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a little about us…

Beauty Brigade specializes in on-site hairstyling and beauty makeup. We firmly believe in enhancing the natural beauty in everyone!

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!

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Mandi

Owner & Lead Artist

Mandi

 

Mandi graduated cosmetology school from Daytona State College in 2007. Since then she has been a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Florida, and has specialized in onsite hair and makeup applications for weddings and special events. She excels at creating a very natural makeup look for her clients and loves to style chunky braids and boho updos! However, don’t let this fool you she is also willing to provide clients with looks that contain a dramatic flair! Mandi loves to continuously learn new trends within the beauty industry and has received certifications in specialty techniques such as: Lash Lifts, Bridal Makeup from Makeup Forever, and 3D Hair Design! Follow @beauty.brigade.bb on Instagram to see what’s happening next with Mandi and all the Beauty Brigade Babes!

Meet The Team

Ashley is both a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist in the state of Florida. She attended Aveda Institute to obtain her cosmetology license, and then went on to further her education in order to perfect her makeup skills. She enrolled at Joe Blasco’s School of Makeup where she learned an array of makeup techniques. Needless to say, Ashley has learned it ALL and does it WELL! When working with the Beauty Brigade Team, Ashley loves to create hairstyles that contain those magical boho vibes-big braids and loose curls! Her preferred makeup application is natural glam. When Ashley is not working with the BB squad, you can find her behind the chair of her very own studio, Opal Beauty Lounge, where she specializes in balayage, color corrections, hair cutting, and hair extensions!

Team Lead & Hair & Makeup Artist

Ashley

@paintedandbraided

Jess graduated cosmetology school from Paul Mitchell, and is a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist. After graduating, she hit the ground running and obtained an array of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked on everything from print to production and runways to events! Her work has appeared in many local magazines, as well as well-known publications like the ESPN Body Issue. Her experience in production work includes: the CW, NBC Golf Channel, Disney, and Universal. She has also worked many facets of the event industry including runway (Oscar de la Renta), pageants (Miss Teen USA and Miss Earth), and weddings. Jess brings a wide range of skills to the Beauty Brigade team including: creative styling; updo specialist; thermal styling; braiding; extensions and wig placement; traditional and airbrush makeup; both full and natural glam makeup applications; tattoo coverage; rosacea; acne and scar covering; and lash and brow styling. You will not be disappointed with Jess as your artist!

Team Lead & Hair & Makeup Artist

Jess

@JessVelez_hmua

Samantha specializes in full glam makeup, and she does an amazing job! She has worked for companies such as MAC Cosmetics(8 years), where she learned to perfect her artistry, however she is mostly a self taught makeup artist. Do NOT let that fool you-she knows her way around a face and can create some seriously stunning looks! Although you’ll see many dramatic looks and vibrant colors used on her instagram page, she has no problem creating a natural glam look as well! We are so incredibly lucky and happy to have a talented artist like Samantha working alongside us, because who doesn’t want a little more GLAM in their lives!?

Makeup Artist

Samantha

@glambysam1

Nina graduated from Paul Mitchell in Orlando, and received her cosmetology license in the state of Florida. When working with our squad, Nina loves creating a makeup look that is subtle and natural, however, she likes to include a vibrant pop of colour to enhance your eyes, and knows exactly which color palette to utilize to make you look FAB! When Nina is not working with Beauty Brigade, you can find her behind the chair at the hip and trendy Leal Marston Salon in Downtown Orlando! This is where she specializes in blonde balayage, but performs many other services such as color applications, hair cutting and styling.

Makeup Artist

Nina

@ninamclancyhair