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Hi I'm Brenda!
I think it is only fitting on a wedding-related website to incorporate my partner in crime! That's my cute little husband and best buddy Paul. I had to put him in the mix somewhere since he is a huge part of why I was able to start On-Site Bridal (even though he protested his face being on the site, which just made me want to plaster his face everywhere! hehe) I am an extremely goofy, sarcastic, easily excitable personality when I am comfortable, and I am always that around this guy so I try to make him laugh every day because he allows me to be crazy! He is the most adoring, supportive, patient, calm hearted man I have ever know.. and I get to call him mine:) I have a tendencyto be slightly on the shy side at first, since I generally try to get a good feel for personalities and individual comfort levels, but once I'm warmed up ( its pretty quick) I love to joke around, chat it up and have some fun! I'd say we are each others perfect balance.
Things I love
I LOVE DETROIT. Born and raised in Dearborn, I am a loyal supporter of all things Michigan. I have a lot of pride for my home town of DETROITand love seeing the growth of the city and all it has to offer! Especially the food (shout out to BUCHAREST GRILL) Feather Bowling (ask me about it) The RED WINGS and so much more. We love to travel and Puerto Rico is still my fave spot! I basically am obsessed with trip advisor so I love talking vacation lol. When I am not glamming up clients or in my office, I love spending timebeing with family and friends outdoors and enjoy camping, a nice game of Pictionary and drinking wine!!. Last but not least, I love my new home of TRAVERSE CITY! I love that I can bike anywhere, grab an amazing cup of coffee at HIGHER GROUNDS or a beer at THE WORKSHOP BREW PUB and then be to the beach all in just a few minutes! Paul and I have both had family raised here or transplant from downstate, so it has been a "home away from home" for years and now it is our new permanent home! We are enjoying this new adventure together and it's been pretty awesome. Oh and I still love the BACKSTREET BOYS. Which brings me too.......
Now and Then
I always knew I wanted to be in a field that didn't mean having to be sitting behind a desk. I was a ballet and hip-hop dancer (total opposites, I know) from the time I was 7 until I graduated. I had originally thought I would become a dance instructor or choreographer (in my dream world... become the BackStreet Boys personal Choreographer hehe) After realizing I knew I did not want to leave Michigan my focus on what I might need to do for a creer shifted.
I decided to take cosmetology through a high school program and continue my passion for dance as a personal hobby, which brings me to where I am now... so happy, thankful, and proud of that decision. As a licensed hair and makeup artist working in the Detroit area for the past 12 years, I have been very fortunate to do what I love for a living. I have had the privilege of providing my services on-location to weddings and special occasions in addition to working behind the chair in Northville, MI at Utopia Salon and Spa.
I am now very excited to bring my on-location services to the Northern Michigan area. While still happily serving the Detroit area, my home base is now Traverse City, MI. I am so excited to be a part of the Traverse City community!
Why I hope to make your special occasion awesome!
Whether you are planning a destination wedding or are a long time local, all of the planning involved can make for a high-paced and sometimes overwhelming experience. That is why I take pride in making sure my clients are cared for in any way I can. This ensures it to be as smooth and exciting a day as possible. It is of the utmost importance to me that you receive an absolutely stunning, stress-free beginning to your much-anticipated event. Having my services provided on-site brings both convenience and quality to you--a most alleviating must for a busy bride and her party! And don't forget to have some fun before walking down the isle!
My mission is to capture your own personal style and from that, create a beautiful, classic look that reflects your natural beauty. It is very important to me that you feel like your most glamorous self on your special day. With over a decade of experience in the industry I feel confident in making this happen!
I hope to work with you so you can experience for yourself how booking your beauty services with On-Site Bridal was not only the best decision for your hair and makeup, but also in creating wonderful memories... all while enjoying the relaxing environment of your home, hotel or venue location.
I would love to hear from you and chat about how I can make a fantastic start to your wedding day so please visit my "contact" page :)
- Brenda Shuman
owner and service provider of On-Site Bridal