Jenna began her training with Aveda in both hair and makeup artistry in Toronto over a decade ago and spent many years working with the company. She continued her career working with L'Oreal and Lancome as the head makeup artist in Toronto and across Ontario for their pro team and as a Junior Account Executive. Jenna also worked with Holt Renfrew over the years as a makeup artist and business executive, running various beauty lines, training staff and consulting with clients internationally. Her roots in luxury grew as she moved into the position of the Western Regional Manager in Canada and was relocated to Alberta for Louis Vuitton's (LVMH) beauty division and continued to run their Western Canada cosmetic division. Her attention to detail, excellence, and talent were recognized by LVMH's Sephora brand. Jenna was in charge of training and opening the Western Canadian stores which eventually led her to Calgary and subsequently the beautiful mountain town of Canmore.
In 2015, Jenna started a new chapter of our career and business launching The Pretty Haus, which is a wedding collective of Calgary makeup artists, Canmore & Banff hair & makeup, photographers and much more. Visit The Pretty Haus to learn more.
With Jenna's extensive credentials it's no wonder she was had been recommended as a bridal makeup artist by Martha Stewart Weddings and Flare Fashion Magazine. Her dedication to the professional beauty field, extensive training, and love of luxury products has set her apart as a licensed makeup artist for Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Calgary and the entire rocky mountain region. Jenna even updated her credentials at Artist Within Makeup School in 2009 specifically for bridal.
Jenna's resume is filled with countless happy brides and incredible testimonies!
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Jen Hjelmeland comes to us as a seasoned Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert of 10 years, specializing in Bridal. A savvy Calgary city girl with a true love for prestige beauty, training at Holt Renfrew with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and most recently added to her career, Stila Cosmetics. Jen completed her training as a makeup artist at Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver, British Columbia.
While working as an executive at Sephora we met Jen and CBMA simply can't speak enough of her skill, personality and professionalism. Jen particularly loves being at Weddings, which is why she is such a great fit for our mountain company.
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Sam Roycroft is originally a city girl from Edmonton Alberta who now graces the Rocky Mountains with her talent in Hair Styling. Possessing a professional certified education in her field and 5 years of high end salon experience in Calgary Alberta, puts her a cut above the rest. Sam continues to refresh her skill set in formal event styling, specializing in Weddings to be on top of the trends. Plus she is absolutely delightful and calm, which is why you'll love having her around on your special date. Email us for the latest of Sam's work.
Photo credit for it is: Alexis McKeown