For over two decades, Melanie Baird has used her fun, friendly, and creative personality to truly excel as a mobile make-up artist. She has made a name for herself by making women feel confident and beautiful without the look of heavy makeup. Melanie worked at MAC Cosmetics in Victoria for over eight years before taking her talents to the next level as an independent professional make-up artist.
Melanie has exhibited her unique style at over 1000 weddings, in addition to contributing to a number of television shows, including Canadian Idol, Canada’s Next Great Chef, and Kool Countdown. She also worked at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremonies and has provided her expertise for countless magazine features, editorial and print ads, music videos, CD covers, movies, commercials and even a finalist on Canada’s Next Top Model. This year she did BITE Beauty Founder Susanne Langmuir's makeup for her recent Movember Sephora Video, while also doing current Lieutenant Governor Judy Guichon's makeup for her official photo. What an honour!!
Mel's attention to detail and advance experience makes her a highly sought after professional in the industry. She uses the latest techniques and high-end makeup products to ensure that everyone looks and feels amazing. Being a fellow animal lover and animal welfare activist Mel is dedicated to finding and using new cruelty free products in her kit.
Andrea was born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to Vancouver 9 years ago to pursue her dream career. She has been inspired by makeup art and beauty for as long as she can remember. After working in different fields including fashion she decided to start a career in makeup artistry to follow her true passion. She hasn’t stopped since and is loving every minute of it. She’s a graduate from the renowned John Casablanca’s Institute of Applied Arts where she's now an Instructor for their Makeup department. Andrea started her career working right away with modelling agencies spreading her wings in makeup for photography and fashion having her work featured in a range of magazines through out Canada as well as internationally. Since then she has expanded her experience by working with MAC Cosmetics, Mink Makeup & Hair Art and as a freelance Artist for the Charlotte Tilbury team in Canada helping her to always being on top of trends and mastering divers looks for every skin tone and face shape. Her skills range from Bridal, Fashion, Runway, Photography, Commercial, Avant-garde to Hairstyling, Special Fx and Sculpting. Andrea only uses top quality products and brushes and has advanced knowledge in skin care helping you choose the right products and advice what's best for you.
Sonia Leal-Serafim is a highly experienced Makeup and Hair Artist with over 20 years experience in all aspects of media. Her client list includes an array of impressive celebrities such as: Fergie, Ellen Page, Ivanka Trump, Kit Harrington, Jan Arden and Coco Rocha.
Born in Toronto, Sonia did her first makeover at the age of 9 - where her love affair with beauty first began and has been transforming faces ever since. Her skills and expertise have her globetrotting around the world, from the vast desert of Kuwait, to Country's Music Capital Nashville, working on major advertising campaigns.
With her warm and enthusiastic personality, Sonia has an uncanny talent for bringing out the best in people inside and out. It is these traits that make her a true beauty expert.
Erin is artistic and approachable and with over 10 years experience as a bridal expert and stylist for the fashion and commercial industries, Erin’s makeup, hair, and styling work has been featured on TV and in print media and has been seen on countless runways and photo shoots. Her favourite thing about her work is getting to know her clients. Whether it's understanding how they envision their makeup on their wedding day, to how clothes and style fit into their lives, Erin strives to build confidence and educate every chance she gets!
Erin is your "one stop shop" for makeovers, and you can now find her based out of Uptown Shopping Centre as their Style Director, offering personal shopping, closet editing, makeup lessons or applications, and style seminars. Erin loves to use her talents to help her clients maximize their wardrobes by dressing for their shape, buying clothes they will actually wear and providing them with styling tips and tricks to bring it all together in a fun and easy way.