The lasting relationship between owners Alexandrea James and Brandalyn Howard proves the idea, “You shouldn’t go into business with friends”, to be false.
They met years ago in Cosmetology school, and have remained the best of friends, even though for a short time after graduating, their paths went down a similar but different road.
Immediately after passing their state board exams, they were blessed to receive coveted positions at some of the most reputable salons in the South East. It was there they learned the limitless possibilities of their careers.
Training daily alongside some of the top stylists in the country, they were taught the art of beauty, and that in this business, you can never stop learning. While serving hundreds of cups of cucumber water, and toting clients Louis Vuitton bags, they were groomed to cater to a high caliber clientele. They learned what it takes to be part of a state-of-the-art salon.
As much as they loved their careers, their jobs as mothers and wives always took first priority. Together, they dreamed of their own business where they could balance a creative passion for hair and makeup design with the need to be centered and at home with their families.
When a friend double booked herself at a bridal styling job, they were called, and Southern Belle Beauty was born. After this, things fell into place, and grew at a pace which might only be described as fate.
Today, Southern Belle Beauty is one of the top on-location salon service providers specialized in bridal hair and makeup. We enjoy a strong professional relationship with some of the area’s best wedding vendors, venue owners, and wedding photographers. Together, we work behind the scenes to ensure that your pictures are timeless, and you look and feel your most beautiful self.
Brandalyn’s passion for fresh, avant-garde looks combined with Alexandrea’s love of classic and timeless beauty makes them the perfect Yin and Yang of stylists. Imparting this knowledgeable passion and diversity into the business, Southern Belle Beauty is versatile, and can satisfy the needs of any bride or client.
Having the experience of hundreds of weddings, we know exactly how to turn your bridal hair and makeup vision into a camera ready look that begs for close ups.
We feel the opportunity to make others feel truly beautiful is a gift we have been given. We are honored to be a part of so many joyful unions, and are passionate about each and every client we serve.
Passionate, Innovative and fun, Southern Belle Beauty is a business built with a love for what we do.