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Faye Smith Agency

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Faye Smith Agency are Canada's top Bridal Beauty Specialist with a pleathure of awards and publications under thier belt. Faye Smith Agency has teams of talent located all over Canada including Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Toronto and the GTA area, Vancouver, Okanagan, Whistler and Squamish, and more.

  • Winners of the 2015 & 2018 Best Wedding Hairstyle BC Weddings Awards
  • Winners of the Wedding Wire Couples Awards since 2013.
  • Finalists of the 2019 Best South Asian Bridal Hair & Makeup Awards
  • Finalists of the 2019 & 2020 Best Wedding Hairstyle BC Weddings Awards
  • Finalists of the 2018 & 2019 British Columbia Hair & Beauty Awards
  • Finalists of the 2019 & 2020 British Columbia Wedding Awards
  • Client list includes Netflix, London Drugs, Ariel Winter, Jennifer Robertson, Douglas Couplan, Reiko Mackenzie, Davines, Revlon, and many more.
  • Publications include Vogue Italia, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe & Mail, Wedluxe, Elegant Magazine, Rock Mountain Brides, Tutu & Fru, and many more.


From One Woman to a Team of Top-Class Talent

Founder Faye Smith first began her career as a solo hair and makeup artist back in her home country of England. After she moved to Canada, Faye trained at the world-renowned Blanche MacDonald school. Subsequently, she launched her own company in 2008. In 2015, the formerly known Faye Smith Makeup & Hair rebranded to Faye Smith Agency.

Faye has a passion for discovering and encouraging emerging beautician superstars throughout Canada. Therefore, she scouts the best artists and technicians providing their clients with the highest quality beauty services. Moreover, she carried this over into the salon world at Primp & Proper located in Gastown, the heart of Vancouver, BC.

Naturally, utilizing such talent has enabled the business to create astonishing pieces for a wide range of clients, across Canada and beyond. In order to find out more about our agency and artists, check our artists' portfolios.

Highlights

Beauty Services

Consultations, facials, group discounts, group services, hair, makeup, hair removal, men's grooming, multiple stylists, on-site service, salon, spa, teeth whitening, trial service, licensed

Makeup Services

Airbrush, contour, false lashes, brow/lash tinting, tattoo coverage

Maximum Group Size

50

Bridal Makeup (Traditional)

$165

Bridal Makeup (Airbrush)

$185

Served in

British Columbia and Ontario

More information

What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for brides?

$160

What is the price of trial service for airbrush makeup for brides?

$175

What is the base price for traditional makeup for attendants/family members?

$110

What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for attendants/family members?

$140

Does makeup price include false lashes?

Yes

Which of the following are included in prices?

Assistant fee

Served in

British Columbia and Ontario

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    Georgina S. Getting married on 09/07/2022
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    The worst professional makeup I have ever received!

    I genuinely don't often leave bad reviews, but in this case I feel it’s best to warn other brides-to-be. I had booked Faye Smith Agency for my bridal hair & makeup, as well as for my mother & bridal party. I was left so appalled by the makeup I received at my trial (even after requesting the bright pink cheeks to be reduced, the uneven, men’s-looking eyebrows to be sorted out, the heavy Avril Lavigne-style eyeliner to be reduced, etc), that I ended up canceling my whole booking. Despite booking more than 10 months before my wedding, I was never given the option to choose my MUAH artist. When I expressed how unhappy I was after my trial, they were unable to switch me to a new MUAH artist. We’re not talking just wanting to change the lip colour on the day - I walked out looking like a cross between a drag queen & a clown (nothing wrong with drag queens - but not the caked-on look I was going for on my wedding day!). I did not feel pretty, or look like myself, or like a bride at all. I felt so self conscious walking back through town looking like this. Both my fiancé, my friends & my mom thought it looked awful as well. You don’t want people’s reaction to be, “Whoa, that’s a lot of makeup” - you want them to say, “Wow, you look beautiful”. Within an hour of being home, it had smudged down my face. I couldn’t wait to wash it all off. The MUAH artist & office manager were nice people, but the makeup skills were just not there, & my overall experience was very stressful. To summarise: I do not recommend booking with Faye Smith Agency!

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Georgina, we appreciate this feedback and are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our services. Our goal is to make our brides feel beautiful on their wedding day and we pride ourselves on the work we do to make that happen



    We are sorry we were unable to provide you with other available artist options after you were unhappy with your trial. Destination weddings pose more challenges with artist availability due to long drives, ferry rides and overnight hotel stays being involved. We did try our best to fulfil this request for you. We assure you that you were booked with one of Vancouver's most well-known, skilled and experienced artists who is extremely capable of adjusting your makeup and hair design for you so it is perfect for your wedding day. We have since wrote a wonderful blog for our Brides so they can learn more about the trial process, https://fayesmith.ca/prepare-for-your-wedding-hair-makeup-trial/. We are so we couldn't make you happy.
  • Haylee
    Haylee R. Married on 15/05/2022
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    Bridal Makeup

    My bridal makeup done by Maryam with Faye Smith Agency was the perfect soft glam I was hoping for. I even booked fairly last minute and the team was very accommodating. It was also very reasonably priced.

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Congratulations on your new marriage! We hope to get to work with you on more special occasions in the future.
  • Krista
    Krista Married on 28/04/2022
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    Faye is so talented!

    I had so many compliments on my bridal hair, even if I requested quite a simple down, wavy look. Faye wowed me at my trial, but she went a step further during my wedding day to give me that extra pop of drama that I was looking for. She is punctual and a great conversationalist too! Would highly recommend her if you're looking for a hair stylist for your big day :)

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Thank you so much for this amazing review and congratulations on your engagement! We hope to get to work with you on more special occasions in the near future. =]
  • Karla
    Karla C. Married on 12/03/2022
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    Talented and professional

    Anastassiya and Alice were so lovely to have help us get ready on the wedding day! They were prompt, professional, and well organized - and the make up and hair they did made us all feel our best selves. The wedding party included women with a range of skin tones and hair types they were experienced enough to be able to do an excellent job on all of us (which hasn't always been our experience).

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful review! We pride ourselves on having a team trained for skin tones and hair types. We are so glad your experience was so great. Thank you so much for choosing Faye Smith Agency. Congratulations!
  • Malak
    Malak Married on 18/12/2021
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    Great service

    Faye is great! She did my makeup and my hair and I loved it all.
    Her team did my tattoo cover and my bridesmaids makeup/hair and they were all great.

    Would definitely recommend.

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Hi Malak!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we are just so happy that you enjoyed your services. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again!
  • Lapita
    Lapita P. Married on 08/12/2021
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    Amazing experience!!

    Anastasia from Faye Smith Agency did an amazing job with hair and makeup. She reached on time and was really professional. She did the makeup exactly like the picture I shared earlier. I didn't have to worry about anything, she had everything required. All the tools and brushes used were clean and hygienic. The entire team was really helpful and flexible with date change requests ( We had to change our elopement plans twice because of the weather condition in Vancouver). Would love to have them for future events.

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! We hope to get to work with you on more special occasions in the near future. =]
  • Cherlyn
    Cherlyn Married on 22/10/2021
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    I never felt more beautiful!

    So many of my guests told me how absolutely beautiful I was, and for the first time in my life, I had to agree. Honestly, I'd never looked this good before! After seeing some of the early prints of photos from that day, that normally critical voice in my head is completely silent. Neetu Sahota was the artist who did the hair and make-up for myself and my mom and I am beyond ecstatic with how everything turned out. My mom is a natural beauty and it was a dream getting to see her glow. Not only did my hair and make-up turn out better than I'd envisioned, but Neetu and the Faye Smith Agency actually helped save the day for me. A couple of weeks before the wedding I had a major hair emergency and was in a panic. I emailed Alice the coordinator, who was always quick to reply to all of my communications. But instead I got a speedy reply from Faye herself; it was Thanksgiving weekend and Alice was away. I was surprised and relieved to get a response over the long weekend and Faye and was able to squeeze me in for a last minute hair trial at the beautiful Primp & Proper salon before the wedding. Neetu put all my fears to rest and I felt confident going into the big day. I would whole-heartedly recommend Faye Smith Agency and Neetu Sahota to anyone wanting to wow their loved ones on their big day. (Photos by Georgia Johnston Photography)

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Thank you so much for writing this absolutely glowing review. This is definitely the experience we aim to give to our Brides and we are so happy you got the full experience. You were a joy to work with! Congratulations once again.
  • Danica
    Danica G. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Most comfortable hair and makeup experience I've had!

    Faye and Connie were wonderful. Both were such talented individuals in their skills. Connie had done the makeup for my mom, sister, and mother in law and they were in love with it!. Faye had done my hair and makeup and I had never felt so beautiful. For someone who rarely wears makeup, she had made me feel comfortable with having makeup on my face. Both my hair and makeup had lasted all day & night! In addition, Faye and Connie were quite efficient with their time. A few of us were not ready in the morning, but they were so patient and worked with whoever was ready first.

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Wow you look so beautiful in this photograph! Congratulations on your new marriage. We are so happy your experience with Faye Smith Agency was great. You and your family were a joy to work with.
  • Denise
    Denise K. Married on 29/09/2021
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    Dream come true!

    If your still thinking about it and looking for more options. Just stop and book Faye, I'm telling you it's worth it.
    It was so easy to organized and book with them. I only had to tell her what look and vibe I want for my wedding and she made it come to life.
    I didn't even look at the mirror for the whole process and absolutely just trust Faye!
    Happy Bride!!!!!!
    Thank you so much Faye!!!!!

    Faye Smith Agency's reply:

    Yay! This review is exactly what we aim for. I am so happy you loved your bridal hair and makeup look. Thank you for trusting in me and my team. You were an absolute joy to work with. I am absolutely itching to see photographs!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2013 Winner

Faye Smith Agency Real Weddings

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Meet the Team

Faye Smith
Faye Smith
Owner & Lead Stylist

Faye Smith Makeup & Hair began in 2007 when I started my career as a solo makeup and hair artist. My training began in my home country, England, and continued across seas to Canada where I attended the world-renowned makeup school, Blanche Macdonald, in 2008.

Since then, I have grown my company into a team of incredibly talented artists and have recently rebranded the company as “Faye Smith Agency.” I have won the BC Wedding Awards Best Wedding Hairstyle award in 2015 and 2018, and acheived a finalist position in 2019.

I now offer a range of beauty services at my studio, Primp & Proper, which includes makeup and hair artistry, professional hair and makeup education, lash lifting, brow and lash tinting, brow and facial threading.

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