Born and raised in Toronto, Aniko Tar’s passion and love for her work as a hair and makeup artist has been featured in campaigns with some of the world’s largest brands, be it Nissan, Chevrolet, Pepsi, Wal Mart, Disney, Nikon, or Home Depot.
Her eye for detail and ability to create timeless looks, along with her artistic pursuit to push the boundaries of creativity keeps her expanding her clientele in film, runway, and editorial, as featured with her work with Chloe Magazine, Canadian running magazine, JUST Magazine, [FAT] Toronto, and with celebrities Jus Reign, Shawn Mendes, The Glorious Sons (Band), Duncan Keith, and John Tavares
Natalia Zurawska has been a professional makeup/hair/spfx for the last 11 years. She is also an avid blogger for Anokhi Media, Beauty Editor of Caribbean Bride and author of “I’m Not Making This Up” as well as “How To Work with a Makeup Artist – For Up and Coming Photographers”.
She has had the opportunity to work with the top international photographers, producers and directors such as Matt Barnes, Little X, Marc Riccardelli, Courtney Boyd, Ian Campbell, Angus Rowe MacPherson, Dan Bannister, Nick Wong, Nikki Ormerod, Daniel Alexander, KC Armstrong, Paul Steinberg, George Simhoni, Chris Gordaneer, Ivan Otis, Larry Williams and many others.
Brodine’s career includes working with international makeup artist Pat McGrath. Under the direction of Pat, she works on numerous runway shows and clients in Paris, New York, London, Milan, and Japan…including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Prada, Miu Miu, Galliano, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, and McQueen.
Brodine grew up around an artistic family. While watching her mother do face and body art makeup in Seattle, Washington, she developed an interest in aesthetics herself which led her to Atarashii; a cosmetology school in Seattle when she was only 16. Being trained in hair, makeup, and nails.
At the age of 19, she moved to San Francisco where she found her passion for makeup by assisting for various opera companies. A couple years later Brodine moved to Italy to attend a Fashion & Photography course at the international BCM School of Makeup and Aesthetics. After working as a freelance artist, she was hired by MAC for the first flag ship store in Via Della Spiga, Italy. She was there for 2 years working on major fashion shows such as Blue Marine, Just Cavalli, Fendi, Alberto Ferretti’s Philosophy and Industria.
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.
Delia is a complete artist, with great depth to her talent and vision in Makeup, Hair Styling and Manicures. Leaving behind the finance world, she fell in love with the beauty realm, finding a new outlet where she could push her own creativity. Her constant craving for creating the finest artistry keeps her focused on continuously perfecting her skills. She strives to be current, fresh and on trend, constantly updating her body of work while following the latest in fashion and beauty.
Delia’s versatile skills have allowed her to work alongside Pat McGrath, Moroccanoil at New York Fashion Week and Essie at Toronto Fashion Week. Her attention to detail and flawless results got her noticed and favoured to work with major brands: Hugo Boss, Mango, L’Oreal, Lancome, P&G, Covergirl, Essence, H&M, Bourjois, Puma, Sally Hansen, Shoppers Drug Mart, Ssense, Le Chateau, just to name a few.
Having worked with numerous internationally acclaimed photographers and directors, including Inez and Vinoodh, Max Abadian etc., Delia’s work has been seen in the country’s top editorial magazines, such as Elle, Flare, Fashion, Chatelaine, Clin d’oeil, Dress to Kill, Glow, along with countless influential international publications.
Delia has had the pleasure of working with world’s top models and celebrities, including Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Michelle Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Eric McCormack, Madds Mikkelsen, Daniel Gillies, Alexander Ludwig, Tinashe, Zara Larsson.
Delia also occupies the position of Editor-in-chief for BLOWE Magazine, while writing for her own beauty blog, and her expertise has been sought out by various other publications.
In 2015 Delia received Best Hair Stylist Of The Year at the P&G Beauty Awards.
Samantha Pickles is a freelance makeup artist based out of Toronto specializing in beauty, editorial, and special effects.
Her passion for makeup came when she attend Wexford Collegiate School for the arts where she got her start doing the makeup for the musical theatre shows. Upon graduation she attended Sheridan College taking the cosmetics program.
Since 2009 Samantha has been working professionally in the mediums of weddings, music videos, commercials, film and television. She is looking forward further developing her portfolio and create exciting and memorable work.
Karima attended York University receiving a BAs in Administrative studies, and then completed the Sheridan College Visual Merchandising program. Karima began working in the beauty industry as a merchandising consultant but quickly realized that her passion for beauty was greater than she had imagined. She took a leap of faith, quit her corporate job and attended CMU College of Makeup Art & Design.
Karima’s initial work as a makeup artist was for Sephora, the starting point of her freelance career. She proceeded to work for L’Oreal Canada’s luxury lines: Armani, YSL and Shu Uemura. Karima continued to work as a wedding makeup artist, an aspect of her career she is still very passionate about.
Her talent is enhancing ones’ natural beauty and she is known for her signature glowing skin. A self professed beauty product junkie, she is always up to date on the latest trends and is constantly updating her knowledge of looks, products and techniques. Karima is also a certified Nail Technician, having obtained her certification at George Brown College.
Shawna began her foray into fashion at the age of 13 as an international model with Elite Models. Traveling the world as a model gave Shawna the opportunity to explore the world of beauty in front of the camera. While modeling, Shawna picked up some hair and makeup tools and never looked back!
Being known for her natural, flawless makeup and hair techniques as well as a keen eye for composition and color, Shawna’s passion for her craft has garnered her top advertising campaigns and editorials, as well as the launch of online Fashion as Art magazine Bon Bon Magazine.
Shawna has worked with a variety of celebrities and personalities, including Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove ), Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove), Brian Beaumier (Handyman Challenge), Scott McGillivary (Income Property), Rick Campenelli (ET Canada) and Cheryl Hickie (ET Canada), Drake, K’Naan, Emily Haines, One Direction, Shae Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Heather Morris (Glee), Jessica Stam and Daria Werbowy.
Born and raised in Toronto, Sandra Yang’s fascination with the art of makeup and hair began as a young teenager, transforming and experimenting with her school friends.
Sandra has been fortunate enough to work with some of the industry’s greatest professionals such as Laura Mercier and Scott Barnes, as she developed her skills as a makeup and hair artist.
Her flair for makeup and hair has taken her from Tribeca’s International Film Festival to the Toronto International Film Festival, to working on the off Broadway musical hit Evil Dead the Musical as make-up and hair/wig designer in Toronto, as well as projects in advertising, fashion and print campaigns.
The love for her craft has transcended upon such clients as Lisa Ray, Jillian Michaels, Molly Parker, Piper Perabo, Don Mckellar, and musical performers Emily Osment, Sarah Slean, Deborah Cox, Lady Sovereign, KT Tunstall, Hedley and Thirty Seconds to Mars.