I absolutely love that I can combine my two passions, creating beautiful hair and makeup work and educating and promoting cruelty-free, more natural and safe cosmetics.
How It All Began
I started out doing my hairdressing apprenticeship in the late 1980's at Katan/Kabu, a high-end salon in High St Armadale Melbourne.
Once I completed my 4 year apprenticeship,I stayed on at the salon for a couple more years and also studied makeup artistry at Flagstaff College.
In the early 1990's I branched out on my own and for the last 23 years I have freelanced, working in the fashion, advertising, music and bridal industries.
Around 15 years ago I started volunteering as a hair and makeup artist for the non-profit organizations Choose Cruelty Free
Once I understood how animals are tortured and killed for cosmetic testing, I vouched to never work for brands that test on animals. I also refused to work at Australian Fashion Week as it is run and promoted by L'Oreal ( they test their products on animals) and for any fashion labels that used real fur and exotic skins in their collections.
I am passionate about animal welfare and strongly feel that no animal should ever suffer purely for human vanity.
If we want to use makeup and other beauty and personal care products then we should do it ethically.
All products I work with, are created by ethical, humane companies that are listed on the Choose Cruelty Free Shopping Guide.
My work shows that it is absolutely possible and achievable to create professional, fashion-forward, hair and makeup results, both ethically and safely.