Meet The Artists

 

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 and begin my journey in the wedding industry. 
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 as much as I can, going on adventures. I also have a huge passion for wine, mostly red but have learned to appreciate all wines! Also, I 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 for your next event or shoot!
Our highly skilled team of makeup and hair artists are completely mobile and serve everywhere from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley, even sometimes locations beyond! I personally serve the okanagan area as I moved to the Kelowna area in 2022.
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.

Marie, Makeup

Marie is a John Casablancas graduate and has a huge passion for makeup artistry. She specializes in enhancing natural beauty with Egyptian magical touches. While she lives in Canada now, she has had many of her work featured in European magazines in France and Ukraine and has done work in the film industry and fashion shows. Marie has over 15 years experience in freelance makeup and as a skin consultant. She works a lot with Charlotte Tilbury as well. Marie loves the details which makes her clients satisfied and happy. Her kit is always clean and sanitized with high quality, professional products.
Marie loves to stay healthy but also has quite the sweet tooth! Seafood and sushi are some of her favourite foods. She enjoys reading, cooking and working out when she’s not doing makeup! When she’s feeling like relaxing, she enjoys a good superhero show.

Katelin, makeup, hair – Junior Artist

Katelin is a freelance makeup artist and graduate from Blanche Macdonald. She is very passionate about makeup and loves making people feel and look amazing for their special day! Katelin enjoys doing creative makeup looks and up-do’s. She has experience working in the film industry as well and knows the importance of being punctual. She always wants to ensure her clients needs are met!
When katelin isn’t doing makeup, she enjoys going on walks, paddle boarding, baking yummy treats and binging a new TV show! Her current favourite is Ghost Adventures.
 

Michelle, makeup, hair

Michelle is a certified makeup artist with over 9 years of experience and specializes in soft smoky eyes and glowy skin. With a background in the film industry Michelle has extensive knowledge in all styles of makeup and looks forward to making you feel beautiful and camera ready.
When she’s not working on a wedding, film set or photo shoot, you can find her kayaking in deep cove with her husband (also newlyweds this past summer!), chilling at the beach with a starbucks in hand or binging a good series on Netflix on a cosy night in.