Simple but effective tips & tricks for hair, skin, makeup & nails

August 30, 2016

As the seasons change and we start to look forward to shedding the winter layers in favour of t-shirts, sandals and sun hats, it is also important to rejuvenate and revive a tired, winter regime in favour of something fresh and spring-inspired.


We have compiled a list of tips and tricks from the Aussie elite who groom the likes of Miranda Kerr, Lara Worthington and Nicole Trufino and ensure that their hair, skin, makeup and nails are always runway ready.




Renya Xydis

Hair stylist to Gemma Ward, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts

“Leave the crown of the hair until last when you blow dry. It naturally dried up and gains body while you dry the rest of your hair.”


Melanie Grant

Dermatologist to Gemma Ward, Bambi Northwood-Blythe and Lara Worthington

“I always recommend an antioxidant serum layered under your sunscreen during the day. Use a retinol serum at night to stimulate collagen production and refine the texture”.


Liz Kelsh

Makeup Artists to Olivia Palermo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman

“Check your makeup in full daylight before you head out. Makeup can look very different in your bathroom and the sunlight.”




David Keough

Hair stylist to Stella Maxwell, Cheyenna Tozzi and Jourdan Dunn

“Make sure that you have all of your stuff in front of you- all your pins, all your brushes…The last thing you want to be doing is reaching to grab something when you’ve got a curling iron in your hair.”


Jocelyn Petroni

The woman behind the amazing manicures of Phoebe Tonkin, Gemma Ward and Mia Wasikowska

“Apply two or, even three, really thin coats to avoid streaking and achieve even coverage and colour consistency”


Natasha Severino

Makeup artist to Bambi Northwood-Blythe, Jac Jagaciak, Imogen Poots and Jess Hart

“Before applying lipstick, apply Touche Eclat to the outer lip line and blend it well with your fingers to create the optical illusion of a fuller pout. It also works wonders for keeping your lipstick in place for longer.”


Travis Balcke

Famed hair stylist, best known for his ‘Bingle bob’ on Lara Worthington

“I prep hair with water, wet it down and see what it wants to do, you then only require a light-hold setting spray.”


Raw Morris

Iconic makeup artist who has turned looking beautiful into a bestselling business launching how-to books, brushes and workshops along alongside working with megawatt models Shanina Shaik and Georgia Fowler.

“Always match foundation to your décolletage. Always”




Jaye Edwards

Sydney’s go-to colour pro with clients like Lara Worthington and Harper & Harley’s Sara Donaldson maintain her gorgeous gloss

“Don’t shampoo everyday. Three times a week is enough. More than enough actually.”


Max May

The ultimate triple threat: makeup artist, hairstylist and best friend he is the right hand man of beauties such as Jodi Gordon, Georgia Fowler and Jesitna Campbell.

“If the skin is dry, using a sponge in a dabbing motion will help prevent the lifting of skin which can exacerbate the issue, work with a damp sponge if you want sheer, subtle coverage.”


Victoria Baron

Go to makeup artist for Nicole Trufino, Gemma Ward, Jessica Gomes and Lara Worthington as well as being chief makeup artist for Chanel locally.

“Metallic colours make puffy eyes look worse, use a matte brown eye shadow to flatten out puffiness and distract attention away from tired eyes.”



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