Bridal Hair Stylist and Makeup Services, Toronto, Vancouver
Allyssa is one of Fancy Face Inc.’s senior artists. She is experienced with both hair and makeup and has experience working in television, editorial and of course – bridal clients! Allyssa has worked numerous Fancy Face Inc. weddings and always receives excellent feedback. Our brides have always been happy with her work as she makes every client feel beautiful, glamourous and stress-free on their wedding days. Her editorial work has been published in Wedluxe and Elegant Wedding Magazine. Allyssa’s creativity and high level of expertise in the beauty industry are a result of 4 (and counting) years of experience as well as an educational background at Complections Makeup School in Toronto. In the past, she has also worked with MAC and L’Oreal (Lancôme and Shu Uemura) where she learned the importance of customization of products to each client.
Allyssa continually broadens and enhances her skills while keeping up with the evolving trends in the industry. She find inspiration in the diversity of each person whom she has the opportunity to work with, and she loves having a unique experience with each new client. When asked about her favourite part of the job: “The best part of my job as a makeup artist and hair stylist is seeing a client look in the mirror and absolutely love what I have created for their look. This is the most rewarding moment for myself.“
Brands in her kit: MAC, Dior, Make Up For Ever, Dermacolor, NARS, Osis by Schwarzkopf, NuMe
Below are some of the hair and makeup looks Allyssa has created for Fancy Face Inc’s clients. Feel free to request Allyssa to work your wedding or special event!
Congratulations!! You have booked your bridal hair/makeup trial with a Fancy Face Inc. pro artist and the scheduled trial date is fast approaching. This blog post is dedicated to properly prepping you in advance so that you know exactly the look you are going for in the trial and ultimately on your wedding day. Taking the time to research hair and makeup looks before your trial is imperative to having a successful trial with your F.F.I artist.
Here are some ways to properly prepare yourself before the trial:
-Research looks. Take the time to scroll through endless Pinterest/Instagram/Google images of bridal hair and makeup looks. ONLY save the ones that you could see yourself wearing and that you feel would look good on you personally. If you save every look that you think is ‘pretty’, you will ultimately confuse yourself and your artist.
-Follow our company Instagram page @fancyfaceinc for constant inspiration showcasing our current bridal clientele & also our pinterest page www.pinterest.com/fancyfaceinc for regular pins of current bridal looks that are timelessly elegant and that the majority of our clientele are loving at the moment.
-Become clear on your likes and dislikes with each makeup/hair look you’ve saved as a reference. Very often, our clients don’t love every single aspect of the photos they show us for inspiration. Know how to verbalize what you love about the photo, and what you don’t like about the photo.
-Narrow the photos you love down to 2 hair photos and 2 makeup photos. Clarity is key.
-The hard truth: Understand that your hairstylist/makeup artist is not a mind-reader nor can they dream up a look that you would like. For trials, we are meeting you without your hair and makeup done, so we really have no idea about what your personal style is. Therefore, it is whole-heartedly your job to come in and describe to us who you are and how you want to present yourself on your wedding day. The more you know, the more successful your trial will be because your artist can then seamlessly create your personal dream wedding day look.
Know the answer to the following questions your artist will surely be asking you in the trial:
*How would you like your skin to appear: Dewy or Matte
*What kind of coverage do you want on your skin?? Do you want full coverage?, a sheer tint?, coverage in problem areas and sheer everywhere else??
*Do you want to want any eyeliner or shadow smoked out underneath you eyes? Yes or No
*If yes, show us an image of how you like your eyeliner to look.
*On the lids of your eyes, do you want your eyeliner winged, thin, thick, three quarters of the way across, etc?
*Do you want your eyes to look dramatic, or soft & natural?
*What colours of eyeshadow do you want on your eyes? -Browns, Greys, Champagnes, Taupes, Mauve, Purples, Bronze, Black. etc.
*Do you want your eyeshadow to be matte, shimmery, glittery or a combination of two or all three?
*What kind of impact do you want your false lashes to have? Do you want them to look natural (if so, individuals are best), do you want them full??, long??, wispy??, not too long??, dark?? etc?
*Do you want to look bronzed and have a JLO glow??
*Do you want more of a rosy cheek then a bronzed look?
*Do you want ‘Kim K’ contouring?
*How is your skin over the course of the day? Does it get oily? Is it combination? Is it dry??
*Do you like your brows filled in?? If so, do you like them lightly filled in? Do you like a bold brow? Do you want them thickened up?? Do you want them reshaped?
*For lips, know how to describe the colour you are going after. You are more then welcome to test and try out different shades and tones in the trial however be sure to know how to depict the colours you like to your artist. For example, do you like pinks?? If so, pale pink? bubblegum pink?, peachy pink?, dusty rose pink? etc. Refer to an image of a swatch of colour you like. Or show us a photo of a makeup look with a lipstick colour that you love.
* Do you want your hair up or down?
*If down, do you want it all down or half up/half down??
*Do you want your ears covered in the style or does that not matter to you?
*Which way do you prefer your hair to be parted?
*Do you want loose waves or do you want curls??
*What kind of volume do you want?
*Do you like smooth curls/waves or do you like texture??
*For an updo, do you want a structured placed updo or do you want it to look undone??
*Does your hair usually hold curls or do they usually fall?
*Do you want a side-swept bang??
*Do you want the updo to the back or to one side?
Really take the time to think about all of the above before your trial & become clear on your answers. The trial is only an hour long per service so the longer you take trying to figure out the above questions while in the trial, the more time you take up from the artist being able to work their magic on you. The artist can certainly guide you in some areas, however most of the questions above should have an answer before you meet the artist on the trial date. Also, if you are clear on your answers, you will then have the chance to try out that chosen look to see if it works on you. If it in-fact doesn’t, then you will have time to make the alterations needed. The F.F.I. artists are here to make every bride happy. They want your honesty and they want to collaborate with you as a team to help you put your best face forward on your wedding day.
We hope this helped you understand more about how to research and prep for your wedding hair/makeup trial!!
One of the city’s most highly-anticipated events, the Toronto International Film Festival, is just around the corner! Which premieres, parties and events do you have lined up? Put your best face forward and book your hair and makeup with us! Fancy Face Inc.’s team of hairstylists and makeup artists will give you the celebrity treatment to ensure you are fully camera-ready and fit for the red carpet (or in case you bump into your celeb crush)! We offer on-location as well as in-studio services. Spots are filling up fast so if you would like to book, contact Tiffany for more details!