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ABOUT US

Welcome to Tonic Agency
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Tonic Agency represents Melbourne’s best makeup artists and hair stylists.
 

Our aim is to bring you high quality talent to prepare you for your next big event. By booking with Tonic, there’s no need to hunt around for recommendations or wait on responses from busy artists. Instead, Tonic brings the best talent on offer directly to you, with the professional convenience expected from a premium agency.

 

We offer a range of services to help you achieve your desired results: from wedding day hair and makeup at your home or hotel, to birthdays and formal appointments in our Prahran studio, as well as lessons and workshops, Tonic makes sure to deliver a fun, simple and seamless experience, every step of the way.

Meet the Team

Monica Gingold Tonic

MONICA GINGOLD


Founder
Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

With over 16 years in the industry, Monica has worked her makeup magic on many A-list brands, events, celebrities and influencers.  Monica is now one of the most sought after artists in the fashion and bridal industries, and is now a regular at Melbourne’s most exclusive events including Melbourne Fashion week, Brownlow, Spring Racing and beyond.  Her skill of taking current trends and morphing them into relevant concepts is highly recognised, showing off creativity and strong attention to detail on the job.

Monica's vision for the agency started in 2017. When she had such a high demand for wedding bookings she couldn't fulfill, she knew she could still help all of these clients even if she couldn't be the one to do the hair and makeup for them.

Monica's strong relationships with fellow industry professionals led her to handpick and curate Tonic's team of truly talented artists, each of whom will provide you with an excellent service. Monica works closely with artists, mentoring them to develop their skills as artists and act as an advisor and problem solver. She is also dedicated to her office staff who work to build Tonic into a well oiled machine, ensuring clients have an easy experience when booking their hair and makeup.

Monica loves spending time with her little family - her son Brodie, husband Andrew (wedding musician), dog Cookie - and especially loves going on family holidays.

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ALICE​

General Manager

Senior Booker

Alice is Tonic's all round organiser! With her Diploma of Human Resources behind her, and her experience in recruitment and management, her super organised nature and dedication to her job means nothing falls through the cracks, even when she is coordinating literally hundreds of wedding bookings at one time. On top of that, she is an absolute angel of a person, who is so kind and genuinely caring about her clients and artists. Alice's artists love working with her as she is so patient, understanding and accommodating to everyone's needs. Alice manages wedding schedules and coordinates the details between our clients and artists, and also manages our Prahran studio.

 

In her spare time, Alice loves spending time with her 2 beautiful Border Collies Lola and Lenny, and living her best life with her husband, friends and family on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Alice is happy to answer any questions you have about your booking and looks forward to helping many more beautiful brides organise the hair and makeup for their special day.

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SIAN

Junior Booker

Sian is Tonic’s all round helper in the booking team. Whether she is creating proposals to send out to new clients, creating schedules for wedding days, or working on our social media, Sian has a hand in all areas of the business. She is currently studying Business Marketing at RMIT, feeding her love of business, fueling her creativity and developing her skills and knowledge to help her future endeavors. Sian loves her role at Tonic as she loves working as part of her team with her colleagues who have all become close working together. Sian has been with Tonic since its first year and has loved to see how much the business has grown in a short time, and has played an integral role in that process.

In her spare time, Sian loves to travel, learning more about beauty and makeup, and seeing friends and enjoying Melbourne social life.

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MARIA

Bridal Booker

Maria brings to Tonic a rich background in beauty, artistry and education. Initially trained as a makeup artist, she played a pivotal role at Mecca from its early days, rising to Senior Artist and Store Manager. While at Mecca, she pursued a teaching degree and worked as a teacher until Covid days. In 2024, Maria brought her creative and organizational skills to Tonic, where she continues to make a significant impact.

 

Maria is the first point of call when booking weddings and events with Tonic, responding to all our new enquiries, treating each booking personally to match our clients with the right artist for the job. Maria works closely with her team of artists, and loves being a part of each client's special day by helping them achieve their designed goals for the hair and makeup.In her spare time, Maria loves enjoying all that Melbourne social life has to offer, and especially enjoying in the culinary traditions of both her Italian and Philipino cultures that make up her family. 

 

Maria looks forward to helping all new clients with their enquiries, please send your enquiry to Maria today via the contact page.

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ELEANOR

Social Media & Community Co-Ordinator

Eleanor is our resident Social Media and community manager.

Eleanor started as a social media intern at Tonic and quickly developed our instagram and TikTok into a thriving community and hub for artists and clients past, present and future.

Eleanor's passion for all things beauty combined with her studying business majoring in marketing at Monash uni, make her a valued addition to our team. In her spare time, Eleanor loves to explore her passion for fitness, fashion, playing netball and travel.

You might see El on our socials filming content or being involved in our reels! 

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