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Another Day, Another Interview – DMG Designz on Rogers TvOne Central

Everyone on set is here is fabulous and there’s always a ton of giggles (or muffled giggles lol poor audio team in editing).

Anwar Khursheed never ceases to amaze me… every time he plays you’re swept off your feet by each note. For those of you who don’t know him, Anwar Khursheed (http://www.anwarkhurshid.com) is a very famour sitar player and is also the one that taught Mike Myers to play for his role in the movie Austin Powers. He just sits there for hours, making sure we look good, playing on his sitar, serenading us all with his music. You can really feel how he plays that sitar with his heart and soul.

This week we discussed some makeup tips, media’s affect on woman along with some insight into DMG Designz International Model Contest and the reason behind the launch.

For more details on how to take part check out www.dmgdesignz.com. There will definitely be a more detailed blog coming soon about this competition

yup, not only have we gone international, we’ve made it official with a dot com, wooo weee! 😀

Missed the last one? You can catch it here: http://loveneelu.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/dmg-designz-on-one-central/

Loving my New Studio!

Loving my New Studio!

Red Carpet Glamour at last has a physical location <3

Specializing in:
Lash Extensions
Weekend Affair Lashes
Strip Lashes
Hair & Makeup by the DMG Designz Team
Image Consulting and Event Styling

There's no place like home. Feels amazing to actually have a place now <3

We still mainly specialize in "on-location" hair and makeup services in and around the toronto area but for lash extensions and bridal trials I couldn't have asked for more <3 Relaxing, personal, chic, pretty… can't wait to see where we go from here.

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Why Artist’s “Charge So Much”: The life of a MUA

People often wonder why makeup artists and hair stylists are “so expensive”

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Being a makeup artist or hair stylist is so much more than just showing up the day of with your team. When you book an artist, you’re definitely paying for their expertise/skills but there’s a lot more work that goes into prepping beforehand as well.

To give you an idea, here’s some of the things in our job description for a typical wedding booking:
(Keep in mind, we juggle numerous wedding bookings along with regular clients, shoots, events and shows all at once but you’ll never know because when you’re working with us we make sure that it’s all about you <3)

– Quote the client, answer questions via emails, meetings, phone calls, texts
– meet for a consultation or complete a bridal trial
– send out contract based on details
– in the time between the trial and wedding: change contract details, discuss new ideas, help locate wedding vendors, consult about skincare, bridesmaids styles, be a therapist and help assist to keep the bride sane 🙂 <3
– sometimes discuss special requests with bridal party members
– coordinate how payments will be handled, prep invoices
– create/research looks for bridal party based on wedding colours and brides vision
– schedule additional artists and stylists based on party size
– confirm details with bride the week of
– confirm times/locations with team members (and then text them once more a few hours prior to the booking 😛 )
– create folder with all correspondence, images that may have been emailed, trial notes, contract details, payment confirmations, new totals and chart to keep track of services on the day of
– Provide hair and makeup services on the day of the wedding 🙂
– collect any final payments
– confirm chart and issue payments to team members
– clean kit/wash brushes

Now, in no way am I complaining…

Truth is, I don’t work a day in my life because I absolutely love what I do and am blessed to be working alongside a team of really close friends <3 Our clients are absolutely phenomenal and feel like family after spending a few days so close with everyone. I am completely honoured to be booked to be a part of each and every one of my client’s big day and that they trust me for advice, suggestions and guidance <3

Pursing makeup is the best decision I could have ever made and each referral received I take as receiving a record of achievement, our repeat clientèle are like real life trophy’s and receiving pictures of our work is even more exciting than opening presents! <3 I just wanted to give everyone a bit of insight on what exactly it is that we do 🙂

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DMG Designz on One Central!

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DMG Designz is not only the hair and makeup team for One Central on TvOne Canada but we were also interviewed by hosts Naazish and Ali about hair, makeup, lash extensions and the importance of bridal trials!

We’ll be doing a few more segments with them in regards to beauty tips, makeup artist secrets and quick tutorials so if there’s something you’d love to see or even just have a beauty question – don’t hesitate to drop us a note 🙂

For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch it on Rogers this past Saturday, here’s the online version <3

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Video: Pop Of Colour / Candy Look

I must say – I’m impressed! I usually have this “box” I stay within because I’ve always preferred “pretty” conventional things but when you let go and just go with the flow – good things happen!

Want to learn how to do this yourself? Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydtqAyPExw8

Beauty Director & Makeup Artist: Yours Truly <3 Neelam
Model: Nicole Lopez
Video production & editing: Que Public
Story board: Aneliya Vasilieva
Shot for: South Asian Life magazine.

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Video: Sexy Cat-Eyed Liner Tutorial

Want to get this look? Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcDta1xndDw

Makeup Artist: Yours Truly <3 Neelam
Model: Selena Marie
Video production & editing: Que Public
Story board: Aneliya Vasilieva
Shot for: South Asian Life magazine.