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We are group of professional hairstylists and makeup artists who specialize in on-location wedding hair and makeup in Central Illinois and the Peoria area. We have a passion to create the perfect look for brides on their wedding day. We teamed up because we believe in the quality of professionalism that each stylist holds. We offer air brush and traditional makeup and a range of looks from current, trendsetting styles to the more traditional. Whatever your dream of beauty is, our team will work with you to give you exactly what you want on your big day. Our on-location service makes getting ready on your wedding day a thing of ease. We will travel to you! Whether you are getting ready at your home, hotel room or church, we will be there!  From the moment we arrive, our first priority is you! Enjoy the morning of your wedding surrounded by your closest friends and family and let us pamper you!

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jess Jessica knew at a young age that Cosmetology would be a career path that she would love to follow. She started using friends and family as guinea pigs as a creative outlet, this lead to being the go to girl in high school for prom updos and other solicited haircuts and styles. Jessica graduated from Midwest College of Cosmetology in 2004. After working several years in the salon/beauty insustry she decided to follow her dream of opening her own salon. Jessica is now the proud owner of the Loft Salon and Spa and co founder of the Loft Bridal. She is extremely passionate about the experience a bride has on her wedding day, making sure they feel confident and beautiful on one of the biggest days of their lives. Jess loves working with brides to create the wedding hair the have always hoped for from soft and romantic to tousled and flirty. You can definitely feel at ease in her chair knowing you will leave looking and feeling your best. Jessica is a proud wife to her husband Nick and mom to her two boys, Rio and Chapel. She loves Jesus and gives Him all the glory for all of the blessings she has in her life!
katieKatie Beale is a 2002 graduate of Oehrlein’s School of Cosmetology. In 2011 Katie co-founded Loft Bridal with Jessica Schone. Prior to attending hair school, she had the opportunity to be an assistant to Wynete Tyree, helping with wedding party hair and makeup. This experience confirmed her love for the beauty industry, as it was a combination of her love for art, creativity and people! Katie has a passion for natural beauty and loves to see everyone’s own unique qualities enhanced. During the week she works 4 days in her home salon, where she can be close to her 2 boys with a clientele that has become more like a 2nd family. Katie is a wife to husband Kevin and a mother of two beautiful boys, Judah and Hosea. She can’t wait to make you your most beautiful self on your big day!
jenninameJenni Burch is a professional and creative makeup artist and hair stylist. As a graduate from Regency Beauty Institute, she learned the artistic skill to understand the principles of makeup application and the foundation of hair. With the skill Jenni has, she can create the look you crave whether its natural barely there makeup to the smokey eye makeup look, or the messy yet polished up do to the traditional sleek style. Jenni’s skills has led her to do bridal inspired photo-shoots, weddings, and more. She is out-going, punctual, and creative. Jenni makes an effort to perform at her highest abilities and to make your day all it can be and more.
cynthia-newAfter styling her own hair and friends hair for many high school dances, Cynthia Brown knew early on that she wanted to have a career as a hairstylist. She went to Oehrlein School of Cosmetology in 2005 and has enjoyed making people feel and look beautiful ever since. She has dedicated herself to the industry as a whole, and enjoys sharing knowledge with others. Motivated by the belief that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, she loves working with people to come up with a look that suits hair type, face shape, and lifestyle. On her days off, Cynthia enjoys drinking chai lattes while reading a good book, spending time with her fiancé Jake, and playing with their beagle, Lucy. Cynthia would love to get to know you and work with you to create the perfect look for your special day! brookeBrooke Griffin has always had a passion for makeup. She attended Mario Tricocci in 2011 graduating in Esthetics. She enjoys and specializes in airbrush makeup. She loves being creative enhancing women’s natural beauty. She is a mother to four children. She enjoys spending her time with her family and going to Cardinal games with her husband.
crystal-newIt was after working in the criminal justice field for a short time, that Crystal Martin realized that she needed a career change. She wanted a career that made people feel good about themselves in a positive setting. It was an easy and wonderful decision to make the move to the cosmetology field. After finishing at Regency Beauty Institute in 2008, her new career began. In the cosmetology industry styles are always changing. Whether it is a new trend, or a classic look, Crystal always has fun with the style she is creating. Crystal truly enjoys working one on one with each client, choosing the look that is best for each individual. If Crystal is not at work, she is enjoying her family. She is Mom to three wonderful boys, and has a terrific husband, Rob. She also spends a lot of time in the kitchen, whipping up creations for the boys to try. Crystal considers it a blessing to have a career that is not only amazing, but also enables her to be there for her children! She looks forward to meeting you and working with you to create your special look!
dakinWhat started out as intrigue in make-up application, styles, and techniques, turned into a career in professional Make-Artistry for Aly Dakin. In the summer of 2003, Aly was determined to learn about the intricacies of make-up application. Soon, Aly found herself at the Maxima School of Make-Up Artistry in Scottsdale, Arizona. After completion of course specific classes Aly earned her Certified Professional Artist certification in beauty, bridal, print, film and theatre. Almost immediately, the opportunities came to use her new found skills in the bridal industry. Over the past ten years Aly has had the privilege of working, primarily, by word-of-mouth. She has lived in the Peoria area for the last six years. Since her transition from the southwest to the Midwest, her career focus has transitioned, as well. With five small kiddos at home and number six on the way, her focus has been in raising her family.In the spring of 2011, Aly was approached by the Loft Bridal team to step back into the bridal make-up industry. Partnering with Loft Bridal could not have been a better decision. The environment of creativity and professionalism brought by this amazing team has meshed seamlessly with her philosophy of bridal make-up. Aly has a passion to show the world the natural beauty brides possess. Through the art and technique of airbrush make-up foundation, full-face coverage enhances the bride’s natural beauty without overpowering it. Book your trial today and experience a glimpse of the joy your big day will bring.
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Marissa is a graduate of Paul Mitchell school of Cosmetology in Normal Illinois. She has worked at the Loft Salon and Spa in East Peoria since October 2013. Her favorite thing about her job is doing color services and making people feel beautiful. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and enjoys running local 5 & 10k’s. She has been a huge asset to our team. She loves wedding hair and she can’t wait to be a part of your big day!