about amy bysouth
MELBOURNE HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST
I'm one of Melbourne's leading Hair and Makeup Artists and I've been working in this industry for 8+ years.
I'm obsessed with glam.
Before I got into this job, there was a very limited amount of high end makeup brands in Australia. So when I flew to America for the first time and saw all the products, my mind was blown! The Sephora artists would tell me amazing stories about life as a makeup artist. That was the moment that I realised I needed to make this my full time job.
So I got qualified with a Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services at the Academy of Makeup in Melbourne.
"She is extremely talented and always listens to exactly what I want! I’ve never seen a hair and make up artist so engaged as Amy is with her clients."
"Amy has been sent to us from the Hair and Makeup GODS. She truly is an artist, Amy listens to what you want and exceeds expectations."
As soon as I finished training I entered the retail world. I worked as a makeup artist for Mecca Brands and Benefit Cosmetics. This gave me the wealth of product knowledge that I needed to be able to create flawless, long wearing looks.
As for hair, I've always been great at styling.
All my friends in high school were envious of my straightener curls! A lot of my techniques are self taught. But I'm always trying to up my game by learning from other well known hairstylists, like Lorna Evans and Sharon Blain.
I'm blessed to have been able to take my hair and makeup skills internationally! Holding masterclasses and training Sephora staff in South East Asia. I wanted to be one of those girls in Sephora, and now I'm training them!
I love teaching you guys all my secrets. Whether its through masterclasses, one on one lessons or in video tutorials. I was actually a singing teacher before I started hair and makeup. But please don't make me sing for you...
"Amy is an absolute GEM!
She has been doing my makeup for special events and photoshoots for many years now. She is ridiculously talented as well as professional. She always brings any ideas/inspirations I have to life, or if I have none, I wholeheartedly trust her to come up with something amazing and she always does!
She is always happy to pass on her product knowledge & recommendations based on my personal skin type/colour/undertones.
I highly, highly recommend Amy, and I wouldn't get my makeup done anywhere else!! I would trust her to do my hair & makeup with her eyes closed!!!" - Sarah H
When I'm not glamming you beautiful people, I'm busy getting creative on photoshoots. I love working with models, photographers and stylists to create works of art. In my line of work it's super important to make sure that every look translates onto film. My editorial work is even published in magazines! You can check them out here.
I take a lot of pride in my work ethic and consider myself to be a die-hard perfectionist. I can use my experience and knowledge to help you look amazing! You'll feel comfortable and have a few laughs along the way.