Whip Blow Dry Bar + Salon is opening on September 24th at 23 Governor Street in Ridgefield and is proud to announce it has secured New York and Connecticut based Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis to head its makeup operations. Gomez-Duplessis is a native New Yorker, and has worked at Estee Lauder in New York, the first M.A.C. Cosmetics counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans, and owned and operated her own makeup boutique BGD Beauty Bar in New Orleans. Gomez-Duplessis relocated back to Connecticut to be closer to New York City about 7 years ago because she was in such high demand.
“We are thrilled to have Brandy on board as our Makeup Creative Director forging our vision for the makeup side of the business,” said Whip Salon owner, Amy Pal. “She is not only talented, creative and knowledgeable, but she is super fun to be around and customers are going to love her!”
As a New York Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has been moving between celebrity clients, red carpet events, fashion shows, and various makeup assignments for the past several years. She has worked with: Kerry Washington, Golden Globe; Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Ali Raisman, Viola Davis, Ellie Goulding, Robert Redford, Allison Janney, Shonda Rimes, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Paul, and Usher to name a few.
“I’ve worked with Brandy for over 10 years and she will make an incredible addition to Whip Salon,” said Amanda Back of One Foot Productions and Producer for well-known events such as the VMAs, Tony Awards, and the NBA All-Stars Weekend. “Brandy has a wonderful way with clients. She knows how to help you push your comfort zone without being pushy and is always up on the latest trends. I’ve found that when I let her guide me, I am always happy with her recommendations and the outcome.”
Gomez-Duplessis says she is excited to begin a new chapter of her life at Whip Salon. She’s at a point in her career where she’s ready to “slow things down” and find a “home base” to call her own. “I look forward to meeting the sophisticated and fabulous women of Ridgefield and share my passion with them. In fact, I’m surprised there isn’t already a celebrity makeup artist here! I want to be the “Go To It Girl” resource for everything from special occasions, bridal makeup and of course day to day looks as well.”
Gomez- Duplessis has selected Jane Iredale, introduced to her at an Allure Magazine private event, as one of the makeup lines for Whip Salon. “Jane Iredale is a natural, mineral based and paraben free makeup line that our clients are going to fall in love with and we’ll be carrying it exclusively in Ridgefield at Whip Salon.”
We asked Gomez-Duplessis if she’s going to miss working with celebs. “Working with celebrities is always amazing. I’m about building relationships with my all of my clients and have them come to me for all of their special occasions. Having a makeup artist really isn’t just for celebs!
Whip Salon is excited for you to meet Brandy. “When you’re in Brandy’s chair you’ll never know what kind of story she’ll tell you about her experiences with the stars,” said Pal.
To book an appointment with Brandy for a makeup application, makeup and lash application, or teen or adult makeup application simply go to the App store and download Whip Salon. You can book your appointments with her through the App immediately, and she is available starting on September 24th. Brandy will be in the salon from Wednesdays - Sundays.
Photo: Gomez-Duplessis with Kerry Washing