STUDIO 47 Hair and Makeup Bar

STUDIO 47 Hair and Makeup Bar

This week we are speaking with Katie Winkler and Hayley Matthews as they launch their exciting new business STUDIO 47 Hair and Makeup Bar which provide a full “one stop beauty fix” bar- Very exciting!!!

Where are you based and what beauty services do your provide?

STUDIO 47 Hair & Makeup Bar will be based in the Eastern Suburbs of Nunawading providing Melbourne-siders with a modern, boutique-like hair, makeup and spray tan studio. The services on offer will be hair cuts, colours, styling and hair extensions as well as makeup application for all occasions and workshops.  Spray Tanning services will also be available at STUDIO47 Hair & Makeup Bar to complete our ‘one-stop beauty fix’ bar. We will be set in a modern, luxe studio with an amazing relaxed vibe with music and a champers in hand. We will have you made over and ready to go in no time.

What is the background to setting up your business, and what’s your point of difference?

STUDIO 47 Hair & Makeup Bar is a joint business venture between two already established beauty entrepreneurs, Hayley Matthews of ‘Illuminate Hair Design’ (@illuminate_hairdesign) and Katie Winkler of ‘Katie Winkler Makeup Artist (@katiewinklermakeup, Both beauty experts wanting to expand their freelance business’ to develop a luxe, modern, relaxed studio with a sense of urban elegance to offer the convenience of hair, makeup and tans to our clients. 

What’s your personal backgrounds and qualifications and how does that help your clients?

HAYLEY MATTHEWS – Head Hairdresser

Hayley began her career in the salon industry with ‘Heads for Hair’ where she started her apprenticeship. At the same time Hayley mastered her haircutting skills through her training at the prestigious ‘Headmasters Academy’ in Melbourne and ‘Deadening Tafe’.

Hayley soon progressed through to being the second-in-charge in the owner’s absence at ‘Indulge @macrina’. This was when Hayley realised that running her own business was where she would find her success.

Hayley opened Illuminate Hair Design doors in July of 2015 after aspiring to have a salon of her own. Hayley grew her client base quickly through her professional results and client word-of-mouth. With 10 years of industry experience, Hayley has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including long hair, cutting and up-dos.

However her forte and passion lays in colour. Specialising in the art of multi-dimentional colour, including corrective colour and dimensional foil highlighting. Hayley uses a wide range of quality products such as ‘Alphapharph’, ‘de Lorenzo’, ‘natural look’ and more.

Hayley believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services.

In 2015, Hayley furthered her skill set by learning the art of Tape Hair extensions and adding quality hair extensions to Illuminate’s offering.

Today Hayley has worked along-side a range of professionals including photographer @rosannafaraci.

Hayley strives to enhance her client’s inner and outer beauty. She gets great pleasure out of getting to use her creativity to help her clients feel and look their very best.

KATIE WINKLER – Head Makeup Artist

Katie Winkler is a Melbourne based Makeup Artist who fell in love with the creative development of designing and applying makeup.

Katie began her makeup journey training at the renowned ‘Academy of Makeup’ in Melbourne in 2012, where she mastered her skills in bridal, photographic, editorial/fashion and theatre makeup. Her career began in early 2013, where she got her first makeup artsit position with a renowned Wedding Photography Studio, ‘STUDIOMAX’. Katie’s career progressed quickly as she became ‘Head Makeup Artist’ for model photographer, Vivienne Steer later that year. This was when Katie’s passion for makeup and aspiration to start her own business was born. 

Katie focused on the growing success of her freelance makeup business, ‘Katie Winkler Makeup Artist’ ( and decided to take her business interstate to Sydney in 2015. It was in Sydney where Katie worked for one of Australia’s award winning bridal makeup artists, Melissa Sassine, where Katie furthered her training and makeup skills/techniques in the bridal industry. After 12 months, Katie moved back to Melbourne where she became involved in numerous fashion shows such as Melbourne’s L’Oreal Fashion Festival’ and ‘Miss Universe Australia’, as well as makeup for several modelling agencies. 

Katie believes in constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest makeup tehcniques and trends and is often involved in masterclasses with top makeup artists such as Mia Connor. 

With over 4 years experience in the industry, Katie has a very professional approach to her work – Producing high quality, flawless makeup designs and application with great attention to detail and business knowledge. 

Katie knows and understands the importantce of tailored, picture-perfect, long-lasting makeup. Using only the finest products to guarantee you will look and feel flawless all day, offering mobile services to make your special occasion relaxing, convenient and memorable. Katie has established a name for herself through the quality of her work, friendly yet professional manner and of course the signature looks she creates which clients absolutely love.

What’s your beauty philosophy?

We believe beauty is about being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Cosmetics and Hair help empower women to feel more beautiful inside and out. 

What’s trending in beauty at the moment?

BROWS, BROWS and more BROWS! The correct shaped brows can enhance and frame your face by lifting your eyes and slimming down your face. Another huge beauty trend at the moment is contouring techniques due to the creative ability to alter and shape your entire facial structure. 

A huge hair trend at the moment is a shorter cut with textured waves – The messy, effortless look. 

What’s your 1 hot beauty tip for clients?

A hot beauty tip for makeup – Perfect your complexion. Camouflage any pimples by applying a yellow-based cover-up to counteract the redness. Use a concealer brush to pat it on precisely, then blend the edges with your ring finger. Remember less is more, you don’t want to over do it and make it look obvious or caked up.

A hot beauty tip for hair – Tidy up tired hair. If you’re productless and your hair looks frizzy, wet your hands, then smooth your palms over your strands. The water will reactivate any products you applied in the a.m and make your hair look fresh.

How do you personally find beauty everyday?

We like to keep our everyday beauty fresh and minimal, focusing on our everyday skin care to keep our complexion healthy. 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Katie’s guilty pleasure is having a glass of wine or making Lychee Martinis whilst watching a girly chick-flick or having a late night Yo-Chi sesh.

Hayley’s guilty pleasure is also a glass or two of wine whilst consuming a large quantity of chocolate.

How do clients get in touch?

Beautifinda listing below!!

Awesome- thanks guys! Be sure to check out Beauty Studio 47! James @beautifinda

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