Bhargavi also know as “Barbie” discovered her love for fashion and makeup while attending Columbia University in New York, NY. Since attaining her degree in 2000, she pursued her interest in beauty by furthering her training at the Artistry Beauty Institute (ABI).
Over the last 10 years, Barbie has mastered the skills that place her at the top of her game in the profession of makeup and skincare & Hair Artistry. She works with Artistry cosmetics, ranked one of the top five brands in the world.
Barbie is the Founder of Cinderella Bridez, which has been on Wedding Wire’s Brides Choice awards for the past 5 years. She is a celebrity makeup artist, and has worked in several prestigious fashion shows, editorial makeup, and bridal portrait photography. She has a large client base consisting of South Asian brides, and is responsible for catering to the top 3% wedding market share.
She brings her dynamic personality to her work, balancing dedication and professionalism with a sense of lightness, fun and creativity. Her calm demeanor is an asset to the often-hectic environments.
By constantly learning and raising her level of expertise, she has become a fountain of knowledge within the beauty industry. Her highly influential nature as well as vast business acumen has been key to very foundation of several beauticians and artist alike. Barbie has been asked to serve as a teacher, trainer, and motivator for various classes ranging from the fields of basic makeup, contouring, highlighting, to the complex world that is the business of beauty.
Her inspiring persona has not only served for uplifting her clients, but also the pupils who choose to follow her. Barbie possesses a keen sense of finding the value of each person she comes into contact with, and her ability to bring out the best in people is only matched by her belief in them. Her mentorship skills have been put to heavy practice for CB Beauty, the training division of Cinderella Bridez, which was founded with the vision of empowering and developing successful makeup artists and stylists.
Growing up Erika has always had an interest and love for the beauty industry and always knew she wanted to one day work in this field and do what she loved.
Many years ago Erika was introduced to the wonderful world of beauty by Cinderella Bridez owner Bhargavi and has continued to excel her skills through mentorship, extensive trainings and years of experience. She understands that each woman has their own individual style and collaboratively works with them to enhance their natural beauty to achieve "the look" they envisioned.
Erika has a unique style which you'll come to find incorporates some laughter with each application. Skin care, Hair styling and makeup is Erika's creative outlet and when you throw in some of her humor, it makes for the ultimate experience. She is a meaningful and valued member of the Cinderella Bridez Team and looks forward to working with you.
As a little girl you could find Laura painting her face with her mother's red lipsticks. Since then she began her career in the beauty industry a few years ago as an intern with Cinderella Bridez. She has grown her skills through intensive trainings, experience, and guidance.
Laura truly believes that every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day. That begins with customizing a skincare regiment for each client and bringing to life the the vision they imagined for their makeup and hair style. Her sweet personality will create a calm and enjoyable environment for any type of special occasion.
There is art as we know it, and then there is Gerardy. Being artistically inclined at a young age, Gerardy has always sought to understand different ways to interact with color. Creating, building, drawing, and fashion are among a few of his passions. While studying design and architecture at NJIT, he found a new love for makeup as an art form.
As he dove deeper into his training with Cinderella Bridez 5 years ago, he discovered a new form of expressing his art. By not setting limitations upon himself, and very diligently working on his craft he developed and uncanny ability to recognize natural beauty.
He understands that by virtue, a woman itself is a work of art; therefore, his approach to makeup is not that of covering what is already a masterpiece, but rather to enhance each woman’s gift into personified elegance. Gerardy’s work has been featured on several fashion shows, online magazines and print media, while acquiring a successful bridal client base.
Brianna Marte had a passion for business and fashion trends since she was in high school where she was taking business classes in order to get into fashion merchandising. However, during her senior year of high school, Brianna developed an interest in people and decided to pursue a degree in Psychology. She graduated Ramapo College in 2007 and worked in the counseling field for many years. Nevertheless, she still had a burning desire to someday own a business.
In 2010, Brianna was introduced to this wonderful business opportunity and the rest is history. Although she had no experience in skincare and makeup, Brianna trained with the Cinderella Bridez team and quickly tapped into many hidden talents including hairstyling and training. Since then Brianna has developed a successful bridal business and participated in many events including New York Fashion Week. She is now a senior artist on the Cinderella Bridez team and has been able to combine her people skills with her talents to develop the business of her dreams.