After Glow

After Glow

The tal­en­ted con­tem­por­ary dan­cer is now based in Lon­don, with fest­ivals across Europe on her plate for the rest of the year — includ­ing two weeks in Bar­celona, work­ing with cho­reo­graph­ers from around the world. “I’m anxious at the moment, because I’ve only ever lived in Wel­ling­ton, so it’s mov­ing my entire life!” the 24-year-old told […]

Katie Bradford

Katie Bradford

As a mem­ber of TVNZ’s Par­lia­ment­ary press gal­lery team, 32-year-old Katie Brad­ford has a per­fectly powdered nose for news that takes her around the coun­try and the globe as stor­ies break. This fre­quent fly­er always looks glam­or­ous under pres­sure, and always has a bag at the ready, in case of urgent travel to anoth­er city […]

Abigail’s allegro

Abigail’s allegro

When the lights go up, and the cur­tain lifts, Abi­gail Boyle takes centre stage with full makeup, slicked hair and tutu as a dan­cer in the Roy­al New Zea­l­and Bal­let. Yet des­pite the stress of con­stantly apply­ing and remov­ing makeup — not to men­tion the dan­cing in between — her skin pos­it­ively glows. The dan­cer, who’s […]

Restoring Balance

Restoring Balance

If you’re exper­i­en­cing a mid­winter (or long-term) break-out, pig­ment­a­tion prob­lem or oth­er skin woe, and have tried everything but failed to find a solu­tion that works, then make Thorndon’s Skin Ther­apy your next des­tin­a­tion. Treat­ing skin from below the sur­face, and find­ing the under­ly­ing cause for prob­lems, is the focus for Skin Ther­apy own­er, Rachel […]

Beauty Bloggers

Beauty Bloggers

Why can’t nail­ing winged eye­liner, achiev­ing per­fect glowy skin, or dis­cuss­ing MAC’s latest and greatest cre­ations be classed as an ‘interest’? It’s a ques­tion pondered by Wel­ling­ton friends Mor­gan Ash­worth (24) and Har­riet Pud­ney (23) — one that led them to launch beauty blog Hyacinth Girl, to prove that a love of beauty isn’t vap­id. The […]

Look like Laura

Look like Laura

As Fish­Head’s beauty edit­or, I’m in the lucky pos­i­tion of being able to test drive new and excit­ing products, while as a polit­ic­al report­er for News­talk ZB, I need hassle-free skin and hair products that stay put while I’m run­ning round Par­lia­ment, trav­el­ling over­seas or rub­bing shoulders with power play­ers. Here are my favour­ites for […]

A thorough sweep of powder

A thorough sweep of powder

Winefield’s days start early, pol­ish­ing news­makers for TVNZ’s Break­fast, before a return later in the day for Sev­en Sharp. A big part of the job — even before she has a brush in her hand — is set­ting nervous guests at ease. “I like to make sure that from go to whoa, that they’re com­fort­able, that […]

Scout’s Honour

Scout’s Honour

It was by word of mouth that I dis­covered Scout: my reg­u­lar hairdress­er was fully booked through the fest­ive sea­son, my hair was an over­styled, bleach-burnt mess, and so I turned to the Inter­net for help. A Face­book plea for a new salon was quickly answered by Scout’s devotees, a group forged over just eight […]

My Makeup Bag with Catherine Hunt

My Makeup Bag with Catherine Hunt

Eleg­ant, smart and charm­ing – and with an envi­able ward­robe to boot – Cath­er­ine Hunt is the kind of girl oth­er women want to make friends with. Reg­u­larly rub­bing shoulders with the who’s who of Wel­ling­ton, Hunt always looks her best – and she’s per­fec­ted the switch from day­time beauty to night-time glam­our, too. She […]

My Makeup Bag with Claire Terry

My Makeup Bag with Claire Terry

Jew­ellery cre­at­or, store-own­er, moth­er, jazz sing­er: Claire Terry loves beauty products that cater for a busy woman. Her beauty bag is a mix of no-fuss items that mean busi­ness, and pam­per­ing treats to help relax after a day on her feet – with as many loc­ally made, organ­ic choices as pos­sible. Whilst run­ning her Cuba […]