Learn about our small business

Primp & Proper has the house of award-winning celebrity makeup and hair team. We are sister companies with the mobile makeup and hair artist company Faye Smith Agency that uses our salon. Our studio first opened in 2015 when Faye Smith Agency, formerly known as Faye Smith Makeup & Hair, outgrew its live/work studio. As the salon introduced more beauty services including eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, tinting, and more, the salon rebranded to Primp & Proper.

In 2020, founder Faye Smith, alongside longtime friend Joanna Keller, owner of Joanna Keller Beautique, decided to combine their businesses under one roof. Consequently, a unique, women-led space was born!

Following a period in Vancouver’s Chinatown district, in July 2020 we finally settled into our current location in the historic Gastown area.

Our Talented Beauty Queens

Makeup artist Faye Smith Headshot

Faye Smith

Founder and Lead Stylist. Faye is known for scouting top talent in the beauty industry. Subsequently, she has put together a team of some of the best artists and technicians around to provide our clients with the highest quality beauty services.

As a result, our ladies each have a wealth of knowledge and individual flair in their area of expertise. Book your session today!

Kseniya - Brow Specialist

Kseniya is our brow princess! She specializes in bold, beautiful brows and for those reasons and more, she is very popular with our clients. Alongside being an amazing brow specialist, she is a very talented makeup artist as well. Her creativity is not limited by her beauty skills. She is also a graphic designer who has trained in Russia. Kseniya has made valuable contributions to the design of Primp & Proper website. Book your session with her today!

Alice - Hair & Makeup

A rising star. Alice has been a makeup artist since 2016 and graduated from the John Casablancas Institute in November 2018. Prior to that, she worked and studied as a makeup artist in Mexico and has a real flair for creating gorgeous looks through hair and makeup. She has been on Faye Smith Agency’s roster since early 2019 and joined our coordination team soon after. Since then, she has enrolled in school to further develop her skills and offer more services to Primp & Proper and Faye Smith Agency clients. Book your session with Alice today!

River, and Serena - Cosmetic Tattooists

River and Serena provide perfect, permanent looks designed just for you. River is also a resident hairdresser at the studio. Book a microblading session with one of our talented technicians.

Breeanna and Chelsea - Lash Technicians

Breeanna and Chelsea are our talented lash technicians. Our team provides perfect Eyelash Extensions which give you a remarkable look. You will feel glamorous! They will pop your eyes and make your day to day beauty routine faster and easier. Book your session today!