Melbourne Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Blog

Melbourne makeup artist and hair stylist Kristy Bassett shares her tips, inspiration and latest work

Hollywood In Dixon's Creek

Old Hollywood hair and makeup for the lovely Emma on her wedding day.


Meet Emma and Morgan  


The bridesmaids


The bride and groom sparkling at sunset ✨ 


Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and makeup artist


Feathers, fishtails, animalistic and a whole lot of wow!



I sectioned out a triangle section through the top of Caitlyn's hair.

Divided it in half and used wax to smooth it down. Braided each side using a two strand braid, only adding to one side. This creates a roll or twist like effect towards the parting.

The rest of her hair was smoothed back and secured into two fishtail braids.

I then fish plaited two 1 meter lengths of hair to secure the ends and attached the lengths  at the mid way point, working them into Caitlyn's hair. This created three fish plaits on each side.




I crafted mask like peacock brows by attaching many small peacock feather tips in layers. The result is scale like.

A fine black vale was plaited on top and large black feather lashes used like a brow.

Metallic gold and olive eyes take colour palette from the peacock feathers, lashes applied to the lower lash line.

Airbrushed skin and a peach pout.

My favorite image! 


Sleeping beauty!

Photography: Tracy Macaskill

Model: Caitlyn

Hair and makeup: Yours truly  

 Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and makeup artist

1960s Brigitte Bardot Makeup and Hair

I love creating Vintage Hair and Makeup looks with a modern feel.
Here is my Brigitte Bardot inspired 1960s Makeup and Hair with Georgia and courtesy of Tammy

Brigitte Bardot inspired hairstyle

Amazing dress thanks to Jill Murray

Modern eye makeup with a 1960s feel

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

Milan Meets Paris, Project Italy Day 30

Today my 30 Day Challenge comes to an end and I'm celebrating with Milan Meets Paris, A Fashion Week Tribute.


Hair and makeup inspired by 80s Vintage Ungaro for Milan Meets Paris Fashion Week.

Brushed out curls!


Here's how I wore my fringe in the 80s - I couldn't resist. Makeup is bold horizontal eye makeup, blush and a bright lip.

The colour palette for this look is taken from my vintage Ungaro Jacket. I picked up this baby from the Navigli Antique Market in Milan.

Designed by Emanuel Ungaro in France and made in Italy.

Hair and Makeup by yours truly.

Quello che un giro! Grazie a tutti!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 6 Highlights, Project Italy Day 28

It's a wrap folks! Milan Fashion Week is done and dusted and I've made my escape to Roma.

Hair and makeup by Missoni for Milan Fashion Week.

Mottled painted blue eyes, pale pink lip and contoured cheeks.

Hair and makeup by Giorgio Armani for Milan Fashion Week.

Sweeping fringe with soft curl in the ends. Neutral makeup, strong brow with a peach lip.

A photo posted by @backstagebombshell on

There are some great looks that I still want to cover so stay tuned for my Fashion Week faves.

Ciao belli, se beccamo!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist


MFW Day 5 Highlights, Project Italy Day 27

Milan Fashion Week highlights Day 5. Wahoooo! We have side parts!


Hair and makeup by Cividini for Milan Fashion Week.

Side parting with sleek ponytail. Natural base highlighted, strong pink eye.

A photo posted by CIVIDINI (@itscividini) on

Hair and makeup by Dolce & Gabbanna for Milan Fashion Week.

Ballerina bun. Natural base with strong winged shadow on upper lid.

Hair and makeup by Marni for Milan Fashion Week.

Random lashes, natural highlighted base and soft lip.

After party highlights


Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 4 Highlights, Project Italy Day 26

Milan Fashion Week Day 4 highlights. You guessed it - more centre partings.

Hair and makeup by Tods for Milan Fashion Week.

Quiff at front of hairstyle with loose knot in top section and free ends. Back section twisted bun at nape with loose ends.

Makeup blue black eyeliner with neutral lip.

A photo posted by Liv Holst (@livsaga) on

Really? Another centre parting?!


Hair and makeup by Antonio Marras for Milan Fashion Week.

External upside-down braid through the centre and two braids either side around the hairline, randomly secured at the back. Pink lids with silver centre with dotted detail underneath. Lip Sin by Mac with slight gloss and dark shadow in centre.

A photo posted by Gamma-Rapho (@gammarapho) on

Trecce amore!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist