How It All Started
Hey Beauties and thanks for checking out my website. I am honoured you are visiting my page. My name is Rachel!
I started exploring makeup in grade 7 which led to my dark eyeliner & bright white, sparkly, Lise Watier glitter days in high school. The more I got into make up the more my creative side surfaced and decided to make it my career by applying for the Global Makeup program at Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver. I learned everything from Prosthetics, Airbrushing, Hair Styling, Wedding Makeup, Special Effects, Tv and Film as well Hygiene & Sanitation.
After realizing Vancouver was not for me, I moved back to my hometown, Nanaimo, where I worked as a Cosmetician and Beauty Advisor for 3 years. I was itching to learn more, so I took the plunge and became a full time freelance makeup artist while also taking several Esthetics courses in 2020. In February 2020 Enhance Beauty was born and I finally reached my goal of becoming a business owner!! My studio is located in South Nanaimo and am also able to work on location as needed.
- Wheelchair Accessible
- WiFi Available
- Credit & Debit Cards Accepted
- By Appointment Only
- Gender Neutral Restrooms
- Masks & Sanitation Required
- Temperature Checks
Bourdon Beauty - Lash Lift and Tint Course
Bourdon Beauty - Brow Lamination Course
West Coast Beauty - Waxing Course
Beaula Brow Bar - Brow Henna Course
The Lash Shop - Business and Marketing Course
Refectocil - Brow Tinting Course
Blanche Macdonald - Global Makeup
Blanche Macdonald - Hair Styling
International School Of Esthetics,
COVID19 Clinical Safety course
Beauty Safe, Esthetics
Worksite Safety, Pandemic Awareness
Beauty Safe, General Trade Practices
Worksite Safety Compliance Center,
Kristina, born and raised on Vancouver Island, Kristina started her makeup artistry journey over 15 years ago. She was in fashion design in HS and has always had a passion for makeup and the beauty industry.
She started taking on clients about 10 years ago and specializes in softglam and wedding makeup.
She went to Blanche Macdonald in 2017 to gain some extra education and started a creative/modelling journey almost a year ago to help with her mental health and overall self image. Kristina thrives on enhancing ones natural beauty and helping empower one another.
I’m a new makeup artist from the small town of Kitimat, BC. I’ve always had a passion for makeup since I was a little girl, and a love for creating looks that enhance natural beauty and bring out a client’s best features.
Growing up in a small town, I did not have access to many resources. However, i was determined to pursue my dreams and spent countless hours watching makeup tutorials and practicing on myself and friends. I got started at my local Shoppers Drug mart cosmetic counter when I was 16 and stayed for some years, I then graduated high school and decided to go to Blanche Macdonald to further my knowledge.
After completing the makeup artistry program at Blanche Macdonald Centre, in Vancouver I moved to Nanaimo to begin my career freelancing, then met lovely Rachel!
I often volunteer my services and am passionate about empowering other women to feel confident and beautiful.