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.
Bernice // Hair & Makeup
Bernice has been in the wedding industry for over 10 years and has many weddings under her wing. Known for her attention to detail and calming nature on your big day, you will be in the best hands - both makeup and/or hair services. Having worked with a wide range of photographers and clients, Bernice's makeup & hair experience stretches from commercial advertising campaigns to runway shows. Her work has been featured in Complete wedding magazine, Polka Dot bride, Lucy's magazine, Laud magazine, Cosmopolitan Indonesia and many more. Bernice has a strong focus on cruelty free products and sensitive skin, and with a strong photographic background she knows exactly what will look amazing in your photos.
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.
Dani // Makeup
Dani joins Tonic after 10 years in the makeup and beauty industry. Having previously worked as a beauty therapist, Dani focussed her attention soley on makeup when she moved to London to work for MAC cosmetics. Now based in Melbourne, her makeup career is keeping her busy full time, working with many influencers including Rozalia Russian, Chloe Szep and Ashy Bines, and at events including VAMFF, Melbourne Cup Carnival and Awards nights. These high profile opportunities have lead to Dani growing a dedicated following on Instagram, and in turn, has become one of Melbourne's most sought after wedding makeup artists. Some of her bridal clients include Charlotte Viney (Married to Jack Viney Melbourne FC) and Jess Gawn (Married to Max Gawn, Melbourne FC). Dani specialises in a 'soft glam' look, perfect for the girl who loves makeup and wants to look extra special for her big event. Her glamorous look is loved by her clients who love to play with highlighter, lashes, and all the extra details that take makeup to the next level. Dani's extensiveexperience, calm nature and wealth of knowledge will ensure you are well looked after for your special event
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 // 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.
Mae // Hair & Makeup
Mae Taylor is a Melbourne based hair and make-up artist, who trained in London and has worked in the UK, US and Canada. With a diverse range of experience over the last 10 years in the industry, her work includes fashion & commercial advertising, beauty, editorial, fashion shows, red carpet, celebrity, television and special events/weddings. Some of Mae's clients include Damselfly, Thurley, Georgia Young Couture and Steele. Mae has a great eye for beauty and trends is one of the few artists in the industry who is equally skilled in both makeup and hairstyling. She is down to earth with a friendly nature and an ability to remain super calm under pressure. Mae's skill to nail any brief and work to time constraints remains one of her greatest assets as an artist. She loves to work with each clients individually to create their best possible outcome/look. Whether the desired result is classic beauty, high fashion, raw or creative, her goal is to always accentuate natural beauty.
Marlene // Hair & Makeup
Marlene has been working in the Australian hair and make-up industry for over 10 years. Beginning her career in the family beauty salon, she was initially taught the fundamentals of bridal hair and make-up by her mother, before completing her full hairdressing and makeup training. Since then, Marlene has been freelancing consistently in the Melbourne creative industry and has built up a rich portfolio of television commercials, music videos, commercial print, fashion editorials, web content, short films and of course, weddings. In 2015 Marlene set up her own salon in a collective studio space based in Brunswick East. From there she conducts wedding trials, provides haircuts and colours by appointment, and teaches hairstyling workshops, where she has trained many of the other Tonic artists in wedding hairstyling. Marlene is a master of wedding hairstyling and a popular choice for clients needing an expert in both hair and makeup. Her years of experience, versatile style and professionalism means she will make you look and feel your absolute best for your big day.
Monica // Hair & Makeup
Tonic founder Monica Gingold has over 13 years experience as a full time freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. She has worked at some of Australia’s top fashion events including Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), Melbourne spring racing carnival, Logies and Brownlow. Monica has taken part in New York Fashion Festival putting her at the forefront of her profession with the latest makeup trends, products and techniques. Monica's regular clients include Steph Smith, Elyse Knowles, Rozalia Russian, Rachael Finch, and Jessie Murphy (for whom Monica did her wedding makeup). Known for her delicate and refined approach, she has a strong understanding of how makeup will translate in photography and in different lighting situations. Monica’s style is clean and modern. She prides herself on making a bride look her best, but still like herself. Monica listens to what her clients want and enjoys working together to create the best possible result.
Shannon // Hair
After starting her career at only 17 with a strong love for hair, Shannon was a qualified hairdresser by the age of 21. Her years of experience have led her to working in top salons around Melbourne and trained under industry leaders including Sharon Blain, Cara Clyne, Natalie Anne and Ulyana Aster. During her 2 years in London, Shannon worked on Britain’s Got Talent and many West End shows and musicals. Since then, Shannon has worked as a hair training educator as she has a passion for educating young hairstylists about creating modern hairstyles that last! Now based from her home salon with two young kids in tow, Shannon is working on weddings creating her signature looks, which have been featured in Polka Dot Bride, and White Wedding Magazine. Shannon is an expert in difficult hair, curly hair, Asian hair and loves working on all hair types. She has an incredible ability to replicate a hairstyle from a picture and knows her results will last all day, and maybe even the next day! Shannon is a fun loving, calm, happy and bubbly person who just wants to make you look and feel your best on your special day.
Steph // Makeup
While Steph got her start in the world of Biochemistry, her heart was always in the world of makeup, skin care and beauty. After studying a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Steph started beauty blogging, working on her portfolio and instagram, and built a clientele of beautiful clients and brides. Steph’s work has been featured in many national and international magazines and publications, including the Herald Sun, Frankie Mag, Grazia Korea, and Vogue Thailand. After 4 successful years as a freelance artist, Steph joined Tonic in 2019 and is now accepting bookings for weddings and events with the team. Steph’s style is clean, modern and beautiful, and she has a way of translating current trends into wearable looks for any woman.
Valentina // Hair & Makeup
Now based in Melbourne, Valentina is a talented international hair and makeup artist with experience in commercial, fashion, film and bridal worlds. After graduating from University in Colombia, she worked behind the scenes in TV, then moved to London to complete her certificate in hair and makeup. With a professional degree in Audiovisual Communication, she understands how makeup will translate in camera and different lighting. With Valentina, you know that you will look good in person, video and photography. Valentina has a special love for brides; an area in which is now her specialty. Her own wedding gave her a clear insight on what a bride feels and needs on her special day, and has become an expert on delivering above expectations. Valentina’s experience in different industries will guarantee a professional service: punctuality, high-quality products, high standards of hygiene and of course, a beautiful long wearing makeup application and hair styling. Valentina offers Southbank based or mobile services.
Vanessa // Hair & Makeup
Vanessa began her career in hair and makeup over 20 years ago. After a stint in London working as a hairdresser full time, and then training in makeup, Vanessa began working as a freelance artist in Melbourne working on shoots, TV shows and commercials, and weddings. Recently, Vanessa has worked as a senior artist in TV productions including 'Neighbours', where she did the makeup for 2 feature weddings which appeared in the series. She was also in the makeup team for Eurovision, and hair team for Virgin Melb Fashion Festival. Vanessa's clients include Jodi Gordon, April Rose Pen Gilly, Rebecca Maddern, Dami Im, Lisa Hamilton (See Want Shop), Bonnie Anderson, Jasmine from Friend in Fashion, and Lola Berry. Vanessa's style is soft and natural, and her approach is all about making a woman look like her best self. She loves to work closely with clients to create their look in a collaborative way. Vanessa is available for mobile services for both hairstyling and makeup.