Susan Kesler's Total Image Studio

The Neighborhood Express, Saskatoon - Local Make-up Artist Wins National Award

The Neighborhood Express

Local Make-up Artist Wins National Award

On Saturday November 1st 2003, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center Susan attended the Canadian Network of Make-up Artists Annual Awards Ceremony. These prestigious awards honour, acknowledge and celebrate top Canadian make-up artists from across the country and recognize them for their creativity, work excellence and achievement in 2002-2003.

Susan Kesler took the award for Best Make-up Artist in the Direct Sales category. Her outstanding contribution and dedication to her art makes her well deserving of this award. To qualify for this award Susan was nominated by her peers across Canada. Based on thle number of nominations she received, Susan and 2 others qualified to be finalists for this category.  At this point all finalists had to  submit a resume,  letter of commendation  and other supporting documents. The finalists were evaluated on the basis of these documents by a panel of  prominent Canadian Make-up Artists. Each judge was asked to individually pick the winner for each category and submit their selections on an official tally sheet to William Reed Chartered Accountants. The results were revealed at the Awards Ceremony where the air bristled with anticipation and excitement.

These prestigious awards honour, acknowledge and celebrate top Canadian make-up artists.

In 1990 Susan opened her Total Image Studio in Saskatoon offering colour draping, wardrobe planning, bridal and grad make-up and corporate seminars  to individuals and groups in Saskatoon and surrounding area. Since 1997 Susan has taught hundreds of young girls through her summer day camp,  “Beauty Boot Camp” and her “Healthy Beauty Classes” for teens. Combining her Masters degree in Nursing with her make-up and image training she has worked, through her programs, to build  self-esteem in young girls and to  teach them to be critical  and wary of the media’s portrayal of beauty.  True beauty comes from within.

In the area of TV and Film Susan’s work can be seen in SaskTel and Parks Canada commercials. For several years she was the Image and Make-up consultant for Global TV, Saskatoon. A  highlight for Susan was doing the make-up for CBC, TSN and ABC sports announcers at Skate Canada here in Saskatoon. In  the Spring  of 2000 Susan opened her Make-up Academy  to train others in the art of Make-up. Hers was the first privately run, government approved  make-up school in Saskatoon.

Lastly, Susan has volunteered numerous hours  every year to work on make-up for local theatre productions, musicals, church dramas and the  Saskatoon Opera company. Susan has written the “Real Life Makeover” column in the Neighbourhood News for the past 2 1/2 years.

In all her various pursuits Susan uses BeautiControl Cosmetics. Their professional line of skin care, make-up and spa products are top quality, easy on the budget and suitable for photography, film and everyday life. Since  1995 Susan has been the top Canadian Sales Director in Canada and in 2003 she was promoted to Executive Director and earned the BeautiControl Top Achiever’s Trip to the Virgin Islands. She has been a National Trainer with the company since 1991 traveling across Canada training Certified Skincare, Image and Spa consultants.

Susan has been married to Tony Kesler since 1976 and they have three children, Joel, Sarah and Andrew.