Today I want to feature a lovely lady whom I adore and who’s been there for me the last two years supporting me during every leg of me climbing through the beauty industry. I’m still climbing (and she’s a big part of my making it anywhere in the makeup world) and I hope to share every success with her. I call her my makeup mamma.
Her name is Deb, and she is the owner/operator of Just Add Makeup Studio. A chic on-location makeup service in the Ottawa and surrounding areas that specializes in making beauty shine. We use techniques that blend makeup perfectly and achieve a crisp, clean look with your own special twist – if you want a smoky eye, a pop of colour or light pastels, we’ll make it happen all while keeping your look you.
That’s what I love about Deb – her and I are on the same page. Two peas in a pod, we are. We have the same goal when we’re putting makeup on a face – how can I enhance what she’s already got?
Deb’s main area of focus is bridal makeup (though she does a little of everything on top of freelancing for Clinique) and she’s built herself quite the rapport amongst Ottawa area brides and for good reason – in my opinion she’s the absolute best at making the whole wedding makeup process smooth sailing. She should, she’s been doing it for several years.
Here’s some words from her clients:
“I’d just like to thank you for being both professional as well as very down to earth and personable. JAM has helped make our special day even more special and I would most definitely refer you to any bride that comes my way. Thank you!”
“I recently had the pleasure of having Deborah and her team provide makeup services for my 2014 October wedding. Deb was professional and helpful throughout the whole process – from initial contact, to trial and finally, on the day of my wedding. All of my girls, including the mothers, looked absolutely fabulous the day of and many compliments were given. Being a woman who doesn’t wear much make up, I was incredibly happy with the final outcome of Deb’s work and thought it looked flawless. At the reception, I danced the night away and by the end, my makeup still looked flawless. I would highly recommend J.A.M Studio to anyone looking for friendly and professional makeup services.”
I haven’t attended a bridal session with Deb where she didn’t make the bride not only look but feel gorgeous; and we’ve always left to smiling faces that radiate. Deb starts every session the same way, no matter who’s in her chair – with a compliment; not just any compliment, a sincere compliment. It’s something that’s unique to her and it gives the entire session a little extra.
I consider Deb my mentor, she’s constantly teaching me new things about being a makeup artist, and about growing my business and never tries to keep me down. This amazing woman consistently builds me up, encourages me to reach higher and is genuinely proud of me when I accomplish a new milestone. I an honoured to work for someone who has so much love, kindness and passion to share with her freelancers.
Thank you for being there during my makeup journey Deb! <3 Share JAM with your friends ya’ll – perhaps your getting married in the Ottawa area and you’re in need of a makeup artist?