This is a carefully curated network of elite hair and makeup artists based in the Tampa Bay Area. We love what we do and we can't wait to share it with you! Whether you're getting married or taking a passport photo, we want you to look and feel your best! Come join the LDM Family!

The LDM Team

  Lindsay MacConnell- Owner/Makeup Artist   Lindsay has been a makeup artist for over 14 years. She started her journey performing in live theater, where she found her love of production and character design. Upon graduation of FSU Business School, she moved to NYC to be on the management team of MAC Cosmetics @ Bloomingdales 59th St.; the second largest account in the world. She then moved to Florida and was a MAC regional trainer and store manager for International Plaza, the largest account in the Tampa Bay Area. In 2009, she left retail cosmetics to pursue her dream of Lindsay Does Makeup- her own freelance career. Within the last 9 years, Lindsay Does Makeup blossomed into LDM Beauty Group, an elite team of hair and makeup artists. In 2017, she launched DreamTeam Artistry, which provides full spectrum talent services for commercial/tv production. She is fiercely driven to inspire people to face their fears, go after their dreams, and live a fulfilled life.

Lindsay MacConnell- Owner/Makeup Artist

Lindsay has been a makeup artist for over 14 years. She started her journey performing in live theater, where she found her love of production and character design. Upon graduation of FSU Business School, she moved to NYC to be on the management team of MAC Cosmetics @ Bloomingdales 59th St.; the second largest account in the world. She then moved to Florida and was a MAC regional trainer and store manager for International Plaza, the largest account in the Tampa Bay Area. In 2009, she left retail cosmetics to pursue her dream of Lindsay Does Makeup- her own freelance career. Within the last 9 years, Lindsay Does Makeup blossomed into LDM Beauty Group, an elite team of hair and makeup artists. In 2017, she launched DreamTeam Artistry, which provides full spectrum talent services for commercial/tv production. She is fiercely driven to inspire people to face their fears, go after their dreams, and live a fulfilled life.

  Nicole Stefansic- Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist   Nicole was born in Ravenna, Ohio but the west coast of Florida is where she calls home with her husband and their three amazing boys. As a child, she always knew she wanted a career in beauty or fashion. She always did makeup for family and friends, but it wasn't until her aunt took her for my first makeover that she knew the beauty industry was the right path. She signed up for cosmetology school shortly after high school. She pursued a career with MAC Cosmetics for over 6 years. During that time she had the opportunity to perfect her craft, train and work with truly amazing artists, and gain lasting friendships. As a professional artist, she has been blessed to be a part of so many beautiful weddings, proms, homecomings, commercials, print advertisements, and events. She looks forward to each day and the wonderful people she has the pleasure of working with and impacting their lives by enhancing their natural beauty.

Nicole Stefansic- Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist

Nicole was born in Ravenna, Ohio but the west coast of Florida is where she calls home with her husband and their three amazing boys. As a child, she always knew she wanted a career in beauty or fashion. She always did makeup for family and friends, but it wasn't until her aunt took her for my first makeover that she knew the beauty industry was the right path. She signed up for cosmetology school shortly after high school. She pursued a career with MAC Cosmetics for over 6 years. During that time she had the opportunity to perfect her craft, train and work with truly amazing artists, and gain lasting friendships. As a professional artist, she has been blessed to be a part of so many beautiful weddings, proms, homecomings, commercials, print advertisements, and events. She looks forward to each day and the wonderful people she has the pleasure of working with and impacting their lives by enhancing their natural beauty.

  Lauren Welch - Hair Stylist   Lauren is a Tampa native, born and raised in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. She has always had a passion for the hair and make up industry. She worked as part of the front desk staff at two local salons while in high school, which helped make her decision to attend cosmetology school. She has been in the industry since 2005, and has since opened her own Salon Suite in April of 2014. Lauren previously has done on location hair with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders..working on site for NFL games, and photo shoots. Lauren has also been freelancing for on location weddings and shoots..while working full time in her studio.

Lauren Welch - Hair Stylist

Lauren is a Tampa native, born and raised in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. She has always had a passion for the hair and make up industry. She worked as part of the front desk staff at two local salons while in high school, which helped make her decision to attend cosmetology school. She has been in the industry since 2005, and has since opened her own Salon Suite in April of 2014. Lauren previously has done on location hair with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders..working on site for NFL games, and photo shoots. Lauren has also been freelancing for on location weddings and shoots..while working full time in her studio.

 
  Leila Easters- Makeup Artist   Leila is a veteran makeup artist with 14 years of experience creating a wide variety of looks from beauty to Special FX and everything in between. Leila has lived in Florida since she was 2 years old and often falls into a Southern accent despite being Persian. She lives in Valrico with her husband and their cat-shaped children. While Leila has always had a passion for art, her love of makeup and the art of transformation began at Saint Leo University when she would do makeup for the school’s theater productions. She spent several years working for MAC Cosmetics and received her Product Specialist certification while there. She used her time with MAC to gain knowledge about products as well as techniques and tricks from the amazing artists she has had the pleasure to work with. Leila loves all styles of makeup and specializes in unique Middle Eastern and South Asian makeup styles for special events and weddings.

Leila Easters- Makeup Artist

Leila is a veteran makeup artist with 14 years of experience creating a wide variety of looks from beauty to Special FX and everything in between. Leila has lived in Florida since she was 2 years old and often falls into a Southern accent despite being Persian. She lives in Valrico with her husband and their cat-shaped children. While Leila has always had a passion for art, her love of makeup and the art of transformation began at Saint Leo University when she would do makeup for the school’s theater productions. She spent several years working for MAC Cosmetics and received her Product Specialist certification while there. She used her time with MAC to gain knowledge about products as well as techniques and tricks from the amazing artists she has had the pleasure to work with. Leila loves all styles of makeup and specializes in unique Middle Eastern and South Asian makeup styles for special events and weddings.

  Casey Hodgin- Makeup Artist   Tampa based makeup artist and cosmetologist with over 7 years of experience. Casey is a self taught artist who started her career in retail cosmetics gaining an extensive knowledge of brands, products and techniques and has since furthered her career by being a traveling freelance makeup artist. Casey specializes in glamour, bridal, special occasion, editorial and fashion styled makeup .

Casey Hodgin- Makeup Artist

Tampa based makeup artist and cosmetologist with over 7 years of experience. Casey is a self taught artist who started her career in retail cosmetics gaining an extensive knowledge of brands, products and techniques and has since furthered her career by being a traveling freelance makeup artist. Casey specializes in glamour, bridal, special occasion, editorial and fashion styled makeup .

  Laura Cruz- Makeup Artist   Growing up and working in New York City, I had the opportunity to experience various forms of art and culture every day. This inspiration led me to become a makeup artist which not only fulfilled my artistic passions, but also gave me the opportunity to makeup people happy. For the past 10 years, I have had the opportunity to serve some pretty amazing clients and have made some incredible friends in the industry. I moved to Florida with my family in 2017 and I'm so excited to start this new chapter of my life and career.

Laura Cruz- Makeup Artist

Growing up and working in New York City, I had the opportunity to experience various forms of art and culture every day. This inspiration led me to become a makeup artist which not only fulfilled my artistic passions, but also gave me the opportunity to makeup people happy. For the past 10 years, I have had the opportunity to serve some pretty amazing clients and have made some incredible friends in the industry. I moved to Florida with my family in 2017 and I'm so excited to start this new chapter of my life and career.

  Wade Simpson- Makeup Artist   Born and raised in the small town of Thonotosassa outside of Tampa, Wade was inspired by beauty from his mother and grandmother from an early age. Both role models never left the house without lipstick. In 2003, he moved to NYC to pursue a career in the beauty industry with MAC Cosmetics. He spent 2 years of hands on training by some of the best, and built life long friendships with them. Back in Tampa, he continued to work for MAC until 2010 when he began a new chapter working for HSN. There, he was introduced to live TV, print shoots, commercials, and celebrities. During this time, he also worked for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders on location for photo shoots and live NFL games. Wade continues to work in Tampa as a freelance artist. Weddings and personal clients are the time when he gets to connect with individuals on a personal level. The goal is to leave knowing the client feels beautiful and confident.

Wade Simpson- Makeup Artist

Born and raised in the small town of Thonotosassa outside of Tampa, Wade was inspired by beauty from his mother and grandmother from an early age. Both role models never left the house without lipstick. In 2003, he moved to NYC to pursue a career in the beauty industry with MAC Cosmetics. He spent 2 years of hands on training by some of the best, and built life long friendships with them. Back in Tampa, he continued to work for MAC until 2010 when he began a new chapter working for HSN. There, he was introduced to live TV, print shoots, commercials, and celebrities. During this time, he also worked for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders on location for photo shoots and live NFL games. Wade continues to work in Tampa as a freelance artist. Weddings and personal clients are the time when he gets to connect with individuals on a personal level. The goal is to leave knowing the client feels beautiful and confident.

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