Karissa McLaren is a respected Australian make-up artist and hair stylist. With over 15 years industry experience, her fresh, creative and versatile style has crafted polished looks for some of the world’s biggest brands, including John Frieda, Bulgari, Virgin Australia, L’oreal, Myer, Honda, Mimco and Marie Claire.
Karissa spent a large part of her career working in Melbourne, where she was represented by one of Australia’s top boutique talent agencies, Coco Productions. She was Head Trainer at the Academy of Make-up in South Yarra, and also worked with the Melbourne MAC Cosmetics pro team.
Now located in central Brisbane, Karissa travels regularly for work as a consultant and key creative artist for runway looks, television commercials, weddings, red carpet events and campaigns.
Michelle Gataric is an international makeup artist who has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years. From NYC to London, she has worked alongside the world’s best, including Chanel Creative Director, Peter Philips, and the renowned make-up queens, Val Garland and Alex Box.
Michelle’s work has appeared in high-circulation publications including InStyle, iD, Oyster and Teen Vogue. In previous years, she has been featured as one of 28 international makeup artists selected to work on the Chanel shows at Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks. Michelle has also worked on video shoots with the acclaimed British musical act, Florence + the Machine, and actress Jennifer Hudson.
Since returning to Australia, Michelle has continued to work with reputable brands. Her client list includes: David Jones, Myer, Dion Lee, Veronika Maine, Cue and Lee Denim to name a few.
Karissa and Michelle are based in Brisbane however they able to travel anywhere in Australia and abroad upon request. They are supported by an additional team of artists in Sydney, Melbourne and surroundings areas.