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Vancity Vendor: Glossed Studio

March 22nd, 2013 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Glossed Studio

Keely Anderson has always had her sights set on the beauty industry but decided to commit to the bridal world. Not only did it fulfill her craving for creativity, she also loved working with her beautiful brides & entourage, helping them look even more gorgeous on their special day. Keely has over a decade of bridal beauty experience and now operates full time under her own company called Glossed Studio.

Keely Anderson - Photo by Danaea Li Photography

Glossed Studio offers mobile hair and makeup services for weddings. She offers 3 different packages for brides, the lowest starting at $135, which includes mobile hair or makeup service on the big day, a 60 minute in-studio consultation, brow shaping, and individual lashes (trials are extra). For a complete price list, visit her website. Packages for bridesmaids and mothers are also listed on there. She offers custom packages for wedding parties that include more than 5 bridesmaids, just send Keely an email and she can send you a personalized quote. To find see more of Keely’s work, check out her website or see her updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Glossed Studio - Photo by MCS Photography

A Few Words With Keely…

What brands and products do you like to use? Why did you choose them?
“There are three basic brands and products that I cannot live without. First, I adore MAC lashes for their variety and quality. Second, Urban Decay Shadows are a staple of mine. The Naked Palettes are a perfect blend of natural, bridal colours. And third, Chanel lip colours: they speak for themselves.”

Glossed Studio - Photo by MCS Photography

Glossed Studio - Photo by Harrison Ha What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“I have a Budget Bride Deal especially tailored to fit their budget and beauty needs. The package includes: a 60 minute, in-depth consultation for the bride (and party) to ensure flow and coordination, brow shaping, mobile service (I travel to where the bride is), makeup and hair the day of the wedding. For bigger wedding parties, with 5 or more bridesmaids, I offer custom packages tailored to fit brides’ needs.”

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“I have a vast array of experience – from the classic bride to the Bollywood bride. I am a natural perfectionist and am currently a beauty educator, meaning my technique is impeccable.”

How do you determine what look is best for each person?
“It’s all about the style of the bride and her dress, and about listening to the vision the bride has for her look and day. I also ask the bride to bring pictures of makeup styles she likes for both herself and her party.”

Glossed studio - Photo by MCS Photography

If a client wants a certain style, but you can tell it doesn’t make them look great, how would you deal with the situation?
“I listen. A bride needs to be heard, especially during such a stressful time. Once I have heard exactly what she wants, I am gentle but honest with her. I compromise what she has in mind with a coordinating look for her day. In other words, I bring the look the bride has envisioned into focus with what would look best on her while complementing her dress.”

Glossed studio - Photo by MCS Photography

What is your favourite bridal look and why?
“I love seasonal looks; seasonal makeup highlights the bride in photos. I love classic, red lips on a winter bride and sun-kissed skin on a summer bride. Fall brides look lovely in natural, earthy tones, whereas a spring bride looks fresh in corals and pinks.”

Glossed studio - Photo by MCS Photography

Glossed Studio - Photo by Justa Jeskova Photography What do you enjoy most about your job?
“I thoroughly enjoy making people feel more confident about how naturally beautiful they are. And I love helping brides become the most beautiful version of themselves for their big day.”

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Enjoy every moment of your special day. The time flies, therefore, don’t dwell on what was missed and don’t wait for what’s next. Simply enjoy the present and the moment we call now as much as possible.”

To contact Keely, visit her website.
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Photographer credits: MCS Photography (feature photo), Denaea Li Photography, Harrison Ha, Justa Jeskova Photography

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