Recently, I was fortunate enough to do makeup for Ryan brown from joey scandizzo salons and his entry for the wella stylevision competition. I am pleased to announce that our work was shortlisted to the top 10 nationally and, as a result, we will be going through to the finals to recreate this look again and hopefully onwards to overseas if all goes well.
You can find Ryan’s amazing hair work herehere.
Today I was doing hair and makeup for a student of the Melbourne institute of fashion. For something a little different, I’m going to show you a behind the scenes look at my day.
I travelled very light today as it was a single hair and makeup look and I only ever pack the tools I need.
Throughout the course of a shoot, there’s lots of fiddling involved to touch up the clothing and makeup for each look and to make sure it looks fresh.
Today was a lot of fun and I’ll be looking forward to seeing the finished product soon. Hope you guys enjoyed my little photo diary of today’s hard work.
Photographer in all five shots is Kynan O’meara
Samantha Morrison is the model in the featured image, with hairstyling, wardrobe styling and makeup by MOLOTOV PIGTAILS hairstyling and makeup.
Models appearing on the bottom (left to right):
Annika lammers (styled by hair self, hair and makeup by MOLOTOV PIGTAILS)
Laura Kinross and Laura Rose, with wardrobe styling and accessories by Michelle Chorny from Pokkerdot Lane.
Also, find me on Facebook
I’ll endeavour to update this blog more regularly now that I have a little more time on my hands.
I was fortunate enough to do some quick freelance work on a friend and all round cool person on Tuesday morning. She sent me through a before and after pic that she posted to instagram.
What do you think?
I’m available for freelance makeovers during this busy period and service most of Melbourne. Prices start at $90, email me for more info.
I’ve been asked to showcase my work for RAW ARTISTS on Thursday, September 19th!
RAW is an amazing, worldwide community created by artists for artists. They showcase visual art, photography, music, performance art, film, fashion and hair and makeup. It’s an amazing networking opportunity for those involved in the arts as well as a pleasant night out for those interested in these fields.
If you would like to support me and other artists from melbourne, tickets are available here (for $15).
I’m so excited about this event! Hope to see you there.
Model: Erica Rose Redden
Photographer: Daniel O’Brien
Photography: Mark Hillyer
Model: Jess Mm
Make-up/hairstyling: Molotov Pigtails Hairstyling and Make-up.
This was a really fun shoot to undertake. I initially drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, though what resulted was a little more special.
Jess is an absolutely gorgeous model and very fun and easygoing- in short, amazing to work with. Mark likes to think outside the box. Together, we deviated from the original plans and decided to make this more bubblegum editorial. Something surreal, yet still tangible and identifiable.
The make-up took a ridiculously long time as I had to colour match the contours, highlights and foundation in an airbrush to a bizarre shade of bubblegum. Jess looked sunburnt until the eyeliner was applied near the end of the application. Glamorous. However, she was an extremely good sport as I styled a waist-length wig into a pseudo bob and fiddled with the base colour until it looked right.
Thanks so much to both of you for your extreme patience and creativity that you added to a half-baked concept I brought in to you both.
What do you think of the shots? let me know below.