June 28, 2019

Did you know that while humans have been using various substances to clean ourselves and make us smell nice for thousands of years, it wasn't until the 1900's that what we now think of as shampoo was first brought to market.

It was a German man called Hans Schwarzkopf who first...

April 9, 2019

Lots of clients asking lately about dry scalps and changes in their hair as winter approaches, so I thought I would let you know the why's and what you can do to help the problem...

Firstly their is a difference between dandruff and dry scalp!

Most common is dry scalp and not man...

January 10, 2019

Well as I am 44 these days I do have a bit of practice in this area! 

As each year has passed over the last say 10 years my skin has definitely dulled.  I look back at old photos and can see the difference.  Not that I have bad skin it is just not as glowing as it used to b...

July 6, 2018

So I wanted to address the reality of what we see in magazines, on celebrities, and in social media and to let you know it is all photo shopped!

I just feel I want to share some of these secrets because with so many mental health issues today and problems with low self esteem in...

June 27, 2018

So everyone always says my makeup "looks so natural" BUT it's not and it takes me at least half an hour to get my makeup looking natural haha....

So I am going to share with you my secrets...

Firstly I don't go out much anymore but when I do I love doing my own makeup.  It usuall...

June 5, 2018

With dance concert season upon us I thought I would share some tips...

Firstly mum's don't panic it's not that hard so just relax...

1. Please don't use blue eye shadow it went out in the 80's for stage makeup.

2. Use natural brown eye shadow they suit everyone.  You can use a lig...

May 21, 2018

Don't do it!

Haha just kidding.

I have learnt so much about business since opening The HMU Studio but I have also learnt so much about myself.

When I first looked at opening a shop I was looking at rent mainly and thought wow I can do that?  Ha, little did I know how many other ex...

May 16, 2018

I never really wanted to open my own salon.  I wanted to be a freelance hair and makeup artist and that's what I achieved.  Everything I had ever dreamed of happened but what was next?

After I had my beautiful daughter I started back doing freelance work.  It was great.  I...

August 13, 2017

The jobs rolled in one after another after another.

I worked with some amazing people and some not so amazing people haha that's show biz but mostly they were amazing.

I did hair and makeup for  photo shoots with Sunrise channel 7 and Today Show channel 9 but preferably (by them)...

June 13, 2017

It was easy to get my first job but what was next? How could I get more work?  

I  thought if I volunteered my first year at Fashion Week that would be a good way to get experience. You must put yourself out there to get contacts when you

are starting out.  I actually worked that...

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