Manuelita (Mannie) is from Montreal but grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Halfway through her Psychology degree, she realized that her passion needed to change. Manuelita then ventured into the fashion world and has had the unique opportunity of working in front of the camera and working behind it. She began her career in modeling where she then realized that the beauty artistry side of the industry was her new passion! Since then, Mannie has chosen to pursue the beauty world; studying at One Beauty Academy and graduating from the Hair Styling and the Master Makeup Artistry Program. Manuelita is highly skilled in hairstyling, airbrushing, bridal, glamour, runway, commercial, and editorial makeup.
Manuelita has been working towards conquering the fashion-editorial world and has been hired on as the key makeup artist for The Numa Network fashion shows and has worked for New York City’s fashion designer, Lauren Bagliore.
Manuelita is a National artist, traveling to New York City for Fashion Week, Montreal and Toronto for Brides and even as far as Tampa Florida for Campaign shoots for Designers such as Kate Hewko. Manuelita has been published countless times, both in local and international magazines, including Australia, New York City, and Paris. Locally in Calgary, Manuelita has worked with Avenue Magazine, FREQ Magazine, Bellisima, Swimco, West Jet, and Korite INC.
Jaimie and Manuelita have developed a close working relationship over the last couple of years; accomplishing runway shows, commercial work, weddings, and fashion editorials together. Manuelita is now looking into expanding her expertise into the bridal beauty field while working alongside the Beauty Distract.