Founder, Glam and Beyond
Professional, Certified Makeup Artist
Monika Assef is a professional, certified makeup artist and beauty product expert from Calgary, Alberta. She obtained her Pro Makeup Artist certificate from the prestigious French makeup artistry school “Sophie Lecomte” in 2000. In the same year, she also completed a marketing degree from Warsaw School of Economics.Monika was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 2001. She is a devoted wife and a mother of four beautiful children. Monika worked as a MAC Pro artist and started freelancing in Calgary. Her outgoing personality, skillful application and artistic eye quickly earned her a loyal clientele.
In 2012, Monika decided to follow her dream, and opened Glam and Beyond, a makeup artistry and hair design company based in Calgary. Running a company, while juggling a busy family life, was not an easy task. She faced many challenges, but her dedication, passion and work ethic allowed her to face and overcome these challenges. Since 2012, Glam and Beyond has grown into a successful business, and Monika is one of the most highly sought out make-up artists in Calgary.
Monika often volunteers her services to charity organizations like Beauty Response To Cancer and Fashion Calgary-Kids Cancer Care. Monika’s work is regularly featured on CTV Calgary, where she showcases the latest seasonal makeup trends, as well as Global TV presenting Special Occasion Makeup.
Monika is a passionate and experienced professional who loves what she does, and takes great pride in her work. She has worked with hundreds of clients over the course of her career in the beauty industry. Monika caters her makeup services to women and men of all ethnic backgrounds. She has developed a very successful business around the Calgary bridal industry, as well as commercial bookings. Her makeup art has been published in many fashion magazines both national and international. She prides herself in offering excellent customer service and her exceptional attention to detail. Throughout the years, as a makeup artist, Monika has built long-lasting friendships with her clients. Making others look and feel amazing is her mission at Glam and Beyond.