Monthly Archives: November 2013

Calendar Girls and Their Pets

Every month, hundreds of women are turned away from shelters due to lack of space. Hundreds of unwanted pets, if not adopted, will eventually be euthanized. On October 12 and 13, 2013, a photo shoot took place featuring local female business owners and their dogs. Titled Gimme Shelter, the proceeds of this calendar will go to Interval House, a local women’s shelter, and The Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, a local animal shelter.

There are so many young, successful female business owners in Hamilton and I thought it would be fun to highlight them with their dogs. The women in the calendar represent a variety of local businesses, including the Mulberry Café and Homegrown Hamilton, Siva Yoga, Roxy Dog Training and Pretty in Pink Studio. Hamilton’s female musician of the year 2012, Terra Lightfoot, also posed.

Local boutique owners of Blackbird Studios, Dakota Mae and White Elephant, and Needlework sewing studio, provided dresses and also posed. Local hair and makeup stylists offered their services for the charity, plus a number of designated dog handlers helped out.

Photographer Jennifer and her assistant Drew also donated their talents.

The project was also a family affair, as my grandmother hosted the shoot, my sister collected the bios and my mother produced the art work. The calendar was generously printed by Copydog at a reduced rate.

It’s my sincere hope that this large group of volunteers will always fondly remember a crisp fall weekend that was filled with lots of primping, laughing and barking – and which resulted in some truly stunning photos for this calendar. Thank you for supporting these worthy causes by buying this 2014 calendar.

Justine Panavas, GoodVibes Dog Training

“Dogs Are a Girls Best Friend”

December Specials

We would like to help you look and feel your best for the holidays!

Lash Extensions and Make-up Application only $77.00

Pedicure, Manicure and RVB Holistic Facial only $99.00



Artist of the Month of December

Holli Dunn

In my spare time, I enjoy experimenting with different mediums.  I’ve experimented with ceramic and fused glass, wire wrapped jewelry, knitting, crocheting, and most recently photography and etched copper jewelry, made from recycled copper pipes!  I love the thrill of learning something new, and seeing my pieces come to fruition is so rewarding!  With all the pieces I’ve made, I could stock my own gift shop! Come check out Pretty in Pink Studio for some awesome Christmas gift ideas!  Stay tuned…who knows what i’ll tackle next!

Custom orders available


Maryanna Athanasiou

Maryanna Athanasiou is a professional make up and sketch artist working in the film and television industry. Maryanna has been crafted looks on a number of award-winning productions for Canadian talent and abroad. Her strength as an artist and the caliber of her creative output has built a strong foundation with ongoing collaborations with a number of loyal directors, production designers, and production companies.  Throughout her youth, Maryanna’s interest expanded into different art forms as she began to study the beauty of humanity, Always being involved with the arts, she had built a love and understanding for people and the beauty in mankind from her sketches and into make-up artistry. Traveling the globe and going back to her roots she collaborated with New York Stylist, Christo, where together they expanded his beauty empire overseas into Europe.  In 2006 Maryanna made her way into the MAC family then as a lead specialist with Nars Cosmetics with Holt Renfrew Canada. Maryanna took the next step leading her into the Canadian production world. Now Maryanna is currently a part of the IATSE  Make-Up department Union and works as freelance Artist.




Travelling Esthetics


Can not come to the aesthetic studio to get your services done?  No problem, we can come to you!

Pretty in Pink Studio Esthetics, is now offering a new treatment of travelling to your house to make things more convenient. Making time for yourself has never been easier!


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Travelling cost  20% of services chosen by you.



Thursday November 14th Special

Come in and take advantage of the specials for this Thursday ONLY!!!


Lower Leg wax $25.00

Shellac Application $10.00

Brow wax $7.00

Mini Facial $30.00


Artist of the Month of November

Sharon Markowski – Pearl Knitting

I am a part time teacher with a creative streak; knitting and crocheting are a perfect way to express this creativity! It started out as a way to relax after work, but is turning into a personal hobby. I enjoy knitting all sorts of things, ranging from winter wear, such as hats and scarves, to baby clothing and even stuffed animals. There is a floral theme to much of my work, most of which are based on my own drawings and patterns. I can also do custom creations if you do not see what you are looking for on the shelves.

Natalie Towtow – Toto’s Shop Clay Jewelry

My business is called Toto’s Shop. It is about handmade jewelry using clay. The charms are hand sculpted by me and designed by me.  They are made with polymer clay and painted with acrylics then glazed. My jewelry is original and unique and for people who want to show their own style.