Joanna Blair's Blog, News & Tips on Hair & Makeup

Joanna Blair - Melbourne makeup artist


Makeup and Hair Course graduate does celebrity makeup!

I love seeing my makeup and hair course graduates doing so well. This week Carla Takelo will have her work published in the Herald Sun!!! Carla completed my hairstyling course after graduating from my makeup course, rounding out her skills beautifully allowing her to take on so many more jobs. Earlier this week she was contacted by a PR Agency…read more →

Great feedback from a photographer

After 15 years in the industry I never tire of receiving emails like this one: Hi Joanna, I’m getting married in the evening of the 19th of February 2016 at our home in Mitcham. I’m a photographer and was lucky enough to see the amazing job you did on a bride back in April, Emma Foley. She looked amazing on…read more →

Student offered Makeup Position One Hour after Graduating from my Makeup Course!!!

Woo hoo!! Well done to my graduate Rebecca Tatman who completed my Module 2 Makeup Course on Friday afternoon – she went and had a beauty treatment nearby to my school straight after class and was holding her folder from my classes. The staff noticed her folder and asked her to hand in her resume as they’re quite keen to…read more →

Evening Hairstyling Courses – offered on two campuses

Very happy to be able to announce that I am now able to offer the evening hairstyling courses on two  campuses. My main studio is in Chelsea – at 1st floor, 434 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea (look for the glass door next to Chelsea Eye Care). Which is so conveniently located, there is plenty of free parking both on Nepean Hwy…read more →

Makeup Courses – professional photos

One of the changes I am implementing at the moment is including professional photography into every lesson of my Module 2 Makeup Course. It is quite a challenge when you are fresh out of your makeup course to get your business up off the ground – a must have is great photos of your work. With that in mind, all…read more →

New Hairstyling Courses being added to the curriculum!!!

Being able to do amazing hairstyling is an asset to any professional – whether it’s just hairstyling you love, or whether you are a makeup artist and rounding out your repertoire with a full set of sought after skills. Previously I have only offered the one hairstyling course, giving my students an all rounder of this valuable craft. However, due…read more →

Preparing for presentation of Makeup at Professional Hair Care Seminar

Very excited for next Tuesday night! Professional Hair Care in Frankston are holding a fabulous ‘look and learn’ night featuring White Sands hair products. I’m doing the makeup for four of the models – I’ll be showcasing very glamorous, ‘red carpet ready’ makeup. I can’t wait!! With makeup for stage presentation it’s always a licence to go bolder and brighter…read more →

Hair and Makeup collaboration – photographer wins prestigious WPPI award

Huge congratulations to photographer Franklin Marian who has just won a Silver Award at the WPPI (Weddings, Portrait Professional International) competition held in New York, USA. A number of my students have worked with Franklin now, doing hair and makeup for his shoots. It’s great to have the privilege of my students being able to build their portfolios with talented…read more →

Trip to Japan

Wow what an amazing time I had in Japan. I was invited by the international art committee of the Global Art Agency to exhibit my paintings at the Tokyo Art Fair! I took six of my paintings, 3 sold within the first hour of the opening night! Very exciting!!! Me in front of my artwork (down lig hts are great…read more →

Hairstyling Course

Another hairstyling course finished! The girls have done so well. Victoria Hull is a brilliant teacher, not to mention so much fun too! Every time I popped into class, all I could hear was shrieks of laughter they were having so much fun! Made me want to be a student again!! The girls have learnt a mountain of skills, not…read more →