I am a mobile freelance hair and makeup artist with 13 years experience providing personalized hair and makeup services in Canada, and have expanded to provide services in Mexico, based out of Sayulita. My career has seen me provide my style of personalized and attentive service to highlight the beauty in women for advertising campaigns, boudoir work, family & engagement sessions, and I have been there for more than 700 brides and their parties on their big day.
Often, women are their own worst critic, not seeing themselves objectively when they look in the mirror. It is an honour to witness the excitement on a woman's face when her hair and makeup is completed, when she has no choice but to see herself objectively and without criticism-it's the most rewarding feeling to show women how others see their true beauty!
I was recently selected as one of Canada's Finest Bridal Stylists by Weddingbells, as well as chosen as a member of the JoyWed 'it list' of select hair and makeup artists in my area.
In addition to outstanding accolades from my clients and fellow vendors, I have also seen my work published in print and online.
Print: Avenue Magazine (Edmonton), Blush Magazine, Bridal Fantasy Magazine, Perfect Wedding Magazine, and Weddingbells.
Online: 100 Layer Cake, Bride.ca, Desiree Hartsock Lifestyle Blog, Elizabeth Anne Designs, JoyWed, Peter Loves Jane, Rocky Mountain Bride, Rustic Wedding Chic, Style Me Pretty (Canada & USA), The Luxe Pearl, Wedding Chicks, and yegwed.
I'm a mom to an awesome son, a wife to a great man, and a woman who appreciates the beauty in others. Thankfully, the men in my life both understand my unorthodox schedule and the drive I have to be more than just another vendor, but to be someone who ensures my clients have an experience they won't forget! There is something I love about having a client sit in my chair with their blank canvas, spending time getting to know them, hearing their story, and transforming their outer shell into the beauty I see come from the inside.
When I was a kid, I always liked playing with people's hair. When we had guests over, I would ask if I could brush their hair and style it. Fast forward 20 years later, and I found myself with the opportunity to make a career out of playing with people's hair and making them look their best for their most special events. Never for a moment did I think my love of brushing hair when I was a kid would become my passion, and I would make a career out of it in two countries. Yet here I am, and I wouldn't change a thing!
I started working in a busy salon in Edmonton, AB and attained my Red Seal Hairstylists license, while training in makeup techniques to ensure our bridal clients and their parties received the best experience while getting ready for their big day. I was involved in other aspects of hair and makeup as well, such as photo shoots, competitions, and fashion shows. I was hooked! After 4 years of working in the salon, it was time to move on, and freelancing was a natural fit for myself and my busy family. I got to do what I loved, but I was still able to be there for my family.
Since that time, I have been entrusted with the preparation of more than 700 brides (wow!) and their parties on their wedding day and in the months leading up to it. Beside doing bridal work, I also provide services for clients in Canada and Mexico for boudoir, family, and engagement photo shoots, and commercial and fashion shoots, as well as personal events. I have chosen not to specialize in one area, as I feel that being involved in all areas provides my clients with the benefit of more experience and it keeps my creative juices flowing.
I have expanded my services to include locations in Mexico, and am enjoying being included in the special days of brides from all over the world. I'm thankful for the wonderful people I work with and to be invited to many of the most monumental moments in their lives.