As we continue with our blogs series, Argo Approved, our customers have made it clear they are interested in knowing who we approve in Columbus for everything wedding, from proposal ideas to honeymoons. This edition we bring you a Columbus Secret Gem, make-up artist, Bridget Henry.
Who is Bridget Henry?
Bridget got her start in 1996 at Henri Bendel in Columbus’ former City Center Mall as the Counter Manger for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Quickly, Bridget was recognized for her sensational looks and raw talent. She began freelancing just 2 years into the industry and has been freelancing ever since (23 years now). Bridget relocated to New York where her make-up artistry began to soar.
She has worked with top designers in New York, Paris, London, and Milan fashion weeks. She has styled numerous celebrities – Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller and Taylor Swift to a name just a few of the innumerable list. She has worked with major editorials such as Allure, Billboard, Bride, Essence, Fitness, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, People, Self, Vogue…you get it, the list goes on and on for this woman! But here’s the kicker…Bridget moved back from New York because she missed being close to home and craved to start a family and a new chapter in one of her favorite cities. So, now we have this amazing stylist right here in Columbus, OH!
Why We Love Her and What She Does
Obviously, her credentials tote her fantastic work, but what I hear over and over and being a close friend of Bridget’s, I can tell you she lands the job every time because of how comfortable she makes everyone feel. She is down to earth, sweet as a button, professional and with a sense of humor that lightens up any room. Her styling is natural and flawless. It’s that gorgeous, confidant, no make-up look that every bride wants.
When I chatted candidly with Bridget over tacos at Houlihan’s for this blog, I mentioned how proud I’ve been to be her friend and watch her success through the years. She politely smiled and matter of fact stated, ” I love making people feel good, bringing out the beauty within and pampering my clients. It’s important they feel good about themselves, especially on their big day.”
It seems I’m not the only one who recognizes how lucky they are to work with this artist!
A few words from the brides…
“Bridget is so lovely! Very warm and friendly, but professional. And she was flexible and easy to work with — I threw her a curveball close to the wedding and enlisted her services for 4 additional people. Most importantly, though, her work is truly amazing. She is great at listening to your ideas and translating them into a look that works seamlessly for your face and style. You will not find a more talented and experienced makeup artist… seriously, just check out her bio and client list.”
“What can I say? Bridget is an Artist. I could not have asked for a better, more professional, and more talented individual to do my make-up (and my bridesmaids’) for our wedding this past September. When you watch Bridget do her work, you can very clearly see how much she enjoys it and how natural it is for her. She is extremely fast without taking away from the quality and flawless results of her work. I received many compliments on my make-up and I have Bridget to thank for that. Everyone in our group looked naturally beautiful, without the look or feel of excessive make-up. Last but not least, Bridget is also very friendly, easy-going, and super fun to be around! She immediately got along with everyone and made us feel at ease. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bridget for any make-up needs, as her talent very obviously goes beyond just weddings.”
“Bridget did an absolutely amazing job!!! She was quick and professional and made my whole day feel super special!!! I felt like a princess and loved every detail of her makeup!!!”
How to Track Her Down for Your Own Special Day
You can also check out her Instagram!
Why Bridget Loves Argo & Lehne?
I feel fortunate that when this “fashionista” decided to remake her engagement ring, she chose Argo & Lehne. Her ring turned out gorgeous with details that were very meaningful to her. The vintage diamond band mixed with a modern white gold pavé engagement ring signifies her classic style with her own fresh take. Her Husband, Helder, then gifted her a sweet stackable rose gold and diamond band to commemorate the birth of their baby, Bianca. She absolutely adored the final look!