A Recent Mobile Makeup Job For A Wedding

We know how stressful weddings can be. There is so much to
organise, so much to do, and so little time. Add to this that you
want to look your absolute best, and this creates a very
stressful situation. Luckily for you, we are here to help to ensure
you look your best on your special day!

Our mobile makeup service includes wedding makeup and ensures
that no matter where your wedding is being held,
you will look 100%. We will work with you on time and venue
to make things as easy as possible for you. And of course,
you can expect a professional service and a perfect look every time!

Here is a recent mobile makeup job in Auckland we did for
a bride. For this job, we met the bride at the wedding venue,
and did the makeup on location to ensure a smooth
preparation and ensuring that all was done on time.

If you are planning a wedding and want your makeup
done, consider the following:

  • Select a look you want with hair and makeup that
    matches. We can help you select the best look for you.
  • Consider doing a bridal trial makeup run to ensure
    the look is exactly what you want and all the little
    things are sorted for the day.
  • Allow enough time for makeup to be done on the day.

Are you ready to start planning your wedding? Give Serenity a call now on 02102282266 and let’s get ready for your big day!


Freelance Makeup & Hairstylists Wanted!!

Serenity Makeup is looking for trained makeup artists who are confident in hair styling to join our mobile freelance team based in Auckland.  This would be part time freelance work when needed.  We want artists on the team who are passionate and talented in their work and have great customer service skills.  We will do regular makeup and hair training, so you will need to have a willingness to learn and attend training.  Artists need to have their own car to get to jobs and also have their own makeup and hair styling kit

Willing artists would need to have/ be the following;

  • Proven experience as a makeup artist
  • Knowledge of hair styling techniques (extra training can be given)
  • Attention to detail
  • Great communication
  • Patient with a positive attitude
  • Confident
  • Time management skills
  • Punctual to jobs
  • Honest
  • Reliable

To register your interest, visit our contact page or email Serenity at info@serenitymakeup.co.nz with a cover letter on why you would like to join our freelance team, and also photos of any work you have done and/or link to your instagram/facebook page/website.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Happy Holidays And End Of 2017

2017 is quickly coming to a close and we are busy finishing up the final jobs before the holiday. This has been a very busy year, with so many challenges and changes it’s hard to keep up.

I’d love to personally reach out and thank you for all your support this year, 2017 has been our busiest year yet for the Serenity Makeup Team.  As the end of the year is quickly approaching, it’s a great time to reflect on all the amazing customers we have had the pleasure to work on this year.  So many of you have had special events to attend, makeup lessons to learn how to do your own makeup, or weddings to plan for and we have loved being there every step of the way.

Next year will be a very exciting year for us, as we are planning a relaunch early to mid next year to make our service to you even more special and lux.  We will be having  a new uniform, a revamp of our website, and systems in place to make booking easier for everyone.  You can look forward to looking gorgeous when you book one of our talented hair & makeup artists for any event.  You will be thrilled knowing that the makeup and hair you have asked for is what you will get on the day, because we are experts at listening to what you want and working with you to achieve your desired look!!

So much to look forward to ….exciting times ahead!!   If you an event coming up, get in touch and we can make you look and feel gorgeous for your special occasion!!

Happy holidays!!

Serenity xxx


Get Your Hair Sorted For The Spring!

If you’re anything like me, the moment the calendar turns the page to winter, I’m on a continual countdown to 1 September and spring! Spring conjures up all sorts of happy thoughts like baby animals and fresh bulb flowers that have made it through the cold of winter and have pushed through the earth to share their beauty and best of all warmer, sunnier weather!

Winter can feel long and tedious, it can wreak havoc on our emotions and our bodies and hair. What better way to shake off winter than by pampering yourself with a new hairstyle? Don’t just think of a slight standby trim to refresh your locks – try something new!

A new hairstyle can be daunting to some – especially if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on you. However, taking just a little time for you can make you feel like a whole new woman and improve your whole view of life.

Not all hairstyles need to require a lot of upkeep, or need to be a drastic change from what you have now. The hairstyle fashion for Spring 2017 is one of an empowered woman. What does that mean and more importantly what could it look like for you?

The Spring 2017 runway is full of female empowerment styles, with gelled wet-look locks and slicked-back structured styles. Past decades are making a comeback too with styling taken from the 70s and 80s. The key feature of any of the current popular hairstyles is not so much the style that your salon has given you but how you wear your hair. There is a big move away from any set trends and a push towards wearing your hair your way.

Some of the most popular ways to style your hair this Spring 2017 are:

80s_power_curl_hairstyling80s Power Curls

Whilst last season was obsessed with curls, the key this spring with curls is the texture and waves. If you have naturally curly hair, you could try pairing your curls with an extreme side parting for a dramatic impact. If tight curls aren’t your thing, then you can go for a more relaxed wavy and tousled hairstyle with a wet-look effect. This look oozes glamour and confidence.

Power Hairpower_hair_styling

Hair can be used as a weapon and a symbol of confidence and empowerment. How can you achieve this look? Sculpture, Gel and a wide toothed comb can provide the ultimate in Power Hair looks. Again, if you prefer simple then a slicked back, ultra cool ponytail can give you a no-nonsense style. For a different you could wrap your ponytail with belted-style ribbons.

70s hair70s_hair_styling

There has long been a fondness for all things the decade of the 70s brought to the world. This spring, we are seeing a return of shag cuts, nonchalance and choppy textures.

High-Volume Half Up

high_volume_half_up_hair_stylingDon’t think bad school photo hair, this year the emphasis is on going BIG on the bottom. This year it is the half-down part which is the focus. Maximum volume on the bottom is the key to this latest season look – from brushed out to maximum curls.

Fake Bob

If you’re hesitant to chop your hair, just tuck your hair up and under for an evening fling with a shortened style. If you don’t like it, not to worry for at the end of the night you untuck it and your hair is back to its normal length and style.

One of the best things you can do as a woman is to pamper yourself. So whether you have a set idea of what kind of new hairstyle you want or if you just know you need a change but are uncertain about which way to go – call Serenity Hair and Makeup.

I have a wealth of experience making women all over Auckland feel and look great. Not only can I guide you to a style that will compliment your face, your outfit or your occasion but I can also help you with makeup to make you feel a million bucks!

Because my hair styling service is mobile, I can come to you no matter where you are based in Auckland. This makes choosing to work with me a great choice especially if you are needing some beauty assistance straight after a day at work for example – I can meet you at your place of employment and you can leave straight from work looking and feeling fantastic!

With over 10 years of experience in making women just like you feel and look their best, I look forward to meeting you and helping you experience a new hairstyle for Spring 2017.


Dressing Your Hair Or Hair Dressing?

This is simply not a case of wash and wear! When you want (and need!) to look your best, hair and makeup truly can be a girl’s best friend and your crowning glory. Perfectly dressed hair and flawless makeup can literally help you stop traffic. It is appreciated and admired.

Serenity Makeup know that hair and makeup planning requires a strategic thought process. We’re all about making things as easy as possible for you. Because hair and makeup is what we do, we come to you equipped with all the latest in fashion styles and colour combinations so when we leave, all you need to do is wow people as you pass by!

If you are a sassy, confident woman then you might already have a hair style and makeup pairing in mind – that’s OK. Serenity Makeup can perfect your ideas and leave you feeling 100% amazing and ready to take on the world.

If you are a little more shy or uncertain but still want that WOW factor then here are some pointers that you might find handy to consider. It might even help you understand why we suggest certain colour combinations or hair styles for you.

Brown is a luscious hair colour to have but if your brown hair is of a darker tone then you need to stay away from pale foundations. These can leave you looking washed out. Serenity Makeup will mix your hairstyle with a makeup look that has warm tones of purples, burgundy, navy or browns.

If you have any shade of red hair then your make up will be best with Green tones. Green complements your natural skin tones and makes your hair radiant. If Green sounds like a bit too much, then not to worry, redheads can rock other great shades of makeup in the peach, copper and browns colour palettes.

black_hair_dressingBlack hair can command some stunning makeup looks especially if you have been blessed with dark skin tones. If this is the case, then you can rock plums and shimmery makeup hues well. A firm favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge dark kohl eyeliner will bring an extra sparkle to your eyes. If you have black hair but fair skin, then you can end up looking goth-like if your makeup is not right. By adding sheer plum tones to your cheek and lip makeup you will avoid goth status and shine your best beauty instead.

Like the girls with Black or dark hair, blondes have to be wary of the shade of makeup they use. Matte, nude shades blonde girls look older than their years, tired and washed out. Certainly not a look most are after! If you have Blonde hair, then the best makeup for you is to opt for eyeshadows with a slight shimmer (or glitter) and berry shades on your lips and cheeks which will ‘lift’ your natural complexion.

Right, now that we have covered the various shades of hair colour – what kind of styles are in fashion?

Often a lot of thought can be put into what you’re going to wear – your hair and makeup can complete your look. If your hair and makeup aren’t right, all that time and effort – not to leave out cost of a new outfit and shoes – can be in vain. Who wants to look so-so?

If the look you’re after is one of being in control then, a slicked back, high ponytail and dark eyes are the combination you’ll want. If you’re not sure about a high ponytail, then a high bun with smokey eyes will leave you looking amazing. Powerful makeup options include shades of brown, dark purple, dark green or navy.

Maybe you’re going on your first date, a special wedding anniversary or you just want to feel feminine and soft then styling your hair with some loose, feminine, soft and bouncy curls or braiding it into two French braids will help you achieve this look. Romantic and feminine makeup needs pastel shades like dusky pink, sky blue, peach or lilac.

Hitting the town for a night out is fun, exciting and standing out from clubbing_makeupthe crowd is the way to go. Styling your hair for a ‘night out’ can be as varied as the personalities you’ll meet out and about!         Whether you have a messy bun, tight curls or you take your hair fixed up on the side of your head you are going to need some funky makeup to finish your look. Serenity Makeup will take your normal makeup up a notch or two to really compliment your ‘night out’ hair. We can do this by adding glittery shades or dark lips. Your makeup needs to be heavier than your ‘day face.’ Seeing as most night out environments have low cast lighting, purple hues in your blush, a dark lipstick or glittery eyeshadow and with thickening mascara and a dark or glittery eyeliner will complete your look and give you the edge you’re after.

If you’re actually doing exercise, considering having your hair and makeup done before hand is probably not high on your list of priorities! However, if you are just wanting to opt for a casual and sporty look, then makeup can really set your style. The idea with makeup for a sporty look is to look natural and bare-faced (even if you’re not!). Pastel shades and light colours in pinks, peaches and beiges are perfect.

Maybe you don’t have an event to attend, and you don’t have a specific look in mind but you just want to be pampered and look your best, for you. Serenity Makeup can help you achieve your best natural look. Using our palettes and experience we can help bring out your natural facial highlights – for some it is their cheekbones, others their eyes, and yet others their lips. Serenity Makeup can help you be the best you with a pampering session that leaves you feel natural and beautiful.

So next time you have a function to attend, a night out with the girls (or boys for that matter!) or you just want to accentuate yourself, give Serenity Makeup a call to get the best hair styling look. We will make you feel fabulous and leave you with your hair and makeup simply incredible.

Mobile Wedding Make Up Artist

Most little girls start dreaming about their wedding day from the moment they realise how special a wedding truly can be. The hair, the makeup, the music, the food. It all gets meticulously planned, and then changed, and planned again.

In amongst all the chaos that goes hand in hand with wedding planning, why not choose Serenity Makeup’s mobile wedding makeup and hair service in Auckland to attend to you and your bridal party and family on your big day? Instead of coming to us, we come to you!

We are very experienced in creating wedding looks that are current and bring out your natural beauty for your special day. Our team are friendly, reliable and will make you feel pampered and look gorgeous all day!


Whether you are a confident wearer of makeup or you don’t know where to start, our team will put you at ease and have you feeling confident and fabulous and ready to say “I do” with radiance.

Amongst all the stressful planning, choosing your makeup and hair look by yourself can be at the top of stressful tasks. Looking through wedding books can help you to narrow down the type of makeup that appeals to you and that you would like for you and your wedding party. Our team will draw on their experience and, really help you to decide the best look for your special day.

You should never leave your makeup to the last minute. You will need to book a bridal trial makeup session with us and let our artist’s expertise help guide you to a stunning look that you’ll fall in love with. Some brides feel more comfortable wearing a natural makeup look with a neutral eye and lip, while other brides love to wear a more flawless, glamourous style makeup with a bold eye or lip.

During a makeup or hair trial, your artist will talk you through some ideas and also ask you some questions about your skin type, how much makeup you are used to wearing and what look you are after so that we can archive long-lasting beautiful makeup and hair that you feel comfortable wearing.

There is a lot of pressure with wedding planning but it is wise to contact us as soon as you have set your date to see if we will be available to assist you. Often Serenity Makeup gets booked up in advance due to high demand. Even though your wedding date may be months away, you need to make sure that you have your bridal makeup artist booked who you can trust.

Your wedding day is a special day when you want to look and feel beautiful! With many years’ experience and using some of the best makeup and hair products available on the market, Serenity’s team will ensure that you, and your entire bridal party, will look picture-perfect all day.

When was the last time you had your hair styled at home?

There are lots of great things about going to a club for a night out, it’s a great way to get out and about, meet new people and enjoy cutting some shapes on the dance floor.

Going out for a night with friends takes some preparation. So many factors need to be considered – who are you going with? How will you get there? What will you wear?! How will you wear your hair?

Your hair. When was the last time you had your hair styled? Styled? You ask. Yes – sometimes, when you want to look extra special, that 5-day old twist-out just won’t do.

As anyone who’s gotten a really good — or bad — hairstyle knows, hair is so much more than just a look: It can be a reflection and reinforcement of who you are. And when you’re about to go out on the town you want to reflect you at your best!

Sometimes your hair speaks for you, even when you don’t say a thing. Have a long, curly, blonde mane? The world’s going to see you differently than someone with a straight, ombré coif. But, let’s face it, styling your hair alone at home will never be the same as the styling you receive from a professional hair artist.

Women can change their hairstyle as much as 100 times during their lifetime. 100 times!! Can you think of how many times you’ve changed your hair so far? A different cut, a different colour, a middle part, a side part, straight and long, curly and short, soft waves, an undercut – you name it, most of us have tried it by the time we have hit our mid 20s.

With summer so close we can taste it, it’s a given that we’re looking to inspiration from long days spent at the beach, tousled windswept hair, and an array of undone mane moments.   If you’re over beach waves, then undone-chic is the name of your summer game.  Think on the wavelength of blowout day 3 when your previous styling is still apparent but has relaxed into beauty bliss.

What is in style for 2017?


Sometimes hair around your neck and shoulders feels like you’re wearing a hair scarf, which is why the Bob is so popular. In addition to the cooling relief it provides, the bob provides a strong shape cut into your hair and no matter your hair thickness, everything will basically fall into place.


While a fringe might make you cringe with memories of horrid school photos with a “mum cut” – a well cut fringe just for the summer can make summer bearable and adorable. If you’re feeling a bit daring, a fringe about an inch to an inch and a half works on any length hair. Fringes are definitely fun and flirtatious. But it’s not for everyone.


If you’re looking to grow your hair out there is no time like the present. Long dishevelled layers remove split ends, and create a very soft, ragged edge for a more organic feel.


There’s a built in level of dishevelment that’s just perfect for summer weather and demands imperfection. You can add to the unkemptness by spritzing liberally with beach spray and scrunching your hair.


Embrace the texture that your mumma gave you! Curly girls put down the hot straighteners and airdry and go! Add some curl primer to wet hair and once dry finish it.


Go for a willowy street urchin type of style. A versatile messy cut that gives texture and volume. To retain your natural wave air dry and spritz your whole head with a texturizing spray. You can add waves with a curling iron or done a few small tight braids and unravel them once dry

Everyone encounters challenges, conflicts and trials every single day of our lives. And while this is essential for growing and developing as a person, it also means that sometimes life can leave you feeling a little flat. An easy, simple and effective way to boost your confidence is to book in with Serenity and get pampered! It is almost impossible to walk out of hair and makeup makeover with Serenity without a little added spring in your step.

If you’re going clubbing make yourself stand out from the crowd with hair and makeup by Serenity!

Looking For Mobile Hairdressing Services?


Obviously the main benefit is Serenity comes to you mobile_hair_dresserwherever you need her to be in Auckland.  This is fantastic if you don’t have a local salon that you love as your sure to love Serenity.  Having her come to you saves time and stress, you don’t have to worry about travelling or parking you can just relax and let her do all the work including all the travelling.  We woman know how hard it is to find a reliable, trust worthy fantastic hairdresser, let alone one that is close to home, well with Serenity’s mobile salon you get all this and the best part is she’s not close to home she’s at your home.  It’s a benefit as well if you have kids at home, they can play with their own toys and in their own rooms and you don’t have to worry so much about them, trying to find a sitter etc.  Mobile salons are the busy woman’s ideal, she can even come to your work or hotel if you’re from out of town. 

Special Occasions

A wedding, a ball, a red carpet event among other occasions can be a stressful time for us woman, we have so much to plan and organise.  Let Serenity’s mobile hair salon be one less thing.  Serenity can come to wherever you need her to be whenever you need her to be.  This is great when you are trying to get dressed, get your makeup done and get your hair styled all around the same time.  Serenity has all the tools, the experience and expertise to make you look stunning.  She has worked for high profile New Zealand and International clients, fashion shoots, editorial shoots and numerous brides.  She is highly recommended by all these as she is reliable, trustworthy and is amazing at her work, Serenity has a passion for beauty and you can tell through her work.


Serenity as we have said has a passion for beauty, she has high standards and a perfectionist’s view.  Serenity is very reliable and trustworthy and prides herself not only on customer satisfaction but making her customers look incredible.  Serenity keeps up to date with the worlds trends so knows what’s hot and what’s not in the world of beauty.  Serenity is fully qualified and has loads of experience so you are in the best hands.  She worked at Rodney Wayne Eastridge for 3 years the went to England for her O.E and worked there at a trendy professional hair salon for a further two years.

Her products and what you need to do

Serenity only uses salon quality products.  All you need to do is wash and dry your hair and she will do the rest.  A good idea is to find pictures on what you want you can email these to Serenity as well as telling her about your hair, is it long, short, straight, thick etc.  Tell Serenity what you really want.  On the day she arrives make sure your hair is completely dry.  Curly or frizzy hair should be smoothed out; we recommend a blow dry or a straighten.  You can organise Serenity to do this for you but you need to make sure you tell her.

To recap

  • The best part of Serenity makeup is her being mobile
  • Serenity is fully qualified and experienced and comes highly recommended
  • Serenity’s passion for beauty takes her work beyond the norm
  • Serenity’s products are salon quality and she only uses the best
  • Serenity will come to you, from the city side of the bridge in Auckland, further out may require a fee
  • Ensure you are prepared for Serenity beforehand.

Every Bride Needs Decent Makeup!

Most girls have been planning their wedding day since they played with Ken and Barbie.  It’s the best day of our lives.  We spend years planning and dreaming and then when the real day comes along there aren’t enough google searches or magazines for us to look at.  We plan every detail. The day has to be perfect right? Well for most of us it was/is anyway.  The main thing is we want to look our best on this day, we want to look perfect.  So much goes into choosing the right dress, the right accessories, the right hair style and shoes, and of course, makeup to make us look amazing.  To bring out our best features and make us look stunning.

Wedding of Dan Lewis & Sophie Norton, Panmure Kingdom Hall & Tamaki Yacht Club

Wedding of Dan Lewis & Sophie Norton, Panmure Kingdom Hall & Tamaki Yacht Club

Some woman want to go for that dewy no makeup natural look and some want colour, there are many makeup styles to choose from.  Serenity is passionate about makeup and has the experience and training to back her up.  She has been trained by and has worked with one of the leading cosmetics companies, M.A.C cosmetics.  She has very high standards of work, she is a perfectionist when it comes to applying makeup. Her high standards are in

  • Prepping the skin for flawless makeup application
  • Choosing the right makeup for your skin type
  • Corrective makeup techniques
  • Contouring and highlighting
  • Choosing the right colours for your skin tone

A good idea is to book a wedding trial with Serenity, there you can discus looks and everything.  Serenity can offer her opinions and talk you through ideas and styles.  It’s important to book serenity as soon as possible as she is in high demand.  Serenity prides herself on leaving each woman looking their best, looking absolutely stunning.  She is reliable and professional.  Call her today and tick makeup off your list.

Looking for a bridal makeup artist around Auckland?

Are you looking for a bridal makeup artist? You have come to the right place.

Serenity makeup has years of experience in applying makeup for brides on their special day.  Serenity comes highly recommended and is the go-to makeup artist for many modelling companies.  Serenity is an award winning MAC makeup artist and uses only the best products on the market.  She loves to make people look the best they can be and has a great attention to detail and perfectionist attitude.  As soon as you have a date we recommend calling her to arrange a pre wedding day session, there she will go through your ideas and discus whether you want a more natural look or a made-up look.  At this appointment she can suggest what will suit your theme and your skin tone.  Due to her talents being in high demand it is best to book an appointment as soon as you can.  Serenity is highly trustworthy so that is one aspect of your special day to stop worrying about.wedding_makeup

Serenity makeup is mobile so she is able to come to you.  Whether it is at your home or a hotel or in the hair salon.  It is best to get your makeup done after your hair so bear this in mind when booking on the day.  This is because normally getting your hair styled involves washing and you don’t want your makeup washed off and leaving a line.  If your hair is already styled she can blend it in to the hairline for that flawless look.

Serenity appreciates that wedding makeup trends change season to season which is why she keeps up to date with the latest looks. Serenity is talented, passionate and reliable which are the qualities that makes Serenity an asked for by name bridal makeup artist. Contact Serenity today to make a booking.