We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandi Henderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I made the decision to start my own business, it was overwhelming with the amount of decisions I realized I had to make. I wanted everything about it to represent me; the name, the logo, the color scheme, the professionalism, the skill level, the luxury services, and the uniqueness of my beauty services. In order to differentiate myself from other beauty companies, I decided that my logo needed to show people that my makeup applications are waterproof and that one of my specialties is underwater makeup. I grew up as a water baby and now as an adult, I spend my free time diving, fishing, and going on mermaid pirate adventures so my mermaid logo felt very meant to be.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My name is Brandi Nicole Henderson, I’m 36 years old, and I’m just a girl from Tennessee livin’ in South Florida tryin’ to make a Beautiful difference in the World. I moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL 8 years ago to follow my dream to become a Celebrity Makeup Artist. Since then, I have worked on many movie sets, tv shows, commercials, music videos, photo shoots, and weddings. I specialize in Airbrush Makeup, Airbrush Tanning, Airbrush Body Art, Body Painting, Glitter Art, and Hair Styling. I’m locally known as the Mermaid Makeup Artist because I’ve traveled the world doing Mermaids’ Hair and Makeup, providing luxury beauty services that are waterproof. Even though I specialize in providing glamorous airbrush makeovers, I am a natural makeup kinda girl myself and proud to say that I am one of Chanel’s traveling makeup artists. I absolutely love to travel and as a Chanel Artist, I’ve been able to experience so many different cultures all while doing what I love, natural makeovers and makeup tutorials. I currently relocated to Maine since the COVID-19 has temporarily terminated my Beauty Business in Florida. I have an amazing opportunity here and in the New England states to share my love and passion for Makeup Artistry. My mantra is, “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” and I strive to truly make a positive difference and inspire others every day.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My best friend and I share matching tattoos, love of wine, love of animals, and love of adventure. She always tells me that I live the life of a mermaid and pirate so I would take her out on my mermaid pirate adventures. We would take a boat to go bar hopping on the Intercoastal for Happy Hour, drive the golf cart around my neighborhood to show her all the bunnies, parrots, and manatees and then have the guys take us to dinner on the scooters. These would be daily routines but the destinations would change. I would take her on the boat to Whiskey Creek for seashell hunting, off Lighthouse point for fishing, Lake Boca to hang out with friends, Riviera Beach for snorkeling, and Alabama Jacks to dance. We would end each night sipping wine on the dock with our dogs.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Nikol Johnson Sanchez is who I would love to give a shout out to. I met her 8 years ago when I moved to South Florida. She has inspired me as an Artist, Business Woman, Friend, and the best Dog Mom of all time.
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