Hair & Makeup Artist
After a successful career as a world champion level dancer, Jukka directed his creativity and energy in another direction by taking a leap into the world of hairstyling. After running his own hair studio in his native Finland, he followed his dream to study makeup and its diverse areas including fashion, film, theatre, television and special effects.
Known for his innovative, calm, and professional demeanour, Jukka loves the process of bringing creative visions to life. His European heritage and extensive world travels give him a cosmopolitan edge, making his work both creative and dynamic.
Jukka has accumulated a wide range of clients including Tiffany's, Birks, Air Canada, Vince Camuto, Hudson Bay Company, Jones New York, Winners, Urban Planet, Loews, and TD Bank. He has also worked with such celebrities as Elle Macpherson, Jennifer Beals, Michael J. Fox, Aisha Tyler, Coco Rocha, Irina Lazareanu, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha), Kristi Yamaguchi, Jon Lovitz, Ted Lange, and Kieu Chinh.
Jukka's talent can also be seen on television with the small screen hit series 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?', the well known 'Canada's Next Top Model Season 3' and in the most recent Canadian series 'Canada's Got Talent' and 'Canada Sings'.
Jukka's meticulous, inspired and stunning work appears in Photo France, a French professional magazine for photographers where his editorial hair and makeup won first place for fashion photography. His artistry has also been featured in editorials for FLAUNT, Studio Italy, Tribu-Te Paris, Amazing Canadian Fashion, Gloria Finland, Flare, LUSH, and Spade as well as over twenty hair industry magazines around the world.