Lead Makeup Artist
Cris Mac is a local visual and applied artist who works out of her own shop location, The Capelli Club, in Hintonburg; Ottawa’s newest developing area for arts and food. Cris created a place where she could facilitate herself as an artist, and that in turn would allow her the opportunity to work with others who shared the same vision. As a visual and applied artist, Cris works with a variety of medium and media; Clothing and accessory design, painting, installations and of course, makeup artistry! The Capelli Club facilitates hair and makeup specialists in order to financially support its unique focus on multimedia art within the Ottawa community. Working alongside a variety of artists who share in a variety of artistic expressions, keeps her inspired and moving towards her goals. For Cris, Runway for Hope feels like an extension of her shop, as it brings so many artists together; Fashion Designers, Photographers, Hair designers and Makeup Artists. As lead Makeup Artist, Cris is excited to bring her 18 years of industry specific experience to the show and create beautiful looks with her makeup team.
Lead Hair Stylist
Specializes in creating custom hairstyles for clients using appropriate cutting and colouring techniques to best suit their needs. Able to create a range hairstyles from classic to creative.
Program coordinator and hairstylist for Free Haircutting at St. Luke’s Table, a drop in center for those struggling in the community.
Created hair styles as part of Ottawa Fashion week and have also taken part in various film and runway shows within Ottawa. Ability to create up styling ranging from formal to avant garde.
Previously an educator for KMS California part of KAO Canada. Educate stylists on product line in order to assist maximum creative styling ability.
Future goals are to focus on volunteer work to support the community and to collaborate creative projects with other artists.
Co- Lead Hair Stylist
Gabrielle Peterka is a local hairstylist from Ottawa, ON. With over a decade of supporting local charities, Gabrielle has always felt a strong passion for using her skills to benefit the community. After 5 seasons of being part of the backstage hair team, she is very excited to co-lead the team this spring’s edition of Runway for Hope.