Andrea // Hair & Makeup
Andrea is new to the Melbourne scene, but a well known and sought after editorial stylist in South America, where she is recognised as a leader in her field. Andrea has worked on a variety of magazine covers and editorials including Vogue, Rolling Stone and Esquire. She is a Brand Ambassador for Mary Kay Cosmetics and principal make up artist for South America’s premier fashion week. Andrea’s outstanding work ethic, skill and artistry are second to none. Her international experience and keen eye for emerging trends gives her creativity a unique edge. Her work really does speak for itself. With a strong passion for enhancing the natural beauty of her clients, Andrea loves being able to give those she works with an increased sense of confidence and empowerment. Being an expert in both hair and makeup, she is a popular choice for brides and event goers, being able to create the whole look together.
Casey // Hair & Makeup
Casey is a highly experienced and sought after hair and makeup artist in the bridal and fashion industries. Her makeup style has been described as beautifully versatile, and can be seen throughout Australian media including Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Age, and Polka Dot Bride. Casey has worked with celebrity clients including Bec Judd and Sophie Monk, and worked with Australian and International fashion industry leaders such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Roberto Cavalli, Alex Perry, Toni Maticevksi, Dion Lee, and Rachel Gilbert. She has worked at fashion events including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, TV Week Logie Awards, The Brownlow Medal and fashion launches for David Jones, Myer and Kookai. Casey understands the importance of feeling comfortable, relaxed and beautiful on your wedding day. It’s about looking like you; the best version of you. She prides herself on delivering a professional and enjoyable experience, not only for the bride but the entire bridal party. Casey feels it is a great honour to be part of a wedding day, and treats each booking with care and respect.
Claire // Makeup
Claire started her career in the fashion and beauty industry initially by working as a model, and then studying a fashion business degree, until eventually pursuing her true passion for makeup. After completing her makeup studies, Claire worked as a colour specialist at Mecca, and worked under top beauty brands; Hourglass and By Terry. Claire has now been freelancing full time for the past 3 years specialising in bridal, special occasion and editorial makeup. Some of her clients include MSO, Abode, Base Supply, Melbourne Vixens, and The Upstyler. Having the experience of being in the makeup chair on a regular basis as a model, Claire understands the importance of having a makeup artist who is reassuring, calm and personable. Claire’s approach to her clients is gentle and warm, and she delivers beautiful makeups which make her clients feel elevated, enhanced and beautiful. She loves working with women in a way that supports self care and nurturing the physical self, by giving them a personalised and bespoke makeup service.
Eleanna // Makeup
Eleanna started her working life in advertising, but her heart was always in beauty. After seeing fellow Tonic artist, Kim working on a commercial shoot for an advertising client, she was inspired to pursue a new career. Eleanna trained in makeup, and soon after left her job to work at Mecca as a Colour Specialist. Mecca provided Eleanna with strong product knowledge, and she began assisting some of Melbourne’s busiest makeup artists, developing her skills in bridal, event and editorial makeup and hair. Since then, Elly has trained in hair, and her work has been featured in many magazines including Ivory Tribe. Eleanna says "My favourite part of the job is that I get to do something that I'm truly passionate about. I love making people look and feel their best, it's such a rewarding part of the job. It's so gratifying when someone leaves my chair with a burst of confidence and excitement to go about their day looking and feeling like the best version of themselves." Elly takes a collaborative approach by asking the right questions to create a bespoke look that helps her clients achieve their goals. Elly’s clients love her calming presence and her ability to really listen to their needs and translate that into beautiful, clean and effortless makeup, which has made her a popular choice for her many return clients. Elly is available for makeup bookings from the Tonic studio and for mobile services for events and weddings.
Ellie // Makeup
Ellie’s love for all things makeup has been a part of her identity for as long as she can remember. After excelling as an art and design student during her Bachelor of Communication and Design, she focused every assignment around makeup, beauty and cosmetics. Ellie met industry leader and makeup super-guru Rae Morris at a makeup expo where Ellie showed her one of her university assignments, and Rae invited her to be her assistant at Fashion Week. There she made new relationships and connections with artists including Monica Gingold (Tonic co-founder) and Sarah Laidlaw. Sarah took over directing makeup for Fashion Week and invited Ellie back as her main assistant in 2019 and 2020. Ellie worked at Bobby Brown where she gained experience in working with clients of all ages, skin tones and skin types. After meeting fellow Tonic artist Vanessa, Ellie started working in the hair and makeup department on Neighbours TV series. Ellie was a finalist and runner up for the MAGAP New Force Emerging Talent Award. Ellie says ‘ I absolutely love making clients happy and feeling like their very best self, it gives me so much joy.’ Ellie creates beautiful, natural and enhancing makeup looks for all her clients, and her bubbly and joyful energy makes her so much fun to have around. Ellie is one to watch as her career will no doubt continue to grow and excel.
Holly // Hair & Makeup
After completing her Make Up Diploma, Melbourne Make Up Artist, Holly Harnwell jumped straight into the industry assisting highly sort after makeup artists to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible to make herself one of the best in the industry. Today, working seamlessly through the makeup industry from bridal to editorial, Holly is working successfully as a full time makeup artist. Her work stands out as natural, blended to perfection, and she can adapt her style from beautifully subtle to bold and striking looks. Her strong work ethic and positive, uplifting energy gives her a great advantage to building strong relationships within the industry and a steady, loyal clientele. Her passion and drive for making people look and feel like the best version of themselves ensures that every job is done to perfection and with great attention to detail.
Jess S // Hair & Makeup
Having always been a creative at heart, Jess started her career over a decade ago as a Graphic Designer. Her strong attention to detail and ability to see colour and composition out of natural habit led her to quit the computer screen and use her creativity in the beauty space. Jess turned her dream of working in the beauty world to a reality and is living proof that when you work hard and show high quality results, you can achieve anything. Jess is now a Make Up Artist that has vast experience working in TV commercials, fashion shoots, runway events and with reputable luxury cosmetic brands. Now working as a freelance Make Up Artist, Jess is known for always listening to her clients and delivering beautiful make up looks that hit the brief. Her lovely, calm nature and demeanour has built Jess’ reputation for being one of Melbourne’s top Make Up Artists.
Jessica O // Makeup
Jessica O joins Tonic with more than 13 years under her belt as an experienced makeup artist. After working at MAC and Mecca for many years, Jessica took on a huge role at Runway Room where she managed their salons, was head of training, and looked after their team of artists for 5 years. In her time there, Jessica was a senior artist at many fashion event including runway shows for David Jones, Harrolds, Caulfield Cup and Royal Randwick, and events including The Logies, Brownlow and The Block TV show. Jessica has worked on countless weddings and prides herself on giving her clients a look that makes them feel like the best version of themselves. Her approach is all about enhancing rather than changing, and she brings a great positive energy with her to every client. Having recently been married herself helps her understand how special the getting ready process is, and how important it is to have the right people there helping you. Jessica is available for wedding bookings and as well as single/event bookings from the Tonic studio.
Lauren // Makeup
Lauren joins Tonic as a strong makeup artist with a love for all things beauty. While studying visual artist at RMIT, Lauren based all her assignments around portraiture through the mediums of photography, painting and sculpture and had a flair for realistic portraiture. Lauren’s experience as a senior artist at Mecca means she’s confident in working with a variety of skin types, colours and ages. She focuses a lot of detail in creating a beautiful complexion that glows from within, while bringing out the best of her client’s features. Lauren is a great listener and has the ability to translate her clients' desired looks into fruition. Her many returning clients say her calming presence and easy going nature, paired with her attention to detail and industry expertise make her their artist of choice again and again.