the ladies of HP Makeup Artistry are no strangers to yegwed.com – their fab work has already been featured on two of our most-viewed weddings (click here to see posts they’re tagged in)! today we’re pleased to get to know them a little better with this interview, as well as more photos of brides and bridesmaids rocking their handiwork. enjoy!
tell us a bit about yourselves:
Well, first off, our names are Haley and Pam. That’s how we came up with our company name, HP Artistry, it is the first initial of each of our first names. We have actually been friends since elementary school and always will be! After we moved to Vancouver together to attend makeup school at Blanche Macdonald we literally spent 24/7 together. We lived together, went to school together and had ALL of the same friends. We figure that if we made it through that, we can make it through anything. Also, our birthdays are one day apart (December 7 & December 8)!
Haley is a mother of one, and a step mother of 4 (ALL BOYS!). With her busy schedule she always manages to find time to do fun things with all of the kids. And with having all boys, you’d be sure to think that she really appreciates the times spent working with women and playing around with all sorts of girly makeup product. In 2014 Pamela returned from traveling the world. It really opened up her eyes to life, love, music and food. Something she wouldn’t trade for the world.
now tell us about your business – what made you choose this creative path?
As our graduating year was sneaking up on us we were both trying to find a way to pursue our creative passion and make a career out of it. Our friends were going off to university but we both knew that the average office job wasn’t going to be enough for us. Eventually we found the world renowned makeup school, Blanche MacDonald! From there, it was a no brainer. We learned everything from everyday beauty makeup to bridal, fashion, special effects & airbrushing. It didn’t take long for either of us to realize that the wedding industry was where our hearts were. We get to make brides beautiful on the biggest day of their lives!
what’s the best part of your job?
We get to make girls feel beautiful!! What job could be any better!? Every single weekend we get to work with a group of giddy, hilarious, happy, amazing women. It honestly doesn’t ever feel like we are going to work. We always have SUCH a blast! We love that we are able to be creative and that we are able to teach and empower women how to feel and look their best with new makeup tricks and techniques to use in their everyday lives. And of course we love being able to justify buying endless amounts of amazing products. What girl wouldn’t!? 😉
career highlights so far?
We could never choose just one. We are so blessed each and every single day, things just keep getting better! We love working with return clients, that shows us that we are doing things right. There is no bigger compliment. And we also love opportunities like this, collaborating with other local wedding professionals, so awesome. Keep it up, Edmonton!
yeg love! – favourite place to eat in edmonton?
Lemongrass Cafe – It is a mix of asian cuisine, sooo good! They have the best fresh spring rolls that I have found in Edmonton.
Nineteen – A hidden gem on the south side of Edmonton. They change their menu seasonally but I haven’t ever been disappointed. It is the perfect date night.
Three Boars – Always delicious! They also change their menu frequently but it is a relaxed, cool environment.
share the love – any other yeg wedding superstars you love working with?
The list goes on, but these girls are all incredible. They have supported us throughout the years and their work is consistently outstanding. We admire them as business professionals and more importantly as people. We love you all!