One of the best make up artists in the country is right here in Victoria, and with her high tech skills & precise make up knowledge, it’s no wonder HHM is flat off her feet with gorgeous clients.
Having the abilility to enhance individual beauty in each client, her loveable and charismatic persona makes you feel at ease and totally comfortable in her creative hands!
But it’s not all about beauty for Hilary, her spiritual side helps nurtures your experience, with intuitively chosen natural oils, warming organic teas and you’ll be sure to leave feeling happy as Hilary’s loud and infectious laugh has you wanting to stay around her positive energy!
“Hilary Holmes Makeup is now and has always been an avenue of empowerment and the vehicle I have chosen to connect with others. The journey to this pretty epic discovery comes off the back of so much hard work, lead by my passion for makeup and the magic it can bring.”
My makeup journey didn’t start out like most. I wasn’t that 4 year old girl that stole her mum’s makeup bag, instead you would find me knee deep in mud on our farm or jumping from the garage roof onto the trampoline with my siblings. Instead, my makeup journey started when I was in year 12 on the back of my horrible self confidence.
Makeup came into my life as a way of empowerment. After years and years of being bullied for being overweight and not fitting in, I turned to makeup, firstly as a way to help me feel to fit in but slowly I began to see it as the total opposite- as a way to stand out! At first I would just put on a little bronzer but by the end of the year for my graduation I wore a bright pink eye look. It looked amazing! And even better – I felt amazing.
A few years on I had completed my science degree and landed an incredible job straight out of uni. After the novelty wore off and I had been there for a couple of years I was finding it unfulfilling and jarring against my personality. To keep me happy I was doing my friends makeup on the weekends but it wasn’t until the universe stepped in and I was handed a redundancy from my job that I was able to stop and think about what I wanted. I took the redundancy as a giant flashing sign and moved to London where I pursued my passion and was hired instantly by MAC Cosmetics. I worked for MAC both there and in Melbourne for 7 years but I finally took the leap and left them to freelance full time in early 2015.
Since deciding to follow my dreams of becoming a makeup artist, my passion and love for what I do, paired with years of working really hard I have learnt so much about myself. What started as turning to makeup to empower myself, is now using makeup as a vehicle to empower others.
And through Hilary Holmes Makeup I can’t wait to provide all the incredible women out there with the opportunity to experience something that supports and nurtures them for exactly what they are – amazing, powerful creatures that deserve to feel beautiful.
THE SALON EXPERIENCE
In life, the older we get the busier we are, so when we have a chance to book in for a salon experience we want it to indulge us, we want it to draw us in and look after us. At the Hilary Holmes Makeup salon our aim is to nurture you so that when you leave, you kinda don’t want to!
We will have a number of things in salon available to you as a complimentary service:
Essentially You: There’s a lot of work to go into getting ready for an occasion and after many years of witnessing client rushing in with millions of things to do before the night starts, Hilary realised it’s so important for her lovely clients to connect back in. The essential oil service uses the worlds best oils, intuitively chosen by you from our range and used through your senses of touch and smell. After this quiet, connected moment with your artist, you’ll be ready to enjoy everything that comes your way there after!
Weddings have always been Hilary’s favourite! “How often do you get to empower a group of exceptionally happy women on one of the most important days of their lives?” – Hilary
And after herself helping over 1000 brides to feel as beautiful as they deserve to feel on their big day, she has the experience and knowledge to make all her bridal parties feel at ease whilst having a blast, with a champagne in hand of course!
Hilary travels all over Australia for her brides and works heavily in Melbourne, Geelong & the surf coast. With a salon in Geelong and a studio in Melbourne, they make sure to look after all their brides- wherever you may be.
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