Artists

renee

Renee

Hair Stylist

Background
Renee began her life in the beauty industry when she was just 15 years old. She has been a professional stylist as well as a licensed cosmetologist for over 20 years.

Experience
Along with her bridal work, Renee has also been an exclusive stylist with the Miss Maryland USA & Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageants for approximately 13 years.

Passion
She enjoys working with wedding parties and loves getting to know her brides.

Hobbies
She is a mother of 3 beautiful children & also enjoys being involved with animals in her spare time.

What we love about her
Renee is amazingly talented and truly knows how to listen to her brides. She has a very calm demeanor which is perfect to help brides relax on their big day!

nancy

Nancy

Makeup Artist

Background
Nancy has worked in the makeup industry as a professional artist for over 13 years.

Experience
When she’s not creating gorgeous looks for her brides, Nancy is also a freelance makeup artist with Laura Mercier.

Passion
She loves bringing out the inner beauty in her brides.

What we love about her
She has a super bubbly personality and makes everyone around her smile and laugh.

Advice for Brides
Hydrate!

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Melanie

Makeup Artist

Background
Melanie has been a professional makeup artist in the beauty industry for over 8 years. A true makeup addict, she works with a wide range of products, including MAC, Nars, BareMinerals, Smashbox, Benefit, Dinair as well as many other professional cosmetic brands.

Experience
Along with makeup artistry, Melanie is also an amazing aesthetician, and has a long list of loyal clients seeking out her expertise for facials, waxing, nails and even spray tans (the “Jackie” of all trades!) She has also been an exclusive backstage artist with the Miss Maryland USA & Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageants!

Passion
Melanie is passionate about creating beautiful looks tailored to her brides, from soft and natural to glammed-up and gorgeous.

Advice for brides
A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear!

What we love about her
Melanie is very down to earth and easy to talk to! She is super fun, personable and loves working with her brides to create the perfect look!

ashley

Ashley

Hair Stylist

Background
Ashley has been a professional hair stylist for over 9 years. She has a loyal following at her local salon for cut and color services and has also created gorgeous hair for several weddings, photo shoots and has worked backstage for the past nine years at the Miss Maryland USA & Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageants.

Passion
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with making people feel good about themselves and helping to boost their confidence level. I couldn’t have been more lucky to have found a profession that I am so passionate about!”

What we love about her
Ashley is so full of life and energy! She gets so excited with each wedding and bride she has the pleasure of working with! Highly skilled and great at understanding her bride’s vision!

suzy

Suzy

Hair Stylist

Background
With over 13 years of experience, Suzy has created every bridal style imaginable and loves incorporating the latest trends into her updos. Ranging from classic and elegant looks to more modern, trend-setting styles.

Work & Experience
For over 9 years, she has been the owner and lead stylist of a local salon based in Severna Park, MD and has a long list of clients seeking her expertise for cut and color as well as bridal and special occasion updos.

Passion
She loves working with people and would truly enjoy working with you on your big day!

What we love about her
Suzie is very outgoing and full of energy! She is so much fun and very easy to work with!

thea

Thea

Hair Stylist

Background
Thea is Aveda trained and has been a professional stylist in the industry for over 5 years. She stays on top of up and coming hair trends and techniques with advanced education classes. She has also done extensive work for hair shows, competitions and has worked with many photographers.

Passion
“It’s amazing being able to make someone feel as radiant outside as they do on the inside, especially on their wedding day!” She loves doing fun, unique, wild hair just as much as much as putting together a classic sophisticated look. She absolutely loves her profession and the work that she does, and looks forward to creating fabulous hair for her brides!

What we love about her
Thea is very talented and has a creative eye for style and design! She has a very calm, relaxing personality that always puts her brides at ease.

nicole

Nichole

Makeup Artist

Background
In 2004 Nichole graduated with her Esthetics license from Von Lee International School of Esthetics. She has worked in local spas for several years, but always dreamed of becoming a freelance makeup artist. She finally branched off from spa services and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time makeup artist, when Behind the Veil found her and asked her to join the team! It was fate!

Hobbies
She is a lover of butterflies, mermaids, polka-dots, long beachy hair, red lips, fake lashes, and all things glamorous!

Style
Very feminine, soft, romantic look….with lots of lashes!!! This is a look that is timeless.

Favorite Makeup Product
“The best new technology in bridal makeup is Airbrush makeup, it’s soft, flawless, transfer resistant, full coverage and it makes every bride look high definition perfect!”

What we love about her
Nichole is very upbeat and positive! She is always beaming with a huge smile and has everyone else in the room smiling along with her!

heather

Heather

Makeup Artist

Background
Heather has been a professional makeup artist for over 5 years. She is a certified MAC Cosmetics makeup artist and has studied at Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. She worked at MAC Cosmetics for over four years and has also done freelance work in the areas of bridal, photo shoots, fashion shows, glamour/boudoir, makeup parties and special events.

Passion
Her specialty has always been in creating beauty looks, which is why weddings are her absolute favorite. Heather’s goal is to compliment her bride’s natural beauty and give her the look that she’s always dreamed of for her special day.

Favorite Products
The majority of the products she uses are by MAC. She also provides airbrush makeup and uses the “fantastic Kett Cosmetics foundation which is so lightweight and beautiful that you will not believe the transformation”.

Makeup Advice
“Airbrush makeup is great for those people that want a flawless finish with long-lasting effects. Also, it’s perfect for mature skin – so tell the forever young mother’s of the bride/groom that we have something special for them too!”

“Every wedding is special and I truly enjoy being a part of your day.”

joslin

Joseline

Makeup Artist

Background
Joseline has been a pro artist for over six years and has worked in the cosmetics industry for high-end retailers, starting out with MAC Cosmetics, then graduating to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 2012.

Background & Hobbies
She was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She loves yoga, make-up, and most importantly making women feel absolutely beautiful on their wedding day!

Makeup Style
She is a very versatile makeup artist, having mastered looks ranging from the very simple/natural makeup application, to a very bold smokey eye! She uses a variety of products to achieve the bride’s ideal look, and truly loves creating makeup that enhances a woman’s natural beauty!!

What we love about her
Joseline is a true artist and her passion shines through her work! She is very skilled and loves getting to know her brides and chatting with them about all the details! She’s actually planning her own wedding this year!

chelsea

Chelsea

Makeup Artist

Background
Chelsea has been with the Behind the Veil beauty team since Spring of 2012 and has a natural talent for making her brides absolutely stunning! She has been a makeup artist for several years creating gorgeous looks for weddings, proms, senior portraits, special occasions and photo shoots.

Work and Hobbies
Chelsea currently lives in Annapolis, MD and works in Television and Advertising. She has been a huge makeup lover since childhood. Her mother got her involved in modeling/acting at a young age and her favorite part was always the makeup and hair session before her shoots. She loved all the colors, the smells of all the different products and mostly loved seeing the final results!

Favorite Makeup Look
Bronze, sun-kissed complexion with smokey eyes. Whether she’s creating a dark smokey eye or a bronzy glow with browns, Chelsea loves to make the eyes “pop” and look amazing in person and stand out in photos.

Specialties
Chelsea prides herself on being able to quickly evaluate a bride’s skin tone, determine the best colors to perfectly match and enjoys creating beautiful looks that reflect her bride’s vision.

What we love about her
Chelsea is very personable and friendly! She is very easy to work with and so much fun!

leanne

Leanne

Makeup Artist

Background
Leanne has received professional certifications and license in both makeup artistry as well as massage therapy and has worked in the spa industry since 2007.

Hobbies and Passions
She has always had a passion for the spa industry and loves helping her clients feel beautiful on the inside and out. Along with massage therapy, makeup has also been a huge passion in her life. After helping with the makeup of family members and close friends for weddings and special occasions, she fell even more in love and pursued her dream by receiving education through Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and Makeup Artistry.

What we love about her
Leanne is very excited and passionate about working with each of her brides! She has a very positive, upbeat energy that everyone loves!

 

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