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Chanelle Van T Veen 

Hello! I’m Chanelle. I’m a fully qualified freelance make-up artist who is now based in Auckland. I was previously a M.A.C Cosmetics retail artist shortly after studying in Christchurch and have been freelancing since moving to Auckland a few years ago.

I am experienced in editorial, advertising, runway, television artistry, bridal, pageant and available for all occasions. Although, I have a particular passion for editorial/ advertising and bridal make-up. I am also skilled in hair styling with a relaxed and effortless aesthetic.

Welcome to my website! Please have a look around and if you like my style of work, I’d love to hear from you.

Frequent Locations

Auckland (Based), Tauranga and Christchurch. Travel friendly.

Qualifications/ Education

Diploma of Make-Up Artistry from Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up - completed with Distinction. One on One Hair styling workshop with Robyn Munro of Inspired Hair. Attended Make-up Masterclass by Mia Connor. Attended Hair styling and Makeup Masterclass by Emma Chen.

Industry Clients Include:

NZ Fashion Week 2017, 2018 and 2019, Merchant 1948 (Overland Footwear), GHD Hair, The Edge Radio, Gather Magazine, Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs Runway, Apparel Magazine, Together Journal, Havas Advertising and more..  

Industry Testimonials:

“We worked with Chanelle on a hectic content shoot in our inhouse studio here at Overland, she did a great job under quite a lot of time pressure and working with all our different looks. Really happy with the results and would happily recommend her.” – Theo Leach, Photography Lead at Overland Footwear Group.

“Chanelle has worked with Gather Magazine on two of our feature fashion shoots now, and each time she has surpassed my expectations. She works well to a brief, while at the same time, bringing her own unique ideas to the table to ensure that our models absolutely shine. She knows all the tips and tricks to ensure they look amazing and goes above and beyond on the day planning for every scenario that could happen. She is so fun to have on set and immediately makes our sometimes inexperienced models feel welcome and comfortable. Chanelle is definitely one of my preferred artists and hair stylists to work with and I’d definitely not hesitate to book her again.” - Jessica Whiting, Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief at Gather Magazine.

"Chanelle is great with short time frames and is a valued team member on shoots. Confident and fun, she is a pleasure to work with bringing her own creative flare to shoots. Professional and delivers stunning beauty looks. Look forward to working with her more in the future." – Caitlan Mitchell, Editor at Apparel Magazine