MikaDoesMakeup | Top 5 Makeup Artists of Vancouver By Populist

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The “Yin & Yang” Rebecca & Bianca from the Populist stopped by Prép Beauty Parlour last month to interview our owner and makeup super star “Mika Does Makeup“. Check out the interview below!

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Book your bridal & graduation services with us while appointments are still available! Our special Grad Hair & Makeup Package for students 19 and under is only $125 and our Bridal Hair & Makeup Package is now only $450!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Best Nail Art In The City – Prép Beauty Parlour

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It’s no secret that we have some pretty awesome nail technicians, some of the best in Vancouver! We are FullSizeRender-2known for our gorgeously hand crafted gel extensions and art! Our cozy studio has plush King sized pedicure chairs perfect for relaxing in, and you can always enjoy a fresh hot Nespresso as well as a selection of tasty treats with your service. We are also always stocked with the latest magazines and new products to test while you’re getting prépped and pampered!

Whether you’re in for an Express Mani or a deluxe Prép pedicure, nail art is always an option. Starting at $5, (priced by technicians) you can work with your artist to come up with a design! You can also bring in pictures/ideas of other work you’ve seen and our technicians will do their absolute best to try and recreate it! When booking an appointment, be sure to notify us that you would like to add nail art to your service so we can ensure you are booked correctly and get ample time for your nails.

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We carry a wide selection of nail “bling” such as Swarovski crystals and authentic Alley Kat nail jewelry. Christian Louboutin designer nail varnish in classic Louboutin red is available upon request. Prép also just introduced  new “mood” colour changing nail polishes! They are super fun and a huge trend in Vancouver right now – Come try them out yourself!

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Men’s Prép Manicure – includes cuticle & nail care $25
Men’s Prép Pedicure – includes cuticle & nail care $35
Men’s Manicure & Pedicure Package $50
Express Manicure – includes cuticle/nail care, and classic nail polish $30
Express Pedicure – includes cuticle/nail care, and classic nail polish $35
Express Manicure & Pedicure Package – includes cuticle & nail care, classic nail polish $50
Prép Manicure  – includes nail care, message & exfoliation, and classic nail polish $35
Prép Pedicure – includes nail care, message & exfoliation, and classic nail polish $40
Prép Manicure & Pedicure Package – includes nail care, Red fancy nails with black and white details
message & exfoliation, and classic nail polish $70
Classic Nail Polish Change $15
Gel Polish Manicure – includes cuticle & nail care, gel nail polish $45
Gel Polish Removal (from another salon) $15
Gel Polish Removal (from Prép) – free
Gel Extensions – new set $75
Gel Extension Fill $45
Gel Extension Removal $20
Prép ‘Lil Ladies Pedicure (under 12) $15

 

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Add Ons
Aromatic Sugar Scrub $5
5 Minute Massage $5
Nail Art $5+
French polish $10
Gel polish $15

Custom packages for bridal events, stags, group parties, etc are also available, please inquire.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages!

https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Vancouver’s Deal Of The Season – Prom/Grad Hair & Makeup Package at Prép Beauty Parlour

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Prom and graduation season in Vancouver is in full swing! As we approach the busy months leading up to summer, stress piles up and smile tasks become enormous. Why not relax a little and let our team of talented beauty professionals pamper you for your big day? At Prép Beauty Parlour, we offer the best services in the city at the most affordable prices. All our Prép Beauty Team members have professional training, many years experience, and have been hand selected by our leading lady and head of Beauty, Mika. We are dedicated to leaving you feeling gorgeous inside and out!

 

At Prép we like options, and we’re sure you probably do too. That’s why we have put together a carefully selected list of event services to make your decision making super simple, at prices we believe are fair and won’t break the bank. Custom packages are also available, please inquire.

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“Grad Girl” Hair a La Carte – $65
“Graduate” Hair & Makeup Package – $125
Add Airbrush Makeup – $50
Miss Adoro 100% Human Hair Strip/Cluster Lashes – $12
Esqido Premium Natural Mink Strip Lashes – $24+

Our downtown Vancouver location is conveniently placed in the middle of the city on Hornby and Nelson, with many different options for accessibility and transit. A short walk for most downtown residents and workers, however parking can sometimes be a little tricky, but can usually be found within the block on either Howe or Hornby Street. Alternatively, there is also a paid parking garage located underneath the Sheraton Wall Center, directly across from Prép.
We also offer mobile beauty services! Most hair and makeup appointments can be booked on location at an additional cost. A pre determined travel fee per artist (based on location) is added to your bill, as well as any additional parking fees (per artist). For bookings that take place in locations such as Whistler, Victoria, Hope, Kelowna, etc, overnight accommodation may be required.

FullSizeRender-6As the prom/graduation season is during wedding season as well, artists are high in demand and are available on a first come first serve basis. To secure bookings, a non refundable deposit of 50% of the total bill is required. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (.15%). Bookings starting before 7am are subject to early morning fees (per artist). Consultations and trials are available, please inquire.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located on Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages!
https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Blue Hues: LimeCrime Liquid Liner Review

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A while back we published a blog on current spring beauty trends, one of them being the return of 70’s inspired blue eye makeup. We decided to have some fun and try out our own rendition of the look as well as review the popular liquid liner formula from Lime Crime Cosmetics. Here’s how it went!

Mika had previously purchased Lime Crime Liquid Liner in “Blue Milk” and hadn’t tried it yet, so IMG_1717instead of using the Nars product mentioned in our spring beauty trend blog we went with something new. I had been eager to try out this look for a while, and the added bonus of using Lime Crime for the first time made this a super fun experience. That morning, I had washed my face as per my usual routine of a daily oil free exfoliant and Eminences Clear Skin Moisturizer (available at Prép).

For my face, we wanted to keep it pretty simple as  the focus was the eyes. I am pretty fair so we had to fake a bit of a tan to draw out the depth of the blue. Mika corrected my skin tone with the Stila Color Correcting Palette using a damp Beauty Blender. I love how easy correcting with cream pigment is with the Beauty Blender! She patted in some Youngblood tinted moisturizer as well as added a couple swipes of Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop Highlighter. My brows were tamed with a few expert strokes of Benefits Gimme Brow. A light dusting of Laura Mercier setting powder finished my face.FullSizeRender-2

Once I was bronzed to perfection, Mika used some nice brown Burberry shades for my eyelids before she applied the liner. The brush we found to be not the best quality for application, so Mika ended up using a normal angle brush. The liner went on a little thin but dried pretty fast so we were able to build it up to a perfect intensity and the matte finish popped drastically against the browns. I ended up wearing the liner for the duration of the day and was pleasantly surprised that by 10pm the liner was still just as intense and precise as it was when it was just done.  I really enjoyed using Blue Milk and it is a colour I will definitely invest in for myself. I am also curious about trying more of the Lime Crime products! Comment your favourites and we may feature a review!IMG_1713

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages!
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Prép Beauty Parlour: Use Spafinder Gift Certificates Here!

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Have you ever dreamed of having a universally compatible card that you could use as payment anywhere in Vancouver you’d like? Oh wait, thats a credit card… What about a gift card that was not designated to 1 store/brand? You’re in luck! Innovative wellness company Spafinder 365 has created a network of businesses that allows 1 gift card to be used at over 70,000 locations globally!

Spafinder 365 is dedicated to you living your life to the fullest. It is thespafinder-wellness-365 world’s largest media, marketing and gifting company for the wellness industry. With 25+ years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, the company, through its Spafinder Wellness 365 brand, guides the industry partners and consumers as the largest resource for wellness-related products, services and insight in the marketplace.

One of Spafinders major partners is Mindbody, a software company that connects thousands of wellness related professionals and companies globally. At Prép, we have been using the Mindbody booking spafindercardssoftware to manage our staff, clients, and appointments. Because we use Mindbody, we are able to accept Spafinder Wellness 365 gift cards as payment for any service!! Simply give us the card or certificate number, and that balance can be applied to your existing Mindbody account or used right then to pay!

Spafinder Wellness 365 cards make a great gift for women and men both! They are available in any numerical denomination and do not expire. In just Vancouver alone, there are over 259 business that accept Spafinder gift cards. They aren’t just for spas, either. Spafinder Wellness 365 has partnered with business that promote things such as weight loss, body building, hiking, dance, hair styling, aromatherapy, even botox and laser hair removal- there’s an option for everyone!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages!
https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

 FEATURED: See us in on page 7 of this months issue of HITCHED Wedding Magazine!!