Growing up with a close-knit family and the family farm business taught Michelle integrity and hard work. This inspired her to lead by example in raising her four children. Actively volunteering, fundraising and offering her assistance on boards, committee's and many organizations and groups in Saskatoon has led Michelle in her drive and passion to help people.
Michelle became passionate about beauty at the ripe age of six by cutting barbie hair, applying makeup and designing and sewing clothes for her dolls. During her teen years, she began cutting and coloring friends hair and applying makeup for anyone willing. After many years of creating beauty for family members and friends, she officially began her career and graduated with a certificate in cosmetology at the age of eighteen . Since then Michelle has channeled her passion for making people feel good about themselves in many ways. She began the bulk of her early career working in a salon environment and as a platform artist and educator for an international company. Following the birth of her four children, Michelle channeled her energy and passion by volunteering for various organizations; Chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Fashion Show and Gala, Board Member for Maria Montessori School, Committee Member for City Hospital Black Tie Bingo, Committee Member for Royal University Hospital Foundation Greek Gourmet Feast, Erindale Arbor Creek Community Association, and her children’s school’s Parent Council to name just a few. When Michelle’s youngest began school full time she went back to work and began a new career in the Fundraising world working on and directing Capital Campaigns while still volunteering her time for various organizations and events such as; Board Member for the Mendel Art Gallery, Emcee and Chair of the Friendship Inn Festive Holiday Dinner, Emcee and Stage Management for our local Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, The 2013/2014 Executive Team for the CIS University Cup, Wieger’s Care For Kids and she was a Celebrity Dancer for Swinging With The Stars 2016. Unfortunately during a practice for Swinging With The Stars, Michelle suffered an injury resulting in a severely torn hamstring. However the show must go on, and Michelle showed her determination and drive by continuing to practice and executing perhaps not a stellar performance for Swinging With The Stars, but one that she could still be proud of. The injury sustained in the accident resulted in an extensive surgery and lengthy recovery steering her toward a career change once again. However… sometimes blessings do come as a complete surprise and with another imminent career change, Michelle gravitated back to her original love and enrolled in a week long certification program in Permanent Makeup at Biotouch Alberta. With the plan to start her own permanent makeup business, she began a 9 month entrepreneurship program at Praxis School of Entrepreneurship . During this amazing and intensive program she opened up and began RAW Beauty Services Inc., within the first three months and hasn’t looked back since. Michelle has continued to grow and educate herself taking pride in her art by taking various courses and international training with renowned PMU Artists. And with a goal of continuing to offer only the very best to her clients and to stay abreast of the latest technologies and services that the cosmetic beauty industry has to offer, RAW moved into a bright and beautiful new space inside Midwest Laser Centre, offering her clients not only exquisite permanent makeup, but now also all of the latest technologies and treatments in the cosmetic field.
Michelle’s additional life love’s aside from her husband, children and family include two adorable golden doodles, and a manx cat. When she’s not working or volunteering you can find her at her children’s activities, outside gardening, walking the dogs, cycling, waterskiing, downhill skiing, working out at the gym, cooking family dinners at home, or entertaining and enjoying time with friends.
Creating beauty and building confidence is Michelle's passion. Her love of all things beautiful and fun along with her keen sense of adventure inspires Michelle to push herself in both her personal and professional life. Michelle is passionate about life, and especially passionate about helping others. She wants you to wake up feeling happy, inspired and why not… gorgeous every day in every way!!
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