Ever since Av can remember, she wanted to be a hair & makeup artist. And let me tell you, she is TALENTED. You instantly feel like you’ve been best friends all your life when you meet, making that transition to seeing a new stylist easier. She cares for her clients and knows how important it is to have that confidence you get when you love your hair.

She has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is in life and her dedication to building her business is paying off in amazing ways. And did I mention how gorgeous this girl is?! Aaron, her fiancé, is one lucky guy!!

If your style is modern, elegant, and chic, you will LOVE going to her!

Avril – Hair & Makeup Artist

Your Name: Av Thompson

Age: 29

Current Occupation: entrepreneur /hair stylist / makeup artist / interior designer/ fur mamma/ fiancée

Education/Background: business

Location: Edmonton

Please describe your business in a few sentences: modern, elegant, and chic

One thing you’d be surprised to find in my purse/wallet: you can’t find anything in there, its a black hole!

Latest on my playlist: Beyoncé

I can’t live without: Heels, lip stick, vodka, my fur babies, and my hubby

On a Friday night, you’ll most likely find me: in bed with fur babies, vodka and grays


What keeps you inspired?: my hubby, Instagram, Pinterest, and my clients, they challenge me to do better and work harder. Education and fashion shows also inspire me to try new things and keep up with the latest trends.

How do you stay focused & organized?: Lists, lists, lists, and your reminder calendar, and of course coffee!

What are some of your favourite ways to unwind?: cold glass of vodka with a hot bubble bath and Grays

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced?: not being where you want to be in life and feeling behind. Everyone around me has everything together except me. (Author’s note: Avril is probably one of the most inspiring women I have ever met in my life!! Girl, you are doing great!!)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The worst?: You’re going to fall on your a** a lot but don’t let the buses stop you!

What advice do you have for someone just starting out in your industry?: No matter how hard it is or how long it takes you, never give up and fight for your dreams.


She is beautiful! Great shoot Laurie!

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