Meet the wonderful group of ladies behind Beauty in the RAW! Most of us are chair rentals – so be sure to note the contact information for your stylist and get in touch with them personally.

Amanda Wilson

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Amanda is the founder and sole owner of Beauty in the RAW.

“I have 4 years of photography education behind me as well as a master makeup artistry certificate, and am a junior hair stylist. I have a passion for anything and everything beauty! I love to empower women to believe in themselves, and gain confidence in their bodies. I believe that everyone is beautiful in their own way; sometimes we just need a little bit of help seeing it.

I started in this industry hoping to become a fashion photographer, but have since found a love for the feeling of gratitude from my wonderful boudoir clients. Boudoir took me by surprise and has become an amazing way for me to make a little bit of difference in the world. I believe that boudoir is an extremely powerful medium for both my clients and myself. It is a way to make women feel more comfortable in their own skin as well as help take away a little bit of the stigma behind showing off a little bit of skin. Boudoir is something I never thought that I would have done (as a model or photographer), growing up in a more “reserved” environment. I think that being from a more religious family, it gives me a unique edge on boudoir and glamour. I understand all of the reservations one might have when it comes to booking and following through with a session. But trust me, it feels AMAZING!

When I am not taking photos of beautiful women, I also enjoy taking pictures of their adorable furry friends. Check out my animal photo portfolio and you will get to see some of the wonderful work I have had the pleasure of doing.

Although photography is where my passion all began, I am very grateful to have also picked up makeup and hair. I had 3 sisters growing up and remember always playing around with their makeup and hair for events as well as just everyday occasions, I always thought that I was going to become a makeup artist. My favourite makeup applications are dramatic boudoir styles and theatrical fantasy looks. Halloween is my favourite time of year, and I often create several looks for myself on top of my regular bookings.

On my time away from work, I like to spend the day with my husband. We love to be outdoors, so we are frequent campers and I coach my own slo-pitch softball team. We both grew up in Northern BC so we enjoy the warm weather and water in the Kamloops area and try to get the most out of the summer as possible!”

Crystal Derksen

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Crystal is a nail technician and esthetician at Beauty in the RAW.








Edith Friesen

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Edith is a hairstylist at Beauty in the RAW.

“She has been hairdressing for 16 years in some form or another in Salon, mobile, and from home.
She has three beautiful kiddos and she loves to think outside the box, definitely lives to the beat of her own drum.
On top of being a hairdresser she is also a Care aide, an Artist, as well as an active performer with Kamloops burlesque.
Edith is the epitome of fun loving, tattooed, badassery”





Jennifer Sherman

Jennifer is a hairstylist at Beauty in the RAW.

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Jennifer is a hairdresser at Beauty in the RAW.

“Jennifer has been a hairstylist for 29 years and loves everything about it. She loves to make people feel amazing about themselves. Every head of hair is different and no challenge is too big. Originally she is from the coast but relocated her skills to Kamloops 5 years ago. She believes each hair cut is original and colour can be used to accent each head just like a piece of art. With a love of long hair, she loves to do updos or fun avant garde pieces. In her spare time she is on the go but always present in everything she does! With two beautiful children and her husband to keep her busy and a whole lot of YOGA! She is a yoga guide up at Oxygen and the YMCA. She loves to be active, cycling, boating, skiing, tubing (water or snow). And loves to be upside Down! Inversions are amazing!”





Christina Bjorkman

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Christina is a hairdresser at Beauty in the RAW.

“Christina Bjorkman is a hairstylist from Terrace, British Columbia.
Christina graduated from MC College in Kelowna in 2015. She enjoys
doing wedding hair, and balayage services. Some things Christina
enjoys in her spare time include watching Netflix with her heated
blanket and a glass of wine, playing in her garden, making wood signs,
petting dogs, and bench warming on her slo-pitch team.”





Nadine Letz

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Nadine is a hairstylist at Beauty in the RAW

“Nadine has been a licensed stylist for over 20 years placed 2nd in progressive hair competition in Vancouver. She specializes is short funky haircuts and all colours. She is a very creative stylist that loves razor cutting as well as tattoos, music, movies, and theatre. ”







Tasha Powell

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Tasha is an esthetician at Beauty in the RAW.

“Hello my name is Tasha! I am originally from Revelstoke BC. I went to Marvel in Kelowna bc in 2005 for my esthetics certification.

My family consists of my better half, my four children and my step son. We have 2 miniature pinchers and 2 cats. Our family loves to spend time out doors and camp all year round.

I am an avid fly fisher, and in my spare time enjoy tying my own flies. Another huge passion of mine is horses, I have been riding since a little girl. I also have a back ground in early childhood education, and have spend the last 10 years working with children, specifically infant toddler care.

I am super happy to be apart of beauty in the raw team.”




Frances Rolston

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Frances is a makeup artist at Beauty in the RAW.

“I’m Frances, a makeup artist with over 7 years working in the
industry. Beauty has always been a passion of mine. I love following
the new trends and products, and sharing my knowledge.
I took a few years off after a riding accident, and am so happy to
be back into makeup artistry now, full force! I am also an equestrian,
dressage rider, so in my spare time you’ll find me at the barn with my
I take pride in working with you to create makeup looks you’ll love so
you look and feel your best. I’m so excited to get to know and work
with each of you!”


Courtney Motzek

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Courtney is an apprentice photographer at Beauty in the RAW.


Caroline Veller 

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Caroline is a makeup artist and hair stylist at Beauty in the RAW

“Caroline, a Blanch MacDonald graduate, is a makeup artist and hair stylist, originally from the lower mainland. With over10 years experience, she is committed to bringing the highest standard of quality and care to all of her clients. She is constantly expanding her knowledge base with product research and masterclasses in order to bring you the most up to date trends and techniques. Above all else her goal is to bring her clients and professional and fun experience. Caroline has been widely recognized as a top tier makeup artist and hair stylist locally and internationally, including multiple publications and catwalks. She specializes in wedding, engagement, special event and boudoir artistry. Caroline also has a love for retro styling and special effects makeup. Her pin-up styling has helped multiple models win prizes in multiple pin-up competitions.

Being an avid animal lover, Caroline is committed to being a cruelty free makeup artist. In her down time you can find her exploring nature with
her two kids or hitting the running trails with her dogs.“


Taylor Serpas-Britten

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Taylor is a nail technician at Beauty in the RAW

HI, I’m Taylor owner of “Wild Rose Nail Artistry”
I’m certified with 7 years experience in the Nail industry. I am originally from the lower mainland and attended Blanch MacDonald in 2013. My specialty is hand painted nail art, I love a challenge!
I am a wife and mother of 2 awesome kids. I am a dedicated Tech but on my days off I am a family women being goofy and finding new adventures in the wilderness. I’m a happy go lucky jokester that loves to laugh and bring light to everyone’s day.

I am very excited to be a part of Beauty in the RAW’S Team



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