Makeup Artist / Wardrobe Stylist / Hair Stylist
Born in Toronto Ontario, Chrissy Marie grew up as most girls do fascinated by beauty & makeup. In 2009 Chrissy was introduced to the beauty industry as a freelance model where she quickly made a name for herself across Canada. Within a very short amount of time Chrissy would end up being published in several magazine publications as well as being hired for commercial print projects from clients such as Rasta Coture. Chrissy transitioned herself to makeup artistry in 2010, working along side a local photographer, Chrissy would learn her craft from hours of research and tutorials. Clientele would soon notice that not only was Chrissy talented in front of the lens, her skills behind the scenes had the ability to take a good photograph to the next level and make it great. In 2013 Chrissy would team up with photographer Rick Ikon, together they would build Beauty/Personified a company custom tailored to each and every client they serve. Since teaming up with Rick, Chrissy's makeup work has been featured in publications around the world. Today Chrissy is an internationally published makeup artist & model with no signs of slowing down.
Director of Photography / Master Retoucher
Born & raised in southern Ontario, Canada, Rick was raised around the television and beauty industry and was introduced to photography at the age of six. Rick quickly showed a strong passion for the visual arts and in 2008 Rick began his career in photography. By 2010, given his upbringing around the beauty industry Rick instantly felt at home as a beauty photographer. Clients instantly took notice to the amount of skill and precision Rick was displaying in his craft. Over the years Rick has had the opportunity to learn from some of the biggest names in the industry. Rick has more than 50,000 hours invested as a professional retoucher making him one of the most sought after retouchers in Canada, working on many behind the scenes campaigns for various brands and agencies. Being referred to by many as a Master Retoucher, Adobe Photoshop Certified Rick Ikon was invited to teach his skills to others at Brock University however the two were unable to come to terms on a contract. Rick continues to shoot various beauty campaigns as well has begun to merge his passion for photography with his passion for hockey and in a very short time has already worked with several sporting companies including Maltese Sports & industry giant Bauer. In just 8 years after deciding to follow his passion Rick has become an internationally published, award winning & photoshop certified photographer.