We are a chair rental salon

What does this entail?

This just means that all of our girls run their own businesses. You can contact them directly to book or book through our online booking system. If you have any other questions about how this works - we would love to tell you more!

Hi, I am Amanda.

Hair stylist, makeup artist, photographer and videographer

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I am the owner of Beauty in the RAW, an award winning photographer, makeup artist, and hair stylist. I am a member of the Association of International Boudoir Photographers and really have a passion for all things photography and beauty. 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!

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!”

Jennifer Sherman

Hair stylist

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I have been a hairstylist for 29 years and love everything about it. I love to make people feel amazing about themselves. Every head of hair is different and no challenge is too big. Originally I was from the coast but I relocated my skills to Kamloops 5 years ago. I believe 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, I love to do updos or fun avant garde pieces. In my spare time I am on the go but am always present in everything I do! With two beautiful children and my husband to keep me busy and a whole lot of YOGA! I am a yoga guide up at Oxygen and the YMCA. I love to be active, cycling, boating, skiing, tubing (water or snow). And love to be upside Down! Inversions are amazing!

Christina Bjorkman

Hair stylist

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I am a hairstylist from Terrace, British Columbia. I graduated from MC College in Kelowna in 2015.

I really enjoy doing wedding hair, and balayage services. I love watching Netflix with my heated blanket and a glass of wine, playing in my garden, making wood signs, petting dogs, and bench warming on my slo-pitch team.

Nadine Letz

Hair stylist

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I have been a licensed stylist for over 20 years, I placed 2nd in Progressive Hair Competition in Vancouver. I specialize in short funky haircuts and all colours. I am a very creative stylist that loves razor cutting as well as tattoos, music, movies, and theatre.

Courtney Motzek

Apprentice Photographer

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Courtney has been photographing with Amanda for about one year now. She is eager and taking in any information given to her. She has been working on specializing in birth photography, but is taking on any session that will help her grow at this time.

She is an animal lover and an expert at breaking the ice and making your session fun and light hearted.

Caroline Veller

Makeup artist and hair stylist

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Hello! I am a Blanch MacDonald graduate, I am a makeup artist and hair stylist, originally from the lower mainland. With over 10 years experience, I am committed to bringing the highest standard of quality and care to all of my clients. I am constantly expanding my knowledge base with product research and masterclasses in order to bring you the most up to date trends and techniques. Above all else my goal is to bring my clients a professional and fun experience. I have been widely recognized as a top tier makeup artist and hair stylist locally and internationally, including multiple publications and catwalks. I specialize in wedding, engagement, special event and boudoir artistry. I also has a love for retro styling and special effects makeup. My pin-up styling has helped multiple models win prizes in multiple pin-up competitions. Being an avid animal lover, I am committed to being a cruelty free makeup artist.

In my down time you can find me exploring nature with my two kids or hitting the running trails with my dogs.“

Breann Coulter

Nail technician

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HI, I’m Bre owner of “Bre's Beauty Co”

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



“I worked with a couple different people all doing different things, from hair dye, to hair styling, makeup and photography. I would definitely recommend Beauty in the Raw to everyone. These ladies were all amazing to work with, so friendly and kind! Had my engagement photos and wedding photos done with Amanda and I cannot begin to express how amazing these photos turned out. We will definitely be booking again for more photo shoots, and probably will be getting my hair done here from now on as well. Thanks!”