Here at Sweet Cherry Spa, you will find us: Scotia-leigh Kauppi (owner/mua/nail tech/lash tech/esthetician) & Chelsea Gratz (nail tech/mua).
I am a Certified Nail Technician and I have been doing makeup and special effects makeup for 12+ years. I have always been a creative artist in different mediums and the lead singer for the punk rock band Forever Dead for over 15 years. You can find my social media and directly contact me at Rebelle Luxe Beauty.
I am really excited to try out all the amazing ideas I have for nail art and nails and am super happy to share my makeup talents with all of you!
I am a Certified Esthetician, Certified Nail technician, Certified Lash Artist, and Certified Makeup Artist. I am an industry advocate through the Professional Beauty Association.
I have been in the business for 18+ years. I come from a more strict and health-based background (from the mortuary sciences and working in tattoo parlors) along with being a college instructor for Everest College’s esthetics course. I am semi-bilingual in French and am learning German as well. Don’t let the bright hair & tattoos fool you; I’m very serious and take great pride in my career.
I love makeup and anything that you can do to beautify yourself… even if beauty to you is avant-garde!
I love to try new styles in nail art and makeup to match! Working with clients in the spa, on set, and for weddings is my passion. Booking with me is relaxing, educational and fun!
I am also a special effects makeup artist by consult only.
WHAT PRODUCT DO YOU USE?
Only the best product lines are used in the spa. I ensure that all products are eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free, Canadian-made (when possible), mineral-based, and more. Following my Safe, Smart, and Sweet standards, I want to ensure that the products I am using and selling are good for you and the planet.
Safe – Dermatologist-tested, eco-friendly products are the best way to include all skin types, sensitivities, and lifestyle choices. All my products are maternity and child friendly.
Smart – If I can’t tell what’s in it, neither can you. I make sure that I know all active and inactive ingredients in my products to make sure nothing will create new issues.
Sweet – Cruelty-free products are kind to our animal friends and kind to us. All smells from products are light and sweet, and no perfumes.
11 years ago my Grandma and I in her nursing home room
me and my 1st Walleye cover from the Walleye 10 year anniversary party
Everest College Faculty 2014
on set outside for a film
coverted a spare bedroom into a makeup room in my old house
Bridesmaid makeup in action
Hosting Presentation at Thundercon 2017
all my makeup is mobile, sometimes you have to set up in weird places.
1st year success
writing my blog
Working at Indulge Photography 2016
Representing the CEDC 2015
me and Shelby Chong Cheech & Chong Tour 2016
Education + Experience
Film + Media
Dermalogica Clean Touch Certified 2020
Dermalogica Specialist Certified 2022
Dermalogica Expert Certified 2023
Microneedling Mastery Certified 2023
Certified Nail Technician Confederation College /LCN level 1-3
Confederation College 2009
Certified Makeup Artist-
Canadian College of Mortuary Sciences/Confederation College/ SST workshops 2006, 2009, 2011
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