Enhancing natural beauty is foremost on my mind. Being a makeup artist for more than 15 years in film, television, as well as commercials, weddings and corporate videos, I believe the application of makeup adds quality to life. It brings out the beauty hidden deep inside.
One thing I’ve learned from my clients is – everyone strives to look fresh, flawless and beautiful. It is this principle that drives my signature style that is natural yet in keeping with modern inspirations. The services I provide at Haus of V are aimed at making my clients feel their absolute best.
Unlike temporary false lashes which are designed to be used for the short term, the lash extension is professionally applied one extension on each natural lash with a semi-permanent medical adhesive used by surgeons. These lashes hold in place for several weeks at a time.
Eyelash extensions add volume length beyond what coats of mascara and eyelash curler could ever achieve.
The price of lash extensions varies depending on the style. $175 for a half set and $275 for a full set.
Many establishments offer eyelash extensions but you need to remain vigilant. The procedure is quasi surgical and must be performed by a recognized specialist and in compliance with hygiene regulations in order to avoid any potential health risks. The procedure must be performed with sterile instruments and products that are 100 percent hypoallergenic.
I would tell people save the Groupon for yoga class as I have seen some crazy stuff at Haus of V.
Your first appointment will be the longest taking at least 90 mins and possibly upwards of two hours. You should arrive at the salon with your eyes entirely free of makeup.
We ask that our clients do not have caffeine before they come in.
You are lying still in a relaxed environment, and as such it is a great chance to unplug!
My advice would be to bring a playlist or book on tape.
Make sure to put your phone on airplane mode just to make sure your phone isn’t buzzing in your pocket with crazy notifications that you won’t be able to check for hours.
And given the complicated logistics of having to stop and go to the restroom mid-application, you should always visit the restroom before your appointment begins.
Your technician Vincenza will discuss your expectations and personal taste with you.
Do you like the subtle look? Or are you hoping to unleash your hidden glamourous side?
The health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as the shape of your face and eyes will be used to determine the right set of extensions for you. This consultation will ultimately determine the best fit for the style and look you are looking for.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right lash for you. Eyelash extensions are available in a variety of lengths diameter and curls. There are also different materials to choose from - including synthetic silk and synthetic mink.
We recommend that novices err on the conservative side as you can always get a more dramatic glamorous look later.
If a client is coming in for the first time, we advise them to follow their lash growth pattern and just make them darker as I’ve experienced my dramatic look is different from someone else’s.
To begin you will lie down on your back and get comfortable. Your bottom lashes will be shielded with under eye pads stickers or tape. Prepare for eyes to be closed for the entire application as your technician delicately affixes each extension with tweezers.
It may take a few mins to adjust to the idea of sharp metal instruments so close to your eyes but the procedure is so relaxing that you will find yourself dosing off. The breeze of a small fan and a light mist will wake up from your nap to find yourself looking glamorous.
After your appointment don’t let your lash extensions get wet for the next 24 hours so that the glue can dry completely. Steer clear of humid environments like saunas. To preserve your lashes keep them clean and gently detangle them with a pristine mascara wand.
You can wear makeup but realize that oils and oil-based makeup removers, as well as botanical spritzers made with essential oils, are your lashes worst nightmare as they breakdown the adhesive. some liners contain oils as well.
When it comes to mascara - if you are in between fill appointments, you can use it to balance out when your natural lashes have grown out along with the lash extension.
The golden rule with lash extensions - the less you mess with them the longer they will last!
To keep your lashes looking full and fresh, touch-up appointments should be scheduled between 2-4 weeks apart. These fill-in appointments take approximately one hour.
Unlike most lash companies you won’t be made to purchase a new set after one or two touch ups.
I’ve worked with many different makes of lashes, and by far I’ve had the best results and best feedback with Misencil lashes.
Misencil lashes are gorgeous and mimic your own lashes which will leave people guessing.
They are 100 percent Canadian they are made from hypoallergenic synthetic fibres and don’t contain harsh chemicals. They are soft, light-weight, water resistant, and look natural.
Misencil glue is formaldehyde free and specifically designed for eyelash extensions and approved by Health Canada.
Eyelashes that are properly cared for should not make natural lashes fall out, but you will notice some casualties as your lashes grow and shed according to your natural lash cycle.
Misencil eyelashes need minimal care. Just follow these simple instructions and you will be enjoying your lashes for many weeks to come.
- You must use oil-free products for your eyes (this includes creamy makeup, eye makeup remover, skin creams, rich eye creams and cleansers).
- Do not get your eyelashes wet for the first 24 hours after the application.
- Wash your face using a facecloth rather that splashing water directly on eyes.
- Do not swim or use a sauna or steam room for the first 48 hours.
- Do not use mascara for 48 hours after the application.
- After 48 hours use a water-based mascara if you really want to make a statement.
- Do not use a lash curler and do not perm or tint your Misencil eyelashes.
- If you experience any irritation or itching contact me as soon as possible.
- The best way to dry your face after washing is close your eyes and blot your face gently so your lashes won’t get caught in the towel.
- You can admire all you want in the mirror but resist the temptation to touch, rub or tug at your gorgeous new lashes as this may pull out your own natural lashes.
- When using a Q-Tip to remove eyeliner, be sure to saturate it with oil-free makeup remover (or water) so that the fibres do not get caught in your lash extensions.
- It is possible to have your lashes last for 3-4 weeks with proper care of your eyelash extensions. However should you wish to have a full luscious set of lashes everyday of the week, it is recommended that you see me 2-3 weeks after your initial application.
With revolutionary technology, laser treatments are the modern way to reduce natural aging effects. Using different outputs, we use a low-level laser with different wave lengths — this aids in promoting the natural healing effects of the body. This non-invasive and painless procedure, provides the modern-day way of promoting healing within the skin.
There are 4 different types of Facial Treatments I offer, each with their own benefits. Beauty Laser, Cold Low-Light Therapy, Infrared Laser and Microdermabrasion.
This revolutionary treatment is new to the market and only offered by a few technicians throughout Canada.
Skin texture is enhanced by increased collagen production, which is positively accelerated by the soft laser light with each single treatment. Skin tissue is restructured, dark eye cycles disappear and fine lines are smoothened. The end result is that skin texture shows improved elasticity feels like velvet.
No artificial look.
Some beauty treatments include methods which are not gentle to the skin, and bear risks or have long term side effects. Clients who do not want to get injections anymore with Botox or fillers will be particularly happy with this type of treatment, as it has no side effects, bears no risks and no long term disadvantages. The Laser Phototherapy causes no downtime. This treatment is suitable for women and men, for every skin type and skin.
Cold Laser known as Low Level Laser Therapy Treatment is low level light therapy that is spatially coherent light. A patented modular converts coherent light into a mix of coherent and incoherent light. This technology gives immediate visible results on all skin types. The light treatment is similar to holding a flashlight to the skin. During the light session a pleasant aromatic soothing gel suited to the client's skin type is massaged into the skin. The light source is mixed with micro-current for added benefit to improve the health of the skin. Light therapy that has less than 5mW has proven in clinical studies to be even more effective than higher powered light therapy devices.
Cold Low-Light Therapy, is an effective and safe therapy that works in harmony with the body's own healing and pain relieving mechanisms.
What makes Cold Low-Light Treatment unique?
Micro-Current stimulates and lifts the muscles of the face, this tones, strengthens and firms the muscles in the face while restoring the body's own natural current.
Radio Frequency greatly improves elasticity and collagen production and FIRMS THE SKIN.
The micro-current treatment and radio frequency is given while the skin is simultaneously being exposed to one or more of our three Light Therapies:
RED: Stimulates skin cells and energizes the connective tissues.
GREEN: Cell regulator, clears toxins and increases lymphatic flow to the skin.
BLUE: Treats acne and redness by destroying bacteria in the skin, and plumps the cells very quickly.
There is no other machine that combines all THREE!
Light Therapy with the Micro Cold Light of the Abrastim 200 stimulates specific cell lines and improves all aspects of the skin, and the technology can be further improved when combined with light-absorbing chromophore gel - which allows the light to penetrate deeper into the skin.
1. What is Far Infrared &Red Light Therapy?
What makes this device unique is the combination of Red LED light and Far Infrared Light. The Red light falls into the visible part of the light spectrum between 630-700 nm on the electromagnetic scale and is used to treat the surface of the skin to stimulate and firm. The Far infrared is a medical grade Far infrared heating device with a patented dome shape that allows for concentrated and deeper Far infrared heat penetration to the tissues. This is highly beneficial as it firms not only the surface of the skin but deep into the mid-dermis for dramatic results right from the first treatment.
2. Far Infrared Facial Can Help With:
Helps to remove fine lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, sun damage, aging spots and blemishes.
Diminishes pore size, refines and improves the texture of the skin.
Increases circulation to stimulate collagen and elastin for anti-ageing.
Open pores that have been malfunctioning for years, forcing out clogged cosmetics.
Loosens outer skin, shrinks pores and heals acne and scars without pain.
Helps psoriasis and eczema.
Effective on acne and pigmentation.
3. How Does The Far Infrared Facial Work?
The Far Facial panels emit 4-10 FIR microns which is the most beneficial FIR level for collagen regeneration, and provides an optimal absorption of serums deep into the cell structure lifting, firming and regenerating the skin.
Treatment With The Far Infrared Facial...What Will I Experience?
Every treatment of the Far Infrared Facial is unique and custom made for each client. The treatment will begin with a cleansing and exfoliation. Your technician will then choose a mask to treat your skin and give you the results you are looking for!
After the mask is applied you will be placed under the facial panel for approximately 20 minutes. You will experience a relaxing warming sensation while the Far Infrared penetrates the ingredients in the mask 3 times faster than without it.
Are The Far Infrared Facials Safe?
The Far Infrared Facial Treatment is safe and can be used to enhance any facial treatment. The following people should not use: acute illness, cancer patients, pregnant, pacemakers.
What Are The Benefits of a Far Infrared Facial?
Far Infrared waves penetrate up to two inches into your skin thus reaching and affecting the deeper layers of cells. This increases blood circulation (vascularity) to your skin cells which allows an increase in transportation of fresh nutrients into the damaged skin areas promoting healing, and better function of the cells. Far Infrared Facials have many beneficial effects on the skin because it increases the collagen and elastin, which helps improve the firmness, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and overall appearance of the skin. It is an effective and safe non-ablative remodeling method, and is useful in anti-ageing, pigmentation, acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Notice an immediate difference, resulting in a softer, smoother, glowing complexion.
Microdermabrasion is a quick and painless treatment that combines vacuum suction with tiny abrasive crystals that polish away the uppermost layer of skin. This process eliminates roughness and accelerates the proliferation of new skin cells. It also creates a pathway for which newly stimulated collagen can migrate upwards through the face following Low Level Laser Therapy. Microdermabrasion is good for age spots, surface pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkle;e, sun damage, oily pores, black and white heads, and acne scarring. This procedure is also highly recommend for heavy make-up users.
For different event styles, makeup can require more or less products, time and expertise. Therefore costs can vary significantly - the more consultation time that is required before the actual event will mean an increase in the final cost.
Rates can vary between $90-$650 per hour across Canada, depending on the services selected. Travel costs not included.
A standard makeup package includes full eyes, lips, cheeks and skin.
There would be additional costs for false lashes, airbrushing, highlight/contouring and special makeup touches because they require additional cost and time.
Fantasy makeup for Halloween, other costume parties or added glamour, can include various add ons or special effects that affect the final price.
There are packages that combine hairstyling and makeup services.
Number of people:
~Wedding parties and other large events often require makeup services for more than one person and more makeup artists.
Travel time, car mileage and gas all affect the cost of makeup artist services.
Usually there is a set rate within the immediate area, but there are additional fees based on distance.
Makeup artists who have trained with high profile teachers and worked with celebrity clientele often have higher rates than those starting out.
The number of hours that are needed on location affects the cost of services.
Events such as corporate videos photoshoots, weddings and video production often require all day presence.
For events such as weddings there is a negotiated rate after the initial wedding party application and consultation.
Professional makeup guarantees that you look fresh and fabulous in your red carpet or special event photos.
Products and skill
We go above and beyond day to day makeup application and have the products and the tools to help you create any look - from airbrushing to eyelash extensions, from laser treatments to make up special effects, I have all the skills and experience to bring your beauty to the next level.
Peace of mind
Who wants to worry about tracking down the perfect foundation or covering up a blemish before a special event. We will make you look picture perfect,so you can relax and enjoy your event!
Should I tip a makeup artist?
For certain special events, you want to go above and beyond your go-to everyday looks. A professional makeup artist knows all the makeup tricks and has access to the best makeup to achieve a flawless finish.
We are commonly hired to apply makeup for TV and film as well as Hollywood red carpet events.
Other events I have been hired for include Halloween and costume parties, video productions, fashion shows, weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions.
The most requested makeup looks are glamorous, bold romantic, soft, or natural and clean. Some people also make special requests for tattoo and scar covering. Rates vary by geographic location and by the work involved.
"We can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create... and who we include."