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James Beauty Atelier offers you an extensive suite of beauty services. James Mottershead, the professional makeup artist behind this business, has been working in the industry for over 18 years. He offers on-location services according to his clients' personal taste and style, to achieve a flawless bridal look on your big day, the one that suits you best and makes you feel completely comfortable. He maintains an extensive global network of makeup artists and hair stylists who can be tapped to assist in the deliery of services to any group size.

Services offered

James Beauty Atelier has a comprehensive lists of services to make sure that not only the bride, but also the complete bridal party look their best, in accordance with their outfits and their personality. With options such as:

  • Make-up trials
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Brow shaping
  • False lash application
  • Men's grooming
  • Special event makeup

Areas covered

Services are typically available in Calgary and surrounding areas, but the atelier has a network of professional artists across the country that are available for weddings outside these areas. Their professionality is guaranteed, as they follow the same high quality standards as James Beauty Atelier.

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Frequently asked questions

What beauty services do you offer?

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

What makeup services do you offer?

False lashes
Tattoo coverage

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Jennifer C. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for a mature bride or mother of the bride

I am a mature bride and I received tons of compliments about my wedding makeup. James kept a natural look but he enhanced my face so perfectly. I felt like a movie star.
Amanda Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I did my makeup trial with James, he was professional, friendly and great value for the service! Sadly he wasn’t available on my wedding day, but he gave a wonderful recommendation.
Hope C. Sent on 15/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Bridesmaid makeup

James was exceptional! He did my makeup at a destination wedding and there was about 5 of us that needed makeup done. He managed his time very well and did a fantastic job on each of us. I showed him the look I was trying to achieve and he nailed it! The makeup lasted all day and night without needing any touch ups which was fantastic.
Spring W. Sent on 28/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, and a heart of gold!

James really listens to what you would like, he was to capture exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Megan B. Sent on 11/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A dream to work with

James was a dream to work with. He understood my vision and worked with me to make it happen. I appreciated his expertise- hello kiss-proof lipstick! and his important recommendations (I despise thick foundation, so he found a way to ensure I was photo-ready but didn't feel like I had a thick layer of make-up on). My bridesmaids all have different styles and complexations and without even having to ask, he nailed it for every single one of them!! Our make-up was one of the least stressful aspects of the wedding. James not only did all of our make-up (5 of us) by noon, he also took care of me, ensuring I was happy and relaxed and had a constant beverage refill. He made getting ready fun. I can't thank him enough for making me beautiful on one of my most special days.
Natalie M. Sent on 18/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Absolutely Amazing! James did a fantastic job on my bridal party and always kept my time/schedule in mind. He was so considerate of everyone, asking what they envisioned and gave his advise. The makeup selections he brought was unbelievable, something all makeup geeks dream of. James created a completely stress free and calm atmosphere. We all had so much fun and lots of laughs! No one had issues with the makeup all day...even with numerous hours of dancing we looked like models!!! :) Thank you James! xo
Nicole G. Sent on 24/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I was an out-of-town bride with no time for a trial. James was simply incredible! You would be crazy not to have him do your wedding make up. You will not regret it. He made me feel incredibly beautiful without making me feel like I had pounds of make up. He is professional, hilarious and punctual! I will be recommending him to all my friends and family from here on out.
Danielle G. Sent on 04/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating
James was so great to work with! Leading up to my wedding, he was very responsive to emails and was very flexible with timing and day of logistics.
As an out of town bride, I was slightly nervous as I did not have a trial nor did I get to meet James before my wedding day - but he came recommended to me. We was very professional, so easy to talk to and understood everything I wanted. My makeup on my wedding day was flawless! I have never felt more beautiful and I was so incredibly happy with James service beginning to end (and I know the bridal party and Moms would echo my every word). Thank you so much James!!!!
Estelle D. Sent on 09/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating
James is a star and one of the best choices any bride could make for their wedding day. Such a talented artist, I was in very safe hands, I felt beautiful and importantly I looked like me. However it his warmth, generosity and calming nature that you will remember the most. When everything else is rushing by in a crazy blur he will ensure you are relaxed and importantly happy. A huge big thank you for making me one very happy bride.
Sydney P. Sent on 28/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

I cannot recommend James enough. He was able to bring my bridal makeup dreams to life. Not only was he technically talented and able to execute everyone’s looks perfectly but he made the experience unforgettable. His charming personality made our wedding morning that much more enjoyable. Everyone in my wedding party raved about their makeup and felt so beautiful.
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