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Meet the Team

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Ashleigh Holliday- Owner/Head Makeup Artist/
Licensed Esthetican

Ashleigh has been a professional makeup artist for over 18 years, and is also a Licensed Esthetician. Her love of the art of makeup first began when she was in college working on theater shows and musicals. Eventually, Ashleigh branched out to work on films, commercials, weddings and photo shoots throughout New England.  She had the pleasure during this time to be the professional makeup artist for the Miss Massachusetts Pageants and work on runway shows in Boston. 


 Throughout the years , she has continued to grow and educate herself to stay ahead of the fast growing beauty industry.  Ashleigh's work has been published in editorial and bridal magazines and she has received multiple awards for her makeup designs.  


 Ashleigh has always enjoyed helping others realize how naturally beautiful they are, simply by enhancing the features that they've already been blessed with. Because of  this, she now offers professional beauty classes designed for the everyday woman of all ages so everyone can have the opportunity to learn helpful techniques and makeup designs like the professionals. 

As a proud and busy mother of 2, Ashleigh has dedicated her time to growing her company and raising her children with the support of her loving husband. She truly believes if you have the drive and the passion to be successful in any aspect of your life, it can be done no matter the circumstances. Never underestimate a woman with a dream.

Heather Butterworth/ Hairstylist 

Heather has been a professional hairstylist in the beauty industry for the past 16 years. Her passion and drive for the industry grows ever year. She has been awarded Top 30 under 30 Colorists, North America Colorist Magazine, 2016 and in 2018, Heather was awarded the Top Inspiring Beauty Educators in BeautyLaunch Pad Magazine. Along with being published, she is also a featured content provider for BeautyLaunch Pad, Colorist Magazine, Modern Salon, Bella Bridal, Choice Magazine, and is an Artist on the Go Ambassador. Heather currently holds position as a National Artistic Educator for Affinage Salon Professional, North America. 

Beyond being an acclaimed colorist and educator, her other passion is bridal styling. Heather has traveled to numerous states doing styling for Ms. Mrs. and Miss Teen America Pagents in the early years in her career. Sin​ce then, she has honed in her craft and truly enjoys being part of someone's "big day". 

In addition, Heather has worked numerous runway shows, photo shoots, stage shows and academy classes for styling. Her attention to detail and professionalism makes her a frequent request for brides throughout Ct, Ma and RI areas. Heather's ultimate goal in all aspects of her career is building a relationship with whoever she is working with so that the guests comfort is at the forefront. 

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Addy Coleman- Makeup Artist/ Licensed Esthetician

Addy has been a professional makeup artist for over 5 years specializing in bridal and beauty photoshoots. She attended makeup classes at the International Institute of Cosmotology before attendin the esthetician course at Academy Di Capelli. 

Her love of makeup dates back to when she herself was involved in beauty pageants at a young age, always being most intriqued by her time in the chair connecting with her makeup artist. Now being a licensed esthetician and professional makeup artist, she is able to combine both the creative and technical aspects she has learn to all of her clients with confidence and professionalism. She continues to expand her beauty education through pro classes and workshops to ensure she is well versed in the many styles and trends of makeup design. 

Addy's favorite part of her career is being able to help others feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. While working on weddings, her goals for her brides and their bridal party is to create a warm, welcoming enviroment on their wedding day, and to provide the upmost professional and outstanding talent she can to all to  achieve their desired beauty look. 

Rhaya Winsky- Hairstylist 

Rhaya has been a professional hairstylist for the past 10 years. While attending High School at the Bay Path Vocational Technical School, she was able to for fill her dreams of becoming a hairstylist and received her cosmetology license while attending. 

Rhaya's passion for becoming a hairstylist started at a very early age when her Mimi would style and braid her hair,  while she braided her own dolls hair at the same time.  It's because of  these wonderful moments with her Mimi that she knew exactly what her career would be one day. 

Throughout her career, Rhaya has had the opportunity to educate herself in hair design and currently works in two salons with clients she adores. Although she enjoys the salon setting, her passion is in bridal. Words cannot describe how much she absolutely  loves working on weddings and personally feels it is the highest honor in the hair industry.  

Rhaya enjoys working on weddings so much that her career goal is to eventually work exclusively on weddings and become a traveling bridal specialist. 


Gyna Paine- Makeup Artist/ Licensed Esthetican

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Gyna has been a professional makeup artist for over 15 years. She began her beauty career as a buisness manager for companies such as Estee Lauder and Chanel, where she had extensive training in brand knowlege, makeup application, skin consultations and fragrances. From this experience, Gyna wanted to focus on her love for the arts, and move onto freelance artistry. This new career path allowed Gyna to work in all areas of the beauty industry leading up to her being a professional makeup artist here at Ashleigh Taylor Bridal & Beauty LLC. 


Before Gyna knew she wanted to be part of the beauty industry, she recieved  a Bachelor's of Science from AMC.  Shortly after, she did not feel fully forfilled and therefore, decided to attend Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and graduated with an Esthetician License. This new accomplishment allowed her to broaden her career path within the beauty industry. 

Gyna takes pride in her craft and truly understands the art of makeup.  When she is working with a client, her goal is to enhance their natural beauty by personalizing a creation that reflects the best polished version of themselves. You'll leave feeling confident, beautiful  and powerful. 

When Gyna isnt working with clients or on weddings, she's fortunate to be able to stay home and raise her beautiful children alongside her supportive husband.  


Kasey Fitzgerald-Hairstylist

Kasey has been a professional hairstylist for 15 years.  She graduated cosmotology school from Paul Mitchell's and has contined to grow in the industry ever since. Although she works behind the chair, she specializes in bridal hairstyles and works on weddings the majority of the time which is a passion of hers that clearly showcases in her work. 

Kasey is a firm believer in enhacing her client's natural beauty and helping brides look and feel amazing on their wedding day. Her goal is always for you to feel like the very best version of yourself on one of the most important days of your life. 

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Sara Thompson- Makeup Artist

Sara has been a professional makeup artist for 10 years, and attended the cosmetology school Marinello School of Beauty, where she completed makeup courses, and eventually ended up teaching at the Willimantic CT location. Throughout the years, she continued to educate herself with attending makeup courses in New York City through the Powder Group and The Makeup Show to stay ahead of the evolving beauty industry. 

There are many rewarding factors to being a makeup artist in Sara's eyes,  one of them being that it allows her to install confidence in her clients whenever she has the opportunity to work on them. Plus, being a makeup artist, it is a fantastic creative outlet that allows Sara to create all different styles of makeup whether it's working on bridal or editorial photo shoots. 


Sara's passion is to help as many people as possible look and feel beautiful while showcasing the power of makeup, and how it is able to transform and inspire!

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