Meet the Team

Denise Elliot Signature

Denise Elliott

Principal Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist & Owner

Denise Elliott is an award winning Makeup Artist based out of North Vancouver, B.C., specializing in bridal makeup, fashion, lifestyle and editorial. Her philosophy is all about bringing out a woman’s natural beauty by enhancing their best features to compliment her skin, style and personality.

After finishing her training at the renowned Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2005, Denise began applying her skills with top cosmetic lines, including Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Stila, YSL, NARS and Giorgio Armani. In 2011 Denise struck out on her own, creating Denise Elliott Makeup Artistry, a mobile makeup and hair company. She has since been recognized as one of B.C’s top Makeup Artists at the BC Wedding Awards, winning the Best Wedding Makeup Artist in 2013 and again in 2016, while her team was honoured as finalists for Best Wedding Hair also in 2016. She has also worked with ABC’s Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and actress Katie Cassidy.

Most recently, Denise opened Denise Elliott Beauty Co., a boutique makeup and hair studio in North Vancouver. You can find Denise’s work featured in Vanity Fair, WedLuxe, BCLiving, Real Wedding Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, BC Business Magazine along with many blogs and other publications.

To check out Denise and the team’s work head over to Instagram: @deniseelliottbeautyco

Emily Pedlow Signature

Emily Pedlow

Makeup Artist

Emily Pedlow is our studio manager and senior makeup artist at Denise Elliott Beauty Co. After graduating from Blanche McDonald Centre in 2007, she went onto working with top retail cosmetic company Bobbi Brown. Her passion for makeup started as a young teenager collecting all the best makeup products to try at home and with family and friends. 7 years later, she has maintained a strong passion and drive to make women look and feel their best in the most natural way.

Jenny Anderson

Makeup Artist

Jenny is a Vancouver based makeup artist exceeding a 7 year career in the makeup industry. After graduating from the top makeup school Blanche MacDonald, here in Vancouver. Jenny has had the pleasure and honor to represent Bobbi Brown, Stila, Jane Iredale and many more cosmetic lines. Makeup is her passion, and it gives her joy to make women look and feel beautiful everyday.

Sarah Carr

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Sarah Carr is one of our talented senior makeup artists specializing in bridal makeup, fashion and photo shoots, and has recently returned home to Vancouver after working abroad in the UK. Sarah graduated in the top of her class with the Award of Overall Excellence from John Casablanca’s Art Institute in 2009 and went on to represent top cosmetic lines; MAC, Benefit and Stila. With over 7 years experience in the industry, she brings enthusiasm and professionalism to her work. Sarah’s favorite part of the job is helping women achieve a look that makes them feel like the prettiest, most confident version of themselves; this is something that continues to excite and fuel her passion for working in the industry she loves.

Christina Robson

Hair Stylist

Christina has had a passion for the beauty industry since her high school days. She was lucky to be able to take a hair styling program throughout grade 10 to grade 12, which Christina graduated on the honor role. From there she went to John Casablanca’s and that lead to her licence from Beauty Council of Western Canada. After she got her licence she immediately started a 2 year stay at Suki’s where she both worked and studied. Through her education she became aware that her main focus would be on styling, her true passion. Along with following the latest styles and trends in the industry, her work has been featured in magazines showcasing her skill and devotion to the art.

Charlene Agnew

Makeup Artist

Charlene is thrilled to be part of the Denise Elliott team. She is a graduate of Blanche Macdonald’s Global program. Charlene also has a BFA in theatre and a B.ED from Simon Fraser University. Charlene started right away freelancing for Dior, where she fell in love with luxury brands. Her work has been published in several online and print magazines. Charlene finds much joy in making women feel and look beautiful. She is always thankful to be a part of such special occasions.

Alicia Chowen

Hair Stylist

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Melissa Chow

Hair Stylist

Mel’s love for hair began at the young age of 14. As a budding stylist, she enrolled in the Ace-It Career program where she graduated at the top of her class, gaining her Red Seal in 2009. She continued her training post-grad as an apprentice under some of Vancouver’s most influential stylists for two years. Her drive did not stop there, as she continued to pursue further training and work overseas in London, UK in 2016. She has work and trained with some of the industries leading brands including Davines, Kevin Murphy and Joico. She has the passion for wedding and special events styling offering and has been a great asset to the Denise Elliott Beauty Co  team since back in Vancouver.

Erin Klassen

Hair stylist

Erin has always had a passion for working in the beauty industry beginning when she was just 16 years old. After moving to beautiful British Columbia, she graduated from Blanche Macdonald’s hair program in 2008 and knew her focus would be on bridal and styling. Since then, she has worked in downtown Vancouver salons. She now focuses on freelance in the bridal industry and is lucky enough to be back at Blanche Macdonald teaching inspiring students on their journey in the industry. More than anything she loves to make people feel beautiful!

Josie Wilkinson

Hair Stylist/Colourist

Josie strives to share her passion and creativity with every client that sits in her chair as they work together to obtain the look and balance each client dreams of. She believes every client deserves to feel beautiful and look beautiful before they leave. After completing her diploma in Hair Styling, Josie trained under some of Canada’s top award-winning stylist in the trendy Yorkville and Rosedale districts of Toronto. There she developed her creative and innovative skills in cutting, colouring and wedding hair styling. Newly relocated to Vancouver, Josie is excited to share her love for hair with the beautiful people of Canada’s west coast.

Samantha O'Brien

Hair Stylist

Samantha has always had a passion for the beauty industry. Her interest began at a young age cutting her barbie dolls hair and stealing her grandmothers lipsticks when she wasn’t looking. Samantha has been working within the beauty industry for over 5 years exploring different aspects of the industry. She began her career attending the prestigious Blanche Macdonald school of cosmetology completing their Pro Hair program. After working in a hair salon for a year she realized that styling was her true passion, in particular working with brides. Samantha decided to go back to Blanche and complete their Freelance Make Up program. Now her main focus is making others feel beautiful for their most special moments including weddings, graduations, and everything in between.

Chelsea Doner

Hair Stylist/Colourist

Chelsea is one of our senior stylists on our team. She went to London School of Hairdressing and graduated in 2006 and has been doing hair ever since! She worked at Ravz West Coast with our for 7 years, then was a mobile stylist working from home. She came to us last July helping with weddings and now she is working at the shop from Wednesday to Saturdays. She is a full service stylist (cut, colour, and styling).

Brianna Mitchell

Makeup Artist

Brianna is a makeup artist based out of Vancouver, BC. After completing her training at the acclaimed Blanche Macdonald Centre she is now specializing in beauty makeup and hairstyling. She has worked for local companies including Gloss Boudoir, Shop Maella clothing and FOR apparel. As well as corporate headshots and photoshoots for modeling agencies such as Richards International Model Management and Key Model Management. Brianna has also worked with TV and film for The Credit Counseling Society, and professional on camera interviews. Brianna loves providing services for brides and the bridal party as well as other special events including graduations, birthdays and holiday parties. Brianna believes in applying makeup to enhance your natural beauty whether a light makeup application to a full glam look, it will always bring out your best features. She is also trained in hairstyling services including bridal hair, formal or casual updos to loose beachy curls.

Jane Mallonga

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon

Jessie Richardson

Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon

Zoe Zellinsky

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Bio Coming Soon

Tara O'Connor

Makeup Artist

Bio Coming Soon