MEET THE TEAM
Lauren grew up playing with dollar store makeup in her room and braiding her hair, until she realised she could turn this passion into a career in 2013. She spent the next 6 years working full time for MAC Cosmetics, managing the Pro Store in Melbourne and doing makeup for Sydney Fashion Week. Moving back to Auckland in 2020, Lauren focused on freelancing and picking back up her love for hairstyling. Her passion is making people look and feel like the best version of themselves, with soft glam being a personal favourite. She also loves a bold moment, excelling in Indian wedding glam and drag inspired looks. Lauren loves soft, textured hair, volume, buns and ponies.
Kathline has been in the makeup and hair industry for the past 8 years. She takes pride in her work, so each hair and makeup look is tailored to enhance your natural beauty making you feel your absolute best. Whether it’s a no makeup-makeup look with effortless curls to full on glam with Hollywood waves the choice is yours and what makes YOU feel and look fabulous. Kathline has been lucky enough to work at Fashion week and Miss Universe but her passion is in weddings and special occasion glam.
Lauren began her makeup artist career in 2016 after graduating from The Makeup School in Fashion & Beauty Makeup. Once she gained her qualification her journey started as a part time artist at MAC Hamilton, where she spent the next 4 years building her clientele and perfecting her artistry! These 4 years changed her life and she holds them incredibly dear to her heart, she met some of her best friends working at MAC. From here Lauren took on the role as Bobbi Brown Studio manager in Hamilton for a new challenge and to further her growth as an artist. After almost a year she then look the leap to move to Tamaki Makaurau Auckland for more work opportunities, she worked for Jo Malone Britomart (she is a fragrance addict and can’t leave the house without a spritz of fragrance) and MAC Sylvia Park to further her career in a new city. Fast forward to now with 7 years of artistry under her belt, Lauren now works full time office hours and also offers her freelance services in the weekends! Lauren adores being part of Sophie’s team as she is able to meet so many new faces, help her clients to feel and look their absolute best and having a good laugh along the way. Lauren's favourite brands of makeup are NARS, MAC, Morphe and Charlotte Tilbury. One of her favourite makeup looks would have to feature a wing liner, false lashes, glowy skin and a red lip.
Claudia is an international makeup and hair artist with over 9 years of experience across the globe. She studied Makeup Artistry in Vancouver Canada and in Mexico. Her skills have taken her to Vancouver fashion where she worked with major brands, such as Chanel, Lancome, Urban Decay, Clinique, Clarins, and Smashbox in Vancouver Canada and in fashion week 2017 and 2018. Her work has been featured in NUMA, an international (Canada, USA) network of creatives, artists, opinion leaders, creators and trendsetters, a global agency for models. A highlight in her career was working on a film in Cambodia and New Zealand. She has worked on many significant films including NZ Wars, and The Panthers. She has worked in NZ Fashion week and also has worked with fashion designers such as Sam Zhang & Cecilia Kang Couture and artists like Hannah Fang & Louana Whitney and Miss New Zealand Sydney Batters. Claudia has worked with many brands doing advertising campaigns like Deep Creek Brewing Co, Oceania Healthcare, Remax, Countdown, Young Shand, Momcozy, Ulike. She has experience doing glamorous, fashion, editorial, wedding and fantasy makeup. Claudia is passionate about being a makeup artist, always striving to up-skill and merge into the industry in NZ. She loves to empower women with her art.
Olivia has been passionate about makeup from a very young age. She has a vivid memory of her grandparents buying her first play makeup kit for Christmas at age 10. At age 17 Olivia was employed by Mecca as a shop assistant and she quickly progressed to makeup artist and more recently promoted to management. Olivia would often get asked for advice by other makeup artists at Mecca. Olivia is passionate about tailoring her makeup to suit her clients and she enjoys seeing her clients walk away happy and with confidence after they have had their makeup done. Olivia’s beauty career has spanned many years, during which she has gained vast experience in different looks such as glam, weddings, balls, photoshoots and every day natural makeup. Olivia is constantly updating her skills with the latest methods, looks and trends and would love to meet you and do your makeup!