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About me

Hi, my name is Neil Donkin

I am a qualified hairdresser and make-up artist originally from Sydney, Australia with over 25 years experience in both fashion and television.

I relocated to Phuket in 2012 and have established a loyal following here, both in wedding and fashion circles.

Whilst working in Sydney I taught master classes in make-up for Estee Lauder, Max Factor, Napoleon and Gorgeous Cosmetics.  I was a judge for  the Art of Make-up Awards at the Sydney International Beauty Expo for 10 years and a guest judge at the South East Asian Make-up Competition in Malaysia.

During my 25 years as a makeup artist and hairdresser I had the pleasure of working with  Nicole Kidman, Elle Macpherson, Rose Byrne, KD Lang, Kylie Minogue, and Liam Hemsworth. 

I prefer to use MAC, The Make-up Store, Urban Decay, Chanel, Shephora and Laura Mercier. 

I  regularly travel to the USA and through Asia testing new makeup releases.

As well, I continue to train in both hair and makeup which I believe allows me to “give my brides that perfect combination of classic hair and make-up with current trends”. 

I am incredibly fortunate.  I am living in paradise, helping create the perfect look for that special day and doing what I love. Hair and makeup in Phuket.”