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Stefanie Carlson and Janna Huget are the masterminds for Behind the Blush. The two ladies started the business as friends in Edmonton, and today, work with photographer Nicole Ashley. This past year our team expanded to include Diane as a Makeup Artist and Caitlyn as a Hair Stylist. Their team uses their passion in beauty and fashion to style hair and apply makeup. In addition, the two do fashion styling for weddings, engagements, portraits, boudoirs, and chic photoshoots. The ladies are also licensed.


Stefanie: She has been involved in the beauty industry for 8 years, 7 of which have been purely in the hair and makeup industry. She started her career through an apprenticeship out of a salon in the Edmonton area. Throughout her career, she has been blessed with many opportunities that have helped mold her into the experienced and driven hair, and makeup artist that she is today. She is a graduate from the Evelyn Charles Academy and trained colorist through the Aveda Academy. In her short 8 years experience, she has accomplished several milestones such as attending the "Davines World Wide Hair Tour 2012" in Miami, Florida, being selected as a makeup artist and hairstylist for fashion week Edmonton, and completing the Schwarzkopf master color class.

Janna: She has been working as a freelance Makeup Artist for over 8 years. She spent 2 years working for MAC Cosmetics and left to pursue further freelancing and her personal projects. She took on hairstyling as a way to be more involved in photo shoots and can style hair for weddings or any type of event. She has worked doing hair and makeup for boudoir, portrait, concept and promotional shoots. She has been working alongside Stefanie Carlson for almost 7 years. She has a passion for enhancing your natural beauty, making your skin glow and having you see yourself as a whole new you!

Caitlyn: She has been working with Stef and Janna as an additional hair stylist as part of the Behind the Blush team for larger weddings for over 4 years and she's thrilled to be on the team officially! She started her hair career apprenticing at Celebrity Hair Salon in Edmonton for 3 years and then transitioned to owning her own in-home salon for the past 5 years. She's been published twice in Blush Magazine for her work with Behind the Blush on past weddings. Her vast hair knowledge and love for everything romantic hopefully makes her the perfect person to transform your hair for your big day or event!

Diane: She's spent the better part of the last decade as a full-time makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics. For every minute of her time at MAC, she has soaked up every bit of knowledge and taken every opportunity that has been offered. She's worked on a PARK fashion show, The Canadian Country Music Awards as well as countless weddings and events. In 2015, she said good-bye to her friends and family here in Edmonton and started a new adventure of living in the UK. She spent a year working at a fresh new location of MAC Cosmetics in Dundee, Scotland, where she continued to learn from many amazing artists. She is so excited to join Janna, Stef and Caitlyn as part of the Behind The Blush family! It is her passion and goal to make each and every person that sits in her makeup chair feel beautiful.

Services offered

Their team offers many services for your wedding day. For makeup, contouring, fake lashes, and tattoo coverage are available. For hair, blowouts, extensions, hair coloring, haircuts, textured styling, and updos (or any styling) is also available. To see the services the team offers for weddings, see the following list:

  • Consultations
  • Hair
  • Makeup
  • Men's grooming
  • Multiple stylists
  • On-site service
  • Trial service

Other services

Together, the ladies offer hair and makeup for more than weddings. For example, hair and makeup can be done for engagements. To see other events the ladies offer, see below:

  • Anniversaries
  • Baby showers
  • Birthdays
  • Boudoir
  • Bridal showers
  • Conceptual shoots
  • Corporate events
  • Debutante balls
  • Graduations
  • Holiday parties
  • Maternity
  • Music award shows
  • Music videos
  • Portraits
  • Proms
  • Sweet 16s
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Frequently asked questions

What beauty services do you offer?

Group discounts
Men's grooming
Multiple stylists
On-site service
Trial service

What makeup services do you offer?

False lashes
Tattoo coverage

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Which of the following are included in prices?

Assistant fee
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Reviews for Behind the Blush

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Kathleen C. Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding makeup

Janna was such a sweetheart and all of my girls and I looked incredible on my wedding day! I loved my hair and makeup, Janna was super responsive to all of my questions and concerns, and we had a great time getting glammed up before the ceremony 🤍
Katrina M. Sent on 21/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing experience!!!

Janna was absolutely amazing! She is so sweet and kind. I knew when she did my make up trial that I would absolutely love my makeup for my wedding. She did such a perfect job and we all looked beautiful! I have thin eyebrows and she did a great job with making them look fuller. Our make up lasted all day which is incredible in plus 30 weather and with many happy tears!! She did 3 bridesmaids, my mom, myself and my mother in law and had all of us ready right on time! Thank you so much Janna!!!!!
Kathleen Sent on 19/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Janna did my hair makeup for my wedding, and she is absolutely amazing! She made my hair and makeup dreams come true. She was so accommodating in letting me use my own makeup, answered all of my questions, and made sure everything was perfect. I am so happy to have found her and could not recommend her more!
Natalie Sent on 03/11/2019
3.8 out of 5 rating

Expensive / Do a trial before you book!

I am happy with how my makeup turned out but I wouldn't get my hair done with Behind the Blush again. I found this to be one of the most expensive vendors for hair and makeup and I am not sure it was worth it. I emailed them before I booked and said that I had fine hair and I'm pretty insecure about it... I wanted someone to make it look more full. Anyways, I wasn't happy after my first trial, so I bought extensions and booked another trial to try something different. My hair still wasn't exactly what I wanted but I felt a bit rushed at the trials and if I were to do it over, I would have had my trials FIRST, made sure the stylist could make my hair the way I wanted, and then booked. It was stressful and quite difficult to get an appointment before the wedding, next time I might have gone with my regular hair dresser.
Emilie W. Sent on 25/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Janna was amazing!

Janna was great, personable, and we all looked and felt our best. She worked with all of our different skin types and we all had perfect makeup at the end of the night (impressive considering we started makeup at 8 am)! I loved working with her and would recommend her for everyone!
Jaemi B. Sent on 09/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Behind the Blush = MAGICAL

I found Janna/Behind the Blush on Instagram and knew I HAD to have her do my hair and makeup on our wedding day because I just loved her style so much. She was so professional and easy to be around, and perfectly brought the look I had in mind to life. She also did my mom's hair and makeup and my mom looked so beautiful. Janna is magical!
Laura A. Sent on 26/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Truly Amazing!!

These girls are amazing. They really listen to what you want and are SO talented. I had never had my makeup done professionally and actually liked it before, so I was pleasantly surprised that I LOVED my makeup (and my hair) at my trial! I wanted to change the lip colour a couple days before my wedding and they were so flexible and helpful in helping me make my decision and ensuring they had the colour for my touch-up kit.

My hair looked right out of Pinterest and my bridesmaids and mom all loved their hair and makeup as well!

On top of all of this, they were super fun to hangout with; very chill and hilarious, all while still being professional. I could not recommend Behind the Blush more!!
Marina Sent on 16/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The most fantastic experience!

Janna from Behind the blush did both my hair and make up, as well as my mother’s hair and make up. She was absolutely FANTASTIC! You can tell she genuinely loves her job! She was extremely accommodating and took into account our visions. The results were out of this world good! My hairstyle lasted for ages, and the make up did not change at all during the whole day and night, despite the heat and humidity. There are not enough words to thank Janna for giving me my dream look on this important day. Would totally recommend; do not even look for another vendor, you will regret it!
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8916 216 Street T6K 0L5 Edmonton (Alberta)

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