Vania Bailey is one of New Zealand’s top makeup artist, regularly working with some of the country’s most gifted and talented photographers, top broadcasters and fashion designers.

Vania had an avid interest in the arts as young child meant there was always a paint brush or make up brush in her hands. She completed a university arts degree, before pursuing a career in the cosmetics industry. She went on to work on television shows including Xena, Hercules and for TVNZ as well as for the luxury cosmetics brand ‘Dior’, where she received the prestigious Dior ‘make up artist of the year’ award.

Vania is now located in Hawke’s Bay where she gained a reputation as a ‘bride’s best friend’ offering a service to the region’s many brides and bridal parties. She works as a freelance makeup artist and stylist for photographers, fashion designers, editorials and newspapers. She is the makeup artists and stylist for Television Hawke’s Bay and has a weekly column on makeup and broad trends in the industry for Hawke’s Bay Today.

Vania Bailey Make up Artist