How do you know we love Paje from Honor Beauty? We hired her for our own wedding!
Ever since learning about Paje’s business and meeting her at an industry event we have recommended Honor Beauty! Brides to be looking for an amazing hair and makeup artist look no further. In addition to being able to create beautiful hair and makeup herself Paje also has a great team that can accommodate all sizes of wedding parties.
What we love most is her commitment to creating these beautiful looks with cruelty free products. Be sure to check out her awesome video tutorials on how to create popular looks with these products! Another admirable quality?Paje donates her time for charitable efforts within her community. We have so much respect for her values in both business and her everyday life. She now works from a beautiful new studio space so we decided to meet up and document it all. Enjoy some photos and a Q&A!
Tell us about yourself
In short, I am a Mom, Artist, Soul Sister, Entrepreneur, Teacher who marches to the beat of her own drum. I love making women of all ages look and feel beautiful, all while feeling like themselves.
Honor Beauty get started?
I co-owned another bridal company until 2014 and knew that one day I would venture off and start an eco conscious brand of my own. It was very important to offer top notch hair and makeup services with cruelty-free products and vegan options. HONOR Beauty was born in 2014 and we have already beautified over 400 weddings!
What is your favourite part of working in the hair and makeup industry?
The best part for me is transforming a woman into a beautiful bride, all while allowing her to still look and feel like herself! The reactions we see when they look at themselves in the mirror for the first time will never get old!
What are your top 3 tips for brides?
- While looking for online inspiration for hair/makeup, be sure to set realistic goals based on your hair/skin type, texture and colouring.
- Secure your stylists a year in advance to avoid disappointment in settling for backup plans.
- Don’t stress over things that you cannot control (ie weather). At the end of the day, you’ll still end up married to the love of your life!
What are the best beauty routines for brides leading up to their big day?
Drink lots of water and avoid sugars/processed food at least a month before the big day.
Take care of any hair removal/eyebrow shaping at least 2 days before the big day. Try body Sugaring at the Pampered Peach instead of shaving or waxing.
Incorporate a three-step system for your skin care routine (cleanser, toner, moisturizer) at least 2 months before the big day.
What are your favourite products and why?
For the face (primer, liquid foundation, concealer and setting powder) I swear by Arbonne! It’s vegan, extremely long lasting and beneficial for your skin.
On the eyes, I cannot stress enough how magical Inglot’s eye primer is. Your eye makeup will last, and last…and last.
I recently fell in love with Cheekbone Beauty‘s face highlighter, contour kit and liquid lipsticks. Not only is this company from the Niagara Region, they also give a portion of their proceeds back to the native community in Niagara!