Elissa is a Professional Make-up Artist and the co-founder of Ottawa Makeup Artists .com. She has extensive experience in the beauty and fashion industry. For the past eighteen years she has been working with professional photographers, modeling agencies, in TV Production, with local bridal businesses and hundreds of brides and their bridal parties. Elissa was also employed with MAC Cosmetics for over 7 years, both as a make-up artist and an Assistant Manager. Her tenure with MAC has enabled Elissa to broaden and master her make-up techniques, strengthen her customer service skills and build a loyal clientelle. There, she also hosted and participated in numerous make-up seminars. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with experience in the field of Marketing and Promotions. Her love of world travel and adventurous spirit have given her a broad perspective and appreciation for various forms of beauty. Her creativity and positive energy only compliment Elissa's meticulous artistic skills and desire to make clients look and feel beautiful.

Elissa has been happily married for 8 years and has 2 young children. Elissa also works as a Communications Assistant for a Real Estate Agent. She is available for Bridal clients weekday evenings and Saturdays. When Elissa is not working, she's at the park with her kids or practising hot yoga. 

Contact: elissa.lahti@gmail.com


Lauren began her career as a makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics in Ottawa, where she was able to hone her skills and establish herself as an artist. In 2009, she accepted a Retail Manager position with MAC and moved to Kingston, ON to open the city’s first MAC counter. After 7 years with the company, Lauren moved on to work as a senior artist for prestige brands such as Shiseido, NARS, Elizabeth Arden and Makeup Forever. Working with different brands has given her a wealth of product knowledge, as well as broadened her horizons with respect to artistry technique and creativity. Lauren has since enjoyed a successful freelance business, which has allowed her to do makeup for hundreds of weddings, as well as photoshoots, print ads and television. Her outgoing and kind nature coupled with her attention to detail and ability to enhance natural beauty, always make her clients feel confident and at ease in her chair. 

Contact: bartolilauren@gmail.com



Rachel Radmore has been a Professional Make-up Artist since 2000, specializing in beauty and fashion make-up. Rachel's impressive range of experience includes doing makeup for fashion shows, television, print and pageants.  Rachel has lent her talent and artistry to such prestigious events as Montreal Fashion Week, Miss Universe Canada and the Juno Awards. As a MAC makeup artist for over a decade, 6 of those as Assistant Manager, Rachel has been able to hone her skills as a professional artist and establish a loyal clientele. Clients always comment on Rachel’s tremendous passion for make-up and beauty and her easy rapport meeting new people. 

Contact: rachelradmore@gmail.com



With over 14 years of experience in the beauty industry, Anusha has joined OMA to add her touch to the team. During her early years with MAC and later Giorgio Armani, she has been able to extend her knowledge and skills as a certified professional makeup artist. She was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel across the world, open and manage a brand new MAC store in Sydney, Australia. She has also volunteered her skills for the Suhaag Indian Bridal shows hosted in Ottawa. Anusha has been able to perfect her artistry as a professional artist and establish a loyal clientele through her love and passion for all people. Her vision is simple; when you look your best, you feel your best!

Contact: anushasahgal@hotmail.com