disney! From going to the parks, to collecting the latest Disney fashion, Disney is her second home. One of Mauria's bucket list items is to travel to all the Disney parks in the world, 6 down, 6 to go!
Michelle is an established makeup artist that started her passion for makeup 10 years ago and has been a certified makeup artist for 7 years. The most rewarding part of bridal styling for Michelle is getting to make our brides feel beautidul and special. She loves getting to be in such a positive and happy enviornment and giving someone a day to remember. She has hosted numerous makeup classes, events and specializes in bridal makeup, production and airbrush. Besides being in the beauty industry, Michelle loves singing, playing the piano and being with her family and her puppies.
Lindy is a creative and accomplished makeup artist with 16 years experience in all aspects of media makeup including fashion, film, and print. Through the years Lindy has been fortunate enough to provide her artistry skills to brands such as Ralph Lauren and LOFT. Lindy has since leveraged her experience and professional training to successfully work on many diverse clients and projects. Her strong desire and commitment to bringing the inner beauty of a person to the surface and making them feel their absolute best with their outer beauty is what keeps her passion fueled.