Local Treasures: Beauty Companies

Story by Joyce Tse. Calgary’s dry weather makes it a place of inspiration for beauty startups. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Calgary than oil and gas! We’ve selected ten of our favorite emerging local beauty companies, that are creating a diverse selection of products for both men and women.

#NowPlaying: Curated by LYRIQUE

#NowPlaying: Curated by LYRIQUE. How can I best describe myself as a representative of the hip hop urban arts scene in Calgary via a 28-track playlist? There are so many good songs to choose from. With so much talent in the world, everyone deserves a Grammy or Juno award.

S.K. Wellington’s debut EP “Where the Earth Meets the Sea”

Story and photo by Sara Kuefler. No stranger to the Calgary folk scene, Sarah Kemmers, formerly of the Wellington Folk and currently half of Lighter Than Arrows, has launched a solo career under the moniker S.K. Wellington. The name Wellington has significance for Kemmers as it was the surname of her great grandparents, who passed a love of music down the generations to Kemmers herself. 

Beakerhead: Local Music Lab

Story by Adriana Cueva. Beakerhead is back in town and bringing a buzz of creativity, artistic endeavour, and play. And, for the first time since Beakerhead has been lighting up and shaking up the Calgary art, science and music scene, they are incorporating everything that makes Beakerhead Beakerhead with a new project, Beakerhead: Local Music Lab, featuring Windigo, 36?, The Ashley Hundred, Laura Hickli, and more.

Fever Feel: Self-titled debut LP

Story by Sara Kuefler. There are records you can get utterly lost in. Think of The Doors or Hendrix, spinning away on your turn table as you slide into a different dimension. Well, if you are looking to be transported, fire up your lava lamps and incense, find a comfy cushion, and allow yourself to melt into Fever Feel’s self-titled debut LP: a journey into a dreamscape to mystify and captivate the senses and soul.