Tami Bernard Nicholas is a San Luis Obispo, California-based
professional makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup.
Tami has been trained in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans,
and now teaches among some of the most respected and talented
artists in the industry.
During the wedding off-season, Tami loves working runway shows,
television and film. She was the lead artist for the feature film Evie Rose, the tv pilot, “Beyond the Pond,” and the short film, “Unseen”. She also boasts achievements in the runway world, including the role of lead artist for: New York Social Fashion Week 2020; Los Angeles Art Heart Fashion Week 2020; Paris Fashion Week 2019; New York Couture Fashion Week 2018/2019; New York Mens Fashion Week 2017.
In Chicago 2019, Tami was a presenter at “The Powder Group: A Focus on Bridal.” September 2020, “The Powder Group: Industry Intensive”
~ Beauty & The Bride; November 2020, “The Powder Group: The
Brand Summit with Beekman 1802.” December, 2020, “The Powder Group: The Business & Beauty of Bridal! March, 2021 Tami was a presenter for the ISSE: The Business of Bridal,
June 2021, A Focus on Bridal ~ “The Art of the Team” and “Fast Track Bridal Success”.
Tami recently did the cover and ten-page spread for California Wedding Day Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue 2021. She has been published in Harper’s Bazaar magazine for designer Nancy Vuu, California Wedding Day Magazine, Jolie En Style Magazine, I Fashion Magazine, and Rocky Mountain Magazine.
She has been featured on many online platforms, including Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled, and The Wedding Standard. This year she received the International Wedding Award for USA Country Rounds for Bridal and Beauty.
Ashley West is a Celebrity Hair & Makeup Artist in Fairhope, Alabama and the surrounding Gulf Coast area. She specializes in on-location bridal and special occasion makeup, specifically airbrush makeup. She also loves creating looks for fashion and photography.
Ashley currently holds a license in Master Cosmetology from Charles Academy of Beauty Culture, and accelerated her skills in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Toronto, and New York. Ashley has worked in top industry leading salons in Chicago, where she became salon manager.
Ashley was lead makeup artist for New York fashion week for the Spring Summer & Fall Winter 2018 & 2019 seasons. She was then chosen to lead at Paris fashion week for Spring Summer 2019.
In late 2018, Ashley expanded her resume to film as the Key Makeup Artist for “This is the Year”. Since then, Ashley has also worked other major motion pictures, "I Still Believe", "Map of Tiny Perfect Things", and "Lansky". Along with doing movies Ashley has also worked on several television shows including, NCIS, 48 Hours, The Cowboy Way, and the upcoming Netflix docuseries "The G Word with Adam Conover" produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Ashley has been published/ featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, and Southern Bride.
Throughout her 15 years in the industry, she has always been excited by the constantly changing beauty trends, the transformational power of makeup, and the ability of makeup and hair styling to complete and bring together a look.
Ashley & Tami met each other while taking a makeup class in Los Angeles, California. They became fast and forever friends with a very similar style in running their bridal businesses, using the same brands and similar makeup techniques. Working together and opening this school has been their vision since they met . Their combined goal was to offer an all inclusive school that would include everything needed to succeed all at one time. They struggled for many years learning the hard way on how to set up everything properly, now that they have exceeded their personal goals they are excited to share what they have learned.