Hanna - Owner
Hair and Makeup Expert
Hanna has been a makeup artist in high demand since 2002, most recently being a pro team member for the popular Fancy Face team in Toronto before moving to London, Ontario to start her own company.
Hanna was trained at Aveda in Toronto as a certified makeup expert and quickly became known in the industry for her talent in creating a flawless, glowing, natural finish for her clients. She was asked by Collega, the Canadian distributor for Aveda, to travel and train other makeup artists in Ontario at the different Aveda stores, spas and salons in her signature techniques. She has also been much sought after for film, photoshoots, theatre and fashion shows, having a large repertoire under her belt in each area, however, working with brides has always remained her passion.
She added hair artistry to her makeup skills a few years ago in 2009 after completing the hair course at Sheridan College in order to to give her clients the full package, making it easier for them to be able to get the complete look they desire from one source. Her talent at hair had her graduate top of her class, and quickly become highly desired by Toronto photographers and brides for her innovative, glamourous and beautiful styles.
Katerina has been in the wedding industry for 3 years, in the makeup industry for 6 years, and is mostly self-taught, with personal mentoring from Hanna as well. As an artist with particular attention for detail, it is her pleasure to help our brides look their best on their wedding day.
The best part of her job is being able to accentuate a woman’s best features and bring out their inner beauty. Her goal is to have a woman feel absolutely exquisite on the inside and the outside! Katerina loves a natural glowy makeup look, but adores and excels at a very dramatic look as well.
Sindy has been doing hair for about 15 years, ranging from prom styling, to weddings, to fashion shows, Sindy has also been leading teams in hair and makeup for theatre arts and musicals. She has excelled at intricate braiding, honing her artistic skill since her early childhood on her younger sister. As an artist, Sindy’s deepest desire is to draw a person’s inner beauty outward for the world to see. She believes that everyone deserves to feel beautiful and exceptional, and considers it a pleasure to join you in those moments.
Michelle graduated from College of Makeup Art & Design in 2008. Her skills include Bridal/Beauty, Film/SPFX, Theatre and Prosthetics as well as Hair Styling and Wig Knotting. Michelle has worked on several films, including two with Matchbox Pictures. She has also worked with several designers and photographers including Fadil Berisha and Caitlin Cronenberg. Michelle has also had the privileged of working for Miss Universe Canada in 2008. Michelle’s passion is to enhance every woman’s true beauty, no matter what the era. From pin curls of the 1940’s to today’s modern woman, Michelle finds new and creative ways to bring out the best in the art of hair and makeup!
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have a pretty major addiction to highlight. For me, makeup started as an escape; as self-care, if you will. When I have a brush in my hand, the world gets quiet and life’s problems don’t seem quite as jarring. Not only do I have a beautiful hobby, but I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do this as a career! I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Rachel has a strong passion to create beautiful art for her clients as she styles their hair and makeup to perfection. She is the longest standing team member at Selah Vie, next to Hanna, the owner. She received personal mentoring from Hanna in both hair and makeup, to take her talent to the next level. Rachel is highly skilled, and very caring, and gives her clients an incredible experience with her sweet personality, and high talent level.
Originally, I started in a completely different field. I actually graduated with a 4-year degree in advertising, and also worked in sales and hospitality for several years. After I moved to the US and lived there for a few years, I began exploring my passion for makeup a bit more. I met my husband and moved back to Canada after a few years away, started freelancing in the summer of 2018 and have been doing it full time since.
I absolutely love what I do! I love the women I meet and the stories they share as they invite me into their life, their homes, and their special days!
Faith has been a hairstylist for over 6 years . She gained her hairdressing certificate as the top of her class with an Overall Achievement Award in 2012 at John Cash Blanca’s Institute in Vancouver, BC then got her licence when she moved to London. She also graduated of Bachelor of Science in Hotel And Restaurant Management in the Philippines where her world opened up to a lot of beautiful opportunities. Her degree got her into a job as a crew member from an Asian cruise line and later on a private yacht. Since then she has been exposed to much cultural diversity and visited several beautiful countries where she got inspired by different types of beauty, ethnicities and cultures. Since then, she has been interested in beauty and fashion. As a hairdresser, it became her passion to share her talent and skills to make every woman look and feel her absolute best!
Caitlin has had a love for the hair and beauty industry since she could brush her own hair. She started in high school doing friends hair for banquets and prom, and working on the crew doing the hair and makeup for theatrical productions. Bridal and formal styles have always been her passion. Caitlin attended Algonquin college in Ottawa for a two year hairstyling diploma. She graduated in 2018 and moved back to London and continued in the hairstyling field working at a popular local hair salon, and recently coming on board with the team at Selah Vie.