Scotia-leigh Kauppi

I am a Certified Esthetician, Certified Nail technician, Certified Lash Artist and  Certified Makeup Artist.

I have been in the business for 15 years. I come from a more strict and health based background (from the mortuary sciences and working in tattoo parlors) along with being a college instructor for Everest College’s esthetics course.  I am semi-bilingual in French and am learning German as well. Don’t let the bright hair & tattoos fool you ; I’m very serious, and take great pride in my career.

I love makeup and anything that you can do to beautify oneself… even if beauty to you is avant garde! I started working as a makeup artist when I was an apprentice mortician. From learning all the special effects tricks they have to make people look more alive and fix any post mortem visible issues I fell in love with special effects. I started teaching myself, while in school, special effects for film and halloween. I then took courses(listed below) to keep improving myself after taking makeup, nails and esthetics at Confederation College.

I love to try new styles in nail art and makeup to match! Working with clients in the spa, on set and for weddings is my passion. Booking with me is relaxing, educational and fun!

Education + Experience Studios Film + Media
Certified Nail Technician Confederation College /LCN level 1-3

Certified Esthetician- Confederation College

Certified Makeup Artist-
Canadian College of Mortuary Sciences/Confederation College/ SST workshops

Rectofil Brow and Lash Tint workshop

Certified Lash Extension technician-
Confederation College/ Ardell lashes workshop/ Micha Lash workshop

Lead Instructor La Visage makeup class 2015-present

Esthetic’s instructor – Everest College Esthetics program 2011-2013

Manager and Lead eshteician/MUA/Nail tech Merle Norman 2010-2012

Thundercon SPFX makeup workshops/panel 2015 – 2017

Special Effects Makeup Design for Conflix workshop 2017-present

Makeup Artistry Career Workshop for schools 2011- present
Acension Photography

DZ Photography

Scott Hobbs photography

Indulge Photography for Women

Spun Photography

Focus Portraits

Tammy Wende photography

Shannon Lepere photography

Apple Wagon Films

Epica Pictures

Darkside pictures


They Media

Sheba Films

Vox Films
Shaw Cable Halloween special 2008

Beauty Tips hosted by Scotia Waddell – Shaw cable mini series 2009

“Basketcase” -Corey Nickalous 2010

Halloween Makeup hosted by Scotia Waddell –Shaw Cable mini series 2010

“Funnel of Love” -Corey Nicaklous 2011

City of Thunder Bay’s office staff FAQ video 2011 + first aid video


“Schism” -Curtis Jensen 2012

Real estate commercial for Remax realty 2013

“Blood 2 Blood” Campaign Apple Wagon Films 2013

“Till Death” -Andres Johansen 2014

Feel Good Spices commercial Apple Wagon Films 2015

“The Miners” film Promo They Media 2015

“Breaking Free” PSA 2015

Narvis Auto commercial 2015

“The Discarded” film 2016

“Was It Worth It” campaign 2016

“Gates of Heaven” film Martin King 2017

“Mercy” They media Scott Hobbs 2018

“Lakehead At War” Sheba Films 2018
Live Events Published
Sponsor for Definitely Superior Art Gallery HUNGER 2013- present

Sponsor for Definitely Superior Art Gallery Derelict Fashion show 2013-  present

Definitely Superior Art Gallery Urban Infill art installations  2013-present

Sponsor for the Howard Ball 2014- 2017

ZASTA’s Zombie walk 2013 – 2016

Lead makeup + Hair -Silver Cedar Studio Fashion show 2014-present

Wedding Wishes Bridal fashion show 2015, 2017

Redd Lingreie fashion Show 2014

Community Auditorium -Cheech & Chong ft. Shelby Chong 2013
Shrek the musical 2012

Wig Wars Drag competition 2012-2016 (Winner 2014)

Passion for Fashion show 2012

Camp Quality spa day 2013

10 by Ten play showcase 2013-2016
The Walleye 2009  Oct cover + article, 2015 photo credits,

“Sweet Cherry Spa moves” 2017
“Lakehead at War” 2018,
“Whats Inside a Makeup bag?” 2019

Chronicle Journal  front page 2009 + articles 2009, 2010, 2011

Offbeat Bride  article Jan 1 2015 + March 2015

CBC /radio one Aug 2013, Nov  2015, Nov 2016

Elfarrow Apparel  lookbooks spring 2015, fall 2016

Silver Cedar Studio  lookbook 2016

Mission  thinpossible – Movati Athletics 2015

Maddie Penko branding package 2016

High Tide Tattoo marketing 2012

Monstermosielle Magazine 2013 article

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