In 2012, I took to pursuing one of my lifelong passions via a diploma in Makeup Artistry at Artist's Within. After my first class, I knew it was finally where I belonged...among the artist's. Following my graduation, I felt a need in Calgary's industry for a fresh approach toward fashion forward, yet elegant, high quality hair and makeup. I launched my company,'The Studio by Jai Basi', and completed a Hair Design Certificate through the renowned Pink Orchid Studio to fill the growing demand for stylish yet sophisticated HMU. As of April 2014 I was lucky enough to take Pro's only private training with Celeb and Bridal expert 'Dress Your Face' in LA and am now certified in HD Makeup & Hair Techniques. As my client base has grown, I can say I take sincere pride in The Studio's distinct ability to unite a client's style and personality with their unique physical feature's. I truly believe perfection is in the details: the fall of a curl, a single flower, a pop of gloss, the right earring; and when all those details come together, it's a little something The Studio likes to call, sheer magic. It is with the utmost joy that I welcome you to The Studio by Jai Basi. I sincerely look forward to providing you with the highest quality of stress free professional makeup, hair, and styling services for all the milestone's in your life.
-Jai Basi: Makeup Artist, Hair Designer, Stylist -The Studio by Jai Basi
At four years old when I was asked by my mother, "what do you want to be when you grow up?", I pointed at my favorite actress sequined head to toe on the TV, "That".
I've always had a passion for fashion, hair, makeup, art, and all things creative. This expressed itself in many forms while growing up in a household of four women. There was always someone having a fashion breakdown: hair gone wild, bad skin, wardrobe malfunctions; you name it, I fixed it (arguably). Whatever it was, the gratification I received from making sisters, cousins, and friends feel glamorous on birthday's, graduations, and weddings, was and still is one of the great joys of my life. I genuinely love making people feel beautiful.