Brittany Gray discovered her entrepreneurial spirit in her late teens. It was Brittany’s endless passion for makeup and the beauty industry in general that unearthed her desire for leadership and personal growth outside of the performing arts industry.
Backstory: Ever since Brittany was a little girl, she was obsessed with cosmetics and glamorous makeup stores. Her mother would literally have to drag her out of stores like MAC cosmetics, because if she didn’t, Brittany would have surely moved in. Having come from a professional performing arts background, and being exposed to all things beauty as young as three years old with dance recitals underway, Brittany has always had a knack for applying makeup on herself and others.
In 2006, Brittany was acting, singing & dancing in 8 shows a week with a Mirvish Theatre production. As busy as she was, she was continually being asked to do makeup applications for friends, brides, and acquaintances before she would have to head down to the Toronto theatre. Once acknowledging that she may just have more than the traditional ‘triple threat talent’, she decided to enlist in a professional makeup certification course at Complections International to officially become a “pro” makeup artist. After graduating, she quickly came up with her company name, Fancy Face, (now referred to as ‘Fancy Face Inc.’ being the corporation that it is), and began her then humble little business.
Jumping now 9 years ahead, Brittany is the owner and manager of a company now located on both coasts in Toronto & Vancouver. With much success on the east coast, Brittany decided to offer the west coast the same quality of unparalleled luxury hair and makeup services. Fancy Face Inc. has 20 artists on its Toronto roster and 6 artists on its Vancouver roster (having just launched the west coast division in 2013). Fancy Face Inc. has blossomed into a company that services 300 brides a year, creates hair and makeup looks for notable magazine covers, beautifies celebrity types for red-carpet events and glamorizes the everyday women for any special outing that comes her way. With her amazing team of artists & two personal assistants by her side, (Tiffany & Angela), they are surely taking the beauty world by storm!
Brittany is also a highly-regarded beauty expert for national TV shows like ‘The Social’ on CTV, The Shopping Channel, Much Music Canada & Rogers TV to name a few. Her expertise is continually sought after to share her professional makeup & hair beauty tips with all women Canada-wide!