Ocea McKenzie has built her career on her love for creating looks in all forms, from natural to glamorous to editorial. With over 15 years in the industry she has made a career in sharing her love for the magic of makeup with her clients across fashion, beauty, celebrity and television.
As the National Education Manager for M.A.C Australia, Ocea is responsible for leading training and educational strategies with her team on all platforms from Artist development to Digital learning. Full of tips, tricks and “M.A.C Hacks” – she is you go-to for technique and product knowledge.
Ocean’s love of creating fun and interesting ways of using colour textures & placement is one of her signature aesthetics. Ocea is passionate about enhancing and celebrating the natural beauty within all her clients and loves to share the road map to achieving this.
NUMBER OF YEARS AS A MAKEUP ARTIST: 16
TELEVISION: The Voice, Morning Show Channel 7, Make Me A Supermodel, Australia’s Next Top Model (key shoot)
CELEBRITIES: Pip Edwards, Megan Gale , Ladyhawke, Dita Von Teese, Rita
Ora, Paris Forscutt, Collette Dinnigan, Nicole Trunfio, James Morrison, Peter Garrett, Tahynai Tozzi, Peta Wilson
FASHION COLLECTIONS: Australian Fashion weeks: PE Nation Team leader, Life With Bird (key) Diana Von Furstenburg (key) New Generation (key), Swim Wear (Key) The Innovators (key)eDi$count Universe, Ksubi, Ginger & Smart, Romance Was Born, Akira, Alice McCall, Shakkuhachi, Bec & Bridge, Haryono Setiati, Gail Sorronda, Flannel, Nookie, By Jonny, Alice McCall, We are Kindred, Manning Cartel, PE Nation
International Fashion weeks: NZ Jimmy D, Stolen Girlfriends, Huffer, Nom D, Trelise Cooper
Milan: Missoni,( team leader) Fausto Puglisi, Luisa Beccaria, Byblos Milano, Philosiphy, Stella Jean,
Paris: Rick Owens, Aalto, Greta Constantine, Vivienne Westwood, Veronique
Branquinho, Kenzo, Moncler
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Byron Spencer, Gibson Fox, Rene Valie, Steven Popovich,
MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS: Val Garland 20 Year Pro Tour Miami, MTV Awards, ARIA’s, Kanye West Tour, Christina Aguilera Tour, Missy Elliot Tour, Rita Ora Tour
BODY PAINTING EVENTS: NZ Fashion Week opening Event, IMATS, Mecca Opening Launch
LOOK BOOKS: Emma Mullholland, Bec & Bridge, Sass & Bide, Ksubi, Lonely Hearts, Leona Edminston
Internationally best-selling author, former CEO and President of Clicquot, Inc. (LVMH) and long time spokesperson for Champagne Veuve Clicquot, Mireille Guiliano (Meer-ray Julie-ano) is recognized as “an ambassador of France and its art of living,” by the French daily Le Figaro, USA Today further dubbed her “the high priestess of French lady wisdom.”
Her book, French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure was number 1 on The New York Times Bestseller list and has been translated into 39 languages. As an expert in positioning and growing ultra-premium brands, she is one of the few women who have reached the top echelon of the wine and spirits as well as luxury goods industry.
A champion of women in business, Mireille also works with groups promoting business opportunities and education for women and frequently presents nationally and internationally on business topics.
Dr. Claudia Aguirre is a neuroscientist and mind-body expert, specializing in the connection between the brain and the skin. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California, where she investigated Alzheimer’s and hormonal interactions in the aging brain. In between her studies, she researched molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She has also completed a certificate course on Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).
Danielle Featherstone-Price is a trailblazer within the UK beauty industry. With humble beginnings in 1998, she opened her first small business, a nail & beauty bar that gave her a taste of the entrepreneurial innovation to come. Only a short few years later, she developed Lifespa, an award-winning Dermalogica and Elemis day spa. The spa thrived, but still, something was missing… and that something was Strip!
In 2005, partnering with her sister Maria-Lousie Featherstone the first Strip Boutique opened its doors to the UK public. Strip has been in the spotlight for the last decade for revolutionising the beauty industry and the UK’s approach to hair removal. Its unique combination of unparalleled treatments and indulgent lingerie has had editors and celebrities from around the globe caught up in the buzz and lining up for an appointment!
Danielle works tirelessly to push the boundaries at Strip, keeping the company on a path to success, resulting in the rapid growth of 7 boutique locations in key neighbourhoods in London; Notting Hill, Chelsea, Soho, City, Islington, Essex and a concession in Harvey Nichols, Bristol; with still more progression on the books for 2017. Strip was rewarded for such dedication in both 2010 and 2014 with the distinction of Harper’s Bazaar’s esteemed Best Waxing Salon Award.
In addition to the foundation of Strip, Danielle & her sister Maria-Louise are also responsible for the development of Strip Distribution in 2007. Strip Distribution has sole rights to the import and distribution of Lycon Wax, Lycon Spa and South Seas Body Care within the UK and parts of the EU. Thanks to Strip Distribution, Lycon is now a household name in the waxing industry. To complement the product distribution, Danielle & Maria-Louise founded the Strip Training Academy in 2008, accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists and a leader in hair removal techniques for both qualified and unqualified beauty therapists.
Dr Naomi McCullum, The Manse clinic founder, is a pioneer in the field of non-surgical cosmetic medicine.
Dr Naomi is a qualified cosmetic doctor. She qualified as a Medical Practitioner, and completed her internship at St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst.
In 1999, she became one of the early members of the newly founded CPSA (Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia). When the CPSA became a College, (the CPCA) in 2015, Dr Naomi was admitted as a Fellow.
Dr Naomi is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine. Prior to these non-surgical Societies becoming Colleges, Dr Naomi was examination certified as a Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery from 2002-2014.
In her early years, Naomi worked at the leading cosmetic/dermatology clinics in Sydney at the time. Dr Naomi credits much of her success to the gifted mentors she had at this time (1999-2002). Dr Naomi opened her first cosmetic clinic in Paddington in 2002, which she closed in 2016.
She is working on developing a site in the CBD for use as a second cosmetic clinic.
Dr Naomi opened The Manse Clinic in 2016, and now focuses on her role in management, social media and creating online cosmetic information for The Manse.
Dr Naomi’s aim is for her social media to become the best information source online for cosmetic medicine, and to lead the way for a new era of transparency in the cosmetic medical industry.
FACAM (Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine) 2015-current
FCPCA (Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia) Inaugural 2015-current
Board Member of ACAM (Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine) 2015-2018
Board Member, and PR Officer of CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia) 2018-current
Member of CPSA (Cosmetic Physicians Society Australia) 1999-2016
Siobhan Wilkins is the Group Manager of Strategy at Australian luxury skincare company, RATIONALE.
Since joining RATIONALE in 2014, Siobahn has played a critical role in securing the Brand’s exponential growth; guiding and supporting the Team to expand the Flagship portfolio from these locations to 15 luxury doors within Australia.
Siobhan’s career in Sales and Strategy began while completing her studies in Communications at RMIT University in Melbourne, with a part-time job at Australian fashion label Bettina Liano. During a five-year tenure that saw her rise to the position of Multi-State Sales Manager, Siobhan developed an astuteness for sales operations and love for strategy and elevating the client experience, propelling her to pursue a full-time career within high-street retail at The Just Group. As Regional Sales Manager, Siobhan gained a greater understanding of managing a significant portfolio of stores and teams, and the nuances of leadership-at-large.
An unexpected opportunity to move into the beauty industry presented itself through a network connection made early on in Siobhan’s career.
First joining RATIONALE as the Retail Operations Manager, Siobhan stepped up into the role of Group manager of Sales and Marketing before transitioning into her current role. Her ability to recognise challenges as opportunities, be prepared to learn from mistakes, and build relationships based on shared experience and trust has led to where Siobhan is today-preparing to lead the Team into international expansion as part of RATIONALE’s newly-formed partnership with Amorepacific.
Christine Hays is a pioneer in the spa and wellness world with three decades of experience, spending the greater part of the last decade in Asia. She is an accomplished luxury Spa Development and Operations professional and has been recognised for setting trends in the industry globally.
Her key responsibilities in the Spa and Wellness industry include : Brand development, annual budgeting, feasibility studies, Operations Management, treatment menu development, training and marketing and holds strong leadership & team development in multi-cultural environments. She has been involved in Spa development throughout India, Indonesia, Egypt, Dubai, Mauritius, USA and Jamaica.
Christine’s focus is on quality service and attention to detail to ensure the ultimate guest experience. She is creative in developing and managing successful health and wellness programmes and is a treatment designer in creating award winning bespoke, indigenous therapies and experiences.
She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Aesthetician and Yoga Instructor and remains a learner, teacher, researcher and a visionary.
Strategist, Mindset Shifter, Innovation Specialist, Brand Developer and Industry Mentor.
Vanessa is the woman to know in the Australian beauty industry. She boasts an impressive career as an experienced senior executive, specialising in Commercial Spa Operations and the creation of signature spa brands for hospitality groups. She has worked extensively across Asia Pacific, Australia, Maldives and the Middle East overseeing new spa developments and ensuring that the spa discipline performs commercially within the broader hotel framework. Her focus – to ensure that spa’s deliver a solid return on investment for investors and hotel operators alike.
Throughout her global career, she was recently the Director of Spa Development & Operations for Hilton Worldwide – where she was responsible for Spa Development (new build hotels), Spa Operations (in excess of 60 locations across 16 countries) and Corporate Strategy for the region to deliver sustainable growth, strong commercial returns, brand consistency and integrity.
She is now the Director at The Loft Studio – a company that has been created to deliver sophisticated education and commercial performance strategies to the spa, beauty and wellness industry. Vanessa’s insights, smarts and wisdom for future therapists is one not to be missed!
Emma is a Skin and Body Care Specialist who’s been in the industry for over 30 years. With experience ranging from business owner, Spa Director, College Principle to Corporate Director working in countries across Asia, Europe and the U.S.A. Emma has collected an extensive range of knowledge with a definite Global perspective. In 1993, Emma joined The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica in the UK, the world’s largest & most influential postgraduate education centre for the Professional Skin Therapist. Since 1995 Emma’s been heading up the education department as Director of Education for the Asia Pacific Region out of their office in Sydney.
Emma’s area of expertise encompasses dynamic business strategies, leadership & team management, a great insight into the future trends of the skin care, wellness/spa industry, all of which have led her to speak on many platforms around the world, including radio and television interviews and invited speaker for national and international industry events.
As company spokesperson & the ‘go-to expert’ for IDI and Dermalogica, you will see many of Emma’s articles across various media channels.
Emma’s many accolades include being chosen by Beauty Directory as one of Australia’s ten most influential people in the health and beauty industry today.
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