Auckland Wedding Makeup Artists and Hairstylists - The 2020 Guide
— By Raashka Mannie
30 April 2020
As Marilyn Monroe once said, the best makeup that anyone can wear is a smile - but that's pretty much a given on your wedding day, isn't it?
Auckland has a wide range of makeup artists and hairstylists that are here to elevate that smile. That might mean deep shades of plume or wine red on your lips, or golden glitter on your lids that sparkle with every blink. It might mean your hair dotted with diamanté or curls that cascade down your back. Whatever your choice, whatever your love, these artists are here to make you look like the stunner you are.
Whether they're based in the City of Sails or traversing the nation, these much loved makeup artists and hairstylists are the cream of the crop. We've put together a guide on some of the most talented in the wedding scene, all with years of experience, tons of flexibility, and a real knack for bringing out the best in that pretty face of yours.
The Beauty Hub
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With over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, The Beauty Hub is a rad team of specialist wedding makeup artists and hairstylists. They've got talent, they've got history, they've got chutzpah - and they're going to make you look like the million bucks you are on your special day. 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 brides at Destination Weddings throughout New Zealand, Fiji, Bora Bora and more.
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Rebekah Banks is a freelance 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.
Verdo Hair and Makeup Auckland
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The owner of Verdo Events created Verdo Hair and Makeup Auckland. With a strong history in beauty and events - over a decade of experience - this makeup artist and hairstylist is a one-woman show. A perfectionist through and through, she specialises in wedding makeup and hairstyling but also does spray tans and nails. Anything you need on your big day, Verdo Hair and Makeup Auckland can provide to perfection.
Freckles & Blush
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With a passion for makeup and creating, Freckles & Blush is run by Christina Dellar. She completed a course at Cut Above Academy before beginning her career at Bobbi Brown. She believes in finding looks that reflect your individual style, letting you feel comfortable and showstopping all at the same time. As an Auckland-based wedding makeup artist and blogger, her skills have won her Bride of the Year 2009, Couple of the Year 2010, Bride of the Year 2011, and Bride of the Year 2012 in Bride + Groom Magazine and NZ Weddings.
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With a ton of commercial experience in the bag, Abbie Beauty was established in 2006 and has been 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. Weddings are a specialist area for Abbie, who has delighted hundreds of clients with looks that are sophisticated, appear effortless, and show each person's unique beauty to its best advantage on their special day.
Sarika Makeup Artistry and Training
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Sarika Makeup Artistry and Training comes with a plethora of experience. Over twelve years of experience means 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. Your wedding makeup will be utter perfection with Sarika Makeup Artistry and Training.
Kaitlin Chapman Makeup & Hair
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Located in Auckland, Kaitlin Chapman Makeup & Hair is a freelance wedding makeup artist and hairstylist, as well as a popular blogger. Beauty-obsessed and with a creative flair, Kaitlin is all about exploring and experimenting, all while building up her own repertoire. Her professional career began in 2008 and has flourished over the last 12 years. Her makeup and hair kits are made up of products she has personally trialled.
Fresh & Flawless
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Fresh & Flawless was established eight years ago and has grown exponentially in this time. The founder, Lauren Barry, specialises in wedding hairstyling and makeup in the Auckland region, allowing for bookings at their studio and mobile appointments. Fresh & Flawless also have other services available, such as spray tanning, nails, and brow tinting and waxing. Now a blossoming team of professional makeup artists and hairstylists, Fresh & Flawless is here to cater to your wedding needs.
Michaela Kaye Makeup
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Michaela Kaye Makeup is situated in Auckland and is happy to travel to wherever your wedding takes her. A makeup artist, hairstylist and spray tan technician, she can do it all on your big day, 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 her craft and to ensuring that you're entirely flawless on your special day.
The Peach Club
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The Peach Club is an award-winning makeup artist and hairstylist collective. Carefully put together, they're all peaches themselves, based in Auckland and Waiheke, happy to travel to your wedding destination to glam you up. Voted one of New Zealand's Best Wedding Vendors in 2019 by Wild Hearts, The Peach Club has over 18 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.
Sarah Knight Hair and Makeup
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Also the owner of a successful hairdressing business, Sarah Knight Hair and Makeup is located in Auckland, specialising in hairstyling, hairdressing and makeup. As a freelancer, she is happy to come to you and has over 14 years of experience in the wedding industry. Sarah Knight Hair and Makeup has been involved in films, fashion, events and so much more, all adding up to an incredible wedding makeup artist and hairstylist. Her work has been published across the nation, lauded for her prowess and particular style.
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Mobile wedding makeup and hairstyling galore, Makeup Station's base is in Auckland, but you can find them pretty much anywhere in New Zealand if summoned by a soon-to-be-married couple in need of talented artists. Their amazing work has 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, they are here to make sure that you're styled to perfection on your wedding day.
Beauty by Sophie
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A wedding makeup artist with a myriad of talents, Beauty by Sophie is a beauty enthusiast based in Auckland. 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.
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A wedding specialist through and through, Lexia Dyer is all about giving you the full wedding beauty package: hairstyling and makeup, nails and tanning. By the time she's put the final touches on you, you'll be shimmering inside and out. Lexia has over 12 years of experience in the wedding industry, previously having worked in television, corporate events, fashion and modelling agencies. Now a freelance wedding makeup artist and hairstylist, Lexia Dyer is following her heart and doing what she loves most: making sure you look as gorgeous as possible on your big day.