I've been working as a makeup professional for the past 10 years. I got my start working in a department store,. realized that I had a passion for beauty and decided to pursue it as a career. I was certified as a makeup artist at London Eyes International Academy of Makeup and soon thereafter began my career working at the Mario Tricoci salon of Orland. I've since went on to work with other beauty brands such as Lancome, MAC, Maybelline, and Nars to name a few. I decided to make the shift to freelancing a few years ago and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I really get a chance to develop meaningful relationships with my brides, and I truly feel honored that they trust me on such a special occasion.
I love working with brides. A wedding is such a special day in someone's life and to be a part of that just warms my heart. I take pride in making sure each one of my brides looks and feels prettier than they ever have on their special day. I'm not happy unless you are, and I want to make sure you get the exact look you've always dreamed of. Styling hair is my passion and I strive for that passion to reflect in my work.
Ami Bangalan--Makeup Artist
Makeup has and always will be a passion of mine. I started playing with makeup back in 2011. Never did I imagine I could or would become a makeup artist. It all started when I posted before and after pictures of the makeup I did on my friends and family on social media. When I started having people reach out to me to do their makeup, it was validation for me that this was what I was meant to do. Fast forward to now, and I'm still loving my job doing bridal makeup. Being able to create confidence in women is a rewarding feeling I live for. I can't see myself doing anything else but this!
Maddie Raspe Hairstylist
Hi I'm Maddie Raspe! I graduated from Excel Academy of Cosmetology in 2011Though I'm based out of Hair Shaper Salon in Crown Point, I cater to many of my clients on location. In particular, I love working with brides and being a part of their special day. Making brides and their bridal parties feel beautiful is the most rewarding part of the job, and I love my job so much!
Milian Bonillo Hairstylist & Makeup Artist
Milian Bonillo is a Chicago-based cosmetologist, who specializes in hairdressing and makeup artistry. Milian can often be found on sets shooting ad campaigns, on location for editorial fashion spreads and creating beauty looks for weddings and special events. Aside from those, she also enjoys lending her creative talents to charitable organizations; Help Portrait, The YWCA, Flashes of Hope, Eve's Angels, and The Fairy Godmother Foundation. Favorite brands for hair include Kevin Murphy, Oribe, Kenra and Aquage. Favorite makeup brands are Tarte, MAC, Laura Mercier and NYX.