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Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA 2020

Best Wedding Hair and MUA Toronto

Bridal Makeup is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding makeup artist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding makeup artists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Makeup Artists at the bottom of the post.

Amber Malik Makeup

Bringing a bride’s vision of how she wants to be seen on her most special day, to life.

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With over 20 years of experience in Bridal Makeup Artistry, I have had the opportunity to work with various brides, from different cultures, all with their own unique vision of how they want to look for their big day. This job has taken me to different countries, and allowed me to become such a crucial part of someone’s special day. I work together with my brides to come up with the perfect vision of their Makeup look based on their features, outfits, jewelry, and if they have a theme for their wedding. I specialize in South Asian Bridal Makeup, so we get to create different looks for all the events that take place, which is always so amazing. I have the opportunity to create flawless looks that are both traditional and timeless for a ceremony, to trendy and bold for a reception – giving my brides the best of both worlds. I am obsessed with my brides not only looking amazing, but feeling amazing when they see themselves in the mirror for the first time as a bride. Because of this, I ensure I’m available to them until they are ready to leave for their ceremony. When a bride books her Bridal Makeup with me, they have the comfort in knowing I will be there, by their side the entire time.

Aside from Bridal Makeup, I enjoy creating bold makeup looks on myself to share on my social media. This helps me to not only practice different techniques, but it allows me to keep up-to-date on the latest makeup trends. Makeup has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember, and creating various looks on myself has really helped showcase my talents, continue to learn, and step out of my comfort zone. Combined with my experience and passion, my makeup brushes welcome every bride to come sit in my chair. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambermak_makeup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambermalikmakeup/

AnnimationsMkUp

My name is Annika,  and I founded AnnimationsMkUp 6 years ago to change the face of Bridal Beauty, literally!

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We live to provide professional, friendly service with outstanding results. No more awkward, silent wedding mornings with a stranger who does what they want to do instead of what makes you feel like you! 
I began my career right here in the GTA in 2010, serving much of Southern Ontario, from Belleville to London and beyond. Over the years I have built my team with artists and stylists who exhibit excellent skill, professionalism, and positive energy, which is a major key to our Brand Difference. We have our teams based and focused in the GTA, as well a few sets of artists out west in Alberta who serve all of that province and eastern British Columbia. 
Brides have described us as talented, having contagious positivity, putting them at ease, and a joy to work with. It is their unforgettable, happy experience with us making that first positive impact on such an important day that drives us to serve with excellence.  
We now are proud to have a 5 Star Rating on WeddingWire and several publications in bridal magazines, continually striving to develop our skills and exceed our Brides’ expectations with each wedding we are so fortunate to be a part of. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/annimationsmkup/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnimationsMkUp/

Beauty by Jenny G

Beauty by Jenny G offers Luxury mobile makeup and hair services throughout Toronto, the GTA and beyond.

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We specialize in the bridal industry, however services are also provided for other special events, corporate shoots, magazine editorials and photoshoots. Lead Makeup Artist and Owner, Jenny, has been servicing brides for over a decade, providing them with luxury products, iconic looks as well as evolving styles. She has expanded over the last several years by curating a talented team of makeup artists and hair stylists to service larger bookings and keep up with the demand. Jenny and her team offer high quality service at the location of your choice. Talent, professionalism and care is what sets us apart from the rest!  

Website: https://www.beautybyjennyg.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautybyjennyg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautybyjennyg

Beauty MarQ

My name is Carla Marques owner of Beauty MarQ which is a mobile company that is unique, we believe in bringing out the natural beauty in all our brides and clients.

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We are truly passionate about all things beauty! Beauty MarQ bloomed in 2010,  we have worked on many brides and clients in the industry. I was an award winner for Creative Makeup Artist of the year 2018. I have worked with many makeup companies in the past. Graduated from CMU. This past summer I was approached to work for Goop which is Gwenth Paltrow company, her company is clean beauty, which I really enjoyed learning more about, cause I like to bring out the soft glam with makeup on my brides and clients.

The reason for Beauty MarQ to be chosen for this category Top MUA I believe that we have a great love for makeup and hair, I truly believe we have a team of great talent, we are all creative, hardworking, we listen to our brides and clients and achieve the look they want, for any occasion. Beauty is something that we like to enhance on our brides on their day! Making them feel special and beautiful is our reward.

Website: https://www.beautymarq.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beauty.marq/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautymarqcm/

BlushPretty Makeup

BlushPretty Makeup and Hair Artistry is Toronto’s premiere mobile artistry team and beauty bar.

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With a highly skilled team of both makeup and hair artists, BlushPretty offers a variety of services both in-studio and on-location. From makeup and hair to skincare, BlushPretty is the name on everyone’s perfectly painted lips. We believe in emphasizing and highlighting the unique features that make you beautiful! It’s not about transforming you, it’s about celebrating you. Whether it’s making your skin glow naturally with tailored skin treatments, adding liner to make your eyes pop, or showcasing your healthy hair with an amazing updo – we love the way YOU look. Make a statement with your natural beauty and let us put the exclamation mark on it!

Bridal beauty services are offered throughout Southern Ontario including: Toronto, Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton), Halton Region (Burlington, Milton, Oakville), Niagara Region (Niagara on the Lake, St. Catharines), York Region (Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora) and the Durham Region (Pickering, Oshawa). We also service Calgary, Alberta and its surrounding area! Our team is also willing to travel across Canada for destination weddings.

Website: https://blushpretty.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlushPretty/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blushprettyteam/
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Carley Artistry

Carley Artistry was founded in 2017 by Carley Chamberlain, a Toronto hair and makeup artist with over 10 years’ experience in commercial, film and wedding beauty. 

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The Carley Artistry Bridal Team ethos is personally tailored beauty. We offer brides a chance to be their unique, true selves on their wedding day, and we make that happen by listening to what you need, working through options at your preview and making sure you leave glowing from the inside out. Our team members come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds and skill sets, and we do our best to pair our clients with the perfect stylists for them. Dreaming of a fresh and modern look? Our stylists have got you. 
Classic elegance? We do that too. 

We believe you should look like yourself, whatever that means to you – and we will help you achieve it with exceptional makeup skills and high-quality luxury products. While our passion is beauty, we are also serious about business. You can expect clear pricing, responses within 24 hours, exemplary hygiene standards, and always reliable service from the Carley Artistry team.  Our team has worked on over 100 weddings! We bring fresh energy, laughter and positivity to every appointment, and truly enjoy sharing your special moments and can’t wait to beautify you and your loved ones!

Website: http://carleyartistry.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleyartistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carleyartistry

Claudia Coelho Artistry

Whether it be a lesson, a makeup appointment or glam for your big day, I aim to address your specific needs to create the perfect look, for you! 

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With just under 10 years of experience and a reputation for professionalism, artistry and sanitation, Claudia Coelho Artistry is dedicated to creating a beautiful and comfortable beauty experience with each and every one of her clients. 
As a professional makeup artist, it is very important to me that each of my clients, looks, but more importantly, feels beautiful in their own skin. My goal for everyone who sits in my chair, is to create a timeless look, unique to each person’s style and comfort level. 

I respect natural beauty and believe a beautiful makeup is a balance of simplicity, good products and great skin prep, with a serious importance on hygiene and sanitation.

Website: https://claudiacoelho.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiacoelhoartistry/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/claudiacoelhoartistry
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/c_artistry/

Dawna Boot Makeup

Industry leading hair and makeup team, Dawna Boot Beauty is one of the most sought after beauty teams for bridal, fashion and branding beauty across Canada.

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Dawna Boot Beauty offers top of the line mobile hair and makeup artistry seen on celebrities, influencers, CEO’s and brides alike. Each artist at Dawna Boot Beauty brings expert, industry-leading artistry and provides each client with an unparalleled services. We pride ourselves in not only our beauty expertise but also our approachable and friendly connection that we create with every client. From our uniforms to our brushes and the beauty we create for you, the Dawna Boot Beauty experience is designed to feel VIP down to the smallest detail. At Dawna Boot Beauty, we take the time to discover what makes you feel truly beautiful. Whether it be through one of our hands on extensive trials where we leave no stone unturned, or through a series of questionnaires and detailed correspondence, discovering that something special that makes you feel like your most beautiful self, is our number one priority.

With mobile teams in both Ontario and British Columbia, Dawna Boot Beauty is available for on location and destination bookings in Canada and across the globe.

Website: http://dawnaboot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnabootmakeup/

Emma Hughes Makeup

Emma is a professional makeup & hair artist located in the north end of Toronto.

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Growing up with a love for painting and drawing, Emma developed her talents into the world of cosmetics.
In 2014 she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a makeup artist and enrolled in one of North Americas top rated makeup academies. Graduating second in her class at C|MU college of makeup art & design (Formerly complections)
Emma is trained in all areas of makeup artistry including print, bridal, runway, film & television, special effects & prosthetic makeup. Currently Emma is focusing on building her bridal business, and has been featured in strictly weddings, elegant wedding magazine, and now best for brides!  Emma is known for her gentle touch, kind heart and gentle humour. Emma is a dedicated leader, and has helped to build sanitation protocols for fellow artists in Ontario.

Website: http://www.emmahughesmakeup.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmahughesmakeup/
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmahughesmakeup

Green Orchard Beauty Studio

At Green Orchard Studio, we are not just a highly skilled team of wedding servicing professionals, we are family.

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We collaborate because our talents are stronger when together. Makeup and hair  packages are put together with great care and class. Our mission is to bring out your best look by enhancing your natural beauty! We specialize in wedding hair and makeup services all in Toronto GTA and southern Ontario.Seeing our clients happy and provide exceptional customer service is our top-most priority. Green Orchard Beauty Studio is a Toronto based company, offering luxury beauty services for your wedding, special event or photo shoot. Their beauty experts’ passion is to make women feel special on their big day by creating a perfect look that suits their fashion style and personality! 

Head Makeup Artists Angelina and Evgenia and their team are certified, professional makeup artists and hairstylists that have years of experience in bridal and fashion industry. They worked on numerous fashion shows and fundraising events including Supermodel Canada search, Miss Ukrainian Canada, Fashion against Cancer, Anokhi Awards, Tigran festival and others.  Green Orchard studio’s team also works with creative agencies, doing makeup and hair for commercials and interviews. Working in the industry for a long time as freelance makeup artists made them realise that together they can create more magic! Their latest photoshoot publications in blog and magazines include Wedluxe, Perfect palette, Today’s Bride, Bridal affair, Elegant weddings, Confetti, Bellelumiere, Trendy bride, Redcarpet and Fashion Forward.

Website: https://www.greenorchardstudio.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenorchardbeauty/
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Honey’s Beauty Lounge

Hafsa, the owner of Honey’s Beauty Lounge is a professional makeup artist providing ultimate makeup & hair experience. 

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Her natural flair and talent, for the art of makeup is the reason for pursuing the profession as her career. With over 12 years of experience in the Beauty Industry, Hafsa’s work has featured in various magazines. Her work reflects both innovation and style. Paired with her natural ability to enhance, manipulate or beautify, we can offer you the best experience on your event. The core of our work has always been brides, but also work regularly on photoshoots – fashion, commercial, and bridal. She appreciates the subtlety and the power of makeup. 

She started her creative journey from an early age.  Hafsa’s work strives for precision, versatility and elegance. She has an attention for detail and ability to create beautiful flawless skin. Her professionalism and passion has led her to participating and collaborating with big influencers. Hafsa is  currently based in Brampton, Canada. She is also skilled in the art of hairstyling.

Website: https://honeysbeautylounge.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Honeysbeautylounge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Honeysbeautylounge

Jessica Wolfert Makeup

I am a certified professional makeup artist providing luxury services to the GTA & surrounding areas as well as abroad! 

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My passion for makeup was discovered at a young age and began my career in makeup 5+ years ago. As an artist, I truly believe we are never finished learning which is why I have obtained certifications & attended celebrity masterclasses including Canadian Beauty College, Makeup by Mario, & Faces by Rob and am always researching the latest trends & hottest products. I will ensure that my client walks away feeling their best by enhancing their natural beauty with any look of their choice. 

I have worked with many celebrities/influencers, collaborated with top beauty brands, worked hundreds of weddings and have been featured in magazines & blogs such as Wedluxe, Elegant Wedding, Brides Today, Eventsource, and more. I pride myself on striving for perfection with every application. I feel that in order to achieve this, open communication with the client is a must to ensure that they can fully express themselves by explaining what look they want and making any changes necessary to achieve that look while still feeling like themselves. 
I look forward to meeting each & every one of my clients and I’m excited to create the look they envisioned for their big day! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Jess.wolfert.beauty/

Julia Dantas Beauty

Julia Dantas is a full-time Canadian Content Creator, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Educator!

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Five years ago, Julia made her way into the beauty industry after graduating top of her class from the College of Makeup Art & Design in Toronto. Since then, Julia appeared as a top finalist on Kim Kardashian West’s show, Glam Masters and was able to learn hands on from the best artists in the industry! Most recently Julia has been working with Alexx Mayo, Lizzo’s makeup artists and has assisted him in creating some iconic Lizzo looks such as: The Grammys, Saturday Night Live, the AMA’s.

Locally, Julia spends her days educating up and coming makeup artists throughout Toronto. Each summer Julia finds herself fully emerged in the wedding season with bridal bookings. Due to high demand, Julia has hired a full bridal team consisting of 10 different makeup artists and hairstylists in order to fulfill every bride’s needs! Additionally, Julia was featured in the July edition of Marie Claire magazine; the youngest makeup artist ever to be featured in the magazine, and also had a year-long partnership with Burberry.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beauty-by-Julia-1640579099548325/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliadantasbeauty/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjbbkRIzPo_sXjzjMGNJ_Jw

Kirsch Cosmetic Studio

Our personalized approach to beauty helps us to embrace our brides needs. We listen to their description of how they picture themselves on their wedding day. This gives them confidence to look and feel beautiful.

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We have a supply chain of beauty products to help us use the most advanced technology with the highest quality tools. Temptu AirPod Airbrushing, Modelrock Individual Eyelashes, Custom made shadows, lipsticks and lipglosses. Paraben free products along with long-lasting mascara and liners. We provide ‘Perfected Brows” because we also offer Brow Shaping services in our studio. With offer reasonable rates in our own beautiful private rooms in our Studio or On Site for your event. We are most reliable. Whatever your needs we have many options to choose from for every makeup and hair budget. Please note we have only one Hair and Makeup stylist otherwise we are a Team of makeup artists. We have been offering our services for over 20 years and in fact mentored many successful artists including this past summer an artist from Tokyo, Japan.

Susan Kirsch is also an expert in camouflage makeup which is most helpful for those brides that have broken out. Raz and Lia are experts in eyelash extensions hence their steady hands. Julia’s expertise in long-lasting makeup techniques for those with absorbent skin. We are also meticulously clean using disposable felt tip applicators for lip products, as well as having a large assortment of makeup artistry brushes in our personal kits.We have experience with varied skin tones and enjoy all traditions of wedding ceremonies. We do everything with a smile to help our clients relax and enjoy their day, truly service orientated. It is the mantra of Susan Kirsch, to always keep the clients best interests at heart and to focus on their needs. People always ask Susan, after all these years don’t you get tired of working on weekends, Quote “I apply makeup for brides because I feel it is an honour to be with a bride on her wedding day. I think about how her wedding day photo is forever” Susan Kirsch.

Website: www.kirschcosmeticstudio.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirschstudio/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirschcosmeticstudio/

Look Devine Beauty

With over 10 years experience ,  makeup artist Erin LookDevine has excelled  in   glamming brides and their bridal parties making them look their absolute best on one of the most special days of their lives .

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While working for some of the top beauty brands such as Estée Lauder and managing a beauty department throughout the week she always stays on trend while keeping her kit  stocked with the latest products . 

Specializing in all races and ethnicities any bride can book with her company Look Devine Beauty knowing that she is in the best of hands . While Servicing  brides  from Niagara , Hamilton and the GTA Look Devine Beauty is going into their 6th bridal season with a full team of artists excited and waiting to give you the ultimate  beauty experience on your big day !

Website: www.erinlookdevine.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinlookdevine.xo/
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Makeup by Rebecca K

I’m a professional Makeup artist servicing Toronto and the GTA for bridal and special events

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I have a background in fine arts and fashion, which has given me a true advantage in the industry. In 2013, I graduated at the top of my class from complections college of makeup art and design and since then I have made bridal and editorial makeup my number one priority. The amount of passion I have for beauty is unmatched.  I listen to what my clients want and specifically tailor each makeup to the individual. I’ve always said that colour is my second language and I’m able to work with any skin tone and type. I’m best known for creating natural makeup looks, although glamour is in my wheelhouse. I believe that makeup is used to give a person confidence and my goal is to make anyone who sits in my chair, feel like the best version of themselves.

Website: www.rebeccakmakeupartist.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccakmua/ 

Makeup Worx

Welcome to Makeup Worx! We are known for creating that flawless, contoured, dewy glow for our clients which lasts all day and night.

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We specialize in airbrush foundation. It is our trademark as Airbrush Angels. The art of creating a flawless look is our staple. I can’t even begin to explain how much the art of makeup means to me. Growing up with a skin condition I had my first makeup experience when I was 16 years old and it truly changed and shaped my life. The way I felt after looking in the mirror was magical. When I first opened Makeup Worx and made the decision to work for myself, I never imagined I would stand along such an incredible team of talent 11 years later. We truly love what we do. Making our brides shine and smile is what we live for. 

Through dedication, hard-work, respect and love for our clients, brides and team I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. The mere smile after a grand reveal, the hair toss that signifies an instant confidence boost, and the tears of joy to share that you’ve never felt better. This makes our day as much as it makes our brides day. 

Website: www.makeupworx.ca 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupworx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupWorx/

Mina Beauty

In June of 2018, Mina took a leap of faith and decided to start her business as a Makeup Artist after deciding she was no longer interested in a career in law.

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After two years of vigorously pursuing her passion and perfecting her craft, she is now a well-established Toronto Makeup Artist and has travelled all over the Greater Toronto Area to doll up her beautiful bridal and party clients. One of her biggest accomplishments was when she travelled to New York City to do makeup for Afghanistan’s top female singer and songwriter, Aryana Sayeed, for her USA Tour. Aryana loved Mina’s work and called her on stage at the end of her concert to show her appreciation. 

Mina takes pride in ensuring her clients look and feel their best on their special day(s). Her ability to understand and deliver her clients’ visions while implementing her own creative touch has guaranteed client satisfaction and loyalty. Mina’s active and growing presence on social media, particularly on Instagram, helps her stay up to date on the latest makeup trends and her clients often refer to her creative eyeshadow looks as inspiration for their makeup. She is driven by client satisfaction and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is picture perfect. Her skills and techniques ensure that the makeup stays intact and looks flawless throughout the event. Seeing the smile on her beautiful brides’ faces motivates Mina to continuously work on and perfect her craft. Mina has recently expanded her business to provide hair services in addition to her makeup services and is looking forward to the upcoming bridal season.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minaabeautyy/

Orly Waldman Makeup

Orly is a certified award winning luxury Makeup Artist with over 17 years experience in the wedding industry. 

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Her love for makeup artistry began as a little girl when she became fascinated with the special effects makeup on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This led to her working on an independent film, Punch, as the lead makeup artist at the age of 17. Eager to pursue a career in the field, Orly attended various courses to enhance her knowledge in the beauty industry. While studying, she quickly fell in love with bridal makeup.

She has perfected her services for women of every skin tone and type and has since been awarded annual awards by  Wedding Wire. Orly specializes in luxury bridal makeup but is available for special events of all kinds i.e. bar/bat-mitzvahs, bridal showers, individual or group makeup lessons, and entertainment industry events. Orly has a full team of talented makeup artists and hair stylists to flawlessly create a unique experience for every client.

Website: www.orlywaldman.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orlymakeupwaldman/

Rachel Renna

Rachel is a 3rd Generation Makeup Artist

She is a bridal specialist and excels in natural, glamour, camouflage and airbrush makeup techniques for both western and ethnic bridal styles.  She is highly credited for her work with Jessica Mulroney, Meghan Markle and is a master at her craft.  

Rachel actively works in both the wedding and television industries, for some of Toronto’s most influential business professionals and socialites. She has contributed to over 1000 weddings to-date, has raving reviews and is passionate about utilizing her skills to make her clients look and feel their very best on their special day

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelrenna/

The Beauty Concept

Shirley Wu is an award winning well renowned makeup artist and hair stylist known for her unique style of makeup application and exquisite hairstyling.

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Shirley is highly acclaimed with an elite clientele base which sets her apart from other skilled artists in the industry.  Shirley speaks about beauty from the inside out and as such advocates taking care of oneself with health, nutrition in mind.  She resonates so greatly with all whom she meets, her kind demeanour is indeed her label. Shirley’s emphasis is also on empowerment of women thus a huge advocate for elevating others as she rises and grows herself with true leadership qualities.  Her ongoing efforts for giving back to the greater good are unparalleled to the communities she has proudly established herself in, thus a true testament to this facet of her life with making a difference in the lives of others. 

Shirley was the youngest hairdresser that opened her own salon at the age of 17 in Lahore, Pakistan, becoming also an entrepreneur and stylist. She came to Canada in 1991 and opened The Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu where she brought her artistry and personal style to brides, pageants, performers, artists, performers and many people who experienced her magic touch.  In addition, Shirley offers classes for makeup and hairstyling, business coaching, and her own line of cosmetics.

Website: www.thebeautyconcept.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyconceptofficial/

Toronto Beauty Group

With a foundation in fashion but core focus on weddings award winning bridal beauty company Toronto Beauty Group and owner Jessica Jean Myers have been trusted with a bride’s most important day over 1000 times. 

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They are a full service mobile makeup & hair company that services Toronto and surrounding areas including popular wedding destinations like Muskoka and Niagara-on-the-Lake. They also boast a large team of specialists so are able to handle bookings of all sizes.  Toronto is a multi-cultural city and Toronto Beauty Group prides itself on a portfolio that showcases that diversity in ethnic backgrounds, skin tones, hair types and styles.  No two brides are a like so it’s important their look and style be catered to them specifically.

Jessica Jean Myers and her team of artists specialize in highlighting a bride’s natural beauty & essence – a bride should always look like herself on her best day, are words they live by.Whether a bride dreams of elegance and glamour or is inspired by soft romantic boho styles for her wedding day Toronto Beauty Group has an artist for every bride’s beauty goals.

Website: www.torontobeautygroup.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torontobeautygroup/

Union Wedding Toronto

Union is a boutique on-location make-up/hair service covering Toronto and the GTA that was founded by a hair stylist and make-up artist in Vancouver circa 2008.

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  • Union Wedding Toronto
  • Union Wedding Toronto
  • Union Wedding Toronto
  • Union Wedding Toronto
  • Union Wedding Toronto

We work closely and collaboratively with all of our brides to ensure that every detail is picture perfect, with a style that’s Hollywood rather than heavy-looking. As a small operation we focus on getting to know brides so that we can create an experience that is tailored to the client’s preferences (that applies to the coffee, the music and the jokes!)        Make-up only, hair or combined services are available as per the client’s request, and a bridal trial is always offered so that we can ‘try on’ any looks that the bride has in mind. Union’s work has been featured in magazines such as Weddingbells, WedLuxe and Wedding Planner. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionweddingsto/

Vibrant Beauty

Brenda Beltran is the artist behind Vibrant Beauty and has always had a deep love for makeup!

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  • Vibrant Beauty
  • Vibrant Beauty

She took her talent of drawing and painting and brought her artwork to life through makeup artistry. Now, an accomplished and diverse make-up artist, she has successfully managed to turn that excitement and love into an incredible career spanning more than 9 years in roles such as make-up artist and hairstyling. Her philosophy is all about bringing out a woman’s natural beauty by enhancing their best features to compliment their skin, style and personality. Her work has been published in several online and print magazines. Brenda finds so much joy in making women feel and look beautiful and is always thankful to be a part of such special occasions! 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_vibrantbeauty_/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/vibrantbeautyservices/

FAQ – Makeup Artist

What is a bridal makeup trial?

A bridal makeup trial is where we meet for the first time, chat and go over styles/looks you’ve chosen putting them to the test. You should do your research before coming to a bridal makeup trial by finding several photos of looks you want to try. At the bridal makeup trial, your makeup artist will test out the looks to see whether you like it or not. This meeting can take up to a couple hours since it is the time to really get to know your makeup artist. As well as for the makeup artist to get to know you. Your wedding day is a very important day and you want to look as beautiful as possible, so the makeup artist needs to get to know what you like and what you feel confident in.

How long before the wedding should I book a bridal makeup trial?

You should book the bridal makeup trial around 4-8 weeks before your wedding. Before you book your bridal makeup trial, make sure to have the details of your wedding planned and finalized. This means that you know what your wedding dress looks like, you know the theme of your wedding and the colours of the flowers. This is important because different looks math different colours in your theme. As well as, your bridal gown make a difference as certain makeup looks match better with certain necklines.

Do makeup artists travel to the client for their wedding day?

Most makeup artists offer mobile services meaning they do travel to the client for their wedding day. Check with your makeup artist to see how far they are willing to travel on that day. Some makeup artists even offer mobile services for destination weddings or wedding outside of their city. Although, almost every makeup artist will demand travel fees as is it expensive to travel. Make sure to do your research on different makeup artists to see who is closest or has travel fees that is within your budget. All in all, find a makeup artist that makes you feel beautiful and stress-free.

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Getting your hair wedding fit – Advice from one of Sydney’s best hairdressers

Advice from one of Sydney’s best hairdressers, Jules Peacocke, Director, Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, Sydney, Australia

As soon as you’ve set the date of your wedding, deciding on your hair and makeup should be as high on the list of priorities as your wedding dress.

Having dealt with many brides over the course of my career, I am still amazed at how little attention many brides place on the “fitness” of their hair for the big day.  Getting your hair “wedding fit” probably takes even longer than getting your body in shape to fit that gorgeous dress you’ve chosen.

Many women are acutely unaware that their hair health is actually severely compromised.  It is impossible to create beautiful wedding hairstyles if the hair is damaged, lifeless and is not receiving the right at home care.

So here’s my list of top things to do to make sure your hair is as fit for your wedding as your body or mind is!

Check your hairdresser’s credentials

Not all hairdressers are able to style hair for wedding events.  They might be good at colouring, cutting and blow drying but they might not have received the right training to create beautiful up-do’s or editorial looking styles.  To check whether you like their style of creating wedding hair, you should arrange to have at least one if not two wedding hair and makeup trials. More on this later.

Check your hairdresser’s availability

There is nothing worse than finding out that your hairdresser is on holidays when you are getting married.  Alternatively, your hairdresser might not be willing or able to travel to your hotel or location. So what do you do then?

My recommendation is to seek out the best hairdresser in the area you will be located and start a conversation with them about jointly managing your hair direction with your regular hairdresser.

Do I have my hair done in salon or at the hotel?

It is generally more cost effective to have your hair done in the salon by a hairdresser than having them leave the salon to come to you.  You will be paying for travel time for them and any assistants they require. But it’s a matter of personal preference. Being in a salon ensure that all the products and tools are at your stylists disposal but leaving the “safety” of home or the hotel to travel to get their hair done could be the worst thing for some brides.

If you do an internet search for “wedding hair and makeup” you will get pages and pages of results for mobile hair and makeup artists.

Beware! Most of these “artists” are not qualified hairdressers and have only completed one-day hair styling courses, if that. They are generally offering this service part-time on weekends and have regular day jobs like you and I.  If they have assistants, it is likely that they are unqualified as well.

The other thing is that from my perspective as a master stylist who has put years into their craft, they generally take shortcuts like using tongs to achieve updo’s. Once you see photo’s of classically designed hair using traditional methods like curl sets and/or pin curls, there is no comparison with tong curls. The resulting hair styles are absolutely stunning, but I am biased.

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Using a qualified hairdresser to style your hair on the day is your safest option.  If this is not possible, then ensure the best hairdresser you can afford takes charge of the overall colour and cut and arrange to have multiple trials with mobile hair artists to ensure they can create a style that you are happy with.

Get a timetable of who is working on whom and when.

We plan our wedding hair and makeup sessions with military precision and we work backwards from the time the bride needs to leave the salon or commence the process of getting dressed.

Whomever is doing your hair and makeup and potentially your bridal party’s hair and makeup, get a timetable from them and make sure they have allowed sufficient time for each of your wedding party’s hair type, preferred hairstyle, and travel time.

If they are not able to meet your bridesmaids before the event, then it helps the stylist to get some selfies of your friends so they know the hair type they are dealing with. There is nothing worse than the wedding party running behind because someone has very thick long hair that takes longer than average to style.

Getting wedding fit is a journey

Each bride should ask herself:

  • What am I thinking in terms of hair & makeup? Do I have an idea or am I at a loss?
  • Where am I now? What is the “true” and current state of my hair?
  • Where do I want to be? How far from the ideas I am thinking is my hair right now?
  • How long have I got? Do I have enough time to get from where I am now to where I want to be?

Your wedding hair style

Generally speaking, your wedding dress and potentially wedding theme (if any) will lead the journey to creating your personal style for your wedding day.

I’ve had clients who were getting married in the tropics and were opting for a “beachy theme”. The dress was a simple strapless design in lace.  We did hair trials and created a long beach wave look complemented by a simple flower wreath on the head.  We took plenty of photo’s and then arranged to have a local hairdresser recreate the style. It could never look the same but my client was happy and that’s what counts the most.

I always say that a “red carpet dress needs red carpet hair”. That doesn’t mean the hairstyle has to be an updo, just that the hairstyle looks absolutely fabulous and complements the fabulous dress and you feel comfortable in it.

Just keep in mind the likely weather conditions on the day and potentially have a Plan B hairstyle. Many styles that look great in photos like the beautiful waves reminiscent of the 30’s, don’t actually hold up that well exposed to movement or any weather condition.

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Hair Length: I want or need longer hair

If you need or want longer than 6 inches of extra length and you have 8 months or more, then growing it might be an option. If not, you might want to consider hair extensions or hair pieces depending on the style you are going for.  Tape hair extensions can be very cost effective, quick to apply and easy to remove after your big event.

The most important thing is to have the hair extensions or pieces colour matched to your own hair once you have decided on the colour.

Great hair colour and great hair health go hand in hand

Getting great hair colour is strongly dependent on having healthy hair. If your hair health is compromised then you should not be thinking of drastic colour changes (for example going more than 2 shades lighter).

You should be putting your hair through a “fitness” regime of having hair treatments both at home and at the salon, and potentially keratin treatments to help the hair along.  As I mentioned previously, it is difficult to style hair that is damaged and lifeless, and get a good result.

Hair Colour:

I know it sound obvious but you should get your colour done about 1 week before your wedding. The number of wedding photo’s I see of women with regrowth is astounding. Not a great look.

Settling on colour.

I could go on for days about the problems and dangers of using boxed colour from the supermarket or drug store. Of course I am biased but there are some real issues. You might like to read this article Super hair colour is not supermarket hair colour.

One thing is certain, if you’ve been using boxed at-home colour for many years, then you should probably keep doing what you’re doing. Trying to lift or change the pigments from these types of colours can be very difficult and results can be variable to say the least even with the most experienced hairdresser.

Depending on whether you’re looking to make a statement with strong creative colour, elegant highlights or beachy balayage, you should be “testing” the colours and looks at least 6 months in advance.  Seek out the best hairdresser you can afford and the one that has the best reviews or recommendations. Don’t hesitate to stop people in the street!

Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials

I mentioned earlier that you should at least have one, if not two, wedding hair and makeup trials.  I ask my clients to give me at least three and a half hours of their time where we explore and try out different styles and looks.  We change things incrementally, take lots of photo’s and discuss the pro’s and con’s. There is often a lot of texting of photo’s to bridesmaids and mothers of the brides too!

It’s a great advantage to be able to go home and try on your wedding dress with your styled hair and makeup.

Don’t be afraid to have a second trial and be forthright about what you liked and didn’t like.

Final words

Despite all my advice regarding forward planning, the most beautiful brides are the relaxed ones. Hopefully my words of advice will help you be sufficiently prepared so that on the day you can sit back and enjoy a glass of champagne while being pampered and getting ready for one of the most special days of your life!

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Finding the Best Wedding Day Hair

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Every portion of your wedding is equally important. However, one of the ones that brides tend to focus a great deal of time on is their hair and how it will look on the big day. There are so many styles to choose from and you will be looking for an option that looks fabulous with your dress and in the many pictures that you will be taking.

There are many things that you can do to make sure that you are satisfied with the way your hair appears on your wedding day. Below are some of the simplest paths to take.

Review the Different Styles

Because there are many different hair styles to choose from, it is best to review your options and compare them to the specific time of day that your wedding is taking place. Certain hairstyles work best for winter weddings held at night and others are best for outdoor summer weddings.

You may also want to consider whether you are wearing a veil or other accessories in your hair as well as the type of wedding you are having. For most formal weddings, brides tend to stick with up-do’s while informal brides opt for long flowing or loose styles.

Make an Appointment

You will need to make an appointment with your salon a minimum of eight weeks before your wedding. It is also a good idea to check back periodically to make sure that your appointment is still on the schedule.

It is also likely that you will have to find a special hairstylist to complete your wedding day look. While your regular hairstylist may be a fantastic option, don’t be surprised if they do not specialize in wedding styles.

Complete a Run Through

Many brides choose to go through a practice session with their stylist to make sure that the hairstyle is the one that they had in mind and so that the stylist will have the opportunity to see how much time the style will take and to master creating it before your big day.

You can also determine if the style is comfortable and if it will stay place as it needs to. Just remember that an excess of pins can be uncomfortable and the more intricate that the design is, the more likely that you will have issues with it falling down throughout the ceremony.

Extra Tips

On your wedding day, make sure that you wear a button up shirt to have your hair fixed. This will help eliminate the issue that you will be faced when you are ready to dress for the wedding. You should also step into your gown rather than pulling it over your head so that you don’t damage your makeup or hair.

It is possible that your stylist will tell you to arrive with your hair dirty for the styling. This is a common request because there are many hair types that will hold together better if there is natural oil in the hair. This also helps to avoid fly-aways and other issues that are typically seen with clean hair.

Conclusion

Selecting the hairstyle that you will wear for your wedding can be an exciting thing to do. However, it is important that you plan is it wisely so that you do not have any issues with it on your wedding day. You will be able to avoid many of the issues that usually go along with your hair if you stick with the tips that are listed above.

 

 

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Best for Bride is a one stop shop for all of your wedding day accessory needs. They specialize in everything from wedding veils to tiaras to fun accessories to go with your favorite gown. You will find everything that you need for your wedding when you stop by one of their locations.