meet our team
LEAD MAKEUP & HAIR ARTIST/FOUNDER
Neetu wields her make-up brushes like a Renaissance painter, only her masterpieces take selfies rather than hang on the wall. Neetu is Afterglow Studios founder and lead makeup and hair artist. Neetu attended Blanche Macdonald Center, Canada's top make-up school, and graduated at the top of her class with a Global Make-up Artistry Diploma. Wanting to share her knowledge and passion for the industry, she continues to teach make-up and hair for students at Vancouver Community College. When she’s not helping people enhance their natural beauty, you can find Neetu sipping on a cup of Starbucks coffee and browsing through the latest fashion magazines for make-up ideas.
Senior Hair Artist
A master at crafting swoon-worthy hair, Laura can transform your dreary dreads into luscious locks. Afterglow Studios is proud to rep our most advanced stylist with over a decade of hair experience. Her passion for hair design comes for her life long love of art. After graduating in 2005 from the Pacific School of Cosmetology, Laura was able to breeze through the hair diploma program and quickly established a strong clientele base at a local salon. It wasn’t long before Laura would bud into a young entrepreneur and start her own company. A strong believer in continuing education, Laura has taken additional international hair training from Lala’s Updos, Cosmo and Kevin Murphy. It’s never a surprise when we get repeat calls from clients to book Laura exclusively for their next hair service, she is that good!
makeup & hair artist/updo specialist
Jodine, our resident Newfie, combines her east coast vibe with west coast flair to create amazing looks ranging from boho braids to full-on glam. Jodine has a wealth of experience, starting with her graduation from LeMoine’s hair school in 2012. She went on to complete her Red Seal in hairstyling in 2015 and graduated with honors in the Global Makeup Artistry program at Blanche Macdonald in 2017 while simultaneously building up a robust clientele as a hairstylist, barber, and makeup artist. Whether she’s working as a key hair artist on set, or creating a fashionable updo for your wedding day, this triple threat uses her expansive skill set to create fresh, clean looks that always enhance your natural beauty.
Mayra’s eclectic style and impeccable taste allows her to create transformative looks that are truly jaw-dropping. Ever since she opened her first Barbie on Christmas morning, and immediately began to cut and style its hair, she knew she wanted to be a hair stylist. She harnessed that passion for hairstyling and graduated from the hair program at Blanche Macdonald in 2015 with a diploma in cosmetology and quickly built a loyal clientele as a hairstylist and barber. If you’re looking to create an unforgettable entrance, Mayra is up for the challenge, and always delivers glowing results.
Ya Chu Yang
makeup & hair artist/Portrait Specialist
This petite wonder woman will save your day with looks ranging from no-makeup makeup to runway ready. Ya Chu graduated from the Global Makeup Artistry program at Blanche Macdonald in 2016 and has gone on to be a key makeup artist on various stages including the Little Black Dress Gala, Bridal Fashion Week Vancouver, and South Asian Fashion Week. In between her work in the makeup & hair industry and industrial design industry, Ya Chu also had her work exhibited in Vogue Italy online. Ya Chu’s diverse experience and expertise allows her to create fresh, flawless looks on all kinds of canvases.