November 19, 2019

Who doesn’t love a good story! Today I get to share a bit of Sian’s with you.

Photo credit: Bliss Photography
What’s your name and the business you run? And tell us a bit more about your part in it.

Sian Howard Makeup and I’m the principle artist. I’m a hair and makeup artist with a background in tv/film and red carpet glam including The Logies. I also love taking care of brides and giving them the same luxe service and attention as my high-profile clients.

How long have you been in business?
 15 years

Do you have a story about how it all started?
I was made redundant in my media job so I did a short retail beauty course and was hooked on the makeup side of it. I then went on to train with Academy Award and BAFTA-winning makeup artist Peter Frampton on the Gold Coast and didn’t look back!

What is your perfect day on the Sunshine Coast?
An ocean swim with my partner on a beautiful winter’s day – the water is always crystal clear at that time of year and just the right amount of “fresh” to feel alive!

Best place to eat on the Sunshine Coast?
Ricky’s or The Spirit House for a special occasion. Sushi Yahman or Raw + Rice for casual dining.
Favorite Treat? Chocolate? wine? Cake? Dried mango?
Dark chocolate

Dream holiday destination?
The Galápagos Islands for the incredible diving

Best wedding day advice for couples?
Pick experienced vendors who know how to work together, especially if you don’t have a wedding planner. Brides and grooms can’t be expected to know how the day will run, they haven’t done it before! So experienced vendors can really make it a smooth, stress-free experience with more time for the bride and groom to soak up all the love and fun.

Do you have a client review you could share?

“Siân, I owe you the biggest thank you! I absolutely loved mine, my mum’s and my bridesmaids’ makeup on the wedding day. We have just gotten our photos back and I have fallen in love all over again! Your skills are amazing. Thank you so much for going above and beyond! Not only with the makeup but all the extra little tips you gave me and staying longer than you were supposed to (literally until we were walking out the door), just to make sure everything was perfect. You’re amazing! – Aimee

Anything else you would like to share with Brides & Grooms?

Choose a photographer who is humble understands the most important people on the day are the bride and groom – like Tara!

Contact number: 0414232801

Photo credit: Quince & Mulberry Studios

Photo credit: Tara Lee Photography