About your Hair and Makeup Artist

Makeup-Artist-facebook copyHi. My name is Vanessa.  Quite simply, I love doing hair and makeup. I’m blessed to do what I love right here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

I love any excuse to share my industry secrets  and make women feel beautiful. Beauty, makeup artistry, photography and creative styling is my passion. I love creating the right look for the right occasion, and also helping women find and express their very best self through creative and specialised makeup and hair artistry. Every look I create is tailored to suit the person on the inside.

{For the formalities}; I hold a diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup, and have over 11 years full time experience as a hair and makeup stylist working for many years as a photographic hair, makeup and wardrobe stylist. Most weekends are spent creating delicate and elegantly natural bridal hair and makeup or working with my favorite photographers (Anna Gilbert Photography and Wimsy studios) to create, perfectly natural portrait makeup and hair.

What you can expect from my styling

I pride myself on being able to take my expert hair and makeup styling skills and use them to capture exactly what you imagined for your wedding, formal or party; or better yet take your ideas and make them even more special than you imagined.  The perfect look is really whatever suits you best. And that means taking into account face shape, colors, your personal taste and the occasion.  Having a passion for working with people means I’m happiest with my results when they capture your vision and taste perfectly.  And not all women know how to describe what they like. Some don’t even know what they want to start with. So reading between the lines and helping you articulate or work out what you’re looking for. Whether that be creating your perfect bridal look, the girls next door for portraiture, your perfect sexy feel or even working with the photographer to capture the essence of a brand. I really listen intently to the many ideas you might have, I look out for the descriptive words you might use, I also offer suggestions that would suit your face shape, wedding theme, the photographers vision and invite honest suggestions.  Creating a Personal Style < Click here to discover some of my secrets!

Career history

I had the pleasure of training under oscar winning cinemagraphic makeup artist Peter Frampton – he’s creative soul behind the famous makeup in the movie Braveheart. After completing a Diploma of Specialised and Cinemagraphic Makeup Artistry over 11 years ago, I then landed a highly sort after position as a full time stylist in photographic makeup. I have always had knack for creative hair styling and makeovers and love applying my skill to working with everyday women; I’m still very proud of the transformations that I was involved in over the many years I worked in makeover photography, and even more pleased to know that these transformations were not only skin deep.  It’s great to see women discover a love and respect for their unique style and beauty and hence an improved self confidence and passion for life. Years of experience working with every day women has fine-tuned my abilities to develop stunning natural looks as well as elaborate and creative styles on any face shape.

Fashion and Editorial work

My personal values

Customer satisfaction is my top priority. Seeing ladies light up when they’ve been made over is priceless.  I not only want to give my clients to look they dreamed of for their special day, I also look to ensure the experience is everything it should be. Either the fun and engergetic day you hope for or the relaxing pamper you needed to set you off on the right foot.  For me, each client offers new inspiring ideas, just through their personality! Natural, elegant or total glamour; Whether you can verbalise it or not; I take great pleasure in creating something truely special for you.

You can contact me via email ; I’d love the start brain storming looks for you.  Also feel free to ask any style questions you have, I’m always happy to share ideas!

I look forward to being a part of your special occasion,




Makeup and Hair styling session fees – Click here for Prices