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Behind The Brush

Kelcey

Kelcey is the owner of Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup and has dedicated the past eleven years to becoming a master of her craft.

She has extensive training in bridal and continues to educate herself and her team with the latest hair and makeup trends. Kelcey received both her Cosmetology and Esthetics license in Tampa, FL.

Her work has been featured on wedding blogs and magazines such as Southern Bride, Tacari Weddings, and Strictly Weddings. She has a true passion for making people look and feel beautiful. When she is not behind the chair pampering her clients, you can find Kelcey on some outdoor adventure with her loving husband and two kids Ava and Joseph.

Kassie

Kassie is an expert hair and makeup artist and Director of Sales and Business Development for Adore Bridal. She is a licensed cosmetologist in four states and has been behind the chair for eleven years. She received her education at a Pivot Point accredited Academy of Hair Design. Kassie is originally from the midwest but now calls Florida home.

Kassie’s obsession with the best and latest products in the industry stems from her career as a wholesale retailer for professionals only. Her passion for trichology and attention to detail is evident in her work. Kassie’s favorite part of her job is the eclectic, ever evolving style she gets to bring to life every day.

Her work has been featured in wedding blogs and magazines such as Southern Bride, Tacari Weddings, and Strictly Weddings. Kassie’s biggest inspiration is having the pleasure of not only making people feel beautiful, but getting to spend the most cherished day of peoples’ lives with them. She has worked with countless bridal parties over the course of her career but has narrowed her focus on bridal artistry in the last five years.

Mia

Mia grew up in Blackwell, Oklahoma and completed her studies in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Mia has over 5 years of makeup experience and specializes in everything from natural looks to intricate HD makeup.

Mia’s favorite part about doing makeup is creating looks that will enhance the clients natural beauty. Her favorite thing to do when she is not working is to just relax at home with my dog.

Stephanie

Stephanie has been a lifelong makeup and skincare lover. She received her formal training while living abroad in Europe and joined Adore Bridal when she moved back to Florida.

Stephanie loves everything about bridal makeup, from prepping the skin to get the perfect canvas, down to the finishing touches to make sure each of her brides feels like her most beautiful self.

When she isn’t doing (or buying) makeup, she loves going on the boat with her four fur children and husband.

Kandice

Kandice is a lead hair stylist with Adore Bridal. Kandice was born in Kentucky and raised in Tampa, Florida. Kandice knew hair was her calling from the time she was five years old.

In 2004 she obtained her braiding license and began working in several barber shops. After completing many styles throughout high school she serviced her first bride at only 17 years old. Kandice recieved her cosmetology license in 2007 and began teaching at a cosmetology school in 2010. Kandice managed the cosmetology school from 2012-2015.

In 2016 she was hired by FHI Cosmetics to be an on air host at HSN. In 2017 Kandice became a Sexy Hair brand rep. Kandice leads styling workshops where she educates other hairstylists on the latest products and styling techniques. Kandice is a proud mom of two. She loves a good cup of coffee and spends her down time meditating.

Emily

Emily is a hair and makeup artist with over 15 years experience. Originally from New Mexico, she attended Penrose Academy of Cosmetology in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2007, Emily moved to NYC where she trained under top celebrity stylists in New York City.

From there Emily not only worked in a 5th Ave salon with clients, she also worked on multiple editorial teams. Her work has been on the runways of New York Fashion Week, featured in several television shows, films, and domestic and international fashion magazines.

Now living in sunny Tampa, Florida, Emily fuels her passion for all things editorial through joining the Adore Bridal hair and makeup team. Emily has always had a special affinity for bridal hair and makeup because she enjoys being able to make a bride feel like a princess on her special day.

Sydney

Sydney is a lead makeup artist for Adore Bridal. Sydney grew up as a Florida native and graduated from Gaither High School. She attended Hillsborough Community College where she studied Art and finished at Cortiva Institute with her paramedical esthetician license.

Her extensive education in skincare allows her to create breathtaking makeup looks. Sydney’s hobbies include fitness, exploring the outdoors, and playing softball.

Sydney adores makeup because she believes it enhances everyone’s natural beauty.

Hannah

Hannah is an Adore Bridal makeup and hair artist. Hannah was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida.

She obtained her cosmetology license at Sunstate Academy. Hannah perfected her craft as an apprentice at Adore Bridal while completing her studies. Hannah is equally passionate about bridal hair and makeup. She is always aiming to leverage her knowledge and experience of natural bridal beauty.

When Hannah is not pampering her guests, she can be found playing her piano and singing to unwind or snuggling up on the couch with her cat Smokey.