stylists and hair & make up artists Jun 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Aaditya WaliaNew Delhi
Ana Christie EliasLima
Artists' servicesLos Angeles - San Francisco
Deborah FergusonNew York
Laura Viana-WatsonLondon - Lisbon
LucyAnne BothamVancouver - Cape Town
Nina KleinBerlin - Düsseldorf - Amsterdam
Pedro FerreiraLisbon - Porto
Aaditya Walia is a fashion and wardrobe stylist based in New Delhi. Known for his vigorous passion, boundless energy and meticulous detailing, he has worked with a diverse range of editorial clients including Platform, Grazia India, UCE Digital (US), Pastaiga (Europe), Kismet Digital (US) Persand, Estectica India, Sportswear International, and many more.
Aaditya's work is infused with individuality and spirit alongside his precise understanding of communicating a subject through style. His unique talent has brought campaigns for the likes of Nike Sportswear, L'Oréal Professional, Giovani, Monte Carlo, Reid & Taylor, Da Milano, Belmonte, Looks Salon, Coke, Videocon, Airtel, and many more.
The list of celebrities he has worked with includes Chitrangda Singh, Jiah Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Sameera Reddy and Kalki Kochelin, as well as cricketers Steve Waugh, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra and Amit Sharma.
His inspiration comes from the dynamism of life and the fine art of balancing it all.
Visit his website for more information.
Ana Christie Elías is an ambitious and passionate designer and professional fashion stylist. Living and working in Lima, Peru, she is also available to travel for jobs abroad. Ana strives to create a comfortable working environment and always aims to provide consistently great results.
Her sparkling personality and creativity has led her to be recognised across the fashion world for her colourful and remarkable work.
Visit her website for more information.
Angela Kaeser is an international hair and make-up artist based in Zurich. Her work is focused on fashion, beauty and advertising and she mainly works in Switzerland, Germany and New York. With her calm personality and great understanding for clients' needs, both models and celebrities alike feel comfortable in her hands. Angela is known for her clean, beautiful looks and modern, fashionable approach.
Her latest work includes:
- Hair and make-up for Anna Netrebko.
- Editorials for SI Shopping, A Magazine, Faces (with Ashley Smith), Blackpaper, Gala Switzerland and SI Style.
- Advertorial with Maurice Lacroix for Loungman.
- Productions for SBB, Credit Suisse, Bank2plus, Zurich Insurance and Mammut.
- Look-books for Lylalyla and Tatjane.
- Armani in-house show, Zurich.
- New York Fashion Week including The Green Show, Moncler, The GenArt and more. During her stay in NYC, Angela was also asked to teach a full day class at the Make-up Forever Academy NY.
- Two-week Magical Styling Tour in Germany where she assisted the legendary Billy B. and Johnny Lavoy.
Angela's work can also be found on her regularly updated website. She is represented in Germany through Louisa Make-up Studio.
Anika Chauhan is a creative, friendly and passionate make-up artist and hairstylist who works successfully around the world.
She has had the pleasure of working with some very talented and amazing photographers, models and stylists including Vivienne Westwood and Jaeger and has had her work featured in various magazines.
Anika is known for her speed and perfection creating flawless make-up for commercial, editorial, fashion, beauty and music shoots.
Artists’ Services takes pride in representing the best in make-up, hair and styling. Its artists are highly trained creative professionals who have the expertise to execute a client's vision. Whether working in print, film or video, the artists are collaborative team players that are committed to ensuring the success of each and every project. Artists’ Services diverse talent pool specialises in lifestyle, fashion, props and set design, laydowns and more.
"Our goal is to provide the media and advertising industries with the highest calibre of service while accommodating the budget needs of our clients."
Clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, American Express, Apple, Banana Republic, Bank of America, Burger King, CoverGirl, Disney, Elle, Gap, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, HBO, Kohl’s, Lands’ End, L’Oreal, Levi’s, Microsoft, Nike, Nordstrom, Pantene, Sony, Target, Vanity Fair, Visa, Volvo, Williams-Sonoma and celebrities such as Hillary Clinton, Johnny Depp, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler, Bonnie Raitt and Yoko Ono.
London stylist and fashion consultant Csilla Elekes began her career as a personal shopper for private clients in Hungary and the UK. She launched her career working alongside celebrity stylist Angie Smith as an assistant collaborating on editorial projects.
She is experienced in styling both men's wear and women's wear, large-scale solutions such as editorial and mood board concepts, as well as personalised solutions to personal shopping, wardrobe re-vamps and bridal consultation.
Clients include L'autre Magazine, Factice, Vigore, Ganza Magazine, Nike and West Dream Boutique.
Deborah Ferguson has been referred to as a “style junkie” by many. Her deep rooted passion for fine art, couture and photography started in London before she was accepted into Central St. Martins College. Whilst pursuing a degree in Fine Art and Fashion Design she became a pedigree in the world of RTW/couture fashion by apprenticing for John Galliano.
Deborah’s actors and recording artist clients were based in LA/NYC, which inspired her to re-locate and expand her career in the US. Not long after working with clients such as Steve Carell, Rachel Bilson, Dave Chappelle and Joaquin Phoenix, Deborah became a Costume Designer’s Guild Award recipient, publisher of a cutting-edge digital fashion magazine contentmode.com, and a costume design consultant for USA Networks original series.
Her clients include Levi's, Giorgio Armani, Serengeti Eyewear, Nike, Holt Renfrew, and many others.
Dixi Romano was born in the United States, but has lived most of her life in Italy. She is currently working as the contributing Fashion Editor for Vogue and L'Officiel.
Dixi has worked for brands including Escada Sport, By Basi Armand Basi, Aldo Martins, Sisley, Toni Frances, About Arianne, Boho, Denisa and Crommoc.
She has shot with photographers such as Sergi Pons, Enric Galceran, Richard Jensen, Rafa Gallar, Jose Aragon, Wai Lin Tse, Esperanza Moya, Cedric Genet and Fred Bastin, among others.
She is represented by Era Management (UK), Artist Group Mierau (Germany), Infidels (South Africa), House Of Chic Agency (Belgium), and Helmut & Co. (Spain).
Kirsten Bookallil has an eye for making things beautiful and is one of Australia’s leading creative minds - a pre-eminent lifestyle, interior and food stylist who has worked at the forefront of the country’s editorial and advertising industries for well over a decade.
After beginning her career in fashion public relations, she started her own successful handbag label, Mima, which kept her creatively occupied for long enough to make her realise she wanted to be a stylist. She is now heralded for her clean, modern and desirable aesthetic.
Kirsten has produced both advertising and editorial work for the likes of David Jones, Myer, Sheridan, Domanye, Electrolux, Breville, Country Road, Vogue Living, Belle, Real Living, Inside Out, House & Garden, Gourmet Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar, Sport&Style and the(sydney)magazine. She has also worked as an event stylist for the Gourmet Traveller Awards, Russell Crowe Charity Dinner, 30 days of Home & Entertaining, and the launch of eBay.
Kirsten is represented by The Names Agency.
Laura Viana-Watson is a leading make-up artist with 18 years of beauty expertise. She has worked internationally on beauty and fashion editorials and advertising campaigns.
Laura's unique style has gained her recognition as a teacher in make-up application and a regular beauty editorial contributor. In addition, TV commercials for Spa Water, Suzuki and Nintendo have been a regular part of her schedule.
Her make-up has also extended to traveling to Brazil to teach and exclusive editorials for MAC and Dermalogica.
Recent advertising shoots have included Swatch, Ikea and McDonald's. Laura has also been working as hair and make-up supervisor with US director David Goyer on DaVinci's 'Demons' for BBC Worldwide, while in addition TV commercials for Spa Water, Suzuki and Nintendo have been a regular part of her schedule.
Laura is based in London and Lisbon.
LucyAnne's love of art as a child was encouraged by her mother, and years of childhood art classes all led to her now enjoying a creative career in the fashion world. After receiving a diploma in Fashion Design she ventured into the world as a stylist, where she became fascinated by how photography and make-up also contribute to connecting everything in a three dimensional way.
After moving to Vancouver, she worked for M.A.C. Cosmetics for a number of years where she developed a passion for make-up artistry. She then decided to freelance, and 20 years later is still loving it. Being an international make-up artist has allowed her to travel, meet and work with people from all over the world. She spends part of the season in Cape Town every year, and has also worked in the United States, Mexico, the Bahamas and Europe.
She is known for her flawless and versatile work, her professionalism, dedication and passion. LucyAnne is represented by One League Creative Management in Cape Town and Liz Bell Agency in Vancouver.
Visit her website for more information.
2011 was a very successful year for German make-up artist Miriam Jacks. She signed with L'Oréal Paris as national make-up artist, published her own beauty magazine JACKS beauty issue, and designed her first creative and colourful make-up brush range, JACKS beauty line. All this is available at her online shop as well as from her Berlin-based beauty store, which just celebrated its third anniversary.
Miriam's ambitious and powerful style keeps her busy and has led to a number of big jobs, including:
- Glossybox online beauty magazine, Glossymag, hired Miriam as a beauty art director.
- For a L’Oréal Paris sponsored cinema format, Miriam spoke on camera and interviewed several international celebrities during the Berlin Film Festival.
- Make-up video tutorials for L’Oréal Paris' online platform 'Make-Up Lounge with Miriam Jacks'.
Further recent clients included Hollywood star Andie McDowell, Mr. Porter with Logan Plant, Zalando Press look-book autumn/winter 2012, S.Oliver campaign, Brigitte von Boch, Glamour Magazine, Quality Magazine, and many more.
Visit her website and email direct for bookings.
Stylist and Vogue Fashion Director Naomi Smith has had an extensive career in magazines, working at leading Australian and international titles. She has also styled leading advertising campaigns along with numerous celebrities.
Naomi started her career at Vogue as a fashion intern before heading overseas to London to work as a freelance stylist, shooting campaigns for Top Shop, Boots and Scotch House, to name but a few.
For the past seven years, Naomi has been Fashion Director at Vogue Australia and has been pivotal in the direction of the magazine, which is considered Australia’s finest. She works regularly with top local and international photographers including Max Doyle, with whom she has had a decade-long creative collaboration.
Naomi works regularly with international supermodels for her fashion editorials including Anja Rubik, Hannah Holman, Catherine McNiel, Abby Lee and Jess Hard. She has also styled celebrities including Abbie Cornish, Georgia May Jagger, Rose Byrne and Isabel Lucas.
Noemi is represented by The Names Agency.
Natasha Freeman is based in London and specialises in shoot management and production as well as art direction and styling for both stills and motion.
She offers a flexible and thoughtful approach to every project and produces a comprehensive bespoke service whatever the job. With several years experience as an Art Director in advertising, award-winning commercial and lifestyle styling and a solid network of connections in both stills and motion, Natasha offers a unique and personalised service to match the needs of each individual client.
Natasha has produced shoots in Hong Kong, South Africa, the USA, Thailand, Abu Dhabi and many parts of Europe.
Awards for styling include: AOP Photographers Awards and PDN Photo Annual Competition for 'Retro Portraits' with Nick Dolding, a Silver Fashion Award at the IPAs 2011 for 'Let Them Eat Cake' series with John Wright, and Best Image in the Sun Awards for 'Vintage Series' with Simon Winnall.
Recent clients include Coca Cola, Nike, Disney, Sony Playstation, Dove and Vodaphone.
Latest work from Nina Klein:
- Andrea Sheehan produced a new campaign for Salvatore Ferragamo Eye Wear, photographed by Giovanni Gastel.
- Ulrike Miebach produced a new magazine for Breuninger, photographed by Imke Jansen, and a new editorial for Cocoon Magazine, photographed by Armin Zogbaum.
- Pedro Dias produced two editorials for Elegance Magazine, photographed by Jouke Bos with make-up and hairstyling by Anne Platje, and an editorial for Nylon Magazine, photographed by Shamila.
- Miriam Giehler produced the new online store campaign for pininho.de in Cape Town, photographed by Henning Nockel.
- Esther van Maanen produced two editorials for Grazia with photographer Gilbert Francois, and for JFK Magazine with photographer Two Guys From Texas.
- Ina Cierniak produced an editorial for Institute Magazine, photographed by Lina Tesch.
- Nada produced and photographed the new campaign for cybex buggy.
- Mine Uludag and Nadine Thoma produced the new spot for New Yorker Fragrance, produced by Palladium Commercial Production.
New on the Nina Klein homepage is the category "on stay" where clients can see which artists are also based in other cities abroad. New to the company's roster is make-up artist Jodi Gardner, originally from London and now based in Berlin.
Pedro Ferreira began his career when he was 14 years old in the Isabel Queiroz do Vale hair salon in Oporto, Portugal. He has since worked for several TV shows and magazines including GQ, LuxWoman, MaxMen and Elle. He also works on fashion catalogues for international brands such as Bershka and Lion of Porches.
Pedro is one of the main hairstylists in Oporto Fashion Week (Portugal Fashion) and Lisbon Fashion Week (Moda Lisboa), where he works with a range of designers including Felipe Oliveira Batista, Miguel Vieira and Luis Buchinho.
He has been artistic director at major hair salons in Portugal and currently runs his own salon in Oporto, called Cabelos.pc, where he shows off his creativity on a daily basis.
Email or contact Pedro on +351 91 242 60 45
Petra Wiebe is a Munich-based stylist with experience in design, production and editorial work. With a creative family background - her father was an interior designer and her sister is a fashion designer - she began her career as a window dresser, eventually becoming a stylist with responsibility for developing fashion and editorial concepts, catalogue production, backstage fashion show management and art direction. Petra's newest support options include complete production services, from concept to styling, sponsor research and booking entire teams and models.
Recent highlights include:
- RTL 2 Sendung Spezial Silvermodels with Andre Rau in Paris. Model: Catherine Loewe from Visage.ch.
- Cover shoot and editorial 'Obsession' with photographer Andreas Ortner for American Complot Magazin and German Equistyle.
- Campaign, video and photo shoot for PKZ men's label Paul Kehl in Switzerland. Photographer: Romeo Mori. Agency: By Heart.
- Cover shoot, video and editorials in Mauritius with photographer Frank Wartenberg for Cocoon and Airmagazin Zurich.
- Editorial 'White Sands/Pegasus' in Tarifa, Spain for Equistyle Magazine with photographer Andreas Ortner. Production: Lucky Productions.
- Cover shoot with Swarovsky for American Vanidades and German Cocoon Magazine in the Maldives with Hana Nitsche, Modelwerk. Photographer: Andreas Ortner.
- Lingerie and catalogue productions for Elegance and Kaufhof with photographer Sarah Wilson, and for fashion client Lucia and Thomas Rabe with Alexander Beck.
- Editorial 'Solaris Flower Meets Power' for Cocoon Magazine with Kerry Lee Miller. Photographer: Norbert Bäres.
Visit her newly launched website for more information.
With over 10 years experience as a make-up artist, Rachel Montgomery tempers her technical know-how with a natural affinity for the beauty of each face. She starts every make-up with a fresh eye and believes it is essential to remember that each face is unique.
Her success comes from her artistic eye and a commitment to creating beautiful work, which was recognised when she was awarded the title 2011 Australian Make-Up Artist of the Year.
When she is not working on fashion, advertising or editorial shoots, Rachel also contributes to a variety of online blogs and publications.
Rae Morris is recognised globally as a leading make-up artist. She is a fully qualified hair dresser, make-up artist, air brush artist, educator and author. In 2008 she decided to draw on her teaching background to pass on knowledge and techniques in her first book Makeup: The Ultimate Guide. After worldwide success a second book, Beautiful Eyes: The Ultimate Eye Makeup Guide soon followed, her third book, Express Makeup hit bookshelves internationally mid 2010, and Rae’s fourth book Timeless Makeup has just been released.
Rae is sought after by a bevy of international celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Kelly Rowland, Pink and Hugh Jackman. Her work has graced the pages of Italian Vogue, Tank, Rolling Stone and Harper's Bazaar.
Sergej Benedetter is an internationally renowned make-up artist, hair stylist and luminary between art and fashion. Born in Russia in 1969, Sergej moved to Vienna in the early 90s with nothing but his creativity. He soon became a make-up artist and hair stylist for top models around the globe and also began working on prestigious photo productions. These jobs brought him permanent engagements in cities such as Milan, Paris, Tokyo, London, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Sergej's talent has been in great demand worldwide for over 15 years, working for international clients such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Madame Figaro. His vision has been well received across a variety of different genres as he was among the first to seriously explore the area between styling and art.
He has participated in fashion shows all over the globe and has worked for international clients such as Mercedes, Villeroy&Boch, Adidas, and many more. As of 2009, Sergej has been official head of hair and make-up for MQ Vienna Fashion Week. Recently, he has worked on photo production and castings for Great Length, L'Oréal and Schwarzkopf, and for fashion shows by Schwarzkopf and L'Oréal with various star coiffeurs.
Shubhangi Dhaimade loves food. She loves to cook and eat, but loves nothing more than to style it. From packaging images for food to ad films and advertising, and now editorial, she has been styling food for over 15 years.
When asked what she'd rather do, one hears a resounding "nothing else." Shubhangi enjoys taking everyday food and presenting it in a new light, from the normal Indian roti-subzi to complex international dishes, she sets them up in different ways that are especially pleasing to the camera.
Recent work includes films for KFC, Coke Pakistan, Coke India, HUL - Kissan and photography for MTR, Godrej Tyson, Al Safa USA, LG, Davat Rice, Cadbury, Nescag, and many more.
Silvia Gerzeli is a talented make-up artist and hair stylist. After university, where she wrote her thesis on the 'History of the make-up of Divas and special effects in the 20th century', she went on to study elsewhere in Italy and the US, improving her knowledge of make-up, hairstyling, body painting and special effects.
Always aiming for professionalism and creativity, Silvia works with a range of photographers and cooperates with magazines including Trucco & Bellezza, the leading Italian make-up magazine. In September 2010 she appeared in Make-up Step by Step magazine as a young Italian prospect, and in March 2012 she will be featured in Make-up Bride Step by Step magazine.
Silvia works with a diverse range of clients including Patrizia Pepe and Palle Freese Hairstylist (Denmark), and regularly cooperates with Vagheggi Cosmetics. She has also worked across music videos, short films advertising and fashion films.
She also collaborates with CreaFx special effects team, with a recent short music film 'Miro Miranda', directed by Frank La Loggia.
Valeria Orlando has been working for 20 years, collaborating with leading photographers including Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Johan Rench, Eolo Perfido, Andrea Massari, Nikolay Biryukov, Stefania Paparelli, Benedikt Renc and Andeer Brogard.
She has lived in Milan, Rio, and London while maintaining Rome as her home, and her work has been published in a range of notable fashion magazines. Valeria's work ranges from make-up and hair for fashion shows, editorials, advertising, beauty and catwalk events to make-up styling for celebrities including Donatella Versace and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Valeria is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and approaches her work with honesty and passion. She is continually updating and learning new techniques to further her knowledge in the industry.
Valeria is internationally represented by Spectacular Studios (Sweden) and Beleza (Rio). In Italy she works with GreenApple, Atomo Management, Sudest 51 and SieProduction.
From next September she will launch her own make-up line V) Or available from her website.