Well known makeup artist Kay Mitchelson has been in the industry for over 20 years. Kay is currently teaching make-up at both Gymea and Petersham TAFES and is in demand as a freelance Make-up Artist for the bridal and fashion /photographic industries.
Kay studied in Sydney and in Paris during the late 80's and 90's with Clarins and Fernand Aubry and has continually updated her skills at professional workshops and seminars.
In 1999 she completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage, adding another dimension to her skills.
Kay worked with her mother Joy Mitchelson (also a highly regarded makeup artist) for 14 years in her private Make-up studio before starting with TAFE in 2002.
The Studio was ahead of its time, offering one on one or group tuition to clients wanting to learn how to apply their own make-up, professionals needing to update their skills or students training to come into the industry.
They also looked after literally 1000"s of brides to help them look their absolute best on their special day.
Kay is still in great demand for brides and is passionate about her service and always feels privileged to be involved on such a personal level which will be one of the most important days of their lives.
Kay was one of the judges at the Sydney Beauty Expo Bridal m/up category 2009.
Kay also loves the fashion world and has directed the make-up for many fashion parades. Her talents were most recently featured at Newtown Flaunt It Fashion Parades and the Lunar Morph Alternate fashion Show at Enmore 2008 and 2010 and Under The Blue Moon Parades in Newtown Oct 2010 part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Since teaching her craft at TAFE, Kay has directed and encouraged many groups of students in catwalk / fashion parades with many varying styles at TAFE awards and Fashion awards events as well as introducing them to the main arena.
"I love my craft and I love teaching. I see it as a great responsibility to pass on the best knowledge I can for the industry to keep and maintain high standards of professionalism. I get so excited when I see my students gaining recognition in their own right."
Kay also has a current and upgraded TAA Cert IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. Private make-up lessons are also available for individuals or busineses needing to update their skills and sevices.
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