At a very young age, professional makeup artist and hairstylist Laura Lemos had a fascination for makeup and transformations. It wasn’t until her late 20´s, after attending a MAC Cosmetics workshop, that Laura started thinking about makeup as a career option.
Originally from Brazil, Laura moved to New Zealand at the end of 2005 to pursue her career in hotel management. After years of working in hospitality, she decided it was time to make her passion her profession.
She left her full-time position at one of Tauranga’s most prestigious hotels to study for an International Diploma in Make-up Art Technology. It was probably one of the biggest, and definitely the best decision she has ever made.
A couple of years later she decided to move back to Brazil and further develop her career in makeup and hairdressing. She took several advanced courses in hair colouring, cutting, highlighting, styling and also travelled to Chicago, USA, to train in Airbrush Makeup at the Airbrush Academy. She opened her own salon in Ribeirão Preto where she spent over 4 years working to a very high standard to exceed the expectations of the demanding Brazilian clientele.
Laura always missed New Zealand so finally, in late 2017, she decided to move back to her second home. Tauranga can now count on this talented professional for all their makeup and hair needs.
From a family of artists, Laura combines her natural talent with constant self-development through courses and workshops. She is extremely creative and offers a wide variety of make-up and hair services such as bridal, beauty, airbrush, photographic, commercial, fashion, special FX and face painting, haircuts, hair colours, highlighting and eyebrow design.
Laura’s preferred style is glamour and she loves adding dramatic touches, but mostly it is important to her to create a look that you love. She will make sure that it is well balanced, and that the hair and make-up fit your personal style as well as the occasion. Whether you are looking for a natural look, something glamorous or a total transformation, you can count on Laura to get it right. She will be delighted to help you achieve the perfect look.