Jaimie Rankin, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta is a local Beauty Artist, with over 15 years experience in the industry. Jaimie has worked hard to build a strong portfolio as a reputable Makeup Artist, Educator, Lash and Microblading technician where she also specializes in brow shaping, threading, waxing and tinting. Basically if it’s on your face she will beautify it!
Jaimie’s extensive range of makeup experience, and love to share and mentor other’s brought her into an educator role as Head makeup instructor at the number #1 accredited makeup school in Calgary, Niimd with One Beauty Academy. For the past 6 years, Jaimie has inspired other up-and-coming makeup artists while continuing to build her own freelance opportunities.
In 2001, Jaimie graduated from the Global Makeup Artistry program at the highly acclaimed Blanche MacDonald Center, in Vancouver, B.C. There she mastered all areas of makeup including: Beauty, Bridal, Airbrush, Glamour, Commercial, T/V, Film, Editorial and Runway. Over the years she has attended many workshops and taken courses to update and add to her beauty skills; which is where she discovered her next passion, semi permanent cosmetic tattooing eyebrows, also known as Microblading, or Brow Feathering.
“Your makeup must last all day, feel like you in the most beautiful way, look good in person and read well on camera. That is my goal as your makeup artist. Enhancing your natural beauty.” Jaimie Rankin
As a Freelance Makeup Artist, Jaimie’s creativity, professionalism and her love for soft beauty and glamour makeup has gained her popularity in the wedding market. She has travelled and worked for hundreds of bridal parties throughout western Canada and on destination weddings. Her impeccable work ethic and passion for beauty, helped create relationships with many local wedding vendors and photographers alike.
Earlier on in her career, Jaimie was hired as a MAC Artist and shortly became part of the management team while training in-house artists. Concurrently she conducted seminars and events before deciding to follow her dream of living and traveling Australia for a year. Upon returning to Canada, Jaimie landed another training and management position with Sephora, and was hired as Key Makeup Artist for local fashion shows including Louis Vuitton.
In addition, Jaimie’s editorial work has often been highlighted on the covers and within magazines such as: Luxe by Calgary Bride, Dote Weddings, Vancouver Real Weddings, City Style & Living, Lou Lou, Vatra, Freq. and Press The Fashion Magazine to name a few. Jaimie’s commercial print clients have consisted of local restaurants, Peak Health & Performance, Swimco, Firoz, and Marks.
When working with her clients, Jaimie is attentive to detail, catering to each individual’s comfort level and makeup style. She is conscious of enhancing a woman’s natural beauty while bringing out their best features for any special occasion.
It takes a very well rounded artist to deliver this and she certainly can! Her expertise, blending skills and ability to work with a soft hand has brought her to be highly sought after by bridal clientele, photographers, videographers, planners and designers.