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Hello and welcome! 


My name is Kristy, and I am a qualified and experienced makeup artist and hairstylist, based in Wellington, New Zealand.  I am fully mobile, as well as having a home based studio in Upper Hutt.


I gained my qualifications in Fashion Makeup Artistry from Weltec  back in 2017. 

Up-skilling and ongoing education is important to me, and I have since attended several masterclasses, learning from some of the best in the business, both from New Zealand and overseas.  I was recently awarded Outstanding Wedding Makeup Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Wedding Industry Awards, a super proud moment of mine!

I have worked on many weddings and special events, and specialise in pinup and vintage inspired looks.  I also offer personalised pinup and portrait photoshoots in both my pop up home based photography studio, or on location.  


My clients come in all shapes and styles - I'm here to help accentuate your already beautiful self, and to create a look you will love!

Have an idea for makeup, hairstyling or photography? 

Get in touch so we can discuss!

Kristy a.k.a Ruby Retro

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