Makeup should be a whisper that makes your beauty scream loud!
IT'S OUR GOAL TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT JUST CREATING MEMORABLE LOOKS, BUT MEMORABLE MOMENTS AS WELL. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST TRANSFORMATIONS ARE A COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARTIST AND CLIENT AND WHAT YOU WANT IS ULTIMATELY WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT.
WE WANT ANYONE WHO SITS IN OUR CHAIR TO FEEL COMFORTABLE, HAVE FUN
AND LEAVE FEELING LIKE A NEW FRIEND.
some sweet words
"JAYNA IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE INVESTMENT TO LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AND FOR ALL YOUR BEST PALS TO FULFIL THEIR HOTNESS POTENTIAL!"
"WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT JAYNA? SHE'S AMAZING & TRULY A MASTER AT HER JOB! MY WEDDING MAKEUP HELP ALL DAY (4AM START TIME) TILL THE END OF THE NIGHT WITH NO TOUCH UPS & LOTS OF CRYING SESSIONS. I NEVER FELT SO BEAUTIFUL AND LOVED HOW MY MAKEUP DIDN'T FEEL CAKED ON. PLUS SHE IS SUCH A DOLL, CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH, AND WAS SO COMFORTABLE TO BE AROUND. HUGE BONUS!"
"I BOOKED JAYNA AND HER TEAM TO GLAM MYSELF, MY BRIDESMAIDS AND MY MOM. SHE DID AN AMAZING JOB FOR ALL OF US AND SHE TOOK INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL REQUESTS THAT I HAD FOR MY MAKEUP. THERE WAS A MIX UP AND SHE INITIALLY WASN'T INFORMED THAT SHE WOULD ALSO BE DOING MY MOM'S HAIR AND MAKEUP.
NEVERTHELESS, SHE STAYED LONGER THAN PLANNED AND MADE SURE MY MOM WAS ALSO GLAMMED. SHE HAS SUCH A GREAT PERSONALITY AND WITH EVERYTHING TOGETHER MADE IT SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR US."
my makeup story
When I was in Grade 4 my mom received a phone call from my elementary school principal saying I had been putting dollar store makeup on my classmates at recess. I used to be mesmerised by the makeovers on Oprah (back in the 80’s/early 90’s, when she had giant hair and frosty blue eyeshadow) and wanted to be able to do the same for the people around me.
Fast forward to my 13th birthday, my mom knew I dreamed of jumping head first into a caboodle full of covergirl and wanted to be sure I was going to do it right. She said “We’re taking you for a lesson so you don't end up walking around looking like a Floozy.” She took me to a Merle Norman counter where a sales associate put some tasteful but very unprofessional looking makeup on me and taught me some techniques that I happily bragged to all my friends about at school the next day.
All through high school I ended up being the one who got everyone else ready, while I’d end up going to school dances and special events in 5 minute makeups I’d done in a compact mirror on the drive there. Truthfully, I didn't care how I looked as long as I had the chance to put makeup on someone else.
After I graduated I signed up for university because it’s what I thought I was supposed to do. But I was constantly distracted by the faces in my classes and dreamt of what I’d do to make over other women. It was then that my Ex-boyfriend pointed out that maybe I should drop out and go to school for makeup instead.
My mind was blown. You could do makeup as a JOB?! As a young lady living in the small city of Kelowna BC, I definitely had no idea. I did a quick google search and found a school called
Blanche Macdonald that had so many inspiring images and stories of successful makeup artists doing jobs I could only dream of. I was sold.
I applied to Blanche, made the 4hr trip to visit the campus and as soon as I found out I was accepted, I sold everything I owned and packed to move to Vancouver. My mom cried for 3 days and felt so sad and disappointed that I was dropping out of university. She said people went to school for things like this all the time and never did anything with it. I understood her concerns, but she was also an incredibly successful nail technician and her dad said the same thing to her when she went to aesthetics school. Her story instilled the belief in me that I could build a clientele for myself too. Even if it may be an uncertain path.
Once in Vancouver, I was determined to succeed. I sacrificed far too much to get there and I also wanted to prove my mother wrong. I scrolled craigslist for volunteer opportunities to gain experience on the days I had off from school. I befriended all my teachers with hopes that they might have connections for me.
Eventually I graduated with a full portfolio of images and a few weddings already booked. Once I built a name for myself, the owner of Blanche Macdonald even invited me to come back as an instructor and also to re-write the bridal curriculum. A true full circle moment.
My freelance business grew so fast that I didnt have time to teach anymore and now I’m happy to say that I’m doing what I love for a living and it’s 100% a dream come true.