Who We Are
Beauty Brigade, formerly known as Makeup By Manz, is a freelance beauty company, which specializes in on-site hairstyling and beauty makeup, including bridal, engagement, headshots, and other special events. We firmly believe in finding the natural beauty in everyone, and simply enhancing it!
Our team travels throughout the Central Florida area and beyond! It is our goal to create looks our clients will love, as well as providing exceptional service and timeliness. We take great pride in our work; paying attention to minute details, which in turn, creates exceptional looks for all occasions!
Mandi Neuhardt | Owner & Artist
Mandi is the main girl behind the makeup! She obtained her cosmetology licensure within the State of Florida, in 2007. In 2008, she moved to Orlando, where she began working for an on-site hair and makeup company. During this time she focused mainly on hairstyling and up-dos. It was not until her employment with MAC Cosmetics, where she really honed in on her makeup artistry.
Now, fast forward, and she is the owner of Beauty Brigade, performing hair and makeup services for clients throughout Central Florida. Her specialties include hairstyling and beauty makeup for all occasions. While many of her clients come to her for the most natural beauty looks, she has no problem creating looks that contain a dramatic flair!
Ashley | Artist
Ashley began her journey into the industry when she obtained her licensure as a full specialist for skincare and nails. Once obtaining her first license, she decided to attend Joe Blasco Professional Makeup Artistry in Orlando, where she learned an array of makeup application types, such as beauty, glam, and special effects! After training at Joe Blasco, Ashley went to obtain her third license and went back to school to Aveda Institute to obtain her cosmetology license through the State of Florida.
After school, she moved to a salon in the Downtown Orlando area, where she became the artist behind the chair! Now, she owns her own salon studio where she specializes in balayage, color corrections, hair cutting, and extensions. When Ashley is not working behind the chair she is out of the salon, performing on-site event work. Her extensive knowledge of skin, nails, hair, and makeup help her to create some of the most amazing looks!