Make up Artist
An accomplished and creative Italian American makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video and print.
By the age of sixteen her fashion interests had evolved into a full-fledged love of hair and makeup design. Over the last ten years, Tonia has mastered the skills and expertise that place her at the top of her game in the profession of makeup and hair artistry. Specializing in Fashion, TV/Film, Theatre and Special Effects Make Up.
Tonia received professional training with some of the innovators in the world of hair and makeup including Complections International Academy, Paula Fleet; Gemini Award Winner, Candice Ornstien; Make Up Artist for films such as The Incredible Hulk and Saw.
Barbara Alexander; Co-founder and VP Product Development for Cargo Cosmetics. Kelly Mc Callum; Head of the Make-up and Wig department for Phantom Of The Opera. She has worked professionally with such companies as Derma Glow, ORCA, Our Kids Media and with product lines such as MAC, Smashbox, Dior, Nars and many more.
Tonia also shares her talent as an instructor teaching models and artist on make up and hair tips and tricks for various looks from casual to Avant Garde. Tonia also operates her own Bridal business doing hair and make up for bridal parties all over Ontario, Canada. She has worked in fashion, portrait photography and film and has worked with notable photographers and film makers. Tonia is a master of the art of creating a "nude" or no makeup look, a technique of applying makeup that requires great skill in order to make the subject appear natural and radiant.
In addition to her broad range of talent and expertise, Tonia brings her dynamic personality to her work, balancing dedication and professionalism with a sense of lightness, fun and creativity. Her calm demeanor is an asset to the often-hectic environments of photography and film. She continues to develop her craft and is always open to creating something new and innovative for her clients while, at the same time, supporting their aesthetic vision. Tonia has an innate ability to connect with her clients in such a way that they leave her makeup chair with a renewed sense of their own beauty and radiance.
Tonia's sincere appreciation for beauty and her passion for working with people shows in the magnificent work she does. "I love what I do! I truly have the best job in the world. I look forward to every new face and every new day.