NICOLE STANDRING

MAKEUP ARTIST

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After wanting to further my passion in Make up Artistry I left my home town Dunedin in 2016 and moved up to Wellington to pursue studies in Makeup Artistry at Weltec, from there I moved to my first job in the industry at Estée Lauder and gained a wealth of knowledge on makeup, skincare and health. After my time was up in the North island I moved back down south to Cromwell with my partner and have been working at a beauty therapy clinic, while there I gained the skill of nail art as a manicurist while continuing to do makeup.

Among many reasons the two most important aspects of why I love the industry I am in is 1. You are forever learning new tricks of the trade! It's an ever growing industry with new specialties and techniques and that gives me such drive and motivation to better my skills everyday. And 2. Is the fulfilling feeling of satisfying a client and making them feel the best they can with any service you perform, I'm very much a people person and this alone is enough of a reason to love my job. 

In my spare time I love socialising with friends, enjoy going for walks admiring our awesome scenery and I don't mind having a wine either! I always appreciate living in such a beautiful part of New Zealand and try not to take it for granted and enjoy our great backyard

GENEVIEVE silcock

OWNER & MAKEUP ARTIST

 

I truly believe I was destined to become a makeup artist. With a mum as a makeup artist and a sister as a model, I grew up around cosmetics and beauty products. I was always that kid in school getting told off for wearing too much makeup and have never been afraid of doing crazy things with my hair!

After spending many years doing makeup for friends and family I finally decided I wanted to further develop my skills. I got accepted into The Makeup School in Ponsonby, Auckland and very quickly realised I didn't know as much about being a makeup artist as I thought I did! 😅 Initially I thought I'd just do the course for my own personal interest rather than turning it into a career, but by the time I finished and received my qualification I wanted to be doing makeup all the time! 

I love sitting down with a client and working together with them to create a makeup look they love for their special day or event, from scrolling through their Pinterest inspiration and providing them with recommendations on what makeup styles would best suit their facial features, to bringing the whole look together and seeing the buzz my clients get when they see the finished makeup.

When I'm not doing makeup, I'm learning about new makeup and skincare products, and keeping up to date with the latest fashion and beauty trends. When I'm away from my desk you'd find me out 4WDing, camping and hiking with my husband Ben and our dog Yuki during the summer months. During the winter I'm a keen snowboarder! 

I relocated from Auckland to Queenstown in April 2015 with  Ben and life down here is amazing. Without a doubt Queenstown is one of the most beautiful places in the world, the perfect spot for a photoshoot or wedding 😉!