Meet The Team

Our team experience is endless. From working on Films, TV, Fashion, Photoshoots and Weddings, a number of our team are Qualified Makeup training experts who tutor at the Makeup Academies in NZ.

Our team work not only in NZ but Internationally as well, whether it is a wedding in Fiji, a photoshoot in Bora Bora, or a Fashion show in Australia.

We  have very high standards and handpick only highly trained, skilled and experienced Artists to deliver what you need. Our focus is on quality not quantity.

The team are here to solve, educate and beautify, to get results, and most importantly we love what we do!

Nicki Collett

Director, The Beauty Hub Ltd

The Studio Office Team

NICKI COLLETT

Founder & CEO

Nicki Collett
About

Originally from an entertainment background, Nicki has worked all over the world including Asia, the Greek Islands, Europe and Australia.

After returning to NZ, Nicki worked for one of New Zealand’s top Music Promoters – touring with both local and International bands and artists such as Blondie, Norah Jones, Hayley Westenra, and Billy Connolly.

Nicki’s experience spans over 15 years, working in all aspects of the industry. Not only on the tools, Nick’s expertise is now predominantly as an adviser to the Industry, she works with the NZQA to establish the correct industry standard and teaching qualifications for Government Bodies, Makeup Schools in NZ, Beauty Brands and Industry leaders.

Her goal is to ensure today’s Artists reach the industry with the highest standard and are leading the way in current International Trends and Techniques.

Reviews

“Nicki looked after my daughter for her school ball, everything was great! Nicki just made everything easy & comfortable for my daughter and did a beautiful, timely job. Thx again, we wld def use her again!! 😊”

“Nicki was amazing. Someone who was very ‘customer first’ and was very friendly. Easy to get along with and did and amazing job with the makeup brush.”

“So professional, but also engaging and relaxed. Fabulous work and was just an all round 100% experience will be recommending to others and also using again.”

“Nicki was just lovely, kind and a great listener. She remembered every little detail I asked. She was very flexible and helpful. I missed her after she left!”

CASTA

Makeup & Brow Technician, Marketing Assistant

Casta
About

Casta is our Studio based Brow Specialist and Makeup Artist. She works out of our Private Studio at 22 Harding Ave, Mt Wellington which is open by appointment only on a Friday and Saturday.

Casta is a qualified Beauty Therapist with years of experience in the industry, including her past role at Benefit Cosmetics. She is our Brow super star and works magic with Tinting and Waxing Brows to bring them back to life!

From a very young age Casta has always loved fashion and cosmetics, and has a real passion for Makeup and Brows! Her attention to detail is fantastic, making sure every client is thrilled with her service.

Casta’s other super power is Marketing, and she is also our Marketing Assistant for The Beauty Hub. Having studied a Business Degree in Marketing at Auckland University of Technology, she has continued to grow with experience including social media, and really understands and listens to our clients to continue to elevate our service. 

Reviews

My eyes looked amazing. I loved the make up. She is very experienced and I would recommend her.”

Thought that she explained the services well and ensured she understood what we wanted and made sure we were happy with it.”

“Casta is very friendly and I just loved the quick service. And my brows look awesome!”

Casta made me feel relaxed, very knowledgeable re her trade and I enjoyed her company – for someone so young, I felt I could entrust her. I felt very pretty once make up was completed and evident I had make up on, but it still felt au naturel. Also was surprised but grateful for the test pots and mini brushes so I could freshen up at the party with the exact same colours/product. I now know where to book for future events and will recommend Casta and your studio to family and friends.”

Casta did a great job with the natural look I’d asked for. Colour matched perfectly.”

GINNY

Weddings Bookings Manager

Ginny
About

Ginny has been working in all aspects of the wedding industry for the last 19 years.   From planning, to owning her floristry business which specialised in weddings – the very popular Flower Gallery.  Lucky for The Beauty Hub, Ginny has recently sold her floristry business to have a change of direction in a similar industry which she is very passionate about and understands the bride’s needs – so naturally we quickly snapped her and her super skills up to come join our team!

She is very experienced in the cultural and traditions of the wedding industry and very aware of all members of the bridal parties needs.   

She feels so very blessed to have been given the opportunity to be involved with couples starting such an exciting time in their lives, as she knows first-hand how wonderful it can be to have that special day together with your family and friends. 

With a calming influence and good communication skills she understands planning a wedding involves a lot of people and the importance of working together.

Virginia really listens and understands what is important to the clients for their big day, and you can be assured she will suggest a stylist that will suit the look you desire.

Reviews

I cannot thank you guys enough for your contribution to our wedding day. Your bookings department were prompt and easy to work with.”

Our Artist Team

Our artists are grouped into coverage areas below.

NOTE: If you wish to book an artist outside of this area, a travel cost will apply.

CENTRAL/CBD AUCKLAND

LISETTE

Lead Makeup Tutor / Hair Stylist

Lisette
About

Lisette has over 18 years experience in all aspects of the Makeup Industry. She began her career in television working for the TV3 makeup department, later going on to freelance for Shortland Street both in studio and on location.

She has worked as a freelancer for Fashion Quarterly, Girlfriend, New Idea, Pulp and Cleo magazine, and with photographers on both commercial advertising and domestic assignments.

As one of our makeup artistry educators, Lisette has experience in tutoring makeup artistry firstly with Yves Saint Laurent on their national travelling team and later as Beauty and Bridal tutor with Samala Robinson Makeup Academy, where she prepared emerging artists for the industry and also ran school holiday programmes for teenagers.

As a Senior Tutor, Lisette has acquired her adult teaching and assessment qualifications supported by NZQA, and is responsible for delivering tutoring at a corporate level on Hair and Makeup and personal/company branding to our larger clients such as Air New Zealand.

 Lisette has been part of the Beauty Hub team for more than 6 years working on a range of assignments for all age groups and areas of the industry.

Reviews

“Lisette knows how to work with mature ladies and a younger bridesmaid, was so talented and professional. Warm and friendly and made the whole experience brilliant and the comments kept coming about how amazing we looked! Thanks.”

“Lisette was amazing! I don’t usually wear makeup and so it was difficult to decide and describe what I wanted. Lisette was very patient with me and I loved my makeup! I definitely recommend her and wouldn’t hesitate to book with her again!”

“Lisette was so awesome – the hair and makeup was amazing but more importantly, the dissection of the event prior to getting there and chatting during makeup/hair was priceless – lovely lady would book again in a heartbeat.”

“LOVED IT! Lisette did my makeup for my 21st birthday and it was perfect! She arrived early and prepared and was very friendly. I had an idea of what I wanted and a few example pictures and both the hair and makeup was exactly what I was hoping for. It took away the stress out of preparing for my 21st.

I would like to thank you and Lisette for all of your help to make my wedding day special. Make-up is not my forte and I was quite stressed about what I was going to do for the big day. I went with you guys based on your website and the beautiful images you have on there. I have to admit, when I saw you were not available, I did stress a little. However, your emails put me at ease as you assured me I was in good hands. You and Lisette were amazing right from the get go and my make-up by far exceeded my expectations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Lisette for making my bridesmaids and I look beautiful on the day and coming all the way out to Pokeno to do our make-up. She did an amazing job and was so lovely to deal with. (I wish she could move in and do my make-up for me everyday haha!!) I truly felt like a princess on that day and even now, as I write this email, I’m tearing up as I am so grateful to you guys. “

Lisette did an amazng job. I absolutely loved my makeup. Was perfect. Lisette is warm, friendly and accommodating.. Nothing was too much trouble. A real gem. Thank you for being part of my special day! Please pass on my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Lisette. She was also amazing at my trial for both myself and MOH xx”

 

CHEYENNE

Makeup Artist & Hair Down Stylist

Cheyenne
About

Cheyenne is our newest member to joint The Beauty Hub Team, and has over 5
years experience. We knew she was a must have on our Team when we learnt her
career had started by graduating from one of Auckland’s elite Makeup Academy’s
with Excellence.  Plus being awarded the Revlon Scholarship Prize for Best Makeup Artist.

She’s a passionate makeup artist with a natural skill in beauty and fashion makeup.
Having high standards of understanding the art of enhancing natural features and
beauty, and working comfortably with every type of skin tone, shade, age and gender
in her career.

Some of her experience includes the Revlon YMCA Walk-the Line Fashion Show,
music videos, headshots, photoshoots, fashion shows including NZFW, weddings,
school ball makeup and hair, production shows and special occasion clients.

“I love the artistry and colour of makeup. I get absolute satisfaction in making a person look
and feel fantastic about themselves. Seeing how makeup has a large impact on others, is why I love my art”.

Reviews

“Cheyenne was very friendly and kindly took the extra time to change my lip colour when I changed my mind to make sure I was happy with my makeup. I loved how she did my hair and helped me get ready and look great for my ball!” 

Loved how I could simply let Cheyenne take the lead and do what she needed to do. I know nothing about make up and would not have been able to produce the look she gave me for my professional photo. She knew exactly what would be right for me and what I wanted to achieve.”

The shoot went really well and Cheyenne was fantastic. The service was seamless and nothing was a problem.” – Ray White Photoshoot

Cheyenne was fantastic. She was on time and listened to me about what I would like. She also provided suggestions. I went away feeling comfortable and had a fabulous wedding day!”

Grateful to Cheyenne for the beautiful makeup. Enjoyed her professionalism from start to end. I was equally impressed by her makeup skills, her relaxed friendly nature and most importantly that she listened, understood, responded and actioned.”

NORTH SHORE AUCKLAND

MEIGHAN

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Meighan
About

Meighan’s beauty career started with working on the front desk at Serville’s Ponsonby which is where she first started working with makeup clients.

Meighan completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts at AUT and then continued to study, graduating from Samala Robinson Makeup Academy with an excellence plus in 2017. She has experience freelancing for school balls, special events and also holds Runway and Fashion photography makeup experience.

Meighan then started working with our team at The Beauty Hub in 2017 and has spent the past 4 years working in the fashion and makeup industry.

Reviews
“She was so conversational and knew exactly what I wanted. Checked with me throughout the process to confirm that I liked the look.”
 
“I love how she was super friendly and did what I want and always asked if what she was doing was okay. She had amazing Communication skills!
“She’s so on to it. Friendly knowledgeable and easy going. She put me at ease while doing my wedding hair and makeup and it was flawless. 10/10 recommend and please let her know how very happy my daughter, mum and I were. My mum didn’t even wash her eye makeup off that night cause she loved it so much and it still looked great in the morning!!!”

MICHELLE

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Michelle
About

Michelle graduated in 2003 from the Academy of Film and TV Makeup Artistry and
Special Effects. She then went onto extend her skills at Servilles Hairdressing
Academy not long after. Michelle’s extensive career includes working for South
Pacific pictures, Shortland Street tv series, Maori TV and then short films before
finding her true passion which is Weddings.

Over her career spanning more than 20+ years Michelle has been in management
positions for brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Bobbi Brown, Mac, Smashbox,
Estee Lauder and for various designers for New Zealand Fashion week such as
Karen Walker.

National Salon Educator for GHD, travelling the country teaching our top salons how
to use and retail all things GHD, NZ Women’s Weekly Magazine, TVNZ, Look
Good Feel Good, Photography, Fashion and private/celebrity clients.

Reviews

“Amazing with helping to create ideas based on some inspiration pics, my dress and natural features. Great conversation and made me feel super comfortable. All-round awesome time.”

“She took my comments seriously — I asked for a button nose shape and my nose & cheek freckles to be seen and they were. She also made sure to ask me for my opinion on different parts of my makeup, so I was able to say what I wanted slightly differently which is usually hard for me as I am quite shy. Overall I loved my face and I loved that I still looked like myself even while glammed up!”

Michelle was a lovely lady who asked me several times to make sure I was happy. I have little makeup knowledge and she was so helpful, kind and chatty.”

MCKENZIE

Senior Makeup Artist

McKenzie
About

With a passion for makeup artistry from a young age, Kenzie is a fun, creative, and inspired artist who graduated in 2018 from Cut Above Academy. 

With over two year’s retail experience working as a beauty advisor and counter manager for Revlon, Kenzie displays high attention to detail, and an ability to listen to what the client is asking for 

Reviews

It was fantastic. McKenzie was lovely with Lana and made her feel very special.”

Open to requests but equally happy with the artists interpretation of my request- she looked at images I liked and created a version that suited me.”

We had McKenzie for makeup and Deepika for hair. She was brilliant, so fast and we loved the outcome. We loved that they both ran off our ideas and captured what we wanted. Very happy with them both!”

LILY

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Lily
About

After completing her degree in Management and Marketing at Canterbury University, Lily decided to pack up and move to the big smoke to study makeup artistry and hairstyling. Lily achieved her diploma in Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling and achieved top marks in 2015.

Since then, Lily has had a varied career in the industry including two seasons on The Bachelor NZ, one season of First Date NZ and did the makeup for the presenters on Trackside. She has done numerous fashion shows at NZ Fashion Week and has trained our amazing Air New Zealand staff how to do their hair and makeup for work. Lily also went on to work at MECCA for 3 years as a colour specialist which furthered her passion for making women look and feel their best.

After 6 years in the industry, Lily is now focusing on Weddings and Special occasion makeup. This style of makeup and hair is where Lily’s talent shines as an artist. She always takes pride in her work and loves the feeling when a client sees themselves for the first time.

Reviews

“The makeup and hair looked absolutely amazing when completed, throughout the process Lily was very friendly. I would 100% recommend!!”

“Loved that Lily listened to exactly what I wanted and did exactly that – absolutely loved my make up and hair. Thank you Lily.”

“Lily was awesome! I showed her my dress and told her to do what she thinks would work. I loved my overall look. Lily was also friendly and chatty, which meant that I felt less awkward about having a stranger at the house. We had a good laugh!”

“I was completely over the moon with everything. She nailed the whole look I was going for on everyone. I couldn’t have ask for a better artist. 100 time would recommend”

Lilly did amazing for my big day she nailed the whole look I wanted for myself (bride) and my maid of honour and flower girl I would highly recommend The Beauty Hub 100%”

Lilly was perfect, not only did both our hair and makeup look fabulous, she was also warm and friendly and just lovely.”

WEST AUCKLAND

NAEEMA

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Naeema
About

Although originally from a design background, Naeema has always been passionate about makeup and beauty and finally entered into the industry a few years ago. After completing her training at The Makeup School, she has since been specialising in Bridal work.

Having lived in different countries around the world, Naeema has been able to use her cultural experiences and language skills (speaking fluent Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati)  to help international brides and their families create a traditional experience on their wedding day.

Naeema is proficient in the cultural aspects of bridal styling such as Dupatta setting and Hijaab styling and with a keen eye for detail she always ensures nothing is out of place.

Reviews

“Naeema was very talented – loved both my hair and makeup and came up so good in the photos! She was also so prompt, kind and the whole experience was amazing. I’m so grateful for her! Thank you Naeema!”

“Naeema came early, which was great as I was already anxious about time! She was very professional and efficient and with little explanation of what I wanted from me, she absolutely nailed my hair and makeup. It was perfect and looked stunning. It was so wonderful to be pampered by Naeema. Thank you Naeema for making me look and feel beautiful.”

“Naeema created the exact look I envisioned – I had so many people compliment me on my makeup at the event and would 100% recommend this service to anyone! So grateful!”

“Naeema was fabulous and such a lovely person! I would definitely recommend her to others. I loved that she came to my home.”

“Loved Naeema. What a lovely person and did an amazing job with my makeup. Was effortless. Thanks so much.”

Naeema was so professional, skillful and lovely – put me at ease, friendly to chat with and did such a fabulous job putting together a look for my wedding. I can’t wait to do my makeup and hair again with her!! I felt so beautiful”

I loved my makeup and hair, and would 100% recommend Naeema, she was so lovely and professional! Listened to what I wanted, gave me options, and produced a fantastic result. Thank you so much!”

Naeema did an outstanding job on our wedding day. She is very talented and my mother, bridesmaid and I all loved our hair and makeup. Naeema also had a great sense of humour and lovely nature and she was a huge part of our special day.”

EAST AUCKLAND

DEEPIKA

Senior Makeup Artist & Hair Down Stylist

Deepika
About

Deepika is a professional Makeup Artist and Hairstylist based in Auckland with an overall experience of 8 years in all aspects of beauty makeup including fashion makeup, bridal makeup, special occasion makeup and specialises in Indian makeup.

Deepika has been associated with well known brand MAC Cosmetics for the past 7 years as a Makeup Consultant, and has been a part of various fashion shows such as Lakme Fashion Week, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and New Zealand Fashion Week.

Deepika’s depth of knowledge in fashion, makeup and hairstyling makes her a versatile beauty professional, who can adapt skills to every kind of job or occasion.

Brilliantly organised, Deepika ensures the highest attention to detail and professionalism for seamless partnerships with our clients.

Reviews

“Deepika was really good with offering me suggestions on makeup & hair styles as I was unsure what I wanted. My makeup & hair was done with great care & attention. I received a lot of compliments.”

“Deepika was so lovely to deal with. She was early to the appointment and she was confident in her makeup advise for me on the night. I would highly recommend and use Deepika again. Thank you for making me pretty for the night.”

“But I really wanted to thank Deepika for her service yesterday. She was super professional, nice and very understanding of what I wanted and how I felt about the whole experience. She had so much patience with me since I usually don’t do much make up and I was nervous about it. She even gave me tips to do myself. I was so very happy about her work i got loads of compliments and I truly loved her work..”

“I loved everything about Deepika, was on time does a great job on my makeup and listens what I want and does it perfectly. Gives her suggestion as well when I unsure about something. Very friendly, have great conversations with her. Absolutely love her work and prefer to book for all my future makeup appointment where possible.”

SILVIA

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Silvia
About

Silvia is a creative and innovative Makeup Artist with 6+ years of international experience in Romania and New Zealand. Her skills lie in understanding every client’s unique requests, and her natural creative talent.

Silvia’s experience includes Makeup Training, Fashion & Beauty brands, Magazines, TV productions and Special Events and Weddings.

She is confident in all Makeup application, Hair down styles and simple relaxed ½ up and up styles.

Reviews

“Silvia was very friendly and accommodating to my: having a cup of tea, checking phone, being interrupted by visitor. I was very happy with the results of both makeup and hair. She offered suggestions and showed options.”

“Silvia was very professional and listened to what I wanted and suggested some alternatives which worked very well.”

“She was very fast and very particular on making sure everything was just right. She also took photos.”

My two clients were still raving about the experience when I caught up with them today. Thank you for adding to the experience of having their portraits taken, Silvia made them feel very special.”

“Silvia was amazing, I organised the hair and makeup for my niece’s wedding. We had previously booking with someone else and due to some disappointment they cancelled. On calling Nicki she was so helpful and was able to schedule Silvia to do a trail and wedding day hair and make up for the bride, mother of the bride and myself. Silvia listened to what we wanted, as we had individual ideas. We had an amazing day and we looked amazing.”

I want to say a massive thank you to you and Silvia for the ease that you made with arranging Nadia’s wedding day hair & makeup.  Nadia was so happy as was my sister the mother of the bride who does not normally wear makeup.  As for myself she was able to match the look I wanted.  Truely thankful that we ended up booking through you.”

PUKEKOHE

SHARON

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Sharon
About

Sharon has 15+ years experience as a Makeup Artist in all areas of the industry. Sharon has had a wide range of experience from Runway work, Magazine work and being a Makeup Tutor at Samala Robinson Academy to then living and owning her own bridal hair and makeup business in the Fiji islands for international brides.

Sharon loves interacting with her clients and loves experiencing and sharing any special day/events with them. She loves what she does and couldn’t see herself ever doing anything else.

Reviews

“Sharon was terrific! Arrived on time, was lovely and chatty and made us ladies look and feel gorgeous. Thank you!”

“LOVED everything. My first comp and I felt incredible. My hair and make up were simply stunning and I couldn’t believe I could look and feel like this Will 100% use Sharon and you guys again for my next event or comp! I can’t thank you enough.”

“Sharon was early and so easy to deal with. She accommodated all our requests so easily and did an amazing job in all 3 of us. She is a star!! Thanks so much.”

“I loved how nice she was and how professional and easy Sharon made the appointment her work was amazing.”

Impressed by the service and professionalism and really happy with my trial makeup and hair!”

Sharon was amazing – cannot say enough positive things, we loved her! She did such a beautiful job with all us girls. Hair and makeup last amazing through the day.”

Sharon was absolutely amazing, very professional and personable, she made all of us feel very comfortable and made us look fabulous! Huge thanks to Sharon for waking up super early to make me look beautiful on the most important day of my life!”

TITIRANGI

JEN

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Jen
About

Jen is one of our senior professional hairstylists & makeup artists. She has a vast dedicated experience working on weddings, special occasions, corporate/school balls, and studio work/photoshoots, headshots, fashion and bridal shows.

Jen has a great attention to detail and a thorough personalising approach to ensure the hair and makeup is created to enhance, suit and compliment each individuals style and dress attire. 

Jens experience in freelance Hair styling and Makeup spans over 12 years. Alongside hairdressing and having acquired management experience, Jen has achieved Schwarzkopf colourist award, full qualifications in both National Hairdressing certificate and a Makeup diploma.

Earlier on in her career she was part of a salon team in Auckland. During which time she started working on weddings, which now has become the biggest part of her career. 

Jen has also worked on a regular basis in photography studios, achieving ‘camera ready looks’ covering; Glamour makeovers and assisting with wardrobe, followed by doing 1950s pin up style/vintage.

 

Reviews

“Jen was so chill and so good at what she does. The hair and makeup trial went well and it lasted the entire night of my bachelorette. Can’t wait to see Jen again on the day of my wedding!”

QUEENSTOWN

CHRISTIE

Senior Hair & Makeup Artist

Christie
About

Christie completed her training at The Film and Television Academy of Makeup and has worked in the makeup and fashion industry for over 15 years. With a huge passion for anything beauty and fashion related she has worked with some of New Zealand’s best-known designers and brands such as WORLD, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

Reviews

“Christie was fantastic, she made my daughter feel very comfortable. Excellent work, extremely satisfied customer.”

“Christie was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t of asked for a better experience! She was so kind and bubbly as soon as she arrived. As a first timer for getting glam hair and makeup I was very nervous but Christie was so easy to talk with and asked me throughout the whole process what I wanted. I loved her energy and her conversation was so welcoming. Thank you so much Christie! Xoxo”

“Christie was absolutely fantastic and so lovely – I loved my makeup – it was exactly what I asked for. Thank you so much.”

To book one of our professional hair and makeup artists, please get in touch!