Karissa McLaren & Michelle Gataric have both spent many years working individually and as a team in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London and Paris. They are well known for their calm and composed approach to creating perfect looks in high-pressure situations. They have a refined sense of how to get the best out of any collaboration. Their professional mindset marks them apart from their competitors, making them the first choice for forward-thinking clients who can accept nothing less than a first-class result.
KARISSA MCLAREN - Freelance Makeup Artist & Hairstylist /Co-owner & Creative Director of KM Makeup Studios / CALL 0401 013 016
Karissa 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 biggest brands in the beauty business. 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 has worked with some of the most accomplished photographers, stylists and image-makers in the business. Karissa was Head Trainer at the Academy of Make-up in South Yarra, and also worked with the Melbourne MAC Cosmetics pro team. She travels regularly for work as a consultant and key creative artist for beauty editorials, runway, tvc’s, weddings, red carpet events and campaigns. Karissa is also a hair & makeup educator.
Hair & Makeup clients:
Print: InStyle Magazine, Real Living, Chadstone Fashion Capital Magazine, Carnival Magazine, New Idea, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Grazia, Russh, Glife, Instyle Magazine, Skin Deep Learning.
Campaign/ Advertising: Commonwealth games 2018 influencer / celebrity for Longines, Eye of Horus, The Lane, Myer, Bonds, NOVA, Woman's Day, Natasha Schweitzer, Disney, Thor Ragnorak, Grace on Mercer, Loreal, Decjuba, Mimco, Cotton On , John Frieda, Mathers, Metallicus, Sportsgirl, Chadstone Capital, Westfield, Black Pepper, Target, Kachel, Maggie T,Debertoli Wines, Dotti, Bulgari, Crown Casino, ANZ, Westpac, Honda, The Oracle, Mossimo, Priceline, Southern Comfort, Virgin Airways, Volkswagon, Triumph, Playtex, PillowTalk, Sony, Fox Sports, Sacha Drake.
Events: IMG Swim Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, L'oreal Fashion Week, Rosemount Fashion Week, MBFF, Commonwealth Games.
MICHELLE GATARIC - Freelance Makeup Artist & Hairstylist /Co-owner & Creative Director of KM Makeup Studios / CALL 0424 388 976
Michelle has worked with some of the best makeup artists in the world including, Peter Philips, Val Garland and Alex Box. Her work has featured across major international events, productions and publications. Among them was working the runways at Paris, New York, Milan and London Fashion Weeks; and video shoots with Jennifer Hudson and acclaimed British act, Florence + The Machine. Michelle is also an experienced makeup educator and has taught her craft at The Academy Of Makeup in Paddington, Sydney. Her most recent client list includes Cue, Veronika Maine, Lee Denim, Mulberry, Topshop, Olympus, Myer, Dion Lee and David Jones.
Print: Dazed & Confused, ID online, 7th Man Magazine, Modern Bride Magazine, Fashion Journal, V Magazine, SOMA.
Campaign/ Advertising: Chanel, Fendi, Cue, Veronika Maine, Lee Denim, ASOS, Top Shop, Fiat, Mr Porter, J’Aton Couture, NAB (National Australia Bank), Alexandra Blak Jewellery, Rokk Ebony, Luxe Deluxe, Stage II, All About Eve, George, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ann Taylor, TOCCA, Converse, Triumph, Boux Avenue, Mulberry, Sacha Drake, Mishkah Clothing.
Events: The Brit Awards, L’Oreal event with Cheryl Cole, L’Oreal Crème Casting Gloss TV presentation event, L’Oreal Colour Trophy, Harry Winston Princess Trust Celebrate Success Awards, Harpers Bazaar Charity Event- Women for Women International, Sydney Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, 30 days of Fashion, Dancing With The Stars, New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Commonwealth Games.