Rhia Amio
Make-up Artist + Hair Stylist
Rhia Amio
Make-up Artist + Hair Stylist

Hi, I’m Rhia Amio,
make-up & hair artist behind artistrhi

Philosophy: My aim is to connect with others by doing what I love.

For nearly 20 years, Rhia has been honing her craft in a career that she loves and considers herself fortunate to be able to do. With an early fascination of the transformative power of make-up coupled with a strong creative drive, Rhia decided to pursue her career as a freelance artist after having completed her BA Psychology (University of Waterloo).

Today, Rhia specializes in editorial, commercial, red carpet and bridal make-up.  She has worked with major media players CNN, HBO Canada, CBC, Corus, Bell Media, Lifetime and Shaftesbury Films, creating natural looks for their talent as well as their executives.

Rhia prides herself on her editorial attention to detail, her professionalism in any setting, her knowledge as an industry expert and her ultimate goal to make everyone who sits in her chair, look and feel their best.

Rhia is based in Toronto, Canada.

Rhia Amio


Aerial PR, Astral Media, Bell Media, CNN, Cinco Interactive, Corus Entertainment, CoverGirl, Diet Coke, Dolce Publishing Inc., Environics, Ferrari, Garnier, Glam Media Canada, GMR Marketing, HBO Canada, Lex PR, L’oreal, marblemedia, Maybelline Canada, ROI Relations, Rogers Publishing, Procter & Gamble, Q107 Calgary, Random House, Sapporo, Shaftesbury Films, TD Bank, Women’s College Hospital, Unilever, YTV, W Network


Canoe Media, City Life Magazine, C-Heads, Connected Magazine, Fashionisto, FAJO, Faze Magazine, HUF, Jute, Report on Business Magazine, Toronto Standard, Huffington Post Canada (article), The Kit, Off the Map, Poor But Sexy, TCHAD Quarterly, WeddingBells, WedLuxe, 1968 Magazine


Lauren Lee Smith
Kristin Kreuk
Jason Priestley
George R. R. Martin
Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Leslie Rose (Game of Thrones)
Helen Fielding (author of Bridget Jones)
President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma
Philip Winchester (Strikeback)
Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries)
Georgina Reilly (Murdoch Mysteries)
Hélène Joy (Murdoch Mysteries)
Shawn Ashmore
Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint)
Sergio Di Zio (Flashpoint)
David Paetkau (Flashpoint)
Drew Scott & Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers)
Jillian Harris (Love It or List It Vancouver)
Shaun Majumder

Mylène Dinh-Robic (The Listener)
Tara Spencer-Nairn (The Listener)
Mark McKinney (HBO’s Less Than Kind)
Jesse Camacho (HBO’s Less Than Kind)
Brooke Palsson (HBO’s Less Than Kind)
Ken Finkleman (Good Dog)
John Ralston (Living In Your Car)
Charlaine Harris (The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
Micah Sloat (Paranormal Activity)
Tosca Reno
FeFe Dobson
Kim Mitchell
W. Brett Wilson (CBC’s The Dragons’  Den)
Ty Pennington
Brad May
Sheri Elwood
John Derringer
Yamantaka / Sonic Titan
Kathleen Edwards


  • Maybelline Make-up Artist
    Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week SS 2013
    – provide make-up touch-ups for guests and VIPs
    – work with backstage team and do make-up for Joe Fresh, Korhani, Lucian Matis, Mackage and Greta Constantine SS2013 runway shows

  • Maybelline Make-up Artist
    Mastercard’s Stylicity – Fashion’s Night Out 2012
    provide make-up touch-ups for guests in Mastercard VIP lounge

  • Maybelline Make-up Artist
    Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week FW 2012
    – provide make-up touch-ups for VIPs and guests in Maybelline Lounge
    – demonstrate season’s trends with new key products from Maybelline
  • Maybelline Make-up Artist
    Luminato 2012


  • Beauty Expert and Media SpokespersonDiet Coke & Joe Fresh Summer Beauty Boost Tour


  • Freelance Make-up Artist, www.artistrhi.com (current)

  • Make-up Artist, Hanh Salon and Spa

  • Make-up Artist, Inglot Cosmetics

  • Make-up Artist, Hudson’s Bay Company
    – for brands such as Estee Lauder, Lancome, Dior


Beauty Expert / Media Spokesperson for Diet Coke/Joe Fresh Beauty Boost Tour (Summer 2011)

– TV Appearances:   CP24 Breakfast, CHCH Morning Live, A-Channel DayTime Ottawa, Rogers Daytime Toronto

– Radio Interviews:  At Home The National Radio Show with Cheryll Gillespie


  • Make-up Team for the ShOws by Paola Fullerton – Jean-Pierre Braganza SS2013, Tanya Taylor SS2013


  • Make-up Team for the ShOws by Paola Fullerton – Jean-Pierre Braganza FW2012, Jeremy Laing FW2012, Ruffian FW2012, David Szeto FW 2012
  • Roxanne Nikki FW 2012
  • Make-up Team for the ShOws by Paola Fullerton – Arthur Mendonça FW 2011, Mikhael Kale FW 2011, Mark Fast FW 2011



  • Airbrushing Workshop, Wink Make-up Academy (2009)
  • Hairstyling for Make-up Artists, Wink Make-up Academy (2009)
  • MAC Pro Master Class (Eras Reinterpreted with Jane McKay, October 2008)
  • Advanced Make-up Artistry Certificate, Ryerson University (2008)
  • BA (Psychology), University of Waterloo (2005)

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