Lovely to meet you! I’m a hair stylist, makeup artist and nutritionist, making me a little obsessed with all things health and beauty. Dedicated to learning about the best techniques, natural products, foods and lifestyle helping you to feel and look your best self.
I live in the Southern Highlands countryside moving recently from Sydney’s Inner West, enjoying more space, more trees, less busyness, and ironically, spending most days wearing as little makeup as possible. My girls, man and I, love it!
My love affair for all things beauty began at a young age when I was constantly drawn to play games and paint face’s with my mama’s favourite lipsticks and blue eyeshadow palette, eek! Although I was first wowed by a makeup artist at 14 years old, after transforming a painfully shy, red headed, pale, freckled and very spotty girl, concealing all my said “imperfections” and helping me feel the most confident I had ever felt at that time. I knew then and there I wanted to help others feel confidence in their own skin through the art of makeup.
After finishing hair and makeup college in 1998 and gaining Sydney experience – first feature film I worked on was ‘Babe’, I packed my makeup kit for London, a supposed 6 months adventure went on to being my home for 8 years, it was there I perfected my skills in the world of fashion, television and film. I became a hair and makeup manager for a photographic studio and also freelanced regulary for television documentaries and programs across the UK. I have also worked extensively in the film industry as a casting agent for actors, extras and models, and working with Australia’s leading casting directors for films such as Paradise Lost, Narnia, Don’t be afraid of the dark and Red Dog.
Having currently 20 years experience in hair and makeup, I had the desire to understand more about inner beauty and how to feed the skin. I completed an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine at ACNT, this allowed me to gain insight on how to feel and look your best from the inside out. As a constant learner, I recently finished more study specifically in beauty and skin nutrition.
In 2012, I launched Mae You Be, a place where I could share my knowledge and experience of beauty and health, through Makeup artistry, Hair Styling and beauty nutrition consultations.
I believe everyone has their unique way of expressing individual beauty, my passion has always been to help women see what they should see in themselves everyday. It’s about enhancing what is already there and never creating a mask, my aim is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone.
After all the different fields of the industry I have worked in – film, TV, fashion, still the biggest excitement I have about my work is when someone looks in the mirror and truly sees themselves as beautiful. At the heart of beauty is love, love towards yourself and others.
Complete Wedding magazine, The Brides diary, Polka Dot bride, Hello May, Modern Bride, Rock n Roll bride.
Recommended by Southern Highlands venues
Bendooley Estate, Milton Park, Gibraltar Hotel, Fitzroy Inn, Briars.
Tree of Life, Fitness first, Complete Wedding Magazine, Ms London Magazine, Discovery Channel, Sky TV, Ideal World, Lion TV, Zoot TV, Sony Ericsson, Uncle Toby’s, Kellogg’s, Mud Media Productions, World of Wonder Productions, Thorough Media Solutions, Ethical Strategies. Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), Channel 5, Wayne Cooper – Designer, The Mint Partners PR, Rush Mag.