Amelia's love for makeup first started back in 2001 when she worked as a receptionist at a well known Chicago salon. She enrolled in cosmetology school and graduated from Arlington Academy. Shortly after, she started to freelance for Estee Lauder and later promoted to Regional Makeup Artist. She continued to work in the industry while also completing her degree in Neuroscience from Purdue University. Through developing a loyal clientele while working for Lauder, Amelia started to book more and more freelance work in the bridal industry. She found her niche and is here to stay! Her expertise and level of experience has had clients booking her for their special events and weddings. She specializes in airbrush makeup and creating unique looks for clients with custom lash applications.
We asked Amelia what she loves most about working with brides and here's what she had to say....
I focus solely on bridal beauty because I absolutely love weddings. There is no greater feeling than being in love, and I believe that wedding days are the purest form of love! I enjoy being able to help brides bring their visions to life, whether it be bold and dramatic, or fresh and romantic. I believe that it's important for me as an artist to interpret the details of the wedding day to create a look that is uniquely "you".
Konstantine's love for makeup started back in his native country Belarus, while training at Grondo Regional Drama Theatre. After his move to the US, he put his skills to fruition while working for Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston. Fast forward 20 years later, he has now worked with some of the most esteemed brands and celebrities in the industry. His clients include Linda Evangelista, Missy Elliot, Fergie, Steven Tyler & Aerosmith just to name a few. He has had backstage makeup experience at the renowned shows of Alexander McQueen, Emanuel Ungaro, Donna Karen, Roberto Cavalli, Zac Posen, and Balenciaga. His press coverage includes Cosmopolitan, WWD, In Touch, Lucky, as well as lead publications in Vogue, L'officiel internationally. He is well known for his natural and etherial looks that focus on fresh, dewy skin. Konstantine is a makeup artist of high skill, low ego, and infectious enthusiasm that makes him a pleasure to work with and be around.
We asked Konstantine what he loves most about working with brides and here's what he had to say....
My favorite part about working with brides and bridal parties is all the warmth and love you feel in the room... we are very lucky.. as makeup artists, we have the chance to witness a bride's family history in the making... the time when three or four generations of the family get together to create new memories!