SORAYA QADI

Soraya creates a perfect balance between the delicate arts of hair and makeup thanks to her remarkable abilities to come up with a true genuine look for every project.

“Everything must glow” is her motto, something she learned from her mentors in Paris. Soraya was born in Paris and lived there until her mid-twenties. After a series of great collaborations in the fashion and entertainment fields, she crossed the Atlantic to settle down in Montreal.

Well settled in Quebec since 1993, Soraya’s hair and makeup work has appeared in magazines such as Elle Quebec, Clin d’oeil, and Châtelaine.  Her television work includes TVA, Radio Canada, Canal Vie, and Musique. She has worked on advertising campaigns including Aubade, Parasuco, Roots, Tristan, Bedo, Annabelle, Marcelle, Lolë, Reitmans, and Giorgio Armani.

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Soraya Qadi sait capter le moment de brillance, l’éclat naturel passager. Son habileté remarquable, ce parfait équilibre dans l’art maîtrisé de la coiffure et du maquillage, lui procure une aisance absolue dans la réalisation d’un look véritable. Celle pour qui « tout est glow » a appris avec les maîtres parisiens. Soraya est née à Paris et y a vécu jusqu’à la mi-vingtaine. Déjà forte de plusieurs grandes collaborations, elle traverse l’Atlantique et s’installe au Québec où elle poursuivra son ambition de faire ressortir ce lustre naturel chez les femmes et les hommes.

Bien ancrée dans le milieu, Soraya enchaîne les mandats pour les magazines, la télévision, la publicité. Elle travaille étroitement avec plusieurs photographes. La coiffeuse et maquilleuse est d’abord passionnée d’art photographique et grande collectionneuse. Envoûtée par l’image arrêtée, elle adore créer pour l’œil derrière l’objectif.

LAURA SZUCS

Laura grew up in Scotland the youngest of 7 children, with four older sisters/fashionistas, Laura was introduced to the world of makeup at an early age. She received her very first makeup kit for her 13th birthday from one of her fashionista sisters. She then became the well known makeup artist/magician of Glasgow transforming local 16 year olds into 18 year old divas allowing them to get into the local night clubs. Laura traded these makeup transformations for very small amounts of money aka a few bob.

Laura’s first big break came at the local chemist behind the makeup counter. Laura honed her skills there through free courses and trying out new techniques on unsuspecting victims. She left Scotland for the fashion hub at the other end of the world, (aka England) in the summer of her 17th year. Here she turned the fashion world on its ear by getting another job at a chemist. A few more free courses and a very few more bob later… Canada here we come.

Starting at the top of the North American fashion scene, she got a part time job in Kitchener. Discovering that Canadian men were kinda cute and liked her accent, she decided to stay. She opened up a retail store but the lure of fashion drew her back in. She landed a prestigious gig at CKCO doing makeup for the news anchors. But little did she know that just around the corner, the world of Hollywood awaited.

Laura headed down the 401 with nothing but a dream and her portfolio in hand.  Toronto was kind to the wee lassie from Scotland. Laura got her first big break from top fashion photographers… the likes of George Whiteside and Chris Nicholls (possibly because they liked her accent). Credits leapt off the pages of such fashion magazines as Flare, Elle, Toronto Life Fashion, US and from advertisers such as Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew and many more. Before long she was working and travelling with several music stars.

Just when she thought it couldn’t get any better, Hollywood came knocking. Laura’s first brush with the Hollywood elite came when she was introduced to Russell Crowe on an advertising job. Russell was so impressed (with her accent) that he dragged her all over the planet doing press junkets. Russell’s people recommended her to the likes of Jude Law, Sienna Miller and the list goes on.

Whats next for the wee hair and makeup magician from Scotland?
… only time will tell.

CAIT MIZZI

Cait Mizzi has been working as a makeup and hair artist for over a decade. Judy INC has been representing her for 8 of her strong years. She has successfully managed to secure her spot alongside the country’s most reputable artists, as well as becoming highly respected by her peers.

At Toronto World Master Card Fashion Week, Cait has had the opportunity to work with Canada’s top designers and models, creating memorable beauty looks for the runways, season after season. While her editorial work graces the covers and pages of magazines such as Fashion, Lou Lou, Stuff, Sharp, French Photo, Canadian Family, Glassbook, etc.  Cait’s commercial reel is a heavy hitter, showcasing her work with the industry’s biggest production companies and directors on some of the most recognizable Canadian & US broadcast and advertising campaigns in the last decade. Her list of celebrity clientele includes Melissa George, Tom Wilkinson, Perez Hilton, Fefe Dobson, KAY, The Cheetah Girls, Natalie Merchant, Johnny Reid, and Aliya-Jasime Sovani of MTV Canada. Most recently she has been the featured beauty expert on L’Oreal Paris’ Look of the Week; demonstrating to Canada’s largest morning television audience how to easily achieve celebrity red carpet looks.

Cait’s strong intuition, desire to please, her sharp eye for detail and always striving to learn, share, improve and develop her skills keeps her on the pulse of an ever changing industry.

MICHELLE ROSEN

Michelle Rosen’s style, along with her ability to balance timelessness and tradition with innovative trends, has gained her wide acclaim over the course of her career as a makeup and hair artist. She is well respected and held in high regard among her peers and clients alike and her great attitude and personality continues to impress all those she has had the pleasure of working with.  She is a beauty editor’s go-to for favorite products, trends and beauty tips.

Her continuous involvement with the Toronto International Film Festival has shown her to be a proven expert on celebrity makeup and hair looks and the hottest beauty trends. It should come as no surprise that Michelle has established an impressive portfolio working with celebrity clients such as Mia Kirshner, Alicia Silverstone, Nelly Furtado, Leslie Feist, Alanis Morissette, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), Emily Haines, Hayden Christensen, and Coco Rocha.

Her flawless beauty technique and her positive team player attitude have made her a repeated top choice for the annual P&G Beauty and Grooming Awards.

Michelle’s phenomenal approach to beauty has made her a Canadian editorial expert favorite as she continues to work repeatedly with top photographers. Her beautiful magazine contributions include Flare, Fashion, Glow, Wedding Bells, Chatelaine, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and NUVO.

MELANIE CRUICKSHANK

I’m Melanie Cruickshank, and since I can remember, I have been a die-hard beauty addict.

My love affair with makeup began when I was four years old. I used to play with my Mother’s makeup and I realized then the power that makeup has; the ritual of opening the packages, the freedom to create any face you want, and the fun of playing with your features to bring your best face to life. I spent the rest of my life from that point learning everything I can about makeup. I had stacks of Fashion magazines in my bedroom. I had bins of makeup products. I tried it all. I wanted to perfect what every woman wants; that hyper-natural flawless look. After years of trying everything in the market, I noticed that although I had my weekday look down to a science, it still took up to 20 minutes to create (and there were more than a few mornings where that wasn’t an option. I needed a way to recreate the “flawless natural” look I had worked so diligently on in 5 minutes or less.

Nature gave me 5 tools on each hand. I wanted to use just my fingers or sometimes a Q-tip to create my look. Not willing to believe that my trusted friend cosmetics had turned their back on me, I began to research how makeup is made. I threw myself into researching every ingredient in my favourite products. I made lists. I researched things I couldn’t pronounce. I decided if the ideal products wouldn’t come to me, would make them. My kitchen soon became a mad scientists lab of foundations and eye shadows. Instead of leftovers, I had trays of lip balm stored in my fridge. After a hard day’s work, I had liquid eyeliner under my fingernails. I tested the makeup ceaselessly. I got my prep time in the morning down to 5 minutes, and my after work day-to-night transformation down to about the same. What’s more is women started asking me about the funny tubes I was always carrying with me. I expanded my test to my girlfriends and colleagues. They all noticed how universal the colours were. They magically looked beautiful on whoever tried them. DaLish became a reality.

A few months later, the testing was complete: the product “just worked” and was a hit with a small circle of girls I shared it with. I decided to take DaLish to the next level. I hope you enjoy my products. I made them with real women in mind.

DEE DALY

“I just followed my dreams and somehow made it happen,” says Makeup and Hair Artist Dee Daly.   She’s been in the industry for almost a decade now and never gets tired of making people look and feel beautiful.

The successful artist has a notable celebrity following, which includes Justin Bieber, Nickleback, Robert Pattinson, Lady Antebellum, Kreesha Turner, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Keshia Chante and Adam Lambert, just to name a few.

Dee’s work has graced the pages of Flare, Zink, Elle Quebec and ELLE Korea.  Dee has also worked on campaigns for Nike, Hudson’s Bay and Pantene.

Clean skin confidence is a driving force behind her work and as such, Dee has been a consistent personality working for series like The Next Star, Superstar Hair Challenge and Canada’s Next Top Model.

“I’m inspired by everything around me,” explains Dee. “Magazines, people, nature… My mind is always open and waiting to see what moves me next.” Dee’s passion for aesthetics and attention to detail makes her a successful artist and a noteworthy member of the fashion industry.

DAVID GOVEIA

Makeup, Hair, Paint. Those are legendary David Goveia’s driving forces. Having started in the Fashion Business with the idea that he would design perfume bottles, he thankfully found a blush brush instead. Chosen by Cargo Cosmetics as one of their celebrity Makeup Artists, David has worked with the likes of; Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss, Kiera Knightley, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Christy Turlington, Liya Kebede, Angela and Margherita Missoni, Stella Tennant, Molly Sims, Kevin Bacon and Paul Newman along with Canadian superstars Daria Werbowy and Shalom Harlow.

CHANTAL HUBENS

Chantal has enjoyed a freelance career as a Makeup & Hair Artist for the past 13 years in Toronto. Fashion, film, TV, and advertising are all well represented in Chantal’s impressive profile.Inspired by color, texture and the art that surrounds her, Chantal captures and enhances the natural beauty of every woman who sits in her chair. Some of these famous beauties include Jessica Stam, Melissa O’Niel, Elise Estrada and Emily Osment.

Chantal’s talent has been seen on popular TV shows such as Project Runway Canada, Canada’s Next Top Model, and How to Look Good Naked Canada. Fashion show contributions ranging from Chanel and Versace to Fashion Cares as well as the televised La Senza show have made Chantal eager to continue on her path of commercial success.

ANDREA CLAIRE

Andrea Claire is a beauty expert with extensive print, runway and on-air makeover experience. Her talent and hard work has presented her with opportunities to work in Toronto, L.A., Paris, Thailand, Singapore and New York. Andrea has years of experience both on-camera and behind the scenes in television. She has also co-starred on seven seasons of the makeover shows Canada’s Stylin’ Gypsies and So Chic and has led teams for Canadian Idol where she was featured on-air as the Idols’ hairstylist. Now she can be seen on Glam Up!’s online beauty segments for YAHOO! [Asia]. Claire also has vast advertising and editorial portfolios, which include campaigns for L’Oreal, Revlon,Lancôme, Unilever and P & G and spreads in GLOW, Fashion, Bazaar, ELLE, L’Officiel, Designare and more.

Andrea is a versatile, respected member of the industry, authoring beauty articles with tips, tricks and trends, and leading teams for New York and Toronto Fashion Weeks. Her celebrity clients include Lady Antebellum, The Bond Quartet, Kelly Rowan, Miranda Richardson, Sarah Slean, Alanis Morissette, Bill Nighy, The Veronicas, Natalie Imbruglia and Dayle Haddon, to name a few. Claire’s drive for success is what makes her so popular among top clientele; she’s consistently working hard to come up with innovative looks that impress her clients.