meet the team

meet the team

co-owners

Candice | Owner

I’m Candice and this business is a true passion of mine, and a source of joy and fulfillment in my life. I’m proud to say that I’m a hair & beauty hobbyist turned entrepreneur and business owner, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be on this path in my life. The extrovert in me really enjoys being a part of so many of our brides and clients’ special milestones, and bringing your hairstyle dreams to life!

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Lindsey | Owner

I’m Lindsey and I have been very fortunate in my over decade-long career to work in many aspects of the beauty industry, from television, editorial to theatre and fashion to running my own business. Somewhere through all this, I found a happy forever home with wedding and beauty makeup. I feel particularly drawn to more natural looks. Enhancing your natural beauty with a heavy focus on skin to make you glow, and using more neutral tones to bring out your inner goddess is my absolute favourite! I feel very honoured to be apart of some of your most cherished moments, something I will never take for granted!

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hair & makeup team

Jessica | Makeup Artist

My name is Jessica and I enjoy bringing out the beauty in others and ensuring brides are confident for their big day! I received my makeup certification from Paramita in Toronto in 2014, but I’ve been creating beautiful makeup looks on clients for over a decade. I previously worked with Morphe Brushes in Toronto and have experience with all skin complexions. I enjoy creating various looks according to the client’s comfort level with makeup. My favourite makeup brands include MAC, Morphe, Stila, and Maybelline. Born and raised in Hamilton, I’m a mom to a gorgeous little girl.

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Kait | Hairstylist

My name is Kaitlan and hair is my passion! I am a self-taught hairstylist and am learning and trying out new styles every day. I have been styling hair as long as I can remember but have been styling professionally for over 5 years. I am always trying to open myself to new things and now am certified in Classic Lash extensions and sugaring. I am a mother of 2 handsome boys that keep me very busy! If I am not with my husband and children, I am making women look and feel beautiful! Every woman should feel amazing in their own skin and having a part in making that happen brings so much happiness to me. Being a hairstylist is not just a job for me, it is a passion and my first love.

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Nicole | Hair & Makeup

I’m Nicole and I’m a certified (and award-winning) Makeup Artist. I have been working in the beauty industry for over a decade. I graduated from the Cosmetic Techniques and Management program at Sheridan College. I have always gained unlimited clientele and many repeat customers, making me a very sought after Makeup Artist and Hairstylist for bridal and special occasions. I also provide lash extensions, lash lift/tint and spray tanning – perfect for the wedding day and honeymoon! I love to enhance your natural features and make you feel beautiful and empowered. Being a skilled and experienced artist in the beauty industry, I’m sure to make my clients look effortlessly stunning for any occasion.

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Miriam | Hair & Makeup

My name is Miriam; and since I can remember, I have always had a deep love for doing hair, even as a child! As I grew up, I decided to pursue my love for hair; and I knew that Bridal Hairstyling was the perfect fit. I studied Beginner & Advanced Bridal Hairstyling & Makeup Application courses at Glow Academy to kick off my career, followed by attending Hair & Makeup Masterclasses to continue my education.

My favourite part of the job is making all you beauties feel your best selves, and feel confident & pretty. Let’s have fun, get glammed up, and make the best of your special day! I can’t wait to work with you this season!

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Cara | Hairstylist

I’m Cara and I have been fortunate enough to be in the hair and beauty industry for over a decade now. I love all aspects of doing hair but up styling gives me the opportunity to be truly creative and do something new every time. Creating a look the bride has envisioned is one of the most rewarding feelings and being a part of someone’s special day gives me joy knowing I played a role in that!

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Ellie | Hair & Makeup

My name is Ellie and I’m excited to be a part of the Team! I’ve loved playing with hair and makeup from as early as four years old. As I got older, I started to fine tune my craft by attending Master Classes to learn from established stylists. I fell in love with bridal hair and makeup back in 2014 and never looked back! My passion is driven by my creativity and I am experienced with all hair and skin types. I specialize in curls/waves, braids, upstyles, and my ‘soft glam’ makeup approach allows the client to still look like themselves, while bringing out their best features.

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Maryanne | Hairstylist

My name is Maryanne and ever since I was a little girl I loved to style my dolls’ hair. My Barbies always looked amazing and I never wanted their hair to look out of place. As I studied, practiced and trained over the last 10 years in the salon behind the chair, I always had a passion for updos and formal styles. My favourite part about my job is being a part of a bride’s wedding day. Creating a bride’s dream look and making them feel so special and beautiful is the best feeling ever.

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Erin | Makeup Artist

My name is Erin and I’ve been doing make up for over 10 years. I specialize in all skin tones and no matter if you want soft glam or full glam, I can help bring your vision to life! I’m looking forward to working with all of our beautiful brides this season and will make sure you look your absolute best on your big day while being very excited to do so.

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Vanessa | Hairstylist

Hi my name is Vanessa. I’m a mom of two and I have worked in the hair industry for about 10 years. I started off in a salon and can do anything from cut to colour, but my passion is styling. I even did myself and 8 of my bridesmaids’ hair for my own wedding! I love creating updos and would consider my style very boho chic, however, I can provide any look the bride has decided on. Looking forward to working with all the brides and their parties!

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Tina | Hairstylist

My name is Tina and I have been a licensed hairstylist pursuing my passion in the beauty industry for 10 years now. Continued growth, my creative drive and my love for hair has evolved into the bridal industry and it has brought me so much joy to be a part of these special moments in life. I specialize in soft and textured updos, waves and braids. Capturing a bride’s vision and watching her radiate beauty from the inside out is the biggest reward! When I’m not styling hair I am spending time with my amazing husband and kids.

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Maria G | Hair & Makeup

Hi my name is Maria and I am a self-taught hair and makeup artist. This has been my career for the last four years but I have done hair and makeup from a very young age. When it comes to beauty advice or help getting ready, I have always been the “go to girl” amongst friends and family. I absolutely love what I do as it allows me to be creative and make other people feel confident. Full glam makeup is my favourite style to do. When I am not working, I am likely spending time with my daughter. My other interests include working out, cooking and watching reality TV. I take pride in my work and my goal is always to provide quality services and a fun experience.

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Maria R | Hairstylist

My name is Maria and I’ve been a licensed hairstylist in the Niagara Region for over 10 years, specializing in bridal. I love creative styling and I’m always up for a challenge. From super glam looks to very edgy, I’m excited to take on anything! Both professionalism and punctuality are very important to me and I look forward to being a part of your wedding day!

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Heather | Hairstylist

I’m Heather, a licensed hairstylist and have been specializing in bridal hair for half of my decade-long hairstyling career. Hairstyling is my passion and my creative escape. There is nothing I love more than glamming up a bridal party with spice girls blasting and mimosas flowing. The most rewarding part about this job is the feeling of pure magic when a bride looks in the mirror and LOVES her hair! I was born and raised in Scotland, and now live in Ontario with my soon-to-be hubby. When I’m not doing hair, I am busy being a (self-proclaimed) Super Auntie to my favourite little humans and planning my own wedding!

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administration

Michelle | Administrative Assistant

Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am so excited to be a part of the Freebird team! I love working with Candice and Lindsey in supporting brides from initial inquiry to your wedding day! I can’t wait to connect with you and play a small role in one of your greatest days! My background is extensive in administration and with my love of love, joining the Freebird team has been such an amazing opportunity! Working together, I promise you are in capable hands! Outside of work, I spend time with my husband and 2 kids and can usually be found either reading, enjoying a cup of coffee, or having a nap when I can!