The HHM Team
A NOTE FROM HILARY
Hilary Holmes Makeup has always been an avenue of empowerment and the vehicle I have chosen to connect with others. The journey to this pretty epic discovery comes off the back of so much hard work, lead by my passion for makeup, knowing the magic it can bring.
My makeup journey didn’t start out like most. I wasn’t that 4 year old girl that stole her mum’s makeup bag, instead you would find me knee deep in mud on our farm or jumping from the garage roof onto the trampoline with my siblings. My makeup journey started when I was in year 12 on the back of my horrible self confidence.
Makeup came into my life as a way of empowerment. After years and years of being bullied for being overweight and not fitting in, I turned to makeup. Firstly, as a way to help me feel to fit in but slowly I began to see it as the total opposite- as a way to stand out! At the start I would just put on a little bronzer but by the end of the year for my graduation I wore a bright pink eye look. It looked amazing! And even better – I felt amazing.
A few years on I had completed my science degree and landed an incredible job straight out of uni. After the novelty wore off and I had been there for a couple of years I was finding it unfulfilling and jarring against my personality. To keep me happy I was doing my friends makeup on the weekends but it wasn’t until the universe stepped in and I was handed a redundancy from my job that I was able to stop and think about what I wanted. I took the redundancy as a giant flashing sign and moved to London where I pursued my passion and was hired instantly by MAC Cosmetics. I worked for MAC both there and in Melbourne for 7 years but I finally took the leap and left them to freelance full time in early 2015.
Since deciding to follow my dreams of becoming a makeup artist, my passion and love for what I do, paired with with years of working really hard I have learnt so much about myself. What started as turning to makeup to empower myself, is now used as a vehicle to empower others.
And through Hilary Holmes Makeup I can’t wait to provide all the incredible women out there with the opportunity to experience something that supports and nurtures them for exactly what they are – amazing, powerful creatures that deserve to feel beautiful.
MEET THE HHM TEAM
For anyone who has met me knows I am very passionate and driven to build a business that is reflective of my vision, incorporating the high level of service I love to give and hope to receive. When manifesting the business, at the heart of it is the HHM team.
The HHM team is something I am so proud of. Everyone knows that its a team that makes the dream and my team is a dream. I am so grateful, every day for this group of women who work with just as much passion and drive as me and what Im most particular about is that when you come into HHM- that the level of skill and service you receive in consistent across the board. If you can’t get in with one girl, you know you will get it with another HHM gal.
I’m so excited for you to meet them and see why I love them so much.
This smiling beauty is a bree-ze of fresh air (she would really want us to say a pun somewhere in this!). Having working extensively in the makeup field for years Bri came to HHM with the knowledge and skill sets ready to support the needs of the clients and Hilary. Since joining in 2016 she has captured the love and demand of anyone she works her magic with!
Bri moved up into the Salon Manager role early 2018. Here she connects daily to all the wonderfull HHM clients, ensuring their experience is fun, laughter filled and connected and works with Hilary daily to ensure the business is running smoothly and authentically.
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
Having been with us from the beginning Kate has always brought the essence of HHM to the business, every day she’s in. Calm, warm and nurturing, she is a beautiful energy to have in salon; welcoming and supporting our clients through their experience. Her knowledge of retail and client liaising is such an asset to the HHM and we love having her be apart of it. Whenever she’s working, everyone is calmer and happier!
Since recently returning from Maternity leave we are so happy knowing Kate will be personally looking after the clients experience when in salon on Saturdays.
There’s so many things about Maddy which make you smile.. it could be her beaming grin, her incredible style or her awkward goofiness! Which ever one it is, all these qualities bring such fun and muffled giggles to the team.
Maddy came to HHM fresh out of makeup school in late 2016 and since being with us has really found her own style and rhythm under Hilary’s guidance. She loves to accentuate her clients features and loves a more natural glam, focusing on healthy glowy skin and soft eyes. She ensures her time with clients is gentle and nurturing, connecting with you over similar interests and her love of her pug George.
What a woman of wonder our Dale is! Not only is this caring and gentle soul a wonderful mumma, florist and creative, shes also our bridal makeup specialist! Dale comes to us with years and years of makeup experience, having worked extensively with Geelong brides and their groups as well as women just wanting to feel damn good for their event!
Like all of our team, Dale can cater to any makeup request and nails them every time but does love to do a more natural makeup application! On your wedding day, this woman is just the gentle, loving energy a bridal group loves to have around.
With a lot of energy on the HHM floor we love having the balancing gentleness of Lis in our artistry team! Whilst little and quiet, this gal sure can make up! Coming to us from Mecca, Lis has brought with her a vast amount of makeup knowledge and experience and since joining the team and with Hilary’s guidance, Lis has loved extending her techniques to create some incredibly beautiful glam makeups but also has the restraint to create a soft natural look for clients also.
We cant wait for you to spend time with Lis and love what we love and most importantly- feel incredible and safe in her hands.
SENIOR HAIR STYLIST
This vibrant, outgoing mumma came to us when we needed her most! Her hardworking, incredibly gifted skills and smile make it so amazing to have this woman on the HHM squad.
Having had a long work life in hairdressing, she has always had a passion for styling and so it was a perfect fit for her to come on board. No job is too hard and any request is always met with the most amazing of outcomes.
Whether its creating a beautiful curl or pony for a deb, a beautiful updo for a bride or a cool, trend based look for a fashion shoot, this woman can do it all! And all of its done with a smile.