Featured Artist & Stylist: HEIDI

The OG & creator of Avenue Beauty (& self proclaimed cat lover! ). Growing up on a ranch just east of the city, Heidi was surrounded by many inspiring & talented women in the beauty industry, fueling her creativity from a young age.  Not to long after high school, she headed out west to Vancouver to attend John Casablancas Institute graduating in 2006. She continued her journey afterwards evolving her skills by working in salons, with Makeup Forever & took on a teaching opportunity at a beauty school in southern Alberta. Fast forward a few years, and she created a beautiful mobile service with a hand-picked team of creatives – Avenue Beauty was born.

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Some of her favorite things about doing makeup & hair is having the chance to help women feel their best, & to be able to share simple tips and tricks to educate them and boost their natural beauty. She has so much gratitude for each client she is able to share her passion with, and since having such a love for weddings, she feels very honored to be a part of the brides getting ready process & sharing that time with her on the wedding morning.

When she is not in beauty mode, Heidi can be found at home running after her 2 little handsome & energetic boys. They certainly keep her on her toes, and she always loves her bookings that much more being able to get some girl chat & beauty time in. She grabs the moments when her husband wants a boys day, and fills that quiet time by going to barre class, catching up on shows, shopping at local boutiques or working on her quilting skills.

While finding the balance between working & having a young family, we are so honored that Heidi continues to be a pillar for the team and is always an inspiration to each one of us. She is one of the kindest ladies, has such an incredible energy & always has a willingness to share & grow her knowledge. Heidi is always looking for ways to connect to others in the community for special causes, & we love that her creative soul is always ready for the next project! We hope you all have a chance to work with this beauty & experience her creative energy and talent!

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.


Elopement: Mountain Winds + City Views

Featured on Confetti Wedding Magazine

Love Story: Kassandra + Justin

We were so honored to be apart of this beautiful, unique & intimate elopement that was featured recently on Confetti Wedding Magazine Blog. The couple’s ceremony was a beautiful escape back to where they first met, surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains. Kassandra’s style was very soft & romantic, so we tucked her hair into a textured, low bun & adorned it with a gorgeous gold hair piece from Joanna Bisley Designs, To compliment her soft, feminine dress, we kept her makeup light & polished with shades of pink & champagne.

Once the couple said “I DO’, they headed back into the city to celebrate with their friends & family at a quaint reception in their downtown home. We dialed up the glam factor for Kassandra’s look by taking her hair down for some vintage inspired waves and by popping on a bold lip & adding in some depth to create a soft smokey eye.

The team that made this day come together was absolutely incredible and they truly continue to inspire us. Huge thank you to each and everyone of them, and also to the beautiful couple who allowed us to be a part of their special day. We hope you enjoy a peek at the wonderful moments captured!

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Hair & Makeup: Robin - Avenue Beauty

Photographer: Sarah Beau Photography

Planning & Design: Jacqueline Rae Weddings 

Ceremony: Lake Minnewanka

Reception: Le Germain Residences

Grooms Look: Tom Ford

Bridal Look: Echo Evenings & Adorn Calgary

Décor: William Sonoma Chinook Centre

Florals: Hen & Chicks 

Jewelry: Joanna Bisley Designs

Officiant: Twyla Jacobson

Stationery: Love Sky Design Inc

Wall Art: Modern Emulsions

Cake: Lovingly Sweet Bakery

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Rustic Italian Inspired Wedding

August 2018

Rustic Italian Inspired Styled Wedding as Featured in Ruffled Blog January 2019


It was the perfect summer day in YYC for the vision of this styled photoshoot to come to life. We are beyond grateful to have been on board this incredible styled shoot that was inspired from the old world beauty of Italy- showcasing its beautiful earthy colors, soft hues, textures & timeless elegance.

Our location was in the beautiful Baker Park located in Bowness – it created the perfect back drop full of lush greenery. The inspiration for the brides hair & makeup was ‘elegant simplicity’. We wanted to create a style that was elegant yet effortless, and one that showcased & complimented the stunning hair piece designed by Joanna Bisley. Nikki has gorgeous locks to work with, and with a softly textured, low ponytail with some detailing in in the back, we felt it was a perfect fit with the accessories and the gorgeous gown. We wanted to keep her makeup light and fresh to compliment the details of the hair & softness of the dress and to ensure it fit with the light and airy summer style.

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Being able to do a collaboration of any size is such an inspiring & beautiful project for us. It allows us to see other amazing vendors in their element, allows us time to chat as often on wedding days, we don’t have those moments and allows us to expand our creativity in different styles/applications.

We encourage you all to check out all the beautiful work of the vendors below, and please enjoy the little gallery below of some more from this incredible shoot!

Vendors:

*Hair & Makeup: Robin – Avenue Beauty

*Photography & Styling: Chic & Grace Studios

*Design, Rentals & Styling: Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals

*Bride & Groom: Nikki & Lane

*Florals: Sweet Bloom Floral Design

*Bridal Gown: The Bridal Boutique (Designer: Elizabeth Dye)

*Grooms Attire: EW Menswear

*Hair Piece & Earrings: Joanna Bisley Designs

*Ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange

*Stationary & Calligraphy: Debbie Wong Design

*Cake & Cookies: Lemon Berry Pastries

*Caterer: Food Works Craft Catering

*Porcelain Tray: Tina Vidak

*Ribbon: Honey Silk Co

*Ring Box: Amonie Ring Boxes

*Vespa: Vespa Props

*Candles: YYC Wax



 




Welcome to our Blog!

Hello Beauties!

We have been on a bit of a hiatus from our blog since our new website launched last year. It has been a year of updating our marketing, social media & being busy with all our beautiful weddings, incredible clients & fun collaborations. It has also been something quite intimidating to jump back into as writing has always been a bit intimidating. It is so important to share our teams incredible creative journey and showcase our beautiful & talented team, so here we go on a new adventure!

Thank you so much for all your patience while this part of our site was on hold & for all your support on our social media sites! We are beyond grateful for having such an incredibly support community in this amazing city!

I am going to be sharing our teams most recent work as we create it this year, but also sharing some past content that we are so proud of! That will include some real weddings with our beautiful brides, collaborations with some talented local YYC vendors, some bits about our amazing artists & stylists & all things beautiful.

I hope that you enjoy our work & hope to have the opportunity to work with you one day!

-Robin


Photographer: Kendal + Kevin Photography

Photographer: Kendal + Kevin Photography