Sonia Leal-Serafim at IMATS Vancouver

Makeup artist and hair stylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM will be speaking at the prestigious Vancouver International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS), which recognizes the best makeup artists in the film, fashion, and advertising industries all over the world. Here is a brief class description on what Sonia will be covering in her talk on Saturday, April 17th, 2010.

Make-up, Hair and the Agency Experience
Make-up artist and hairstylist Sonia Leal-Serafim demonstrates quick, beautiful high-fashion make-up and hair for editorial and advertising photography. She will speak about being a working make-up artist in the Canadian fashion and advertising industries, and she will explain why it is essential in today’s market to do make-up and hair equally well for photo shoots. Leal-Serafim will also discuss having agency representation and the relationship between agent and make-up artist. Leal-Serafim is a member of the Giorgio Armani Master Face Designers Club and will use all of the latest Giorgio Armani make-up products in her demonstration.

Sonia Leal-Serafim at IMATS Vancouver

Dan Nguyen for Oribe in Milan at Armani

Hair stylist DAN NGUYEN has just returned from MILAN FASHION WEEK where he worked with iconic hair stylist ORIBE on the GIORGIO ARMANI and EMPORIO ARMANI FALL 2010 shows. Dan was personally asked by Oribe to work the Armani shows in Milan and was honored to be working beside him and his team. Congratulations Dan!

Dan Nguyen at Armani with Oribe

Dan with Oribe and the rest of the team after Giorgio Armani.

Dan Nguyen at Armani with Oribe

LURE Salon co-owner Linda Refosco , Oribe, and Dan backstage

Dan Nguyen at Armani with Oribe

Two looks by Dan at Emporio Armani

Young Artists for Haiti – Sonia Leal-Serafim

Makeup artist and hair stylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM worked on YOUNG ARTISTS FOR HAITI, a benefit music video produced by renowned Canadian producer BOB EZRIN. Canada’s youngest and brightest musicians got together to record a revamped version of hip-hop artist K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag”, to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake.

Sonia had the pleasure of working with NIKKI YANOFSY, CANADIAN TENORS, SAM ROBERTS, JACOB HEDLEY, TOM COCHRANE, ESTHERO, FEFE DOBSON,  EMILY HAINES, and JAY MALINOWSKI, among many others.

Christina Culver NAILS on the Australian Stamp!

Nail artist CHRISTINA CULVER‘s work is on the Australian Stamp! Christina painted Australian Olmypic champion TORAH BRIGHT’s nails gold, right after she won her gold medal in the women’s half pipe at the 2010 Vancouer Winter Olympic Games. Congratulations to Torah…and Christina!

Christina Culver on Australian stamp

Gold Medal Makeup Artist…Again

HELLO! CANADA‘s special collectors issue, which highlights Canada’s golden moments during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games is out on newsstands now. Makeup and hair stylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM worked with ice dancing gold medal Olympic champions TESSA VIRTUE and SCOTT MOIR for Hello!’s cover. Sonia also worked with freestyle skier and gold medal winner JENNIFER HEIL (shots inside).

Hello! Magazine - Sonia Leal-Serafim

Sonia Leal-Serafim and Jennifer Heil

Sonia Leal-Serafim on set with Jennifer Heil

Sonia Leal-Serafim with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Sonia with Canadian ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

Leila Bani for Nuvo Spring 2010

Stylist LEILA BANI worked with photographer JAVIER LOVERA in NUVO‘s Spring 2010 issue, out in newsstands now.

Nuvo Spring 2010 styled by Leila Bani

Nuvo Spring 2010 styled by Leila Bani

Nuvo Spring 2010 styled by Leila Bani

Gold Medal Makeup Artist- Sonia Leal-Serafim

Makeup and hair stylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM was very busy during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, working with lots of gold medal winners and stars alike! 

Some of the Canadian Olympic Gold Medalists she worked with were JENNIFER HEIL, TESSA VIRTUE and SCOTT MOIR on Saturday, Feb. 26th, 2010 for HELLO! magazine. The issue will be on stands this Thursday, March 4th.

Sonia also worked with Australian Olympic Gold Medalist LYDIA LASILLA for AUSTRALIAN WOMAN’S DAY magazine at Sugar Studios last Sunday, Feb 28th. Lydia won gold in the women’s freestyle aerials. See the behind the scenes photos below.

Sonia was also busy working on the YOUNG ARTISTS FOR HAITI video with some of Canada’s brightest musical talents such as NIKKI YANOFSY, CANADIAN TENORS, SAM ROBERTS, JACOB HEDLEY, TOM COCHRANE, ESTHERO, FEFE DOBSON,  EMILY HAINES, JAY MALINOWSKI, recorded a revamped version of hip-hop artist K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag”, with production by renowned Canadian producer BOB EZRIN. 

Lydia Lasilla and Sonia Leal-Serafim

Sonia Leal-Serafim and Lydia Lasilla

Lydia Lasilla and Sonia Leal-Serafim

Photographer MICHELLE DAY shooting Lydia in Sugar’s Studio A kitchen.

Gold Medal Nails by Christina Culver

CHRISTINA CULVER‘s golden nails were front and center in CNN‘s coverage of Australian Olympic champion TORAH BRIGHT. Torah won gold in the women’s half pipe in the 2010 Vancouer Winter Olympic Games. Christina had the real pleasure of sitting down with Torah and her family to match her gold nails to her gold medal.

Torah Bright with nails by Christina Culver

Sonia Leal-Serafim and Supermodel Heather Marks

Makeup and hair stylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM worked with supermodel HEATHER MARKS and Minister of Toursim Alberta CINDY ADY for their media events at the ALBERTA OLYMPIC HOUSE for the 2010 VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS.  Sonia was brought in by designer PAUL HARDY who showcased his designs at the site.

Sonia Leal-Serafim and Heather Marks

Left: Heather Marks in makeup and hair wtih Sonia; Right: Paul Hardy with Heather Marks

Cindy Ady and Sonia Leal-Serafim

Sonia with Minister of Tourism Alberta CINDY ADY

CAPIC Event at Sugar Studios

CAPIC — the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications — will be hosting an event at Sugar Studios on Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th. Art Buyer HEATHER MORTON will be giving private consultations after her evening lecture on Thursday, March 25th.

CAPIC Event at Sugar Studios