On this fabulous Friday morning, we’d like to introduce you to one of Heirloom’s favoured vendors, Vancouver make up artist and hair stylist, the lovely Jayna Marie Damasco, specialising in wedding, fashion and special effects!
One night Jayna Marie had a vision. ”I was walking down a long white hallway. I was wearing a suit jacket, pencil skirt and pointy heels. The sound of my steps echoed as I walked with a briefcase hanging from one hand. The hallway seemed to go on forever. This was not the life I wanted. I knew I was creative, I knew I loved people and I knew I loved makeup.”
Driven by the support of her family and friends, she dropped out of university, sold her house and moved from Kelowna to Vancouver where she then enrolled in Blanche Macdonald. Since then, she has worked her way up to being the award-winning, passionate artist she is today. She believes that being successful is based 50% on talent and 50% on personality.
Her hope is for each bride’s wedding day to be as stress-free as possible. By insisting on getting to know her clients before their big day, she makes the hair and make-up part of any bride’s checklist enjoyable. Her motto is, “You don’t have to be a celebrity to be treated like one.” She has worked with celebs like Lady Gaga and Nikki Yanofsky and on many photo shoots – so she knows how to pamper.
Before any of her clients make a commitment, Jayna Marie includes a 1.5 to 2 hour consultation with each bridal package. During the consultation she takes the time to discuss the look each bride is going for, looks through photos so their vision is pin pointed and then practices the wedding day make-up and hairstyle decided on until the vision comes to life. As Jayna Marie puts it, “You wouldn’t invite a complete stranger to your wedding, so why would you want a make-up artist you’ve never met before?”
She also comes right to where the bride is getting ready on her wedding day. “This way, you can let me do the driving while you sit back and sip mimosas.”
Before going solo, she worked for Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Lancôme and Benefit, most of which she uses in her mobile make up kit. “Make up is far too much fun to restrict myself to only one brand! I work with a kit worth over $9,000 of Bobbi Brown, Christian Dior, Bare Essentials, MAC, Make Up For Ever and Benefit Cosmetics.”
Rest assured, you will be perfectly beautiful on your big day when in the capable hands of Jayna Marie! Check out her website for more info at: jaynamarie.com