JESSICA CAGNEY

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST

Jessica Cagney is an experienced hair and make-up artist working on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland. She is represented by Illuminate Management.

She is the WINNER of the ABIA QUEENSLAND BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014!!! The best makeup artists in the state compete for this award. Jessica has over 14 years experience as a makeup artist and has been a qualified hairdresser for 15 years.

This impressive Hair and makeup artist started hairdressing in 1995 when she was only 16 years old and by 1998 she became a qualified hairdresser. Jessica then went on to complete a make-up artistry course in 1999 and started working in the photographic industry as a session make-up artist& hairstylist. She has also worked as a freelancer from 2000 until coming into the Illuminate agency. During the course of Jessica’s make-up career she has worked in all areas of make-up including, TV, Hey Hey it’s Saturday Promo Shoot, Editorials, Beauty Shoots, Fashion Shoots.  She worked at the first M.T.VMusic Video Awards in Sydney in 2005, Teaching makeup & hairstyling, Weddings & Special Occasions.

Jessica was a freelance make-up artist/hairdresser for SBS TV in Sydney during the World Cup. She also worked at the first MTV Music Video Awards in 2005 doing make-up on Missy Higgins and Chingy. Jessica did make-up and hair on Kyle Sandilands & Bianca Dye on the award night.

She did make-up for South African actress Rosie Motene. Her make-up work has appeared in South African Magazines.From 2000 onwards, Jessica has run her own freelance business doing make-up and hair for weddings and other special events. In addition Jessica does private lessons in make-up and hair. After completing a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment in 2004, Jessica taught make-up at privately owned schools covering the following skills;

– Make-Up Certificate II– Design and Apply Basic Make-up– Design and Apply Make-up for photography– Design and Apply Make-up for Remedial Camouflage– Stage and Performance Make-up

Jessica worked in London in 2008-2009 whilst there, she did makeup for London’s largest dance studio in Covent Gardens “Pineapple Studio’s”. Whilst in London, she was signed up by 2 wedding makeup agencies.

On returning to Australia from having worked in London, Jessica Freelanced as a Makeup Artist and Hairdresser for Channel 10 in Brisbane from September 2009-February 2011. She now works mostly in Queensland areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Tweed. Interstate conditions apply.