Expert Profile

Sue Barnes

Sue Barnes Studio

Hi, I have worked for over 25 years freelancing as a Hair and Makeup Artist in the Fashion Advertising and Bridal Industries and I am recognised as one of Australia's most experienced and creative My skills have taken me to work in London, Los Angeles, Europe and Sydney as well as my hometown Melbourne.

Inspired by working with MODELS AND CELEBRITIES including Jennifer Hawkins, Kristy Hinze, Jodie Kidd, Suzie Wilkes, Sophie Lee and Sarah Murdoch, I love settting new hair and makeup trends and my work has appeared in magazines including REAL WEDDINGS, COSMOPOLITAN BRIDE, BRIDE TO BE and MODERN WEDDINGS as well as magazines including VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, ELLE, PASSION & MARIE CLAIRE.

I was DIRECTOR OF HAIR & MAKEUP at AUSTRALIAN & MELBOURNE SPRING FASHION WEEKS, MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL and the MYER SPRING RACING CARNIVAL for over a decade. and I have also designed runway launches for designer's labels inc VALENTINO, DONNA KARAN, CALVIN KLEIN, ALEX PERRY, PETER MORRISEY, LISA HO & JASON GRECH and catwalk looks for makeup brands including MAC, VERSACE, CHRISTIAN DIOR, CALVIN KLEIN, CHANEL, & ANNA SUI and I have launched my own PHOTOGRAPHIC MINERAL MAKEUP range, designed especially for modern Brides on their Wedding Day


Hair and Makeup

Areas of expertise

Hair and Makeup

Years of experience



Photographer, Hairdresser and Makeup Artist

Hair and Makeup

Makeup option

Is it common for a bride to get made up a few times before the wedding day in different styles, and then choose the best? Or do I trust my makeup artist to get it right first time? View Answer

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