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Hi there! My name is Dakota and I am the Owner & Artist of B.D.E. Artistry.

 

A little bit about me...

I am 30 years old with a love for adventure, encouraging self care, travelling the world and my fluffy orange cat, George. I am incredibly passionate about promoting self love and self care, with a strong belief that kindness & gratitude are the keys to a fulfilling life. In my spare time I enjoy playing disc golf, riding jet skis, going camping, skiing, dancing, and kickboxing! I have a giant family that I am very close with and love a good true crime series, reality show or cooking show and am a sucker for a good personal development podcast or book! I have ADHD that took 28 years to diagnose and am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. For as long as I can remember, beauty services, art and self care have had significant influences on my life. From being a young girl admiring my mother as she worked in cool hair salons to indulging in performance arts throughout high school and being the go-to friend for party makeup, it was evident that my interest in beauty - paired with my creativity - was more than just an excuse to force my friends into makeovers and basement musicals. I spent some time working as an After-School Program Director and Personal Nanny after high school, and I learned quickly that working with kids was not for me. I decided to take a business management course with my father through S.I.I.T. to try something different and left that secondary education experience with a passion burning to start my own business. I began searching for a way to incorporate my love for beauty and art into my newfound inspiration and within that pursuit of passion, B.D.E. Artistry was born.

A little about my education...​​​

In 2016, i began my beauty career at Nove Academy with the completion of a in-person Classic Lash Extension Course, as well as the completion of an in-person Spray Tan Technician course with Sjolie Tanning and in-person Makeup Artistry & Facial Treatment courses with Spa Academy.

In 2017, I learned the skills of Volume Lash Extensions, Brow Waxing and Brow Tinting by training with and working at Londin Lash Studio. In addition to this, I learned the skill of Lash Lift & Tints and Brow Lamination in 2017 through in-person training with LashBrowTan Academy.

In 2018 I travelled to Kelowna, BC to complete in-person training for Microblading with Leanne Kuhn of Ink & Arch Academy.

In 2019 I completed the online training for the Fluffy Brow Microblading Technique with Shaughnessy of Studio Sashiko.

During an unfortunate shut-down of business during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I completed multiple online trainings with Scalpa Academy for Microblading, Ombre Brow & Lip Blush training. Once I was back at work, I attended in person and Zoom training for skincare and facial services with LaBiosthetique Canada and completed online Skincare training with The Beauty Academy.

In 2021, I completed online training for Areola & Belly Button Tattooing with Shay Danielle Academy as well as online training for Saline Tattoo Removal Training with Lash Up PRO Academy. I also attended in-person training for Microblading & Powder Brows with Leanne Kuhn of Ink & Arch Academy in Saskatoon, SK.

In 2022, I completed an online course for Saline Tattoo Removal with Brow Kingdom Academy as well as online training for Fine Line Tattoos with Shay Danielle Academy.

In 2023, I completed an online training for Eyeliner Tattooing with Scalpa Academy.

I am so proud to offer a safe, inclusive and accepting studio space for all of my clients and truly put my entire heart into my work every single day. Everything you see on my website, social media or in my studio room is a small piece of me that I am so thankful to share with you, and I hope to leave a lasting impression personally and professionally with every person that visits me. Having the opportunity to change lives through my career is truly a dream come true. Thank you so much to all of my clients for inspiring me, trusting me, supporting me and allowing me to express my passion for self love and creativity through my work every day! 
 

I hope to see you soon!

Love, Dakota

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