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Event Makeup and Hairstylists - The Complete Guide

by Raashka Mannie | 06 Sep 2021

Dressing up is one of the many plus-sides to events. You want to feel and look your best for your function, whether it’s a professional meeting with colleagues or a swanky soirée for you and hundreds of other lucky guests. People default to thinking that event makeup and hairstyling is much more costly than it is in reality. The truth is, getting your hair and makeup done is an affordable addition to any event. When it comes to event makeup artists and hairstylists in New Zealand, you’re spoiled for choice. Across the country, we’ve got specialists from end to end, whether you’re after stage makeup or something simple yet elegant for your big night. Check out our ever-expanding guide to event makeup artists and hairstylists in New Zealand.

Michaela Kaye Makeup

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If you want to look stunning for your event, choose Michaela Kaye Makeup. Situated in Auckland and more than happy to travel to wherever your function takes her, she specialises in making you dazzle from head to toe. A makeup artist, hairstylist and spray tan technician, she can do it all for your function, from giving you a drop-dead gorgeous coiffure to giving you a freshly sunkissed look. She began her studies at Cut Above Academy, going on to study further at The Makeup School in Ponsonby. Michaela Kaye Makeup is dedicated to being a superb events makeup artist and hairstylist, ensuring that you're entirely flawless when the time comes for you to step into the spotlight.


Sarika Make-Up Artistry

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You’re in expert hands with Sarika Makeup Artistry and Training, armed with a plethora of experience in event makeup and hairstyling. She comes equipped with over twelve years of experience in designing runway shows at NZ Fashion Week, travelling to international shows, working at events, and also teaching and inspiring professional makeup artists to grow their own makeup skills with one-on-one makeup training and classes. They've collaborated with Jimmy D, Meadowlark, Moochi and many more, working with celebrities and expanding their horizons. Sarika Makeup Artistry and Training guarantee incredible event makeup and hairstyling from start to finish.


The Beauty Hub

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The Beauty Hub boasts over fifteen years of experience in the weddings and events industry, so you know your event makeup and hairstyling is going to be utter perfection. A rad team of specialist makeup artists and hairstylists. They've got talent, they've got history, they've got style - and they're going to make you look like the million bucks for your function. The Beauty Hub artists have contributed to winners of "Bride of the Year," showcasing their impeccable taste and attention to detail. They're fully mobile across Auckland and Waiheke Island but also work with clients at Destination Weddings throughout New Zealand, Fiji, Bora Bora and more, so you can rest assured that, no matter the occasion, your event makeup and hairstyling will be taken care of.


Abbie Beauty

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Unmatched commercial experience in the bag makes Abbie Beauty one of the leading event makeup artists and hairstylists in Auckland. Established in 2006 and flourishing ever since, she has received international awards for her work, headed numerous fashion shows, and excels in education and mentorship when it comes to what she loves most: makeup. Events are a specialist area for Abbie, who has delighted hundreds of clients with sophisticated looks that appear effortless and show each person's unique beauty to its best advantage. With her personable air and extensive background in event makeup and hairstyling, this Auckland beauty specialist is all about tailored service with a smile.


The Peach Club Hair + Makeup

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An award-winning event makeup artist and hairstylist collective, The Peach Club Hair + Makeup is designed to make you look and feel your best. Carefully put together, they're all peaches themselves, based in Auckland and Waiheke, happy to travel to your event destination to glam you up. Voted one of New Zealand's Best Wedding Vendors in 2019 by Wild Hearts, The Peach Club has over eighteen years of experience in the hairstyling/hairdressing industry. They have a fashion-forward and fresh approach to makeup and hair, innovating and continuously creating to dress you up like never before.


Dani Froude Makeup and Hair

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Collaboration and creativity come hand in hand with Dani Froude Makeup and Hair. Taking into account your personal style, tastes and more, she works tirelessly to ensure that you feel and look your very best for your upcoming event. Event makeup and hairstyling is a statement that she makes so well, highlighting your high points and making you feel as comfortable and polished as can be. With more than six years of experience in the field of event makeup and hairstyling, you can rest assured that Dani Froude Makeup and Hair is fully-equipped to handle everything and more when it comes to styling you.


Rebekah Banks

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Rebekah Banks is a freelance event makeup artist based in Auckland. Awarded New Zealand's Makeup Artist of the Year in 2017 and 2018, she's a creative soul that believes that makeup is her art and people are her canvas. With a background in beauty therapy, she began as a nail technician and has expanded over the years, working with celebrities and on countless campaigns. Rebekah Banks also loves painting, drawing and designing wearable arts and crafts.


Makeup Station

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Mobile event makeup and hairstyling aficionados, Makeup Station's base is in Auckland, but you can find them pretty much anywhere in New Zealand if summoned by anyone in need of talented event makeup and hairstylists. Their fantastic work has gained recognition across the nation, having been featured in Woman's Day, Bride + Groom magazine, NZ Weddings, Together Journal, and popular blogs such as Paper + Lace, White Mag and Thread NZ. With extensive and varied backgrounds in film, television, musical theatre, opera and fashion, these event makeup and hairstyling gurus know what makes for a drop-dead gorgeous look, whether you’re after something super glamorous or all understated class.


Beauty by Sophie

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Beauty by Sophie is a beauty enthusiast based in Auckland that caters to events of every kind. She's a fully-qualified esthetician, makeup artist and nail tech that spent a year in Hollywood, working as a makeup artist on fashion shows and TV series with various designers and celebrities. She has since grown her company into a team of similar beauty enthusiasts, all highly-trained and prepared to make you look as fabulous as you feel. When it comes to event makeup, she and the team are fully prepared to go all out. With her strong background and work ethic, Beauty by Sophie is an event makeup artist you’ll want to keep in mind.


The Makeup Artist

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The Makeup Artist, otherwise known as Zoë, is a Wellington-based event makeup artist with a passion for beauty. She enjoys making her clients feel confident and comfortable for their special occasions. In the last few years, she has worked as a regional makeup artist and skincare specialist for an international cosmetics company, as well as a makeup artist for the Wellington bridal company Penny Rose. Teamed up with her talented hairstylist, they tackle events, photoshoots and more. The Makeup Artist has recently launched into a boutique event makeup and hairstyling team, entirely mobile for the Wellington region and beyond.


Veronica Hair & Makeup

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Boasting more than two decades of experience in the industry, Veronica Hair & Makeup is the ideal event makeup artist and hairstylist. Working both internationally and locally, she has accrued experience and talent like few others, working in television, print, catalogue, music videos, and numerous runway shows. Her expertise lies with events, combining simple beauty with touches of glamour and timeless elegance. Veronica Hair & Makeup believes that finding the perfect balance between enhancing one's natural features and adding elements that complement them is the key to creating a classic look to suit any event.


Maven Styling

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Maven Styling is a team of fun-loving event makeup and hairstyling professionals that offer professional on-location hairstyling, makeup and lashes across Wellington and other New Zealand locations. The leader of the pack is Chloe Thompson, with over eighteen years of experience in the industry and a qualified makeup artist, lash and brow stylist and internationally-published wedding makeup artist. With a knack for events, Maven Styling removes the stress and helter-skelter from your function’s ups and downs, helping you to relax and enjoy the process of your transformation before you wow the crowd.


Eco Makeup Artist

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Event makeup with a conscientious edge is the Eco Makeup Artist's foundation. Based in Wellington, this event makeup artist has only cruelty-free, eco-friendly, ethical and toxin-free products in her makeup kit. Nina has worked in the beauty industry for ten years and has made the thoughtful switch to healthier, organic products in 2013. She now works as a makeup artist, educator and advocate for green brands. Nina has had individual brand training and completed certificates in makeup artistry in Sydney and London, including the renowned London College Of Fashion, making her one of the best event makeup artists in the South Island.