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Q&A with OUAI’s Canadian Educator, Alysse Morrison

February 13, 2017

If you keep up with the Kardashians, you’ve probably seen some of the work of Jen Atkin, celeb hairstylist. She has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Katy Perry, and Christina Hendricks, to name a few. However, we’re not here to discuss her relationship to the stars. We’re here to talk about her haircare line, OUAI. OUAI is “a line for real life, for real women”, as Atkin says herself. It is about making luxury accessible and easy in a world where life can be hard. While we support this mantra, we have a new reason to love OUAI.


It is with great honour that we introduce Toronto hairstylist Alysse, member of The Beauty Team, and now, Canadian Educator for the OUAI line. We were eager to ask Alysse a few questions about her new position. Here’s what she said:

Q: What inspired you to pursue this position?

A: One of my biggest inspirations in my hairstyling career has always been women in the industry. I love Jen Atkin and her line. The idea of working for someone whom I idolize just seemed like a dream.

Q: What do you love about the job?

A: I love educating people about hair. Being able to do this with new people every day just seemed like something I’d be great at because I love it. I find Sephora’s staff education is lacking in the hair department so I thought this was an amazing idea!

Q: What is your favourite OUAI Product?

A: I can’t wait to try the dry shampoo foam! It seems amazing! Out of the products I have tried, I absolutely love the dry texture spray. You can use it like a dry shampoo, or through your ends to get a gorgeous beachy look.

Q: What is the best current hair trend, in your opinion?

A: I love very easy, undone hair which is trendy right now. The lived-in look—it’s effortless and looks cool.

Q: What are your favourite beauty/hair icons?

A: Well of course Jen Atkin! When I was in school we were asked to name well-known females in the industry and the only one we could name was Vivenne MacKinder. She’s known for her bridal looks. To have a new fashion forward woman to add to the list was vital for our industry. Jen has created a line that makes getting ready fast and easy. She knows what the consumer needs!

xo The Beauty Team

Beauty 101 Product Reviews The Beauty Notes

Our favourite Valentine’s Day Beauty Products

February 10, 2017

Whether it’s Valentine’s or “Galentine’s”, our top products for the infamous holiday will make you fall in love!

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These lip crayons are a Valentine’s Day essential for many reasons. Coming in a range of romantic hues, there is no question why we would want to smack this on our lips for the big day. They are also peppermint scented, allowing you to embrace those up-close moments. With an extreme long-wear formula, you won’t have to worry whether they are kiss-proof. Feel free to test that out for us!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

v day 2Wearing your heart on your sleeve doesn’t mean you can’t hide spots and dark circles. That’s why we recommend NARS Soft Matte Concealer for a flawless complexion on your night out.


Unwind before or after a romantic night out with LUSH’s Valentine’s Bath Bombs.

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The Cupid Bath Bomb is sure to give your bath the holiday themed colour you are looking for. Calm pre-date jitters with bergamot oil and fresh raspberry juice.

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We also love LUSH’s Lover Lamp. Pamper your skin with this aphrodisiac-inspired cocoa butter and Brazilian orange oil bath bomb.

Makeup Forever’s Uplight Face Luminizer Gel

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We think Valentine’s Day is a day to shine. Illuminate with Makeup forever’s uplift. Apply it to cheekbones, collarbones, or anywhere you want a subtle shimmer. The gel formula ensures an irresistible glow that will last all night.

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Finish off your V-Day look with Dior’s Iconic Mascara. This wand is nothing less than magic as it gives limp lashes the volume they deserve. Swipe this on and they won’t forget that “your eyes are up here”.


Find love this year by treating yourself to these fabulous products!

xo The Beauty Team

Events On Set

The making of Spirit Animals at NightShift WR !

November 17, 2014

The Beauty Team started off November with the opportunity to be a part of Kitchener’s second Night Shift 2014 event! The event is a nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure!


We had a lot of fun executing creative makeup looks on the models from Gemini. Special thanks to JVT Photography for beautifully capturing these photos.


This particular look was spirit animal inspired, and I just put my own spin on it! I used a TON of feathers and applied them with lash glue. The rest of the face I mainly used the MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash palette to create the fur like makeup.


Always set liquid or cream makeup with powder so you don’t get creasing or smudging!


Makeup Artist, Krys (thebeautyteam.) also created some amazing spirit animal looks, with really defined contours and brows!

Night shift 2014 was such a fun evening bringing out our inner creativity with these Avant Guard looks! We hope to be a part of this fabulous annual event next year!


-Makeup Artist for The Beauty Team

Events Product Reviews

KISS Nails beauty blogger event

November 10, 2014

Last Monday’s KISS beauty blogger event, put together by ROI relations was a lot of fun! Our nail techs applied KISS and imPRESS nails and trendy nail art to beauty bloggers that attended the event.

New York based Celebrity/Editorial manicurist, Gina Edwards (@ginaedwards10), is the creative mind behind the products, She was there hosting the event, sharing a few pro nail tips and meeting with everyone. She is lovely and was so fun to work with. thebeautyteam_events.jpg
KISS just launched a gel based nail glue that is amazing for applying their nail art. No more slippery glue with your crystals sliding off your nail before they are set! Finally a product that brings ease to salon styles that can be applied in the comfort of your own home.

The most popular were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in turquoise . They are super shiny but no sparkle and the accent nails have a great black, red and white pattern on them.



My favourite were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in Coral. They also come with sparkle and accent nails so you can use them in different combinations.



Always prep your nails correctly using the prep pad (included in kit) to clean the nail bed before applying the false nails.  This will ensure proper adhesion and prolong wear.



The new KISS french manicure was also a popular choice.  The classic nail style requires glue to apply and like gels, they need to be soaked off for removal. All the nail sets come in different shapes and sizes so they fit any nail bed, plus they are a great base to add nail art!

KISS and imPRESS nail products are available at Walmart and Target stores.  If you’re a nail art fanatic, be sure to check out these new styles coming soon to a store near you!




Nail Tech * Hair * Makeup  for The Beauty Team


#ScienceRocks – Beauty & Science all in one

July 23, 2014
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

Catch our pros Justine and Alysse live on CP24 Breakfast tomorrow for some pre-event rockstar makeovers as we get ready for #ScienceRocks on July 24th (ages 19+) at The Ontario Science Centre.

The Beauty Team will be providing Hair and Makeup stations with our pros to help channel your inner rockstar.

We are bringing Beauty to the Science Centre, and you can be a part of it!
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

This Thursday evening, The Ontario Science Centre will open up the doors to the ScienceROCKS exhibit as it transforms into a music playground accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

Event Details:
Ages 19+ only.
Valid Photo ID required at the door.

$15 in advance
$18 at the door
$15 Members (anytime)

Refreshments available for purchase.

Please note: There is limited capacity for the ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX movie. The movie starts at 7:30 and entrance to ticket-holders is on a first-come, first-served basis.


We hope to see you rockstars there!



The Beauty Team


Product Reviews

Getting our glo on with Kate McCarthy

August 8, 2013

On July 30th we were honoured to meet such an inspirational Makeup Artist as Kate McCarthy  International Makeup Artist for Glominerals.

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We were grateful to get some time to talk with such a charismatic and multi-faceted artist with the same passion for the industry as Victoria and I have. Having done some work in LA and working with celebrities Kate discussed the ups and downs she faced when working in such a challenging environment. To hear how she got to where she is now is truly an inspiration.

We at The Beauty Team share the same excitement about glominerals as Kate having used the makeup at photoshoots, television gigs and even on bridal and corporate clients across SouthWestern Ontario.


Jenna being a Glo educator and Makeup Artist for Glominerals, the both of us owning a Beauty Team (where we preach about the brand to our team and to all of our clients), along with working in television and print, we were most excited to hear how Kate grew to love this prestige brand.  She began the workshop by telling the story of how she once visited a dermatologist who told her she needed to change her skin care routine due to some acne issues and was introduced to Glominerals. She was so obsessed with how amazing the product made her skin look that she wanted to figure out how to work for the company. She called the company multiple times and in her cute and quirky way said she actually slightly ‘bugged’ them until she got a job. She now trains women around the world on the benefits of glomineral makeup. Talk about an inspiration,  Kate is also the product developer for the brand!


We admire the way Kate presents herself and the product. With pride, flare and humour. She made the event fun and all the attendees who were staff at medical spas had nothing but amazing feedback about the training session.

Here is Kate doing a demo: half cat eye, half smokey eye:


Here is Kate’s demo of the ‘natural/no makeup look’

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Fun Facts:

A self proclaimed Cat lover,  Kate named one of Glominerals lip liners after her cat Delilah. 

One of her all time favourite brushes is the eye texture brush.

As fellow Makeup Artist’s we cannot stress how important it is to blend, blend blend! Kate agrees admitting to having over 8 eye blender brushes in her brush roll.

A great new tip; To keep eyeliner fully waterproof, set with Glo’s clear lip filler.

See more of Kate’s videos at:

To purchase Glominerals online visit:

 Jenna & Victoria

Founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

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On Set

On Set with Rent Frock Repeat

July 23, 2013

A few months ago The Beauty Team  teamed up with Rent Frock Repeat to work on their Summer look book. We instantly fell in love with this Canadian business. What a brilliant idea, giving ladies access to designer gowns that they can rent at a fraction of the price. I mean, how many times have you purchased a new dress for an event and then left it to sit in your closet and never be worn again!?


Lisa Delorme and Kristy Wieber, the ladies behind RfR believe “style is more then just investing. It’s about experimenting, trying new looks and having fun. It’s time to say goodbye to having lots of clothes but nothing to wear, and hello to always having the perfect frock for all of life’s special occasions”


If you’re indecisive, not to worry RfR offers over the phone and in studio consultations to ensure you end up with the perfect frock.

The process is quite simple. Register online at:, fill out your profile (including sizes, favourite designers and colours). Then browse your favourite frocks, pick your size (and backup size) and select the date you would like your dress to arrive. Lastly,  simply click rent to complete your transaction.

Upon your return date simply put both dresses back (no need to dry clean, they even take care of this!) in the prepaid envelope and drop it off at your nearest post office.

From now until late August, RfR has partnered with The Beauty Team for our seasonal Beauty Bonus. Get $25 off your first rental. Also, if you mention RfR when inquiring for any Beauty Service (excluding retail) through The Beauty Team we are offering 20% off bookings from now until August 23rd.


Rent Frock Repeat

Photo by: Magdalena M 

Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff (Key Makeup Artist, The Beauty Team)

Hair: Beni (for The Beauty Team)

Dress: Retail: $600 Rent for $130 ERIN by Erin Fetherston

Here are a few behind the scenes shots of The Beauty Team. A Special Thanks to our artists; Maggie, Jainna, Beni, Marijke and Justine for helping to make this shoot such a success!

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Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist of 

The Beauty Team

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Product Reviews

Glominerals – 24k Gold dust

June 3, 2013

I always want my skin to look hydrated and vibrant, even if when in reality  it’s dehydrated. When I realized that Glominerals had this product I got way too excited about the after-effects of this real gold mineral dust! With one swipe I felt my skin was nourished and hydrated. It  looked luminous with just the right amount of highlights giving off an airbrushed effect.

You know those days when you walk by your reflection in a shop window and think “damn, I look good!?”  Using Glominerals 24k gold will add a little bit of glam to your everyday look. Once applied your skin will look luminous and give off that red carpet glow.

24k Gold Dust
24k Gold Dust

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Here I am wearing 24k (as usual) on a night out!

I always apply 24k Gold dust using the Glominerals angle blush brush. You can also apply with a smaller powder or fluffy eyeshadow blending brush. Apply along cheekbones, brow bones and your collarbone. For a gorgeous all over glow, mix a bit of 24k into your moisturizer.


Available at The Beauty Team Boutique, 24k is enriched with Vitamins A, C, E,  real 24k gold mineral and soothing green tea extract. The gorgeous gold glow will leave your skin feeling and looking like gold, Literally.

♥ Jenna

Co-founder & Key Artist of The Beauty Team

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On Set

Donuts and Makeup!

May 23, 2013

Donuts and Makeup!

The mouth watering and highly entertaining Donut Showdown on The Food Network Canada began on April 2nd 2013!


It’s 7am and Victoria Fedosoff,  Maggie Ng and I (Jenna Sardo) set up our makeup stations to get the 4 fantastic talent ready for a wild day of donut judging!

First things first: we never forgot to matify the talent’s faces with both Pur Minerals oil control gel and Lise Watier or Urban Decay eye primer! The hot lights and detailed HD world will not be forgiving for us makeup wizards. We never went a day without these products because we knew we would be squirming with frustration behind the camera if we ever saw shine on our talent’s faces!


Our second ‘must-have’ item was blotting powders! In the 30 seconds we had (not even) to run in and blot the judges faces to make sure they looked spectacular we didn’t have the time or the patience for a blotting powder that we couldn’t rely on 100 percent! This led Victoria and I to make sure we used one of 3 of these high performance blotting powders:

Pur Minerals ‘Balancing Act Oil Control Powder’

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Glo Minerals rice starch oil absorbing powder in ‘matte’ and ‘perfecting powder’

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Cover FX blot powders in light and medium.


We definitely loved to bronze our talent! We only used Hula bronzer by Benefit for the men and Glo minerals bronzers in Sunkiss and Sunlight! These bronzers do not turn orange with the temperature and acidity of the skin and looked thin and flawless all day long.


My go-to lipstick for Judge Maggie McKewon (Recipe to Riches and….) was Dior’s Rouge Dior #555 Dolce Vita Pink or Nars’ ‘Niagara’.

dior rougeNARS Niagara

The stay-in-place and trustworthy eyeliner I would rely on was either Dior’s ‘black waterproof’ or Mac’s ‘Engraved’. I always set this eyeliner with Makeup Forever’s dark brown eyeshadown in matte espresso #166.

Mac Engraved

The Set was so fun on Donut Showdown. Donuts, Makeup, lots of laughs, good company and cafe mochas! Who could ask for more?!

This season of Donut Showdown has wrapped but stay tuned for rerun’s Tuesday’s at 11pm on The Food Network Canada!

On set for The Donut Showdown

♥ Jenna

Co-founder of The Beauty Team.

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