// Monica Gingold is an emerging talent in the fashion industry with over 10 years experience in makeup and hairstyling.
She has worked at some of Australia’s top fashion events as part of the makeup teams including Virgin Australian Melourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, (MBFWA). Monica has taken part in New York Fashion Festival putting her at the forefront of her profession with the latest makeup trends, products and techniques.
// How did you get your start in the industry?
I was always interested in makeup at high school so I studied a diploma of entertainment makeup. After the course I worked at a few different jobs as a makeup artist; I worked at a makeup counter, at a photography studio doing family portraits and assisting other makeup artists until I was confident enough in my skills and myself to take the leap to freelance on my own full time.
// Do you have a signature look or style that you are known for?
I think I pay special attention to skin and brows. I take a lot of time when I work on brows as they can make such a difference to a person's face.
// What was one of your biggest career challenges and how did you overcome it?
I think getting a foot in the door can sometimes be the hardest thing, but I guess its just about persistence, not giving up, being confident that you'll get there, and just networking, doing a good job and being a nice person.
// Must have product or products for your kit?
My favorite makeup tool is the Rae Morris foundation brush #23
// Who are the role models who have inspired you?
I was first exposed to Kevyn Aucoin's work through his books when I was a teenager. The first book I owned was Face Forward which inspired me and taught me about the transforming powers of makeup. It started a passion that would affect the rest of my working life.