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Vancity Vendor: Beauty By Carol

July 29th, 2011 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Beauty by Carol

Carol Chan has always loved makeup, it’s been a passion of hers since she was a child. She even practiced by giving her friends and relatives makeovers, lucky them! They recognized that Carol had a real talent for makeup and encouraged her to pursue her dream. She decided to get some formal training at VCC and, just over half a year ago, she started up her freelance mobile hair and makeup business called Beauty By Carol. She has since beautified a handful of brides, and also worked on engagement photoshoots and even a fashion show.

Carol Chan

Beauty by Carol - photo by Kristy Powers Photography

Updated: May 13, 2014

Beauty By Carol provides hair and makeup services for any occasion (like weddings!) and also gives makeup lessons. For brides, she charges $75 for makeup and $75 for hair. Hair and makeup trials are $50 each. You can view her full pricelist here. When the time is right, she plans to expand her business by including bridal accessories and other wedding-related services so keep up to date by checking her website or Facebook page :)

During a consultation, Carol says she likes to keep an easygoing atmosphere, while still being productive. She says she will listen to your needs and will often offer advice to help you achieve the look you want for the wedding day.

Beauty by Carol - photo by Elaine Innes Photography

A Few Words With Carol…

What brands of products do you like to use?
“There are thousands of cosmetic brands out there.  I do not stick to one specific brand as I like to experiment with different products and use various brands that offer high quality results.  To name a few, I enjoy using Make Up For Ever, Laura Mercier, NARS, Urban Decay and MAC.”

Beauty by Carol - photo by Kristy Ryan

Beauty by Carol - photo by Jenny Slinn Photography What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“I was once a bride and understand the importance of staying within budget.  That is why I offer rates that are affordable to brides with lower budgets, without sacrificing the quality.  I offer hair and makeup services to bridesmaids, mothers of the groom and bride, and other guests as well for your special day.  I do not currently offer any specific package deals as my rates are very competitive.”

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“I have a clear understanding that my client’s wedding day is the most important one in their life.  I tailor each appointment to the bride’s needs and strive to make them look and feel their best.  My clients often describe me as personable and professional.  I constantly keep myself up to date with the latest trends and beauty styles.  I am skilled to offer everything from classic to modern bride looks, and understand how to work with different ethnic features.”

Beauty by Carol - photo by Bake Photography

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“What I enjoy most is seeing the bride’s reaction when they see their entire look put together – the reaction that says this is exactly what I imagined!  It gives me the greatest satisfaction!”

Beauty by Carol - photo by Photography Vancouver

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Wedding planning is often stressful, especially the few weeks leading up to the big day, but remind yourself on the day of your wedding that this is the most beautiful celebration that unites the two of you in marriage.  Let go of all the little things that are not under your control.”

Beauty by Carol - photo by Two White Doves

 To contact Carol, visit her website.
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All photos provided by Beauty By Carol

Photographer credits: Denise Lin Photography (feature photo), Kristy Powers Photography, Elaine Innes Photography, Blush Photography by Kristy Ryan, Jenny Slinn Photography, BAKE Photography, Photography Vancouver, Two White Doves

Vendor prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are accurate to the date published.

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