Gabriela Soares

"I love everything about my job. I love the beautiful and colourful palettes. The brushes. The lipsticks and pots of gel liners. But most of all, I love turning people around to a mirror and having them light up in front of me. It's like they didn't know that they had it. Every women, with the right tools in hand, can transform themselves into different beautiful versions, or alter egos, of themselves." 

Who am I? I am an experienced certified makeup artist, a licensed hair stylist, an extension specialist, an entrepreneur and a sassy momma bear.  

What do I do? 

  •  I do makeup and hair for film, television, commercial print, fashion editorial and runway.
  •  I run my own hairstyling business where I offer cuts, colour services and extensions.
  • I have developed and sell my own line of clip in and tape in hair extensions: Cabelo - 100% Brazilian Human Hair Extensions. 
  • I own and manage a mobile bridal makeup and hair business.

Who are your clients?

Some of my clients include: Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, Real Sports Apparel, Raptors, The Shopping Channel, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, Home Hardware, Sears, Sharpe Magazine for Men, What's Up Canada's Family Magazine, Anokhi Magazine, Tournament Sports, City of Waterloo, Bravo, OpenText etc. 

Who have you worked with? 

Talk show host: Frank D’Angelo, Rick Campanelli, Mike Bullard, Deirdre Mallehe

Musical Artists: Nelly Furtado, Shad, Jhevon Paris, Jay-Sean, Pat K., Girliscious, Archie Alleyne, Liberty Silver, Dr. Draw, Duff Macdonald, JDIGGS, Rosette Love

Actors: Al Pacino, Bai Ling (Entourage & Lost), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down), Helene Joy (Durham County & Murdoch Mysteries), Mag Ruffman (Anne of Green Gables), Paula Brancati (Degrassi & Being Erica), Melanie Nicholls-King (Rookie Blue & The Wire), Joanna Douglas (Being Erica), Cleopatra Williams (Jersey Boys), Alicia Josipovic (Degrassi), Alyson Court (The Big Comfy Couch), etc. 

Reality Television Stars: Jessie Sulidis (Bachelor and Bachelor Pad), Rebecca Hardy (Canada’s Next Top Model), Carla Collins (CarlaWood), etc. 

Athletes: Kyle Lowry (Raptors) James Reimer (Toronto Maple Leafs), Gillian Apps, Ron Duguay, Cherie Piper, Angela James, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Theo Fleury


Honorable Mention of Artistic Excellence in Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards - 2014

Finalist for “Makeup Artist of the Year” in Contessa Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – 2013

Finalist for “Makeup Artist of the Year” in Contessa Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards - 2012

Please email me at for inquiries and rates.