Brenda is an extraordinarily talented hair and makeup artist and an amazing person to be around. She nailed my hair and make-up on the first try despite my vague descriptions of what I wanted, and everyone else she worked on looked beautiful, natural and flawless.
Beyond her ability to make everyone look amazing, she is exactly the right person to have by your side at the beginning of the day. She is calm and reassuring, knows how to handle hectic bridal parties, awkward social dynamics, and stressful timing -- which I created because several members of my bridal party were adamantly opposed to getting hair or make up done but then changed their minds when they saw how amazing I looked after she finished with me. Brenda of course got everyone out time despite the last minute additions, though if I did it again I would just add everyone in when making the schedule, knowing they would want it.
I met Brenda for the trial and gave her a vague idea of what I was aiming for (“low bun”) and she nailed it on the first try. I didn’t give much more direction on the makeup but what she produced was absolutely perfect – I look naturally flawless and gorgeous, and she completely hid the fact I hadn’t slept the night before. I highly recommend Brenda and would hire her again every time.
KAYLA Sept 1, 2019
My hair stayed in place from early in the morning to late at night. She went through a detailed consultation and even helped me choose my vintage hair clip. Her experience with weddings allows her to give you a really good idea of what works and what doesn't... so many tips on hair and make-up gave me a new get-ready routine! I'd book her early - she is a busy lady!So glad she was my hair artist and my makeup artist too!
Bride - Jennifer
I really felt like she cared about every eyelash and strand of my hair and was great at keeping me and my bridesmaids 'on track' on the day. You can totally place your hair and make-up in Brenda's hands and trust her experience and expertise. She had lots of great ideas and went above and beyond to get flowers ordered from a local florist for my hair at the last minute and gave my mum great advice on the day for her own make-up. She stayed with me all morning and saw me off into the wedding car like a second maid of honour :)
Bride - Hayley
than I did on my wedding day, all thanks to Brenda! She was amazing from beginning to end, from the consultation to the touch-ups. She was able to perfect exactly what I wanted form rehearsal hair, to hair for the wedding, to the pristine make-up (looking perfect without looking like you are caked in make-up!). We could not be happier with the photos...On a day that had the mayhem of 6 (yes 6) flower girls under the age of 7, Brenda was the calming and supportive glue that held the day together. If you are having a major event, and you have the opportunity to hire Brenda, jump on it!!
Hi, I have decided to write a letter for all of you “brides to be” who are looking for the right Hairstylist. How do you know the person is right for you, especially if you are not local and you need to make a decision with the limited information you get from websites? The answer to this question is I don’t know, because I don’t know you, and I don’t know what you are looking for. However, I can tell you what I was looking for and what I experienced with Brenda Bakker. I visited Brenda’s website and I noticed that a lot of her hair styles and make-ups for brides are done in the natural way, exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to enhance the natural beauty in me and avoid that hairspray look and feel and the overpowering make up. I am not going to tell you all the details of our preparation before the wedding day, but I can tell you that Brenda is the type of person that you feel like you have known for a very long time. She is easy going and, most importantly, she is there for you right from the beginning of the first visit to the time you are heading down the aisle. She is truly trying to understand what you are looking for and when the day is finally here and you open the door for her, you know! Just leave it up to her and enjoy the process. Brenda is not just a hair and make up artist, but she is also a wonderful advisor and assistant. She came up with some very good suggestions, that I hadn’t even thought about. Because of that, she made my day even more special and memorable. On your wedding day, you want to relax as much as possible because, honestly, it will be a long day ahead of you and it could be quite stressful. However, thanks to Brenda’s energy, which is calming and grounded, she helped me balance the atmosphere in the room from my energized family members and friends. Believe me, you will need that kind of soothing person around you. I hope my input has helped you to get a better feel and understanding of Brenda’s work and her reflection on people. Brenda Bakker My makeup artist and my hair artist check her bridal portfolio- I have no doubts about her work and I could positively say you will not be disappointed.
Not only did she do a stunning job but she is such a nice presence to be around which was very relaxing for this very nervous bride. The make-up looked completely natural and my hair looked so soft. She was also super smart about sunscreen which was helpful because by the time photos were over my husband to be looked like a lobster and I remained flawless (if I may say so myself). Brenda was also incredibly accommodating. I have an extremely demanding job and she actually came to my office and did our run through before the wedding in my boardroom! Pretty funny moment. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking for hair and makeup in Whistler. Her work in her bridal portfolio will show you what kind of makeup artist and hair artist she is!
Bride - Kelsey Sherriff
When I showed up to Whistler I had for one, never been there, and two did not know what to expect. Well let me tell you one thing, Brenda was not what I expected. I expected to be rushed, stressed and come out looking alright. Instead what I got was Brenda. I instantly felt like family and I knew she would not only take care of me but everyone in my room and more. She treated us all amazing and somehow put all my stress aside. It was gone in an instant and I had the best morning I could have asked for. Which is awesome considering I have kids one being 2 months at the time. Brenda made every girl including my daughters feel like a princess and look like one too. So if you're looking for the genuine girl next door that can put away your stress and make you feel and look amazing. She's absolutely the girl for you :)
Bride - Lindsay Westle
Brenda was amazing! She made me look my best but I still felt like myself. I would recommend her to anyone.
Bride - Sarah
She listens and offers tons of advice and suggestions from her wealth of experience. Her style is relaxed and friendly, and her work is the best I've seen. You need her!
Brenda was superb on my wedding in July. She was absolutely fantastic and all of us greatly appreciate her patience and the extra effort. She managed to do a bride, 6 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and my mother within 5.5hrs and the final product was fantastic. The woman she brought along to help her pull it off was excellent as well. Everyone looked stunning, felt amazing and was extremely comfortable with Brenda. Having Brenda with me on the day was amazing and the way that she handled everything and made me feel so comfortable did not go unnoticed. I for one, could not have felt so wonderful without her involvement. A huge thanks goes out to her and her partner. see her bridal portfolio !
Bride - Michelle