Makeup Bar Hobart is a fun intimate salon space tucked away on the upper level of 202 Elizabeth Street Hobart.
Makeup Bar Hobart is operated and owned by Alex and Kim, who specialise in makeup artistry, waves & curls, classic lash extensions and lash lifting & tinting (new services launching in early 2022).
Makeup Bar Hobart is available for in salon and location makeup services specialising in bridal, commercial, education and special occasion makeup.
We are so proud to be a part of Hobart’s dynamic and unique wedding and beauty industry; we are constantly inspired by the talented local vendors we work alongside.
We strive to provide a unique, safe and inclusive “one stop beauty” space for people of all ages and backgrounds to feel comfortable and beautiful.
We can’t wait to welcome you into our community.
My journey into makeup wasn’t planned. When I was a teenager, I always enjoyed the visual arts, I always thought I wanted to be an art teacher. I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and then attempted a Master of Art Teaching. I figured out it wasn’t for me which then led me to complete a certificate of makeup services in 2012. I then started with a prestige cosmetic company and stayed on for six years, 5 of those as the counter manager. I was also lucky enough to meet Kim and work alongside her for 3 amazing years. After achieving some wonderful milestones with the cosmetic brand, I knew I wanted to branch out on my own and continue my artistry in a more one on one, personable setting. Kim and I decided to make the leap together and as such Makeup Bar Hobart was born.
When I’m not doing makeup, I love to take naps, listen to true crime podcasts and go on adventures with my bae Ali and our three cats: Ross, Ron and Pam. I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into our space.
My venture into the world of makeup happened unexpectedly while I was still at university. Desperately seeking a career with more of a creative outlet, I jumped ship and completed my diploma of specialist makeup services in 2011, and the rest is history! I was lucky enough to land my dream job with a cosmetics company and worked my way up and around the company for the next 7.5 years. Originally from Brisbane, I fell well and truly in love with Tasmania on various visits here and finally moved here in 2016 where I was lucky enough to meet and work with Alex. After a few years of working together, the idea of Makeup Bar was conceived and now here we are.
I am utterly obsessed with animals and work casually at a local farm animal rescue sanctuary. In the rare moments that I’m not working, you’ll typically find me with my partner, taking our beautiful greyhound Ben on an adventure.
I can’t wait to see where Makeup Bar Hobart takes us and to meet you all along the way.
My journey into makeup artistry is really all thanks to Alex and Kim taking a chance on me. As a teen I was “beautuber” obsessed! Makeup was my ultimate pastime, my absolute favourite hobby, and I would play any chance I got. My initial career plan was to do a fine arts degree and figure it all out from there, but I deferred study for a gap year and later realised all I wanted to do was makeup!
A lucky Brisbane Hotel toilet exchange with Kim led to handing in my resume to my dream retail makeup job a few days later. I eventually got my dream job in makeup and stayed with the company for 3 years. After three years in makeup retail the opportunity to work with Makeup Bar Hobart arose, and the rest is history. Now I really am truly doing my dream job!
When I’m not painting faces, I’m still usually creating something, whether it be with my sewing machine or some glue, paint and paper. I love annoying my dog Ted with unwanted affection and sitting back with a soy hot choccy watching Drag Race.