Artists

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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. 

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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.

 
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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.

 

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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
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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.
 
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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.