Andrea King – Hair, Makeup and Personal Styling is more than just personal styling, a good haircut and some pretty makeup.
My business has been built on reading people’s personas, listening to what they’re asking for, highlighting their most attractive features and disguising the less desirable. This, combined with my flexibility to their needs, has proven to be the key to success in business.
In 2004, after living and working extensively abroad, I identified a niche in my market. This was to offer a more private and personalised service, utilising my varied experiences and moving away from the traditional salon environment and hours of operation.
By adopting a pliable and understanding attitude, new clients such as business people who are time poor started being attracted to my services. People desiring this more private and personalised approach often have multiple demands on their time, so my practice allows them to keep working or caring for their children without the normal interruption having to attend a salon.
I regularly work with people so they present correctly for very important occasions. I am by nature an easy going person, so generally just being available for people on their terms and time frames reduces their pressure. Calmly assisting clients such as job seekers wanting to present the right image, photographers needing that special look under the pressure of a job or entire bridal parties, stressing out before the big moment, is what I do. I will work on site, in their work place, home or hotel.
While my services include hairdressing, makeup application, waxing and colour analysis and personal styling, it doesn’t end there. The real craft of the job is to quickly and accurately assess the image a client wants to portray energetically, to create that special impression.
The personable aspect to this business is everything, ensuring the client feels understood and that is reflected in the end result. I listen to what my client wants and what is important to them. I draw their attention to what I see and explain options that make them look fantastic, feel awesome and leave them with a sense of having been listened to.
The whole picture is about them, male or female and how they present. As they say “you don’t get a second chance at a first impression.” My greatest reward is in the referrals I receive from existing clients, this now accounts for the 85% of my new business.
I also teach, running presentation workshops, utilising my skills from wardrobe styling to body shapes and the power of colours that we wear. Clients learn the impacts of these things whilst learning hair styling tips, the importance of hygiene and exercise and basic makeup application.
I love to transform people by bringing out the best in them, either in their environment or my home studio and pride myself on giving my clients outstanding, personalised service.
Catering for men, women and children, services include
Wedding & Bridal Party, Formals & Special Occasions
Hair Extensions (supply and hire)
Hair loss solutions (including wigs)
Portrait & Corporate Photo Shoots
Training and Workshops.
Andrea is proud to have won prestigious ABIA awards (Australian Bridal Industry Awards) in both Top 5 – Hairdressing and Top 10 – Make-up.
If you have a larger wedding party, Andrea can call on trusted colleagues, both Make-up Artists and Hairdressers, to assist. They are highly skilled and carefully selected to meet her high expectations in work quality and ethics.