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    Racquel Lacson
    Founder

    I am an entrepreneur with an obsession for perfection in makeup, hair, and photography.  As new techniques, products and services are introduced, I prepare my myself by constantly learning to satisfy the new demands of our clients through on going education within this ever evolving industy.  As founder of Studio 26 and pioneer for bringing the glamour to the bridal makeup and hair industry, I focus my energy on a commitment to client satisfaction by setting the highest standard that keeps Studio 26 an innovative leader in the industry.
     

    Studio 26 dramatically changed the Bridal Makeup & Hair industry internationally, specifically the Lower Mainland, BC Canada.  It goes above and beyond in offering services that include 24/7 communication through established technology which allows clients to organize and keep track of their online account.  An emphasis is placed on providing a full on bridal dress rehearsal including complete makeup, hair, dressing and photography. As a result, the client and artist collaborate to ensure that their vision becomes a reality.

    Studio 26 is grounded in the core values of CLIENT FOCUS, DISCIPLINE and PERFECTION.

    CLIENT FOCUS:  Your happiness is my happiness.
    DISCIPLINE:  Consistency in giving each client a unique look.
    PERFECTION:  Delivering results that are un-compromised.

    Provide a meaningful and positive experience that allows clients to encapsulate their timeless beauty.

    BRIDAL MAKEUP & HAIR
    Non-ethnic or ethnic looks, home service or studio space available, full dress rehearsal, dressing services.

    NON-BRIDAL MAKEUP & HAIR
    Party makeup, photo session, grad, re-live your bridal moment, special occasion

    MAKEUP LESSONS
    One-on-one, catered to personal use for day and evening looks

    PHOTOGRAPHY
    Couple session, baby, maternity, special occasion, boudoir, casual, family

    TESTIMONIAL

    Racquel, words cannot describe how talented you are! My friends and I have always admired your work and dreamt about getting you for our weddings. I am so lucky that I was able to book you for my wedding and reception. I had a vision and you brought it to life! From the initial consultation and trial to the day of the wedding, everything was perfect. It was a pleasure to work with you both on a professional and personal level. Through our experiences, I saw just how much you care, and how far you will go to make sure your brides are ready for their big day. Thank you so much for everything... Read More
    Jasmin Aujla
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Thank you from both of us! After finding out I was going to get married in India, the first thing I was worried about was my hair and makeup. I feel like it was a blessing that I found you on Instagram and you were available to be my artist. I'm so honoured to have had you as my artist on the biggest days of my life. You made me feel so beautiful. Thank You for attending our events and treating me more like a friend than a client. Your down to earth personality really makes a bride relax her nerves during the most stressful time. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for... Read More
    Ash Kalkat
    Jalandhar, Punjab INDIA
    Racquel is absolutely amazing at what she does! She made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. She made sure every detail was perfect for my hair and makeup. Highly recommend Racquel for makeup and hair! She has been in the industry for so long that she knows everything about makeup and hair, trust her!
    Neetu Sandhu
    Edmonton, AB CANADA
    Racquel was the very first person that came to mind when I was looking into booking bridal hair and makeup. Right from the start I loved her warm personality and the fact that she was listening to what I wanted. With all the stresses that come with planning a wedding and making sure that all the events go smoothly, I never once was concerned about how my hair and makeup would turn out. I loved the way she made my skin look and feel She gave me exactly what I wished for. Racquel is a perfectionist and will not let you leave with a hair out of place. All those years of experience she has are... Read More
    Taj Sodhi
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    I don't even know where to begin! I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such an amazing job with my hair and makeup on my very special day!!❤ You made all my looks and ideas come to reality and I couldn't thank you enough! Thank you so much for understanding my ideas and making sure everything looks beyond perfect!!! I felt like a princess and got so many compliments! Thank you Racquel once again from the bottom of my heart for the amazing amazing job you did!! I knew right away after you did my sisters hair and makeup for her wedding that I wanted you for mine! Your so... Read More
    Aman Sidhu
    Delta, BC Canada
    I was thoroughly impressed with Racquel's professionalism. Her technique and attention to detail is impeccable. I think the most important thing she accomplished this day was to make me entirely worry free as to how my hair and make-up looked. The photos and the compliments I recieved speak for themselves. Thank you!
    Ravinder Pandher
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    Thank you so much Racquel. We had an awesome celebration and aI got so many compliments on my makeup, hair and overall look. EVERYTHING - both chunnis, and hair were set to perfection and I was comfortable the entire time. I danced a lot. Thank you once again.
    Kanu Gill
    Patialla, Punjab INDIA
    Racquel it was an absolute pleasure working with you.  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and by hiring you as my makeup artist the way I looked was something I never stressed out about. I would recommend Racquel to anyone that not only wants to look their best on their special day but also wants the experience to go along with it.
    Ruby Grewal
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    Racquel, Thanks so much for everything over the wedding weekend. I'm so lucky to have found you to make me look and feel beautiful.
    Kathleen White
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Having Racquel be a part of my wedding is one of the best decisions I could have made. She was such a lovely person to have around throughout the weekend. Racquel was calming, understanding and so generous with her time. It was like having another wonderful friend present to share my big day with. She worked her magic to create a perfect daytime look for my wedding day and created a nighttime look that was both glamorous and elegant for my reception. I was in awe of both looks, Racquel is a true artist. I cannot thank her enough for giving me undivided attention. I absolutely love the top of... Read More
    Gurpreet (Gugu) Grewal
    Edmonton, AB CANADA
    Racquel, thank you for everything. Thanks the laughs and making me forget about the tears...ohh and letting me sleep...lol. You made it all work and I felt AMAZING!!! Thank you once again for hoping on this emotional roller coaster with me!! Lol  You have a beautiful soul.
    Mnu Hans
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    Racquel, Thank you so much! I had a great time and it was lovely working with you. Everyone loved the makeup and I got so many compliments! Xx
    Pavan Gill
    Hoshiarpur, Punjab INDIA
    I can not express how happy I was with my make up on my wedding day. My whole family and friends were so pleased with my look. Can't thank you enough for such a fantastic job. Hats off Racquel Lacson Aggarwal. Thank you for being the best and keep up the good work..love you..xoxoxo
    Veerpal Sappal
    Bhatinda, Punjab INDIA
    A huge thank you for helping me create the looks I had imagined! You are a truly skilled artist and I am look forward to working with you again in the future.
    Sharon Gill
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    Thank you for doing such a great job on my big day. You are an awesome person and very talented hair and make up artist. Everyone loved both of my looks, I got so many compliments. I felt so relaxed and confident the day of my wedding/reception because I loved the way I looked. Ladies, do not look any further if you are looking for make up artist, Racquel is make up pioneer and you will not regret it. Thank you again from both of us.
    Lovin Deol
    Jalandhar, Punjab INDIA
    Racquel, I cannot express how happy I was with my hair & makeup! I had been following your work for a couple of years and I knew right away that I wanted to book you for my big day. I trusted your vision and input completely. You have the gift to create something unique and the skill to make it a reality. You even freestyled my updo for my reception and it truly looked like art. Thank you so much for being apart of my special day. You went above and beyond my expectations. A true artist!! ❤❤
    Sheena Sharma
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    From the moment I had my wedding date booked, the one thing I was 150% sure of was that Racquel would be my artist. Having done two previous photoshoots with her, I knew the quality of her work, and am amazed to this day at how talented she is. With only 2 weeks to plan my wedding, we were unable to meet for a rehearsal. So my wedding and reception looks were done on the spot! Can you believe it!? I like a dramatic look and am open to any suggestions she has to offer. I am amazed at how she was able to come up with these looks on the day of my events. The common thing to say is I felt like a... Read More
    Meera Panesar
    Surrey, BC CANADA
    I don't even know where to start. The morning of my wedding I was so nervous about my outfit and look. I was scared that I wouldn't look good but you proved me wrong, you made me feel like a beautiful bride that everyone had eyes on. You are such a kind hearted person and so good to talk to, really know how to calm a bride down. I am so honoured to have you as my makeup artist. I would like to thank you so so so much for making my day extra special.
    Sharon Berreck
    Phagwara, Punjab INDIA
    Racquel, Thank you so much for making me feel beautiful on my wedding and reception. From our initial meeting, to the dress rehearsal, the actual events, and all the discussion in between, you have been so wonderful to work with. I still receive so may compliments regarding my looks and all credits goes to you! Thank you!!!
    Pam Grewal
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    Racquel, you're the best! I cannot rave enough about my makeup artist (and yes she's a great photographer too!!) Racquel was so easy and professional to work with. I went to her in laws place for my trial and she's so hospitable and put me at ease. I was very nervous about which direction to take with my look and I explained to her what I usually like and she gave me her input and worked with me to give me the perfect look! On the day of the wedding she was early and ready to go when I got up! It was one less thing to stress about on the day of the wedding because I knew I was in good... Read More
    Harleen Chahil
    Ludhiana, Punjab INDIA
    Racquel, I can’t begin to thank you for glamming me up for my big day! I was so happy to hear that you were available for my dates. You did an amazing job on both my looks for the wedding and reception and made me look and feel like complete royalty. You truly are an amazing artist and I can’t thank you enough. I was extremely picky with how I wanted my hair and make up to look and you turned my vision into reality. I knew I was in good hands from the minute we started our consultation. Weddings are extremely stressful and not having to worry about hair and make up with you, was a blessing.... Read More
    Jasmin Bola
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel! You are so talented! I was extremely fortunate to have booked you for my special day! You made me feel so comfortable and gave me the look I was exactly looking for! Made me feel like a true Indian Barbie! Xo
    Tashu Girn
    Victoria, BC
    I finally get to write my heart out for this super talented lady who I now also call my friend. Racquel, you are so perfect in what you do. I have been thinking about how I'd like to look as a bride since I was 10 years old and I still can't believe that I you made me look exactly the way I imagined myself, even prettier that my thoughts to be honest. I loved how contrasting my wedding and recepti...on looks were. Every one appreciated them including my mom - that's such a big deal! Thanks for being such a patient listener and happily blending my ideas into your brilliant ones. I felt so... Read More
    Avleen Randhawa
    Patialla, Punjab INDIA
    From the moment I got engaged I knew I wanted to book you Racquel. Your work has always been flawless. You listened to exactly what I wanted a lot about contouring and focus on the eyes. You did an exceptional job and exceeded my expectations. It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for listening and producing exactly what I wanted!
    Simryne Saggu
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Racquel, you nailed it! I wanted a princess look for the morning and diva for the evening. You listened to what I wanted and brought my vision to life. I received so many compliments from my family and friends. Thanks for making me look and feel beautiful!
    Shalu Toor
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Racquel, it was truly a pleasure to work with you for my wedding and reception. You are an amazing artist and your main focus was to make sure that I was comfortable and happy with my looks, right down to the thickness of my eyeliner. After working with you for my rehearsal, I was at ease knowing that you have unbelievable attention to detail and such passion for your work. I would love to work with you again! Thank you for everything :)
    Raman Hunjan
    Surrey, BC Canada
    The first time my now husband, then fiancé saw Racquel's work was when she was getting my sister ready for her wedding and he walked into the room and saw my sister. The first thing he said to me was "make sure you book Racquel for our wedding. For my big day, I wanted my look to scream out elegance and that's exactly what I got. I was the bride that knew exactly what I wanted, I had a vision in my head and Racquel brought it to life. So thank you so much Racquel, you are truly one of the best in Vancouver. I got compliments on your work from all over the world.
    Wajia Yousofi
    Richmond, BC Canada
    I first saw Racquel's work about ten years ago and I remember how amazed I was. That was when I knew I would book her as my makeup artist when I got married. That is a lot of pressure to live up to, but she didn't disappoint! I felt like a princess getting dolled up for my wedding week and couldn't have asked for anything more! You have an amazing talent that shines through and even more patience. Even when I changed my mind at the last minute about the wedding day makeup and hair. You were very supportive and knew exactly what I wanted. You are the best at achieving that mix of modern and... Read More
    Tina Jutti
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel, you are an amazing individual. You are both personable and professional. I had an absolutely fantastic experience with you. Each look you did for me was so different. I put my complete trust in you and allowed you to create this look without a trial and it turned out amazing!! I couldn't imagine mywedding events turning out the way they did had it not been for you. Make-up and hair is a critical aspect of Indian weddings as it helps the bride shine and stand out. You helped me shine so bright, whilst still looked like myself. I am so happy I booked you and I can't wait to... Read More
    Sukhi Dhaliwal
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel, "When I first met you, I was confused and nervous ... Didn't know what look to do! I trusted you blindly and I must say that I LOVED how you listened to what I wanted and did what you do best! Everyone loved all my looks! I wouldn't have changed a thing! Thank you so much and I can't wait to work with you in the future! I've told you before and I'll say it again... You are truly amazing at what you do!
    Sonpreet Gill
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel, I just want to say thank you for doing such an amazing job with my hair and makeup for my wedding and reception. I got so many compliments on both looks! I’m so happy that I chose you to get me ready for my big day. You made me feel special and beautiful for the day.
    Savina Toor
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Not only is getting married stressful for any bride, getting married in a different province is overwhelming. I'm from Oakville, ON and was getting married in Surrey, BC in less than 6 months, first thing on the agenda to find a hair and makeup artist, being very unfamiliar with the wedding experts of BC, I asked my sister-in-law to be to send me some recommendations. I called around and made a consultation with Racquel Lacson at Studio 26 and we hit it off immediately and booked her for my three events (Engagement, Ceremony and Reception). My trips to BC were limited leading up to the... Read More
    Rapinder Sangha
    Oakville, ON Canada
    Racquel, You did such an amazing job for my wedding day look... The compliments were endless! You truly are an artist and you work magic with your hands. I remember telling you during my rehearsal that I just can’t picture myself as a bride... well all I have to say is, YOU showed me! Not only did you manage to make me look like a beautiful bride, you did it without changing who I am... I still looked like myself, but enhanced. I love your work! Once again, thank you so much!!!
    Nitu Sandhu-Gill
    Surrey, BC Canada
    I wanted to say a huge thank you for making me feel like such a princes on my wedding and reception. You did an amazing job and I appreciate every effort you put into making sure you achieve the look that I wanted, thank you for also allowing me to take sleeping breaks in between lol. I had a lot of fun working with you, you are so creative and talented and you know exactly what you are doing! Thank you for everything xoxo
    Nicole A Mohan
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel was super friendly and fun to be with. The rehearsal was nice to have as I had a certain vision in mind and Racquel helped me create that look but better. When it came to the big day, Racquel worked her magic and truly made me feel like a princess. I got so many compliments from family and friends! I would recommend Racquel to everyone as she is the best in the industry!! Thank you so much Racquel!!!
    Monika Dhaliwal
    Winnipeg, MB Canada
    I wanted to save all the future brides some time and money and let you know the secret to feeling confident on your big day! Racquel IS the dream wedding makeup artist. She has well over thousand brides under her makeup belt! Keeping it short and simple ... thanks for making me look like a million bucks Racquel!
    Bavan Sekhon
    Surrey, BC Canada
    For years I have been looking thru your website excited to see your new bride from the weekend past and hoping that one day you could create a look for my special day. Well when the time finally came, I remember calling you to see your availability before we booked a Gurdawara. Once I knew your dates the wedding planning could begin. It has now been a year since my wedding and I look at my pictures and video and am blown away at the amazing work you did. Both my wedding and reception looks were executed amazingly by you. You are truly gifted at what you do. Not only did you bring my vision... Read More
    Bhavan Bhullar-Bual
    Surrey, BC Canada
    One of the first things I started to think about during my pregnancy was how I was going to capture this most special experience Vince and I were going through. I must have looked at at a thousand different websites and a thousand different photographers. None of them were really standing out from the rest. Little did I know at the time, the person I was looking for was right underneath my nose. Why didn't I think of this before? RACQUELl!!! I've worked with Racquel for about four years now and I've watched her capture so many clients special days. She was capturing wedding days but I knew... Read More
    Leah & Vince
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Racquel, I cannot thank you enough for your impeccable talent as an artist, your charismatic and calm nature, and your dedication to deliver what you promise. I was also so blessed to have Dastan, who is a complete reflection of you, be a part of my big day and assist in getting me ready in the morning. His little witty comments melted my heart! Planning a wedding that was taking place in New Delhi came with its own worries and doubts for me; however, from the day of our initial consultation to the actual big day, you made me feel assured that if there was one person I could count on to... Read More
    Kiran Parmar
    New Delhi, India

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