Hi, I’m Michaela Kaye, an Auckland-based professional makeup artist, hairstylist, and spray tan technician of over five years, specialising in weddings, school balls and special occasions.
My career began in 2013 while studying at Cut Above Academy, and it was here that my passion for all things makeup, hair, and beauty was ignited. Following this, I sought further qualifications as a spray tan technician, and fine-tuned my skills as a bridal makeup specialist at The Makeup School in Ponsonby.
To date, I’ve worked with hundreds of beautiful women. I pride myself on creating timeless looks for any occasion, making my clients feel beautiful and happy with the results, and being adaptable to each person’s needs. For me, being a makeup artist is about providing you with inner confidence, and creating a memorable, relaxing experience.
Whether you need your makeup done for your big day, or you want to be bronzed for a special occasion, I look forward to working with you and creating a look that you’ll remember for years to come. While I live in Auckland, I also love traveling throughout New Zealand for weddings or other special occasions; please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any of your questions, queries and quoting needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you travel outside of Auckland for weddings?
A: Yes, I love to travel – it’s a perk of the job. Whether your wedding is in Auckland or at another gorgeous destination in New Zealand, please do get in touch, I’d love to be able to join you on your special day.
Q: How much are your travel fees?
A: All makeup services are fully mobile and will incur a travel fee of $0.97c p/km within Auckland.
For all weddings outside of Auckland, travel fee is charged at $0.90c p/km and an hourly travel fee of $25 per hour or part thereof travelled.
Other travel charges that may be included are flights and/or accommodation (dependant on the location) – these travel charges and accommodation costs are quoted individually based on the job details and location.
If your wedding location requires flying, two nights’ accommodation will be quoted. Locations more than a three hour drive from Auckland will also require two nights’ accommodation.
Please note: accommodation charges may vary during peak season (October – March) and this will be reflected in pricing. The further in advance flights and accommodation is booked the cheaper they are.
Please get in touch for a quote or further details.
Q: When do I need to book?
A: I encourage getting in touch as early as possible in the planning stages to secure your date.
Weddings are frequently booked at least 8-10 months in advance. Popular dates during the summer season, especially October – February and around Christmas/New Year’s book up quickly so get in touch today to secure your date.
Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: Yes, to secure your date a 30% deposit is required.