The Fancy Face Team
AN ELITE GROUP OF MAKEUP AND HAIR ARTISTS HAND PICKED FOR THEIR UNPARALLELED SKILL AND PROFESSIONALISM
The Fancy Face team of beauty specialists flawlessly and expertly create individual hair and makeup styles for clients who are walking down the aisle or down the red carpet. Our artists are chosen with great scrutiny to ensure only the best and most experienced work with our clients. Our specialists are unmatched in order to meet our outstanding Fancy Face Standard, and with our roster of 30 talented artists, we are certain we have the perfect artist for you.
Toronto Beauty Specialists
OUR ALL FEMALE TORONTO BEAUTY TEAM WILL PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND MAKE YOU FEEL EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL
CEO + FOUNDER
An internationally renowned and trusted source of beauty expertise, Brittany Gray empowers people to amplify the beauty within through her respected and much-loved brand Fancy Face. Established over 16 years ago, Fancy Face was inspired by Gray’s boundless passion for the transformative power of makeup, which she discovered while working in film/television as an actress/singer/dancer on some of the most highly coveted Hollywood films today, including Oscar Award Winning ‘Chicago’ (Catherine Zeta Jones) and ‘Amelia’ (Hilary Swank). Gray’s focus on inclusivity, approachable luxury, and timeless, yet also stylish beauty has resonated with people around the globe. As a contributor to GMA, Cityline, The Social, ET Canada, and more, Gray shares tips, techniques, inspiration and beauty products that help viewers feel empowered, gorgeous and the best version of themselves—both inside and out. Gray’s work can be seen in Vanity Fair, FASHION, Hello! Canada, Wedluxe Magazine, and Grace Ormonde, and on some of the most influential faces including Candace Bushnell (Sex In The City), Jillian Harris, Melissa Grelo, Dina Pugliese, Sangita Patel, and more, further cementing her reputation as Canada’s most trusted beauty guru. As a testament to her expertise and talent, Gray’s Fancy Face product line has also been featured in the iconic British Vogue. Gray has also created beauty looks for icon brands, including Maison Birks and Greta Contstanine. Over the past 16 years, Gray has built a renowned and coveted beauty team that has worked with thousands of brides, providing them with timeless bridal glamour on their special day. In 2019, just before the pandemic, she also opened The Rosé Room, the Fancy Face storefront offering clients the chance to shop her signature beauty line while also being pampered by amazing artists for their wedding or special event. Gray’s passion and knowledge for beauty and business extends into her natural ability to inspire and lead other entrepreneurs to success. In 2022, Gray was the keynote speaker at the First Sundays event, hosted by the Run the World Summit, where she shared her knowledge to educate and inspire aspiring female entrepreneurs. As a philanthropist and champion for women, Gray partners with charitable events and organizations, including Mamas for Mamas Toronto for which she is the community ambassador.
COO + Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
After working as an artist on the Fancy Face team for five years, Hannah became Brittany Gray’s right hand and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Fancy Face in 2021. The progression from artist to COO was something that came naturally to Hannah. After graduating from Sheridan College with High Honours in Makeup for Media and Creative Arts in 2016, her passion for makeup went beyond the application, from ingredient formulation to cosmetic marketing strategies and everything in between, Hannah was enamored with the entire process. Although Hannah studied everything from Skincare and Product Knowledge to Marketing, she believes her experience as a makeup artist is what really set her up for success in her new role. Working with women of all ages, skin tones and skin types has allowed Hannah to truly become an asset kept in the everyday womens back pocket. Helping the Fancy Face community look and in-turn feel their best, is a life-long passion of hers along with facilitating engaging and informative beauty education to assist women in their daily beauty routines.
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Brittany has been working in the industry as a freelance makeup artist for the past ten years. She graduated from Complections International Academy specializing in bridal, fashion, television and film. She has honed her skills over the years working in numerous fashion shows, photoshoots and weddings. Although she loves all aspects of the industry, she is truly passionate about bridal. Helping women feel beautiful and glamorous on the most important day of their lives is an honour for Brittany and sharing that experience with her clients is extremely rewarding! She believes that focusing on enhancing their best features and most importantly, listening to her clients to achieve the look that they desire, is the key to being a successful makeup artist. Her eye for detail and love for what she does really shows in her work. Brittany is an innovative artist with the creativity and skill to make anything possible. Whether its for your big day, photoshoots or any special event, Brittany is the artist to help you look and feel radiant!
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Kristina has been in the industry for 5 years as both a hairstylist and makeup artist. She fell in love with makeup and the beauty world as a young girl watching her mother work as a makeup artist her entire childhood. She knew from a very young age she was destined to help women feel beautiful and to love themselves. She eagerly enrolled in George Brown College of Makeup Artistry and after graduating, not knowing which direction to go in the makeup industry, she volunteered and got involved in anything she could grab her hands onto. It lead her to gain experience in theatre, film, photoshoots and bridal. She then realized an interest for hairstyling as well. After graduating from Marvel Beauty School and becoming a licensed hair stylist colouring and cutting hair in various hair salons, it wasn’t doing it for her anymore. She developed a clientele mainly for bridal hair and makeup and found herself enjoying every second of it. Knowing how happy styling hair and makeup made her, she couldn’t think of a better place to work than Fancy Face!
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Geanella is a makeup artist based in Toronto, her love for makeup started at a very early age; her passion has flourished into a career. After studying Medical Aesthetics in Ecuador, she moved to Toronto to continue her career in beauty. She studied at Canadian Beauty Collage and further developed her skills in Bridal Glam & Editorial Makeup by attending Master Classes with renowned makeup artists in South America. She has had the opportunity to work for the Miss Universe Canada & Miss World Canada 2018 pageants, as well as worked with talented models in South Carolina. Geanella caters to the individual request of each client, striving to bring out the inner beauty and confidence in every woman.
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Parisa has been in the industry for 4 years as both Freelance Hair & Makeup Artist. Growing up, she was that little girl who would rummage through her mother’s makeup and give her dolls new haircuts. Although her career path took towards the corporate world in Marketing for a few years, she is now committed to pursue a new direction towards her passion. Receiving her Certification at Glow Academy in Toronto, Parisa is constantly growing her skills by attending courses. Most recently she attended the renowned El Stile Bridal Hair Stylist Course in Los Angeles, where she received her certificate. Parisa loves the beauty industry because it feels rewarding when client's see their first look after glam! She believes communication is key to truly understand the client’s wants and needs to execute their vision. Being the perfectionist that she is, she won’t let a client leave the chair till everything is in place. Her goal is that every client feels confident and in love with their enhanced look.
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Melissa has been working in the hair and makeup industry for ten years. She finished a one year apprenticeship at Lift Beauty Boutique in Yorkville Toronto and from there went on to freelance. She has been perfecting her skills over the years working in film, editorial, special events and weddings. Melissa has a special place in her heart for bridal hair and makeup. There is nothing quite as rewarding as being a part of such a special day. The ability to make women feel so confident and beautiful is truly an honour to her. Melissa's eye for detail is evident in her work. She brings new trends while still managing to make you look timelessly beautiful and with Melissa's warm and upbeat personality, you are sure to leave her chair glowing!
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Celina always knew she wasn’t cut out for a traditional 9am-5pm career, so finding her passion for makeup and hair allowed her to marry her love for art and meeting new people. Celina began as a self-taught artist, and soon after completed her Comprehensive Makeup Artist Certificate at George Brown. After graduating, she grew her skills by becoming a Sephora Senior Artist. Celina loves working collaboratively with her clients, listening to their needs, and playing up their natural beauty to create the perfect look. As a perfectionist, she prides herself on ensuring that every part of a look flows and is just right. Celina consistently keeps up with current trends in the industry by attending masterclasses by prominent artists in the industry. Celina's goal is to ensure that her clients always leave looking flawless, fresh and glowing, but still feel like themselves.
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Carina is a professional hair and makeup artist specializing in bridal and special events. She grew a passion for makeup through her artistic abilities drawing and painting, and continued to expand her knowledge and perfect her skills. She began experimenting with makeup in highschool, freelancing in university and took it to the next level working at Sephora to enhance her skills and build her product knowledge. Carina has been in the beauty industry for 7 years now, continuously growing, learning and staying up to date with new products and trends in order to deliver the best service possible to all of her clients. She has worked with some top hair and makeup brands including Conair, Fanola, Smashbox and Glamglow! Carina strives to build a special bond with every client that steps into her chair, allowing her to create a unique look that will speak to their personality.
Makeup Artist + Hairstylist
Rathai Siva is a professional freelance makeup artist and hairstylist who has worked in the the beauty industry for over a decade. She completed her Editorial Makeup Artist Certificate along with the Medical Esthetics Certificate at George Brown. Rathai has a real passion for transforming women into polished versions of themselves with natural and soft glam. Her goal is to teach makeup techniques and create skincare routines that help her clients manage their skin concerns - so they can represent themselves with or without makeup. Rathai, with her vibrant, positive energy, has the natural ability to help clients feel comfortable in their skin and foster self-love. She believes in providing women the right space to transform into their best self, and this can happen sitting in her chair, learning a thing or two about selfcare.
Carli’s passion for make up developed as a young child immersed in competitive dancing. From this experience, she learned to express herself creatively. After completing a Criminology degree at the University of Western Ontario, she realized she wanted to pursue a career in the fine arts and completed a certification at the College of Makeup Art and Design. Prior to joining the Fancy Face team, Carli worked in make up retail and was a self-employed freelance makeup artist. She is excited to work with the Fancy Face team to help make clients feel like the most beautiful version of themselves.
Anya has been in the Toronto beauty industry with a focus on skincare and makeup for over 5 years. She honed her skills and knowledge about all things beauty during her time as a beauty advisor at Sephora. Specializing in fresh, radiant skin and eyes that command attention, Anya has mastered the art of enhancing natural beauty. From skin prep to final touches, she will listen to your desires and make them come to life. Using only the finest luxury products on the market, Anya creates gorgeous looks that last all day and night. Having worked with numerous talented photographers and videographers for commercial campaigns and events, Anya understands the importance of making your glam look perfect in person and on camera. There is nothing that Anya loves more than leaving her lovely clients happy and glowing.
Sheila went to school for interior decorating and loves anything to do with art, design and creativity. Sheila is a self taught makeup artist who began to freelance. Her love for artistry allowed her to go above and beyond for her clients giving them the best experience. She soon after started her career with sephora and attended many master classes and brand trainings to further her skills in product knowledge, perfecting her craft with the latest makeup trends. Sheila enjoys glamming up clients for any occasions on their special day. Her passion for beauty not only made her an expert at makeup but also allowed her to pursue her education in hairstyling to elevate her services and experience for her beautiful clients.
Siobhan’s love for makeup started in high school art class while drawing charcoal portraits, the small details and shading skills made an easy transition into the makeup industry. From a young age Siobhan would visit MAC Cosmetics with her mother and always tell her that her dream was to work there one day and that is exactly where her career started along with freelancing. Siobhan has been extremely fortunate to have traveled to LA to work as an assistant to Canadian celebrity makeup artist Lyndsay Zavitz teaching her the newest trends and techniques in Hollywood glam. New to Toronto Siobhan was looking to become part of a team that would help her evolve as an artist. I feel blessed to work alongside such inspiring talent woman at Fancy Face.
Sahar has been in the beauty industry for almost 10 years. Since a very young age Sahar has always been very passionate about anything to do with makeup, and playing with colours. Although Sahar went to school to pursue a career in teaching her strong interest in make up brought her back to world of beauty. She was a self taught make up artist and started off at Sephora as a skin and colour consultant where she had the opportunity to receive many trainings and work with brand partners to learn about luxury products and formulas. Building relationship and understanding each individual client’s needs is always the most important to Sahar. Her hard work and passion allowed her to quickly move up in company to an education and colour lead role within Sephora where she had the opportunity to work with individuals on the team one on one as well as host workshops and trainings. She worked with senior artists and other education specialists to train, teach and certify young artists. In her recent years Sahar found out that her true passion within the industry is working with brides. In 2019 she planned her own wedding in 6 months and knows the stress a bride can go through. She also believes that nothing is more exciting and beautiful than the wedding day where all the hard work pays off. Sahar will ensure you feel your best and work with you to fulfill all your bridal dreams by enhancing your natural beauty.
Amongst her many interests, Jessica found herself drawn to makeup artistry at a very young age. From finding her perfect skincare routine, to executing a flawless eyeshadow blend, everything in between drew her towards doing the same for others and diving into what it takes to become a successful makeup artist. She loves the way getting ready makes her feel, and creating that feeling for others has been a driving force in her career as a makeup artist. Jessica had her first makeup client in 2015, which eventually turned into booking brides, and booking bridal parties shortly after, near and far. Over the years, her portfolio and client base grew quickly, allowing her to use her skills as a makeup artist for Chanel Canada, Toronto’s International Film Festival, and NBC Chicago. She has since immersed herself in freelance and finds herself loving her version of a 9-5. Her charismatic/fun-loving personality allows others to feel comfortable, beautiful, and confident sitting in her chair. This part of her day-to-day life is a constant reminder that fancy is truly a feeling, and helping someone feel their best goes beyond how they look.
Rebecca's path to artistry wasn't quite traditional! While she was in college studying Journalism at Humber College, Rebecca was also working part time at a beauty retailer, where she then grew into becoming a makeup artist and beauty professional. 9 years later, Rebecca carries experience in training and educating for leading cosmetic and skincare brands across North America. As Rebecca's career has evolved in the beauty community, she continues to remain passionate in discovering ways to stay on trend, or strengthen her artistry for her clients.
Makeup has always been a part of Layal's life. When she was younger, she could often be found snooping in her mom’s makeup case, and finding a new home for everything she found. When she was finally old enough and allowed to buy makeup, she would spend her time giving all her friends makeovers. After completing her Bachelor of Education at Glendon University and working as a Teacher for a few years, she knew she had time to take on more. Layal, or Lulu for short, enrolled in a makeup course and was certified at Canadian Beauty College. She also went on to be certified by Makeup Artist, Stephanie Valentine (better known as Glamzilla). Layal is also a well seasoned Lash Artist who has been lashing for well over 5 years. She has worked for beauty brands such as Makeup Forever, where she was able to grow creatively as an artist. She also worked with Becca and was able to meet so many beautiful faces and teach them about the brand. Layal is a soft glam specialist and loves to apply makeup and still make you look and feel like you. Her favorite thing about getting to work with her clients is having a lot of laughs and that special moment at the very end when they look into the mirror for the first time and begin to rediscover how beautiful they truly are.
Eugenia is a big lover of art, history and culture, which has resulted in her obtaining a B.A. in Archaeology from the University of Toronto, and many travels abroad where she spent countless hours in museums and historical sites. In order to fund her love of travel, she decided to go to Seneca College after university to obtain a law clerk diploma, and she currently works in an employment legal clinic in downtown Toronto. She also has extensive experience in the retail and customer relations fields, where she cultivated a love for interacting with customers and an interest in brand management. She is especially interested in the luxury beauty business and hopes to expand on this interest in her new role at Fancy Face Inc. Eugenia is assisting her sister Tiffany in an administrative and customer relations capacity at Fancy Face Inc., along with contributing to the company’s blog. She is enjoying her new role greatly and is further developing her passion for high-end beauty and the wedding industry on a whole. She hopes to make your Fancy Face Inc. experience as lovely and as glamourous as possible!
Customer Concierge/General Manager
Tiffany is a graduate from the Fashion Communications program at Ryerson University. She has a passion for all things fashion and beauty, with a diverse range of public relations experience in these industries and more. As an early adopter of the digital revolution and new media channels, she has managed major multimedia outreach campaigns for various clients. Tiffany’s creative and strategic approaches are focused on expanding Fancy Face’s brand through online social networks, as well as managing all aspects of customer relations and operations for the company.