At this time when hand sanitizers and disinfectant sprays are sold out on all store shelves, big industries and organizations are ‘closing-up shop’ and cities are under major quarantine, we thought it was fitting to discuss how The Beauty Team practices good hygiene and sanitation always when on all makeup and hair jobs! The Coronavirus has no doubt given us this idea to write about how us as makeup artists and hair stylists are germaphobes and obsess about good hygiene, always!
Our clean practices have always included cleaning our brushes in front of our clients, using disposable mascara wands, sharpening and cleaning eye pencils and lip pencils with 70% rubbing alcohol after we sharpen them. There is absolutely no cutting corners for our team in this department!
We have had clients compliment us on the fact that we take time to clean our brushes in between clients as it is so important. What you will often hear us saying at corporate events or beauty bar events is ‘please have a seat and talk to me about your beauty preferences as I sanitize my hands and clean my brushes’. This statement is always something our clients usually smile about and appreciate! Then, going home to spend time giving our hair tools or makeup brushes a good cleaning or shampooing is our life story!
Last, we don’t double dip! We scrape off lipsticks, glosses and concealers, for example, with a palette knife, put it on a stainless steel clean palette, and take product with a clean brush from the palette.
Photo by: Jenn Kavanagh Photography
During this incredibly odd, scary, and extra cautious time with Coronavirus we wanted to share some of the precautions we take as artists to keep ourselves and our clients healthy. It’s something we pride ourselves in! So remember to wash your hands & even clothes often as the virus can live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, on your clothes for 6 to 12 hours & on a metal surface for 12 hours!
Stay safe, clean and sanitized! 😉
All makeup brushes cleaned!
~Love, The Beauty Team
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The Beauty Team transformed Imperial Tobacco employees into the Spice Girls and other celebs for a super fun lip sync battle!
We’ve already touched on how you can make your employee appreciation night extra special by providing pampering services like hairstyling, makeup, manicures and massages… but what if you want to take it to the next level and REALLY delight your team? How about an EPIC LIP SYNC BATTLE?! Honestly, this was one of the most fun events we’ve ever been a part of so we thought we’d share it with you in case you’re inspired to do something similar for your team.
Imperial Tobacco recently hosted a staff appreciation event at Toronto’s Hotel X. Over 400 of their staff members were invited for an evening of appreciation and pampering, and the event planners at Zeste Incentive hired The Beauty Team to help make the event one to remember. But we didn’t stop there! The Beauty Team was also enlisted for the after party at Rebel Nightclub, where we provided hair, makeup and wardrobe styling for a super fun lip sync battle. We created celebrity looks inspired by Grease, 50 Cent, the Spice Girls, Beyonce and more, with customized props, wigs and costumes that blew everyone away! How fun is that?!
We know the question on everyone’s minds… how the heck to you transform a group of regular folks into the Spice Girls? Here are some pro tips from one of our talented makeup artists to get you started (thanks Nicole!):
- Pop stars are known for wearing bold makeup colours, which look great on stage. Liquid lipstick (we like MAC) is a great base for eyeshadow if you really want it to stand out. Plus, they’re creamy and easy to blend.
- You also want to use an eye colour base so the bold colours don’t transfer onto the skin (try Mac’s 24-hour Eye Base).
- Layering is key. After applying your eye colour base, then your creamy eye colour, set it all with a powder so it stands the test of sweaty dancing and hot stage lights.
- If you don’t use a setting powder, try a good sealer like Green Marble, which is popular among theatre performers.
- Exaggerating features helps you take on a celebrity’s look as well, so use lots of highlighting and contouring to mimic the celeb’s facial features. This also works very well for the stage because it’s easier to see from afar.
- Glitter can be fun! It catches the light nicely and won’t look too dramatic on stage.
- When it comes to lashes… GO BIG or GO HOME! They open up the eyes and make them stand out for the crowd.
Try something similar at your next event
Whether you want to try something tame or really ‘out there’ for your next special event, The Beauty Team has the products and skills to make it happen. Plus, we always select the appropriate artists depending on your needs. We can do anything from sleek corporate looks to costume party fun! To learn more about custom hair and makeup services tailored for your next event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee appreciation is so hot right now… especially as companies try to attract and keep the best talent. There are many ways to do it, whether it’s keeping the lunchroom stocked with premium snacks (maybe a keg?) and installing a ping-pong table, or organizing awards ceremonies to let your team know that their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.If you’re looking for ways to appreciate your team, we’ve got an idea you may not have thought of before: treat them to some pampering! From first-hand experience we know that employees LOVE a good party, even more so if they can have a massage while they’re there, and maybe get their hair, makeup and nails did too.
The Beauty Team saw a recent example of this when we were hired to perk up an awards gala honouring employees from a pharmaceutical company. We were on-site at the gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto offering our mobile hair, makeup, manicure and massage services to help attendees not only feel pampered, but also relieved that they didn’t have to doll themselves up for the big night. We took care of everything!
Whenever we provide services like this, employees are sometimes hesitant at first, but then when they see the results on their colleagues they end up lining up all night to get pampered too. It’s always a huge hit!
Coordinating a recognition event of this kind takes a lot of planning, and you should always look for opportunities to surprise and delight guests so they have a memorable experience. Providing on-site beauty services for guests is one way to do that, and hiring a professional team to take care of all the details helps things go smoothly, so the event planner can focus on what they do best.
Knock your employee appreciation event out of the park! If you’re an event planner looking for ways to enhance your next event, providing beauty services on-site is a great option. You can impress event guests and your clients too, and we take care of everything from start to finish. To learn more about our customized beauty services for events, contact us at email@example.com.
On February 4th, we had the pleasure of being a part of the annual Swish for the Cure event, a charity dedicated to children affected by childhood cancer. Let us begin by acknowledging how fortunate we are to have been able to work with such amazing children.
This was our third year and, being situated next to the cotton candy, needless to say our stand was quite popular.
Take a look at how the day went:
The kids were excited to get glam on this special day. Lipstick was definitely a popular feature.
We took advantage of recent trends including glitter roots. This may have been our favourite beauty feature of the day. The glitter part had the domino effect: you see someone with it and, suddenly, it’s the one thing you’re missing. The kids were pumped to indulge in some sparkle and we love how it turned out.
A huge thank you to Elite Camps and the Swish for the Cure Charity for having us this year!
xo The Beauty Team
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!
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!
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