The Short

I’m a Makeup Artist & Hairstylist with over 13 years experience working in Vancouver and am now making a move to Nanaimo (Now booking Vancouver Island Weddings 2019/2020)  I work with organic, natural makeup and skin care. I want women to feel great in their own skin.

I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist – I coach clients how to eat for their body and lifestyle with a focus on energy and blood sugar balance, avoiding those dizzy spells and getting the shakes!   I also coach clients how to eat for optimal skin health for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

Fun fact – I had no idea that my makeup career and nutrition career would come together   and spur such a passion for Holistic Beauty – educating women about how get that glow from the inside out and choosing products with awareness and with the planet in mind.

I have always been interested in health, wellness, beauty and mind-body connection.

My goal is the help clients feel beautiful through the products I use (they are natural and perform, yes! It it true!) and a holistic approach to beauty. I want  bring out their own features rather than trying to make a woman look like someone else or a photo.

“ Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself ” Coco Chanel

Now booking Tofino, Parksville, Victoria, other Vancouver Island locations and Gulf Island Weddings for 2019/2020 season. I look forward to connecting with you. 

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The Longer Version

Hi! My name is Amanda Gangoso.

I work to help women feel healthy and beautiful, inside and out. Let me help you pursue your health and beauty goals.

With over 12 years of experience working as a Makeup and Hair Artist in Vancouver (View Gallery), I have had the opportunity to make my clients look and feel good about themselves. In seeing the ways I enabled my clients to feel more comfortable in their own skin, I realized that there were so many other ways I could facilitate this process.

I have always had an interest in health and wellness, and made it official when I became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Wellness Coach in 2013. While I was training, I continued my work in hair and makeup, and came to realize how much feeling good, both inside and out, are connected. My work in both of these industries has shed light on how health, wellness and beauty affect and inform each other, and give me a unique perspective into building positive cycles for one’s self.

Over the years, I’ve seen the damage that can accompany bad habits: how eating poorly can affect energy levels, weight, body image, skin, etc. My work has led me to detect these patterns in my clients, and create plans that help move them towards healthier ways of being through diet, natural product recommendations and individually tailored consultations. I have experience working as a nutrition and beauty consultant in the wellness department of an independent grocer where I was able to test out an array of products and figure out first-hand which ones are truly remarkable.

As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, I can offer you practical advice and recommendations for reaching your health and wellness goals. I will help you develop skills, tools and techniques for managing and improving your lifestyle through food preparation and grocery shopping tips, working with/around food sensitivities and allergies, recipes, and one-on-one consultations. My work as a makeup and hair artist builds on this foundation of nutritional health through the use of natural and organic skincare products that emphasize your growing and gorgeous inner radiance. Doing a makeover or a look for a special event is one thing, but offering people plans for ongoing care, advice and regimens is an incredibly rewarding process that provides lifelong returns. I can help you set realistic, workable, achievable goals – ones that will optimize your overall health and well-being.

As a Holistic Nutritionist and Organic Makeup Artist, let me help guide you towards a path to wellness and fulfillment where you will look good, feel good, and flourish radiantly. I look forward to meeting you.

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“ Life is full of opportunities to feel exactly the way you want to feel”.
Danielle Laporte 

*Eco friendly, cruelty free, vegan-friendly, natural and organic makeup artist. Nanaimo, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Mobile Makeup Artist.