About the Artist
My journey in makeup artistry started from a part-time job at Pure + Simple Spa Inc. in Toronto, where I offered customer service and was the head makeup artist. This job helped me finance my BA in Languages at the University of Toronto, which I earned hoping to become an interpreter. What happened, instead, was the nurturing of what I realized was my true passion: working with people, and helping them look and feel beautiful.
Eventually, I graduated from university and started working within my field, but I dedicated my spare time to developing my skills in makeup and hair artistry, beautifying friends and family for special events. In those early days, I was fortunate enough to work with people who believed in me and trusted in my skills more than I trusted myself, entrusting their faces and hair to my learning hands, allowing me to grow as an artist.
Two years after working in an office setting, I made the brave decision to change paths and follow my passion by launching AK makeup & Hair and I've never looked back!
In my 6 years of working professionally as an artist, I have been published in Wedluxe, Style Me Pretty, Elegant Weddings, Grace Ormonde, Coco Magazine, Jodi Bridal Magazine and OHM Magazine, but most importantly, I have had the honor of being a part of countless women's special day.
My specialty is bridal beauty, and I often become wholeheartedly invested in my brides' weddings, which I treat as my own. Don’t be surprised when you find me creating Pinterest boards for your bridal look or buried somewhere under your big dress, tying bustles, making sure your day is perfect.
My philosophy? Every woman is unique and deserves a distinguishing, customized look. I get the biggest pleasure from bringing your vision to life, instilling a new air of confidence in you, adding a sparkle to your eye and helping you fall in love with your natural beauty.