Elle AyoubZadeh

Founder and Creative Director - Zvelle

"Kestra is a true professional who has honed her craft. She is passionate and values attention to detail. She is equally good at balancing between executing a brand’s vision and bringing new ideas to the table. We look forward to working with her long-term."

Website: www.zvelle.com


Dianna DiNoble

Founder and Designer Starkers Corsetry

"I have worked with Kestra on several photo shoots, and she hits it out of the park every time. Kestra is very intuitive with the makeup look to accompany the styles, and pairs the colours, shades and moods perfectly. We have done dramatic, fantasy, and natural makeup looks, and they are always  flawless, and she’s always professional and fun to work with. "

Website: www.starkers.com


Christine Cho

Owner - Christine Cho Beauty
Make Up Artist
TV Beauty Expert

"Kestra is a wonderful asset to any team; she is kind, professional, and hardworking. Her assistance as a makeup and hair artist on numerous jobs with my company has been invaluable. She always gives full effort in all aspects; and in my opinion, Kestra makes an excellent contribution too many varying work situations. It is always a pleasure having Kestra on the team."

Website: www.christinechobeauty.com

Linda Chia

Bridal Client August 2018

"Kestra was such an attentive, calming presence for the morning of my bridal hair and makeup! I was thrilled with her ability to achieve the natural look I wanted based on a couple reference photos and Skype call before my wedding day. When styling my hair she provided a fantastic recommendation to use a hair vine that balanced out the rest of the look. She was one of the best vendors of my wedding day and wouldn't hesitate to use her services again! Start to finish working with Kestra was a personalised and enjoyable experience."


Brandon Allen


"Kestra is a collaborative and professional makeup artist who specializes in creative expressions to reflect the needs of any environment or creative canvas. Working with her is a pleasure as she demonstrates professionalism and a keen focus on every project she touches. I would recommend her without reservation and consider her to be an extremely valuable addition to all creative projects."

Website: www.ballenphotography.com



Bridal Client May 2019

”I met Kestra on set for a modelling gig a few years ago and we instantly hit it off. I knew that when it came to my wedding day, I wanted to work with someone I had a great experience with in the past. Kestra was one of the first people who came to mind during my initial wedding research. Over the entire experience, from trials to the day-of, Kestra was absolutely amazing. Her professionalism went above and beyond and she executed my hair and makeup with expert precision and detail. I would definitely recommend Kestra to others, not only for her talents but her ability to make everyone feel relaxed and stress-free on their big day!”

Matthew Manhire


"I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Kestra a few times now and always brings a great creative attitude to the table. Always pleasant with clients and my crew and just an all around wonderful person to have on set."

Website: www.matthewmanhire.com