As a full service studio, I like to include hair and makeup along with your session. Of course it is great when one has an awesome team of talent, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Haley, who has been working with me for about 6 months. So, Introducing Haley.
Hi, I am Haley
and I am a makeup and special effects artist on Vancouver Island. I have always loved makeup and story telling since I was little, and now it is my job.
I grew up dancing where every year, at the year end recital I would put on bight red lip stick and wear winged liner. I never realized until now, that was one of the reasons I loved dancing so much. I kind of fell into makeup, not because i’m clumsy but because this is what I was meant to do.
It was kind of an accident, a lucky one. I attended The John Casablancas Institute. I didn’t even really mean to apply. I was interested in getting some more information and with one call, I had an interview the next week, and got accepted the following. It was a happy accident. I did the unlimited makeup program, which is a year and teaches you everything from beauty and bridal to airbrushing, out of kit effects and prosthetics. I graduated in December 2016 with distinction.
Since graduating I have done a few weddings, a few photoshoots, and some short films. Im dipping my toes in wherever I can. I am still learning but in this industry you never stop. There is always a new technique to try or a new trend to follow.
Many people think I work in the beauty industry because I love makeup but that is only a small part of it. One of the reasons I love what I do is because of the way you make people feel. I never do makeup to change the way a client looks but rather to enhance the beauty that is already there. When I get to see the transformation that a client has will always be a favourite part of the job. The sudden rush of confidence they get, they feel beautiful.
I am always excited to do makeup and if you want to follow my journey you can find me on Instagram or Facebook @HaleySwitzerMUA
Or check out my website www.haleyswitzer.ca