Featured Artist: Melody

A talented & creative artist with an adventurous soul. Melody’s love for makeup began in high school where she would model for hair shows & competitions. Being so intrigued by what the makeup artists were creating, her curiosity led her to Vancouver 10 years ago where she completed her makeup artistry course. What she loves most about doing makeup is having the opportunity to bring out every clients natural beauty, & to enhance their unique features.

Originally from Hungary, Melody is active in the local Hungarian community, including being a part of a Hungarian dance group. This has also allowed her to utilize her incredible talent by doing makeup for the performances & events. She is a huge lover of travelling, going to the theatre, enjoying coffee with friends & spending time with her cute lil’ pup Hugo.

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As a bride-to-be herself, Melody has an amazing eye & passion for bridal makeup. Through her years of being an artist, specifically in bridal beauty, Melody has become so versatile in the looks she creates- everything from a soft glowing natural look, to a more bold, dramatic look and everything in between. During her time here at Avenue Beauty, she has inspired us all & continues to do so as we watch her in her element and see her artistic skills flourish with each and every wedding season. We hope you get a chance to meet Melody- to experience her talent and to hopefully chat about some incredible places in the world.


Featured Artist & Stylist: KELLY

We can’t say enough amazing things about this beautiful lady. She is so full of love, positivity, drive and incredible talent. Kelly has been apart of the Avenue Beauty team for well over 6 years and we have loved every moment it. Her training started back in her native Chicago where she worked with Stewart Talent Modelling Agency in the commercial print department. From there, her talents took her doing photoshoots, weddings and reality tv. As a cast member of the Bachelor in 2003, she was able to continue her practice on her cast mates as well as for her post appearances including The View, Oprah and Ellen.

Once meeting her amazing husband (not from the bachelor), life took them over to Europe for a bit of time and she was able to continue her artistry on fashion shoots, public relation tours, red carpet events and personal styling. Her excitement for doing makeup, hair & fashion stems from using her beauty skills on a client’s outer beauty, which in turn makes that individuals inner beauty soar from within.

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Kelly loves working in the Calgary market around her family and skincare business. As a mother of 2 gorgeous girls, she is an incredible example to not only them but so many others. We are continually inspired by her balance of her personal life & work life, seeing her continually grow in so many ways and seeing her create so many beautiful looks!

If you have had the delight in working with Kelly, you can certainly agree that her love of the craft, infectious smile & laugh, and amazing talent shines through at every booking. We are beyond lucky to have Kelly on our team and can’t wait for you to experience her incredible talent.


Featured Artist: KELSEY

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We are so excited to welcome back to YYC the gorgeous, blonde beauty, Miss Kelsey! Originally from Kelowna, Kelsey has always been a creative soul. When she was younger, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her as an artist and if that was something she could pursue as a career. But once she got into makeup, she realized she was able to be extremely creative with this form of medium, and her love and passion for being a makeup artist blossomed from there. She absolutely loves making people feel great about themselves and being able to show them ways makeup will help them feel confident in enhancing their own beauty.

Kelsey graduated from Blanche MacDonald in 2006, had the opportunity to work at MAC Cosmetics for almost 10 years & has been freelancing for 13 years. Her favorite thing about doing makeup is that she helps her clients feel amazing, beautiful and fierce about themselves. She absolutely loves makeup and any chance she can get to play she is up for it!

In her spare time, Kelsey loves to be outside (weather permitting!) She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, bike rides and anything on the water or a beach. She is a HUGE concert fanatic (especially if it is country!), so you can definitely find her at most concerts or festivals that comes through town or around the area!

Kelsey has had the honor of being a bridesmaid 9 times (always a bridesmaid, never a bride?!), so we figure between her experience in that role and all the wedding parties she has glammed up as an artist, she is a wealth of knowledge for all things wedding!

We hope you have a chance to see her incredible work and to have the opportunity to work Kelsey. She is once of the sweetest souls, has the most contagious laugh and will definitely make you feel your most beautiful self with her makeup applications!

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