Here at The Lounge we've assembled a team of highly trained professionals to bring you only the best in beauty. We are a full service salon offering hair, makeup, lash lifts, eyelash extensions, waxing, and specializing in everything bridal.

 

Our team of professionals are fully licensed and insured who have trained at the top schools throughout NY. Through our continued education and sought after talent, our team brings you top quality services you will not find anywhere 

else. Ever since opening the doors to our salon our team has continued to win " The People's choice" award for bridal hair and makeup. We are featured hair and makeup artist on The Knot Pro, and Wedding Wire, as well as preferred vendors throughout the Capital Region. 

 

Our clean and timeless approach to hair and makeup as well as our calming energy make us the prestige wedding experience in NY state. While illuminating your beauty on your most important day, we ensure all of our brides are classic and never overdone. 

 

We promise to give you our hand in beauty right from the very start and leaving you with an experience you will never forget.

Brittany is the owner and passionate creator of The Make-Up Lounge LLC and the premiere luxury experience for Upstate New York. Offering luxury makeup artistry, hair styling and beauty services locally, destination and worldwide for all brides and couples who appreciate beautiful details for romantic moments.  Brittany has been delivering a clean and timeless approach to make up for over the past 6 years for her brides and continues to bring them top quality services through continued training with top celebrity artists. Brittany believes being in love is truly something to cherish and celebrate. Being a hopeless romantic herself, she enjoys sharing in all the special moments on your biggest day, and don't be surprised if she's crying along with you.

@thelounge_creativespace

Salon Owner, Luxury Makeup Artist and Aesthetician

 Brittany Zalewski

@vtmakeupandhairdesign

Valerie Is a Master Makeup Artist, and Licensed Cosmetologist. After four years of attending Siena College, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a focus in Makeup and Wig Design, and a minor in Writing and Communications.  She did a lot of theatrical makeup/hair work while attending Siena, and even got nominated to present her Senior Capstone Project, (The Makeup and Wig design for the show, The Drowsy Chaperone) at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Like many other college graduates, Valerie didn’t exactly know what the next step was, so, after much contemplation, she decided to move to NYC to pursue her dream of becoming a makeup artist. She began school at The Makeup Designory (MUD) in Manhattan. This is where she flourished and really honed in on her makeup skills.

 After graduating with her Master Makeup Certificate she moved back upstate and began school at Paul Mitchell The School- Schenectady where she learned the art of hair coloring, haircutting, and everything in between. This is where she learned to love the hair industry, and ultimately what brought her to us at The Lounge. She is passionate about this industry and strives to mix her creativity, with your concept, to create one of a kind, gorgeous

Valerie King
Head Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Chelsey is a former graduate of Shenendehowa high school, during her time there she attended BOCES for Cosmetology where she earned her license and immediately fell in love with hairstyling. After high school she knew she wanted to further her education so she attended, and graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady, NY.

After school had come to an end Chelsey landed an assistant job with a precious Redken platform artist, which then eventually led her to becoming a full time stylist. After 4 wonderful years of learning the in and out's from other stylist and salon's on what products to use, she decided to take the best of the best and began to mix her own products and colors to give all of her clients a unique and one of a kind look.

Chelsey has been in the industry for over 8 years and in this time has become a Pravana master stylist who specializes in blonding, balayage and corrective coloring. Out of all the trends and styling she has learned her favorite is Vivids. She continues her education through training and classes throughout the capital region, Boston, NYC, and even Vegas.

Whether it's your first time or hundreth time in her chair, you can always find her helping each of her client's on how to style their hair along with giving the best product recommendations to keep her client's hair in the best condition. 

@blujayehair
Cosmetologist & Wedding hair stylist
Chelsey Resch

Heather white is a self taught artist who started out freelancing at the age of 17. Her passion for makeup all started when she would see the transformations and the artistry that went into an application. She would save up all her babysitting money just to be able to buy a new piece of high-end makeup when she went to the mall. Being very quiet and shy growing up, playing with cosmetics was the one way she truly felt she could express herself. 

Heather has worked professionally under well known cosmetic brands since 2011 when she started with Benefit cosmetics. Since then she has been the  lead artist for the American heart association 6 years in a row, traveled all across the US with Loreal for national event, and works closely with photographers and some of her work has been published in magazines.

Heather's main focus is to make her client feel the most beautiful they can be when they are in her chair. Her focus is bridal, glam, fashion, and everyday wear to full blown special effects! She has worked in a wide range of artistry and is ready to bring her talents to the next level at The Lounge.

Heather White
Senior Makeup Artist
@the_girl_in_the_denim_jacket

Kennedy is a licensed cosmetologist who was born and raised in Mechanicville, New York. She has had a passion for everything hair, for as long as she can remember. When Kennedy was a child, you could find her spending all of her time practicing hair on every single one of her dolls she could get her hands on. 

As the year’s went on Kennedy knew she wanted to take her passion more seriously and turn it into a fulfilling career. This is what brought her to attended Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady New York, immediately after graduating high school. It was there, she then earned her cosmetology license.

Kennedy’s upbeat and positive personality, and proficiency in Bridal updos

 is what landed her one of the hairstylist position’s at The Lounge before even graduating hair school. Kennedy is most inspired and motivated by the new level of confidence that people gain after even the slightest change in their hair. She falls in love with her craft more and more every day, and is excited to bring all of your hair visions to life.

Kennedy Mascord

Assistant wedding Hair stylist
@ken.in.black
Victoria Wasiak is a licensed cosmetologist and 2x certified lash artist who was born and raised in Schenectady, NY. After graduating from Mohonasen High School she went to Architecture School at Roger Williams University in RI. Having felt out of place in that major, she switched to Psychology. Even then, she never felt at home and decided at this time it would be best for her to leave school to focus on work.
 
 Upon leaving school Victoria began getting her lashes done and soon after fell in love with the process and how it made her feel like a whole new person after every appointment. Knowing this was something that brought so much joy to her, she knew in that moment that this was her true passion.  Shortly after doing some research she attended Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady. During school, she got certified in classic lashes through a Borboleta run program and absolutely fell in love with lashing and watching the transformation happen right before her eyes. After graduating, she saved up enough money to take another course with Borboleta involving Classic and Volume lashes. This helped her expand her knowledge and technique to bring her clients more versatility in all that lashes have to offer.
 
Victoria has been lashing for almost 2 years and she finally found her nitch and a home at The Lounge. 
Victoria Wasiak
Eyelash Technician
@v.w.lashes
Brittany Lanning
Assistant wedding Makeup Artist

Brittany is a self taught makeup artist and has learned the in's and out's of makeup artistry through pageant's growing up. She learned not only the importance of makeup looking beautiful up close, but also on stage and photography. Brittany has worked with companies around the Capital Region helping with large bridal parties, to honing in on the bride's every detail. Being the kind and authentic person that Brittany is, truly makes her a great addition on anyone's wedding day.

@brittlanning