ABOUT
Making magic happen since 1995
Years
22
Makeup Artist & Beauty Therapist
Offering clients services for waxing, facials, skin care and treatments. Makeup application, special occasion, bridal, boudoir and photography. theatre,TV and fashion shows..
Years
20
Specialist Makeup Artist Services​​
For private and commercial clients.  Bridal, boudoir, special occasion and specialising in film, TV, music Videos', photographic etc.  Focused on Special Effects and Character Creation..
2
Years
Wardrobe & Light Hair Styling
Additional experience in Wordrobe, Costume Desigh and light Hair Styling for Movies, Music Video's and other commercial projects.
  
Since childhood I've always wanted to be a hairdresser and also 'do' makeup.  Eventually in 1995, now married with two young children
and more time on my hands (really?) I decided to follow my childhood dream.

I soon realised becoming a hairdresser would take a few years training so I decided  by becoming an Esthetician (Beauty Therapist), which 
included Makeup Artistry,  I could complete a full time course a lot quicker and still be in the personal care field, which is what I wanted.

I graduated with Honours (top of the class...phew!)

I then took the next step and opened a Beauty Salon, offering Beauty Therapy and Makeup Application.

I enjoyed the makeup side of the business so much, seeing women transformed, showing them how to bring out their best and increasing
their confidence and it made me realise I wanted to learn more.

Maybe this is where I was meant to be and why I didn't become the  hairdresser I thought I wanted to be....who knows :-)

I signed up for a full time Diploma course in makeup that covered all aspects of makeup artistry including Theatre, Television, Film, Bridal,
Special Effects, Photographic etc.

I sold the salon and started freelancing, working from home and kept my skills updated with workshops and courses from master makeup artists.

The years have flown by, my children have grown and left home, giving me more time to follow my dream and develop my skills. 

As you can see from my work gallery I am busy mainly with commercial clients as I especially enjoy the filming, photography and creative aspect of this work.

Character creation is my speciality whether it`s for movies, commercials, editorial etc. and if you have any upcoming projects that I can help you with, please get in touch.

Having two seperate Diplomas as an Esthetician and Makeup Artist and over 20 years experience, I offer more knowledge and experience than many others.

AM xo
Why You Should Choose Ann-Marina?  

 You can have confidence as I'm a friendly, dedicated and committed professional with:

  • Professional Industry Training

  • Diploma Level Qualifications

  • Up to date skills and technical knowledge

  • Over 20 years experience

  • Strict work ethics, honesty and integrity
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  • OH&S Training