"Shannon has been wonderful from the beginning! She is easy to talk to on the phone and by email. During the trial, she made me feel totally comfortable, really listened and made changes to the make up to be sure I was happy with it.
I was blown away with my make up on my wedding day! She did such a fantastic job for me and my whole bridal party. She also carries her own line of make up, and I purchased a lipstick for the wedding and just love it!
I would highly recommend her to any friends or family in the future!"
- Colleen C.
"One Fine Beauty is a pearl amongst makeup artists in Ottawa! Shannon was great at facilitating the correspondence, sending timely reminders, and making sure everything was well organized. The administrative process was very smooth. Penelopy did the makeup for my wedding and she was absolutely lovely to work with, listening to what I had in mind, and offering her expert opinion where I felt lost. Penelopy also did our moms' and bridesmaids' makeup and needless to say, the final product was stunning. The pictures turned out beautiful, and the makeup was flawless throughout the entire night. I would recommend One Fine Beauty hands down to anyone considering these professionals for an important occasion that will be immortalized on pictures! Thank you so much!"
"Shannon and her team at One Fine Beauty were a dream to work with! Shannon made booking and coordinating make-up for my wedding day so easy. Erin and Lyz were lovely, professional and did an amazing job on my makeup and that of my wedding party and family. I could't have asked for a better team. I was thrilled to have them as part of my day and would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you Shannon! Erin and Lyz, it was an absolute pleasure having you, thank you for the amazing work. Everyone was so happy with their make-up for the day!"
- Allison M.
"Shannon did my makeup for my wedding this past August and I was extremely pleased with how it turned out. We did 2 trials prior to the big day and ended up mixing some elements from each to come up with the wedding day look. Shannon listened really well and made sure I was 100% satisfied with every aspect of the look. I couldn't be happier with how my makeup turned out on my wedding day! I felt beautiful, but still like myself.
She also did my bridesmaids' makeup and my mom's. Everyone had varying requests, from totally natural to dramatic smoky eye, and Shannon nailed each look perfectly. Everyone was very happy!
If you're looking to book a makeup artist, I highly recommend Shannon. She is truly great at what she does and an all around nice, pleasant person to boot!"
- Saskia Leigh
"Shannon did my makeup for my wedding this past November and she totally nailed it!!! For me, living out of town, and not having any idea where to start with finding a makeup artist in the Ottawa area, I had been a bit nervous about one of the most important aspects of my wedding look..but after my wedding trial...I knew that I had nothing to worry about!!! I could not have been happier with how my makeup turned out - it was everything I had envisioned for one of the biggest days of my life! Shannon did the makeup for the mothers and my bridesmaids as well and all of my ladies looked absolutely stunning! We all received so many compliments..someone even told us it looked like we were straight out of a magazine!! I would definitely recommend Shannon to anyone looking for make up services..she's professional, friendly, and she creates pure makeup magic, while still being able to make everyone look like themselves! Thank you so much Shannon!!"
- Julie Parcells
“I had the pleasure of having the lovely Shannon Ranger from OneFineBeauty apply my bridal makeup for my wedding at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. Shannon came highly recommended to me by my wedding planner, Lynn Lee of Lynn Lee Fine Weddings.
Shannon is amazing. She is professional, easygoing, and extremely friendly. I had no idea what she was like in person since all my communication with Shannon before the wedding consisted of 5-10 short emails. Upon meeting her, I instantly felt at ease because of her kindness and upbeat personality. She also has this elaborate set-up and makeup tool-belt that shows you she means business. All I had to do was sit back, close my eyes, relax, and let her work her magic.
Shannon made me feel like a princess. She took her time listening to my requests and questions, asked questions, chatted with me and everyone else in the room as she applied my makeup (important to have someone who is friendly with everyone). When I held up the mirror to see my final look, I was speechless in a very good way! I couldn’t believe how beautiful I looked. It was the perfect blend of myself with my favourite features expertly and beautifully accentuated. And what’s even better was that my WEDDING day was the FIRST time I met her in person! No trials in the weeks before the wedding, no pictures exchanged for her to get a glimpse into what she would need to bring or do for my skin type and face, etc. I was a long-distance bride so I of course wanted the very best to do my makeup since I wouldn’t be able to have any trials done before the wedding. The first time Shannon applied makeup was the last (no do-overs that morning—she’s THAT good!) because she knows her stuff.
My makeup felt very light —I forgot I even had makeup on and had to constantly remind myself not to touch my face!— and it of course lasted all day and night. She made me look so gorgeous I felt shy looking at myself in the mirror, haha! I even had to pick up my then-fiance’s jaw off the ground when he first saw my wedding look!
Shannon also applied makeup to my mother and maid-of-honor. Like myself, they felt at ease and extremely comfortable with Shannon. They too didn’t know exactly what they wanted for their makeup and let Shannon take the reigns. Again, Shannon worked her magic with no requests afterwards for any changes —only highly, highly skilled people can hit a home run over and over. Both ladies looked STUNNING after Shannon finished with them. When I saw the final makeup look on both of them, I couldn’t stop saying, “Wow!” and couldn’t stop staring at them in amazement, haha. She made the two most important women in my life look and feel like a million bucks. All three of us got many, many compliments the whole day.
Shannon showed up early, completed our makeup within the amount of time we set aside for hair/makeup without feeling like we were ever rushed, and made me so happy I listened to Lynn Lee about hiring the best makeup artist!
Shannon is the best. That’s all this boils down to. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a highly skilled, professional, down-to-earth, *and* incredibly kind makeup artist. Whether your wedding is in Ontario or Vancouver, or Timbuktu, do whatever it takes to get Shannon Ranger to your wedding—you cannot go wrong with hiring this exceptionally talented makeup artist.”
- Zada Dueck
“Shannon has worked on a few projects with us in recent years and has proven herself in the creative world of make up artistry. She is a true professional. We love Shannon!”
- Miv, Miv Photography
“I had Shannon as my make-up artist on the day of my wedding. At the trial she offered advice and recommendations on what would suit me best for my big day. The morning of the wedding she came to my location and made me feel immediately at ease, I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about my make-up for myself and all my bridesmaids. All of our make-up was stunning yet natural, we still looked perfect into the late hours of the evening. I would definitely recommend Shannon to anyone who wants to look and feel fabulous for their special day! Thanks Shannon”
- Erica McNaughton
“Shannon Ranger applied my makeup for the September 2012 Order of Canada gala dinner at Rideau Hall. She arrived promptly at my hotel, was well-prepared with her amazing tool kit, and was very professional. Her makeup application was subtle yet dramatic and I truly felt beautiful. I received many compliments over the course of the evening, thanks in no small part to Shannon’s efforts. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.”
- Kathy Sendall