Stefani Chies, founder – makeup, hair, and lashes
Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by. I am the owner and lead artist of S & Co. Beauty Group. I have had a huge passion for makeup since high school and attended the Blanche MacDonald Centre shortly after for my diploma in Makeup Artistry. That was back in 2006. It wasn’t until 2013 that I figured out what my passion was in this industry and started to make the switch to clean beauty products. I have now become obsessed with reading ingredients to ensure I am offering you the cleanest, most luxurious products on your skin.
When I am not doing makeup, hair or lashes, I am usually spending time with family, my husband and our 2 kids, boating during the summer months, going on adventures or drinking wine with the girls or having some ME time (try that with 2 kids a job and a business!). I am addicted to red wine, mostly full bodied ones. My favourite season is summer as I love to spend time boating on the lake as much as I can or in the backyard with my kids as they play in the pool. Also love gardening! In the winter months, I’m just trying to stay warm…but I like an occasional snow adventure.
My goal is for you to feel comfortable and safe throughout the entire process and ensure you are happy with the final result. Natural makeup looks and softer hairstyles are my specialty but I occasionally will take on a more bold look to change it up and add some excitement! If something isn’t right, don’t be afraid to say something so I can make adjustments until it’s perfect for you. Our team does specialize in bridal makeup and hair and we strive for brides full satisfaction. We ask lots of questions and ask for photos so we can create the look of your dreams and amplify your natural beauty.
I am extremely thankful for my wonderful team of passionate artists and we cannot wait to work with you on whatever you need!
The studio is based in Cloverdale area of Surrey, however, our wonderful team of makeup and hair artists are completely mobile and serve everywhere from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley, even sometimes locations beyond!
Okay enough of me, let’s meet the team!
Ting, makeup and hair
Ting is a full time freelance makeup and hair artist trained at Blanche Macdonald Centre. She currently works year round creating bridal looks for brides and her bridal party as well as various photoshoot projects. Her training and experience in the industry has made her an expert in creating a flawless look for any event. She also enjoys the opportunity to work on commercials, editorials, events and fashion shows. A number of photoshoots she has participated in has been published in several magazines. Ting has donated time and passion to volunteer for many charity organizations such as Vancouver Childrens Hospital, St Johns Hospital, Spinal Chord Gala for supporting ICORD, Children of Street Fashion Show, etc. Her passion of art made her step into the makeup program and after working on all the beautiful faces, the charm and satisfaction let her into this colourful world. “I really enjoy what I am doing and will nonstop keep going”
Dwija, makeup and hair
Dwija is a freelance Makeup Artist based in Vancouver. She carries over 10 years of experience in Bridal Makeup and Styling along with fashion photoshoots and special events. She is a graduate from Blanche Macdonald and her freelance work has been published in over 12 magazines.
She is diligent, punctual and has a very amicable personality that bodes well her confidence in her skills and providing an amazing experience to her clients. She is well-versed with in-trend hairstyles and is quite an expert on skin tones and makeup applications.
She does go an extra mile to exceed her client’s expectations and make sure the overall experience is delightful and stress-free. She duly ensures a clean and sanitized work environment for her clients.
Sarwat, Makeup + Hair
Sarwat is blanche graduate who is passionate about beauty and creativity. Her work has been published in four different magazines. She loves creating looks that represents her style along with keeping in mind client’s needs and style.
Her main focus is skin looking great and using correct colours and products according to skin tones and textures.
She puts her heart not only in makeup but also hairstyling. She loves creating diverse hairstyling including curls, half updos and updos.
Joannah is a freelance makeup artist certified by Blanche Macdonald Centre. Her love for makeup began over 10 years ago, which drove her pursue a career in beauty. Within her first year of stepping into the industry, her work was published. She continues to venture forward in the fashion & editorial field, while volunteering her skills for at risk youth and assisting in bridal services. Cleanliness and sanitation is of the highest priority to Joannah and so, you can always rest assured all of her tools have been cleaned, washed and disinfected after every use. She has also completed the thorough “Clean Freak Makeup Sanitation” course and attained certification. In her free time she loves to train in boxing, go fishing and shop with her mum.
Tara, makeup, hair, lash lifts
Tara is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist based in Vancouver, BC.
A graduate of ‘the’ Blanche MacDonald, she has been working as a makeup artist for over 6 years and as a hair stylist for 3 in all aspects of the business, from bridal to film to photo shoots and events.
Being an avid animal lover and a vegetarian for most of her life, the choice to use only certified cruelty free and ethical brands in her kit was an easy one. After that, the leap to eco- friendly ‘clean’ products just made sense.
Armed with passion for her craft., her aim is to make all her clients look and feel their best and to always keep learning and expanding her business. Tara has an awesome quirky personality that you will love. She makes you feel completely comfortable and has no problem correcting something you aren’t happy with.
*Tara is currently taking a break from bridal as she focuses on her film projects.