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Fancy is a Feeling: Getting to the Heart of Fancy Face on International Women’s Day

Britt Feature

This International Women’s Day, we want to get to the heart of what Fancy Face is truly about and help you discover that “Fancy Face Feeling”.

International Women’s Day is very special to me. Women’s Day is a gentle reminder to acknowledge who I am, a reminder to reconnect with myself and pause for a moment to take in where I stand as a mother, as a wife, as a career woman and as an individual. As me. And I will say with a smile and with great passion that Fancy Face is a huge part of me. The notion that “Fancy Face is a Feeling” is one that I feel very strongly about and I believe, at times, a notion that can get lost amidst the glamour of hair, makeup and photoshoots.Fancy is a Feeling | Fancy Face Blog | International Women's Day

This Women’s Day, I want to really get to the heart of Fancy Face and delve into who we are on a deeper level. Underneath the hair and makeup, we are all women who care about and support other women. It is not just about the physical transformations. It is about creating a space where women can feel confident and rediscover their power and for a moment feel like the very best version of themselves. It is easy, especially for women, to forget that sense of self as we experience life, as priorities shift and we lose sight of our accomplishments and goals that really bring that personal sense of power and excitement to our lives. Too often we catch a glimpse of the things that were lost along the way. We at Fancy Face understand with true sincerity what it means to be able to rediscover that confidence and sense of self once again. And there is no better time than International Women’s Day to share the core value of our brand that allows us to help support you on that journey!

“Fancy is a Feeling” is the belief that the act of getting “fancified”, as we like to say, is so much more than hair and makeup. It is an opportunity to delve into the culture of our brand and the mission of our company, which is to wholeheartedly empower women, and help them rediscover their innate individual strength and power.Brittany Gray | Makeup Beauty Expert | Fancy Face Inc

Speaking from personal experience, my being a performer, at least in the beginning, was very much about hair and makeup and how it helped me delve into different roles, explore different people and understand the characters in a more complete way through the hair and makeup that I put on. But over time I continued on with new chapters in my life and focused on more than just performing. I got married and had children and in so doing found that there were times I felt on top of the world and other moments when I felt knocked back really hard and lost sight of myself. After giving birth to my daughter Ivy, I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, two very serious, and in my case, life threatening conditions that can occur during childbirth. It is not an exaggeration to say that I was close to death, doctors and nurses at the time didn’t think that I was going to make it. In the struggle to keep living and get my life back on track, I forgot who I was. After a few months of being in full “Mommy Mode” and trying to adjust to motherhood, I felt a little lost and wanted to feel good again, I wanted to feel like me again.

The truth of the matter is that no matter how many days in a row you’ve thrown your hair into a ponytail, found more spit up on your shirt and forgotten to brush your teeth, you still want to feel good about yourself! To me, hair and makeup tools and beauty products were a way to do just that. You can use them to create whatever version of yourself you want to put out in the world at that moment. When I was in that space of feeling lost and dispirited, I really had to remind myself over and over again that I’m important. Of course, my children are my heart, but it’s important to remember that I am still a person and in order to take care of myself and love my family as fully as I am able, I must also take care of myself. I think women forget about that. About how important they are! So I really began to focus on me again, I began to “fill up my cup”, as they say, so I could begin pouring into the cups of others in my life, as well. I used hair and makeup as a tool of many, to help me feel confident and get my groove back. Of course, it’s what I do for a living so it is second nature to me, but so many women feel like they want to make a go of it and simply need a helping hand along the way. We want to give that to them…Brittany Gray | International Women's Day | Makeup and Hair Toronto

So when we say “Fancy is a Feeling”, we hope that you are able to see us as the vessels for you to both discover and also showcase the very best side of yourself. We love to share our secrets and advice and believe that if women share more of themselves, the insights, the successes and the struggles, we would all feel so much more comfortable in our own skin. Fancy Face is about more than the perfect Instagram post or the image of the “Princess Bride”. Each and every one of our artists works with a fierce passion alongside each woman that comes to us, and we live to help you find that inner diva, to really bring that part of you to light. Each and every one of you deserves to feel beautiful, to feel powerful and to feel like the very best version of yourself. We just use a little bit of our hair and makeup magic to help you along that amazing journey of self discovery.Toronto Hair and Makeup | Fancy Face Inc | Brittany Gray

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