Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So here I am again! The last day of my working year!

I would like to take a minute to say a massive thank you to everyone who I have worked with over the past year. I have loved being a part of every Wedding, Photo shoot, Birthday, Christmas Party and event this year, including meeting some really amazing people!

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog, has joined my facebook page and told all their friends how much they like my work!

I love what I do and all you guys make it even more fun!

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and New Year with your loved ones and I can't wait to share all of the exciting things happening with Kate McKenna Hair & Makeup next year!!!


Fabricated Tales...

For those of you have been reading my blog for a while, you will remember when I worked on the 'Fabricated Tales - Snow White' photoshoot earlier this year.
Well I have just recieved the fabulous news that it has been published on Pulp online magazine!!
Thanks so much to the fabulous team I worked with on this beautiful shoot, in particular Katriena Emmanuel for her creativity and fabulous work!

Follow the link to have a look!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Jade 5th November 2010

Take a look at the photo's from the lovely Jade's wedding at the Marriot in November.
I trust you had a fabulous day Jade!
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Tania Usher

See my makeup work on this video for the very inspiring Tania Usher, from Tania Usher International!


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Get your hair extensions now and pay later!

I am now offering tape hair extensions!
The most natural and easy-to-manage hair extensions on the market.
Using the highest grade Euro remy hair you are sure to be more than satisfied with your results!
And now you can have them today and pay later with my interest free payment plan.

Contact me today to find out the details and book your free colour match!

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I'm going away!

Just a quick message to let you know that I'm finishing up for the year tomorrow and wont be returing until 3rd January. Any bookings or enquiries for early next year should be made now to avoid disappointment!

I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas!
I can't wait to share all of the exciting things at Kate McKenna Hair & Makeup next year!
For bookings and enquiries...
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Wedding Links January 2011

For all of the brides to be out there looking for hair and makeup, I will be exhibiting at the wedding links expo at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on the 9th January, as well as doing the hair and makeup for the fashion parades. Come along and have a chat, it's a good chance to meet in person, you also have the chance to win some great prizes!
Also just a heads up, it's usually REALLY busy in the morning so it might be worth coming down after lunch, that way we will have more time to talk!
If you pre-register online you will get your tickets for half price

I hope to see you all there!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

QLD Wedding and Bride

My work (hair and makeup) from the current issue of QLD Wedding and Bride magazine for BiBowden Bridal Designs!

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Tape Hair Extensions

I am very excited to announce that I am now offering tape hair extensions!
Using the highest European grade hair you are sure to achieve the most natural and manageable results.
Next week only I am offering the following....
Full head 18" $390 (Normally $490)
Half head 18" $290 (Normally $390
Full head 22" $440 (Normally $540)
Half head 22" $340 (Normally $440)

Only available until next Saturday 12th December and Monday Tuesday are already booked out! So get in quick at this great price!

For bookings and enquiries...
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Neridah 18/09/10

Just recieved these beautiful photos from Neridah's wedding back in September.

"Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job" - Neridah.

Makeup is by Kate and hair by Leacha.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gift Vouchers

Did you know that I offer gift vouchers? They can be redeemed on hair and makeup services, as well as products!
A great Christmas gift for your friends, mum or girlfriend!
Payments can be made via cash or internet banking and the voucher will be posted out to you straight away.

For bookings and enquiries....
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday 27th November

Take a look at some photos of the lovely ladies I got to do hair and makeup for today!

First photos - Lynne hair and makeup by me for her race day
Second and third photo - Sarah and her lovely bridesmaids, makeup by me, hair by Leacha. Looking beautiful for her wedding at Robina Woods today
Last two photos - Tegan - hair and makeup by me for the Equine QLD awards at the convention centre tonight

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Facebook competition!

Follow the link to find out how you could win one of 3 $160 vouchers for hair and makeup with Kate McKenna!


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Gold Coast Bulliten 20/11/10

Found this article while flicking through the paper on Saturday and was very excited to see my hair and makeup work on the lovely Ella Rose from Division Models!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kustom Summer Campaign 2011

The last two days I have been working on the Summer Campaign for Kustom Footwear!
It was such an amazing experience, I had so much fun!!
The concept was a road trip with 4 fashion bloggers from Melbourne,
Annie and Celine from - anniieemal.blogspot.com
Tessa from- tessa-jay-circanow.blogspot.com
Christina from - src783.blogspot.com

The hair and makeup look was extremly natural, with fresh dewy skin - achieved through airbrush appliation, soft cheeks ( I used MAC Harmony with a MAC minerlize highlight on the cheek bones), defined eyebrows (inglot brow set) , natural pearl eyeshadow, finished off with soft highlighting under the brows and in the inner corner of the eye. Lips were lined with a rose Stilla lipliner finished off with a clear gloss.
Hair was also really natural. Soft waves on the first day, with a slight variation on the second.

It was so great to be sorrounded by so many creative and talented people!
I can't wait to see the results! Also a big thanks to Pia!

What a beautiful way to finish!

Final shots at Wategos beach while the sun was setting!

i love my job!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Some more gorgeous formal girls...

Here are some more shots of my beautiful formal girls from this week....


Racquel - left (makeup)
Grace (makeup)
Rachael (makeup)

Georgie (Hair and makeup)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


This year so far I had had the opportunity to do hair and makeup for lots of formal girls all over
the Gold Coast. With school wrapping up this week for all of the year 12's there are plenty of formals on, which means I'm super busy!
Here are a couple of picture I have from the formal girls I have worked on this year. Sorry for the poor photo quality on some of the pictures :(
Karlia (hair and makeup)

Bree (makeup)

Shannon - centre (makeup)

Symphonie - left (makeup)

Melissa (makeup)

More pics to come soon!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last week...

Wow how the past 2 weeks since my last post have flow by!
5 photo shoots, Natalie and Abbie's weddings, plus trials and other clients left right and centre! And that was just last week!
Abbie before her wedding at Salt Kingscliff

Natalie and her sister before her wedding at Burleigh headland

I also had the opportunity to work with two new photographers.
Firstly Jenni from Jenni Lorraine Photography. We worked on two shoots together last week, one for a lovely lady wanting to get back into some acting after a few years out of the business and the other for a mother and daughter having some portraits for Christmas gifts.

On Wednesday I also got to work with Ali Mitten for a photoshoot due to be submitted to a magazine (stay tuned). The only way to descride this shoot is AMAZING! The creative collaboration really came together and we really nailed the look we were after. A very special mention goes out to the stylist Kate who was fabulous! I have never worked with a stylist as creative and inspiring as Kate. I really wish that I could post some behind the scenes pictures up for you to have a look at but I have to keep these ones close to my chest for now!

I also went along to see the Valentino Retrospective Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. I got in last minute (the final day!) and it seemed a lot of other people had the same idea! The expo was beautiful. It was great to see Valentinos work from his first pieces to his latest collection. Aside from his animal print collection, any of the pieces would be just as amazing to wear now as they were when they were first created. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to see all of these beautiful pieces by a true artist. Unfortuntely photo's weren't allowed!

Stay tuned for another post soon!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne Cup 2010

I had a great day yesterday working on Melbourne Cup at Room81 at the Sofitel in Broadbeach.
I got to work with Erin, Julia, Lesley, Mercedes, Fern, Tyson and Justin from Division as well as both of the Kirstens!
It was a really fun day and the girls looked great!
The makeup look was fresh dewy skin, with a defined eye. The colours I used on the eye were MAC era and embark as well as a black eyeshadow from Inglot. I then used MAC black gel liner on the top lash line smudged out and into the socket.
Underneath I used a black kohl pencil also smudged.
I highlighted the brow bone and inner corner of the eye with a light pink pigment from Inglot.
I finished it off with a peach lipstick and clear gloss.

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