Selena Marchand, a Halifax native, combines her warm and bubbly personality (that you’ll love to have around on your wedding morning!) with serious makeup skills- a perfect combination! Her goal is not only to accentuate your natural beauty but to also make you feel empowered and confident. You won’t regret getting in touch with Selena!
MORE ABOUT SELENA
Tell us a little bit about your company and how you got started.
My name is Selena Marchand, and I am a Halifax mobile Makeup Artist. I studied Makeup Artistry in Vancouver BC at Blanche MacDonald Centre. Since returning back to Halifax I have focused mainly on bridal for the last 10 years. I have only worked in freelance, being able to travel to my clients is very important to me. I feel so lucky to be a part of such an intimate day in a women’s life.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I have a strong passion for makeup, making women feel beautiful is something very special, it’s powerful. There is something so exceptional about being a part of a bride’s big day. It is something I am so grateful for. I love giving women that confidence.
What makes you different from others in your field?
I spend a lot of time planning my bride’s perfect wedding makeup. I always meet with my bride’s prior to their wedding to make sure they are comfortable and confident with their look. I try to build a unique relationship with each of my bride’s.
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal client is willing to play with makeup! She loves makeup and wants to look glamorous on her wedding day but still like herself. It is so nice when a bride wants to accentuate her features and wants to be a bit bolder.
If you could pick one unique product or service offering, which would be your favorite, and why?
I use mostly long wear makeup. Most of the makeup is meant to last 24-48 hours. It is important to me that my brides look the same in the morning as they do late into the evening! I had one bride wear her makeup for two days!
Any great stories from working with a client?
I can’t say anything specific, but getting a hug or a bride shedding a tear once they see themselves makes me the happiest girl in the world!
Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see Brides leave behind?
I love the natural glam look. You look like yourself but a glamorous version. It is so soft and pretty, a timeless look you will not regret.
What is your favorite thing about weddings in The Maritimes?
The people! I have yet to meet a bridezilla! There are so many beautiful locations and talent in this city, it makes me so excited.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning their big day?
Book everything as soon as you can. I book about 18 months in advance, it is never too early!
Quick! Give us an answer for our lightning round questions…
Favorite wedding flower? Succulents
Favorite bridesmaid dress color? I like it when they all don’t match but are in the same family, it’s so pretty!