My fascination with makeup started at a very early age. As a child, I have a distinct memory of a Halloween when my mother dressed me up as a clown and tried to put mascara on me. Although a bit traumatic (mascara on a two year old?!), still, I was hooked. In 2000, I attended Von Lee Academy in Baltimore, MD, where I studied makeup artistry. In 2003, I packed up and moved to Savannah and it’s been love ever since.
Over the past 13 years, I have worked for several cosmetics companies, most notably Bobbi Brown, who I credit much of my deeper knowledge of artistry to. I learned that what really separates a good makeup artist from a great one, is the ability to create the illusion of flawless skin and an understanding of all skin tones. After getting a bit burned out from the retail side of the beauty world, I decided to transition into the spa industry and that’s where I spent almost 5 years getting the opportunity to work with so many beautiful and inspiring brides. I realized that if I had the chance, my dream would be to go out on my own and have the opportunity to continue that experience on a more personal level.
In the fall of 2012, my husband and I welcomed our sweet baby boy into the world and I decided the timing was finally right, and Lauren Rossi Bridal Makeup was born. There are so many different routes you can take in the makeup industry, but bridal is where I feel most at home, what I get excited and feel truly passionate about. On top of that, I couldn’t ask for a better city to call home. Savannah is THE place to get married!