It is my pleasure to introduce today Hannah, the creative force behind London's Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry!
Hannah and I have recently worked together on a few projects including new portraits for the about me section, and a creative winter woodland bride styled bridal portrait session .
Today I'm thrilled to share a recent interview with Hannah so that you can get to know her better too
Tell me about your business
Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry is a luxury on-location hair and makeup artistry team featuring 14 of the top artists in the London, ON area. We travel within an hour and a half of London, and are able to come to our clients for their big day.
Hanna has been a makeup artist in high demand for the last ten years, 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 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.
When Hanna is not working with her clients, she loves to spend time with her husband and three children, Liam, Lucie and Sophia. She enjoys everything creative and she has spent many years training in theatre, film acting, dancing and singing. She attended York University for the Vocal Performance in Jazz Studies program, and spent some time in her early 20's at the famous New York Film Academy in New York City in the Acting for Film program. Amongst other things, Hanna is also an accomplished visual artist, enjoying drawing, painting and sculpture, but her canvas of choice has always been the faces of her many clients.
What inspired you to start your business?
I've always been an artist, and have always loved weddings, and am a certified wedding coordinator. I realized while interning as a wedding coordinator, that I loved the creative side of things more, and decided to bring my background in makeup and hair together with my love for weddings to form a company that caters to the needs of brides and their bridal parties, helping them look and feel their best for their big day!
What do you do for brides?
My biggest desire is for my clients to realize how beautiful they are. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded by images of what culture deems "beautiful," and often forget how beautiful we each are in our own unique ways. I love to help a client see herself in a new light, and also help them realize that a lot of what they see in magazines, in movies and on TV are images of women that have been completely made up. When my clients see themselves looking like a million bucks, they can enjoy the red carpet experience too!
Tell me about your favourite part of the job
I love meeting new people.....working with my clients and seeing them light up when they feel beautiful is such a privilege! It's also an honour to share such an important day with my wedding clients.
Share a testimonial
"Absolutely amazing experience! I had hair and make up done for my bridal shower. Hanna was so patient and understanding as we work through figuring out what looked best. She was also open to changes and ideas!
Most importantly, she is a wonderful individual that strives to make sure her clients feel their best and beautiful. Her attention to detail is outstanding! I'm looking forward for her and her team to work their magic on my wedding day!
Thank you for your work!" - Janet Dang
Biggest piece of advice you give couples about their weddings (specific to your area of expertise if possible)
Photography, the dress and hair and makeup all go hand in hand. If you have a beautiful gown, you need to match the style with makeup and hair that will stand up to the demands of such a long day, while making you look and feel absolutely gorgeous, as well as work for photography. If you are spending a lot on your photography as well as your dress, choosing the lowest price makeup and hair artists will totally show in your pictures. Choose a pro, and you won't be disappointed!
Where can people find you?
Anything else you would like people to know?
We are quickly booking up for 2015, so if you are wanting to reserve your wedding date with Selah Vie, book soon! We are also accepting bookings for 2016, and booking in advance is a VERY wise thing to do, so that you have your choice of dates. We look forward to meeting with, and being a part of such a special day for each of our clients!
Thank you to Hannah for taking the time out to join me here today! Go check out More of Hannah's work online at Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry, you'll be happy you did!
Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique London wedding celebration in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments every time they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Wedding Photography.
Find out more about London Wedding Photographer Rebecca by visiting the about section!