Being blessed as an artist at birth, applying makeup and creating hairstyles came naturally to Donna Marie. Surrounded by a family of talent, she embraced her gift by training with season pro artist’s in Toronto and at some of the top makeup artistry and hairstyling workshops in Toronto. She’s fresh, trendy, and fashion savvy, and these qualities are represented in spades through her work.
While Donna specializes in Bridal Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling, her work can be seen in all genres. Since being a part of some of Toronto's top makeup/hair teams and most recently The Shopping Channel, she has had the opportunity to expand her already advanced skill sets to an even higher scale. Donna’s constant attention to detail and meticulous work has been a strength that has proven to give her the advantage that she’s acquired over the last decade.
Hair and Makeup Artist
For as long as she can remember Laura has always had a passion and interest in hair. At the tender of age of 7 years old she taught herself how to braid by playing with her Barbie dolls hair. During her highschool days Laura attended a private boarding school and was known as the resident hairstylist. She would cut and style anyone's hair in the girls dormitory.
She's friendly, she's trendy, she's also Donna Marie's big sister and she'll keep you in the know of the in's and out's of hairstyling. In 1999 Laura trained at Marvel Beauty Schools located in the upscale district of Yorkville in downtown Toronto. She's mastered the art of hair and she's ready to showcase her skills on your special day. Whether you want your hair up in a fancy updo or down in some elegant curls, you name it she's got it! Get to know this easy going girl by booking your trial today!
Even in her very busy work schedule, Donna manages to find the time to be the wife of her loving and supportive husband and mother to their three beautiful children. “Somehow, some way, I find the time for everything that’s important to me, because that’s what’s important to me,” she says. Donna’s continued drive to be the best at what she does inspires all of her clients and those working around her. Never quitting until her clients are completely satisfied is a pledge she lives by on a daily basis.
Thank you so much for making us look so very presentable on Michael's wedding day. We all feel pretty!
Mother of the Groom
Hello Donna Marie,
Thank you and Laura again for coming to do the hair and make up before the wedding. It made the day so much more relaxed!
With well over a decade of experienece in the cosmetics and beauty industry Merry still loves what she does. Having started in the retail industry during her stint in the Philippines Merry worked her way up as brand manager and trainer for reputable companies such as The Body Shop, Laura Mercier and Nars. She found her niche in the makeup artistry world in beauty and lifestyle work.
When it comes to makeup and hairstyling, Merry's forte is in creating a flawless face. Her love of helping clients bring their vision to reality can be translated through her beautiful work. "I've had the pleasure of working with some great designers and celebrities in my day, but I love working with real women (everyday people) and being a part of my clients special occasions" - Merry says, of what she prefers doing most in her makeup artistry career.
Merry is a part of some of Toronto's top makeup and hair artistry teams and loves working with who she calls the "dynamic duo" sisters Donna Marie and Laura! "The team you belong to makes all the difference to the clients' as well as to us as individual artists", she says.
Merry loves working with her talented peers and is also a founder of her own brand - allowing her to focus on her love of teaching makeup, and being on the creative end with Donna Marie and her team.
Hair & Makeup Artist
Hair & Makeup Artist
Lelo has always had an addiction to the world of make-up, which makes it easy to understand why she has a love for this industry. Her motto ” your face, my canvas”, means just that. She is an artist that thrives on enhancing the beauty in others.
Her formal education was at The School of Make-Up Art in Yorkville and has been trained by some of the best in the industry. She graduated with Fashion Imaging, Special Effects & Prosthetics.
Lelo’s talent is demonstrated by her keen eye for detail. Whether it’s making a bride feel extra beautiful on her special day or last minute additions on a photoshoot set, she is extremely meticulous with every stroke of her brush. Being able to instantly come up with creative ideas and using unconventional materials to apply to the face has made her a well sought after make-up artist.
Genny Rovito is a professional makeup artist who has been helping brides look their best on their wedding day for over 15 years. She earned her education at The School of Professional Makeup in the heart of Toronto. Genny soon became a teacher there for over 10 years!
Her attention to detail and ability to execute any look, from natural to glamorous, emphasizes brides and their attendants natural beauty. She has freelanced for cosmetic companies giving her an intricate knowledge of the latest beauty products available.
Genny is currently working in television as a makeup artist to on-air hosts and guests at The Shopping Channel. She has also worked with some famous faces such as Jeanne Becker, Chef Curtis Stone, The Canadian Tenors and Canadian singer Jan Arden.