Hi ! My name is Valeria Nova.

I am a hair and makeup artist, educator and entrepreneur, with a passion for unforgettable makeovers and teaching women to look and feel their best!

I created Two Chicks and Some Lipstick to celebrate women and to help bring out the best versions of YOU!

“I truly believe that with the right product and simple techniques, every woman can learn to look and feel beautiful! I thank you for letting me be a part of your beauty journey.”

I’ve been doing makeup forever! Literally.

I’ve been a makeup and beauty junkie for as long as I could remember. I was, like, 10 and I would spend my allowance on fashion magazines (this was pre-internet! O.M.G.) and obsess over the photos.

I am also an artist. And when I was studying drawing and painting at Ontario Collage of Art and Design, I discovered Kevyn Aucoin’s makeup books.

I graduated with a BFA in painting beautiful portraits and decided to transition into makeup.

I worked at MAC Cosmetics for about a year (BEST training ever ‘cuz you get hella good as an artist, working with people and practicing on every version of face possible!) while developing my portfolio by whoring out my services for anybody who needed makeup for a photo shoot. I mean, I remember PRINTING my portfolio. like, WOW.

Then I got a website for my work. And then I had the opportunity to go solo and freelance, working with a photographer who shot for some of the biggest fitness and glamour publications. Yes, this was, gain, PRE-Instagram. The hustle was (and is still) REAL, my beautiful friends!

My work was getting published, I was working with incredibly talented people and that’s when I met Lori. We worked in the photography studio together and quickly realized that we were basically separated at birth. LOL. So we naturally started to work together, and hang together, and travel together and we realized that our clients were always asking us the same questions : What product are you using? How are you using it? Can I do it myself?

With an impressive list of celebrity clients and over a decade of professional experience, we teamed up in 2011 to create twochicksandsomelipstick.com; a fun and interactive platform created to share their love of makeup with women who want to look and feel beautiful, and learn the tricks of the trade.

In 2019, I took over Two Chicks and Some Lipstick Inc. (No love lost! We’re BFFs and just went on different journeys).

I always knew that Two Chicks was something special. And it is.

Two Chicks started with Val and Lori and grew into YOU and ME.

My personal journey of self love and awareness when Lori left has clarified my mission for me EVEN MORE. and for that I am SO grateful!

I am here to inspire women to connect with their feminine spirit. Through makeup! I mean, what is more feminine tag applying your favourite lipstick? Or styling your hair? Don’t those little acts of self love make you FEEL like a ROCKSTAR??

After years of doing, watching, learning and asking, I have the tools to teach and empower women to put their best face forward, and show women of all ages that makeup is fun and can be an instant confidence boost!

Through a series of professional in-depth how-to video tutorials & easy to follow online guides, twochicksandsomelipstick.com is designed to inspire women to love the person in the mirror, embrace makeup, and become their very own makeup artist!

As a makeup educator, I had the tools to create

The Two Chicks Makeup Method

..an online program to teach and empower women to embrace makeup, love themselves and become their very own makeup artist!

Makeup doesn’t have to be intimidating or complicated. Makeup is not all or nothing. Let me show you how to use makeup to help enhance your already gorgeous features!

Let me teach you how to do your makeup like a PRO!

I’ve Done Makeup for Over 200 Magazine Covers.

Here’s some of the ones I’ve had the pleasure of doing makeup for!