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Sharon Kenny Make-Up & Hair

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About Sharon Kenny Make-Up & Hair

Sharon has been a talented makeup and hair artist for well over 20 years having worked in Britian and New Zealand.  Having experienced life on both sides of the camera, (she has been a model/actor for over 30 years) Sharon has an eye for detail and an inspiring passion for her work.  Sharons clients have said she is - unassuming, gentle, encouraging, inspirational, fun, energetic, passionate, thoughtful, observant, understanding, calm and thoroughly professional. 

Sharon travels not only throughout New Zealand, but to anywhere in world subject to travel fees…..have a look at her bridal make-up and bridal hair portfolio and know that any time you book whether 12 months or 3 years in advance is not too soon, as she is in high demand.

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Kimberlee
Kimberlee
Bride • December 14, 2013

I am going to add another wonderful review to Sharon’s page. Its well over due.
Sharon made me feel totally as ease on my wedding day, not only was she calm and relaxed, but she put her iPod on for us, made conversation with us all - it felt like she was apart of our family!
Working solo Sharon managed to complete hair and make up for my Bridesmaid, my Mother, Mother in Law and Sister in law before turning to me and completing some of the best make up work Ive ever had.
Sharon just knew how to make us all look our best. 
We all felt so beautiful and confident!
Our hair and make up stayed up and on all day, we still looked great when we were leaving at 1am!
Thank You Sharon for your hard work on our wedding day - we really do appreciate it.

Wedding Date: 11th April 2013

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Juliette
Bride • November 25, 2013

I’d like to thank Sharon for doing such fabulous work on both my bridesmaids and me, with the help of Hayley. Sharon worked so well under the time pressure and was a very calming influence!

My makeup and hair lasted all day and evening and still looked immaculate which was fantastic. The bridesmaids and my Mum all looked stunning thanks to Sharon and Hayley and we all felt a million dollars.

I have used Sharon on a number of occasions and she is always professional, friendly and does a wonderful job.

Thanks Sharon!

Wedding Date: 12 September 2013

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Danielle Guthrie
Danielle Guthrie
Bride • November 21, 2013

Oh my goodness, where to start! Sharon was from start to finish fantastic.  She was able to give me fantastic advice around makeup and hair, what would look on day (as opposed to just in an editorial) and was such fun! I felt so beautiful and she did the most incredible hair on my bridesmaids, basically from scratch with no pictures. I would totally recommend her to ANY bride with FULL confidence.

Wedding Date: October 5, 2013

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Gemma Vranjes
Gemma Vranjes
Bride • September 13, 2013

Sharon was an excellent hair and makeup artist - highly recommended! 

Sharon was very helpful in choosing a hair style to suit me and the makeup was absolutely beautiful - it looked amazing and I can’t fault anything at all. 

Sharon was extremely professional and also very accommodating with regards to fitting in my trial.

Thanks Sharon!

Wedding Date: May 3, 2013

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Samantha McMiken
Samantha McMiken
Bride • July 22, 2013

I booked Sharon for a trial after having a difficult and very upsetting experience with another make up artist. Sharon made me feel completely at ease right from the start. After my trial with her I was so happy, I finally relaxed knowing everything would be perfect on the day. She arrived exactly on time and everyone loved her immediately! She did make up and hair for me, my four bridesmaids and mother of the bride and groom and everyone was so incredibly happy with the results, my Mum who initially didnt want make up couldnt believe her eyes when she sore herself! And we still looked just as amazing at the end of the night!
Sharon is so lovely to deal with, she really listened to what I wanted, looked at the colour of my flowers, invites, dress, the mood and feel we were trying to create and overall she is just an amazing person who is extremely talented and passionate about what she does. Which is crucial as the people whoa re doing you hair and make up are the ones you spend all morning with!
It was an absolute pleasure to have her be such a big part of our day, she made sure I had a glass of bubbly in my hand, a smile and my face and made sure that I relaxed! I am recommending her to everyone!

Wedding Date: April 13, 2013

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Lisa
Lisa
Bride • May 28, 2013

Just as all the other reviewers have said, I highly recomment Sharon and her team for your wedding day beauty needs.  I felt so beautiful, and it was because I trusted Sharon to do what she does best!  In my trial, I said I wanted a more natural look for my make-up, but after that turned out so well, I just told Sharon to do whatever she wanted on the day.  And I’m glad I trusted her!  I was a little bit unsure of wearing so much make-up at first, but she told me to wait until I saw the pictures.  She was right!  It was perfect!  And I’m so happy now that I listened to her.  Plus, both hair and make-up stayed put all day.

Sharon was so easy to deal with as well.  I don’t know how many changes I made to our schedule or the number of people we had, but it was never a problem to ask her any question or change anything, and I really appreciated that.

Her team was fantastic as well.  Roisin did a great job on the bridesmaids, and Elizabeth made the moms feel beautiful.  In fact, when my sister in law got married last month (and had Sharon doing her hair and make-up that day as well), my Mom asked if Elizabeth could come for her again too!

Overall, I highly recommend Sharon!

Wedding Date: November 23, 2012

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Rachael Key
Rachael Key
Bride • May 14, 2013

If you are thinking of booking Sharon to do your wedding makeup do it now, before she books up. She is amazing. I booked Sharon from London based purely on these reviews and the photos on her website. I had my trial 6 months later and was not disappointed, in fact booking Sharon was one of the best decisions I made throughout the entire wedding and one of the few things that I didn’t worry about or second guess. She will put you at ease from the minute she walks through the door, is so professional and knows exactly what you need from her on the big day.

If I have one piece of advice for brides out there it would be to get Sharon to do your hair as well as makeup, I almost didn’t but luckily changed my mind at the last minute and she was able to fit it in. I didn’t have time for a trial for hair but based on my experience with the makeup I knew there wouldn’t be a problem and Sharon did the most amazing job on my unruly hair. I had an idea of what I wanted and after I showed her a few photos and my dress, she came up with something that was so much better, way nicer than anything I had seen in magazines. Looking back at the photos now I still cant believe how great I looked and how well the whole look came together.

I can’t thank Sharon enough and recommend her to anyone that will listen.

Wedding Date: February 22, 2013

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Laura Tompkins
Laura Tompkins
Bride • May 06, 2013

I was absolutely delighted with the hair and make up Sharon (and her assistant Roisin) did for myself, my 4 bridesmaids, my mum and my sister on our wedding day in January this year.

The main reason I opted for Sharon was because of the fantastic reviews and beautiful photographs evidencing her talent as a hair and make up artist. Sharon did not disappoint on the day and had myself and everyone else feeling beautiful and confident about the day ahead.  The other key reason I was delighted to have Sharon do the hair and make up for my wedding as living in Sydney and organising a wedding in Auckland meant I wanted vendors who were responsive by email. Sharon was just that and more, very professional and put up with me organising a trial months in advance on a weekend trip home.

The hair and make up stayed looking good throughout the whole day - notwithstanding the early start!

On top of feeling great about how we looked, I really appreciated how stress-free, fun and easy the process was. You even had enough time to do my family friend’s make up even though this wasn’t in the schedule.  I won’t hesitate in recommending you to friends in the future!

Many thanks,

Laura Tompkins (nee Giddens)

Wedding Date: January 5, 2013

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Joanna
Joanna
Bride • April 28, 2013

It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this but I needed to say thank you Sharon! Choosing you was definitely one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. Sharon did an amazing job on our hair and makeup. I didn’t have a trial which people said was a bit risky but I was confident from what I had seen and read that it would be okay and it was! We had a rough idea of what we wanted and Sharon ran with it and made us all look stunning. She was confident, professional, clearly experienced and just a lovely, reassuring person to have around on your wedding day. Thanks again, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone!

Wedding Date: January 7, 2013

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Jodie
Jodie
Bride • April 25, 2013

Highly recommend using Sharon for your wedding day. My and my bridemaids hair and makeup were beautiful. I had preceremony photos on a windy hot day so she did a great job I not only looked as good by the ceremony but hair and makeup hadn’t really changed except lippy when I got home.

Listen to her when she suggests bigger false lashes they take awhile to get used to but look amazing in photos.

She travelled done to Tauranga for our wedding which made her more expensive than some others but was totally worth it. She’s also a nice lady to have around when your getting ready.

Wedding Date: March 2, 2013

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Sarah
Sarah
Bride • April 11, 2013

Sharon did the hair and make-up for myself, 2 x bridesmaids, 2 x mothers and our flower girl.  Our group was relatively diverse in age, culture, and comfort with make-up and Sharon was able to make every one of us feel good and look great - whether that meant very little make-up or using the make-up someone had brought with them.  Nothing was a problem. 

She was calm and professional, and very flexible.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending Sharon for any event/occasion.

Wedding Date: March 31, 2013

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Ruth Goldwater
Ruth Goldwater
Bride • March 27, 2013

Sharon and her team were fantastic with me, my 3 bridesmaids, Mum and flower girl.  She kept the morning on track and made us all look and feel fantastic.  Our hair and makeup looked stunning and lasted really well throughout the day.

Sharon was really well organised and helped inject a sense of calm while we were all getting ready, and ensured there was always a bridesmaid on hand with bubbles for me when i was allowed a sip!  She also gave me really good tips on facials/brow threading in the lead up to the wedding which I’m glad I followed.

I would highly recommend Sharon, make sure you book early!

Wedding Date: March 9, 2013

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Maree Hanlon
Maree Hanlon
Bride • March 24, 2013

Where to start…..... What an amazing lady!! From the instant you begin interacting with her whether by email or in person you feel like you have known her for ages.
Sharon makes your feel totally at ease and then of course she makes you look and feel AMAZING!
Sharon is incredibly talented, professional and open to any suggestion/request. Her attention to detail is faultless.

I was extremely lucky to have had Sharon take care of myself, my sisters and my beautiful wee girls on the morning of our wedding.

I couldn’t speak more highly of her and if you are fortunate enough to secure a booking with her then too will then understand why I think she is so fantastic!!

Wedding Date: March 3, 2013

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Diana
Diana
Bride • February 11, 2013

Sharon was absolutely brilliant!  Sharon and her assistant did hair and makeup for me, my two bridesmaids and my mum.  We all just loved the attention to detail, quality and sense of calm that Sharon ensured on the day.  Our makeup looked just as perfect at the end of the day as it did at the beginning.

I was after a natural look so I still looked like me and Sharon’s work was just perfect, I felt amazing!

Sharon gave great tips for pre-wedding treatments and is a true professional.  Book her quick, particularly in peak season!

Wedding Date: February 9, 2013

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Abby
Abby
Bride • February 03, 2013

Sharon Kenny is amazing! She comes with my highest recommendations. Sharon did both mine and my sister’s weddings recently and just did such a great job. She was super efficient, calm and organised on the day, and I felt so comfortable knowing that she was doing my hair and make-up. I was so happy with how I looked. She did an outstanding job of my bridesmaids’ hair as well! They had so many compliments. She has incredible attention to detail and there are numerous lovely touches such as lavender essential oil on her brushes to calm you down, and a little kit of powder, glue if you cry your lashes off, lippy and of course miraculous sponges for tearful moments.

I can’t recommend her enough!

Wedding Date: December 16, 2012

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Hayley Russell
Hayley Russell
Bride • January 29, 2013

Sharon did the hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids. My hair was perfect - exactly what I wanted. Curls don’t usually last in my hair but they were perfect all day. My makeup was flawless. I had numerous comments on how beautiful it was.

Sharon was calm, organised, professional and punctual. She created a very relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend her.

Wedding Date: January 19, 2013

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Ula Heywood
Ula Heywood
Bride • January 16, 2013

We were so pleased that we booked Sharon Kenny and Roisin, as before the wedding we heard nothing but rave reviews about her being the best makeup artist in Auckland, which was very encouraging!  On the day she was punctual, organised, and really helped to settle our nerves.  She made us look elegant and radiant, and the look lasted well throughout the day, even in windy weather.  The trial was invaluable too, as she listens to what you’d like and adjusts on the day.  We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who asked, and just wish we could recreate the looks she did with such apparent ease!  A highly skilled, lovely, and very talented lady!
Thank you :0)

Wedding Date: 03/11/12

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Suzanne
Bride • December 03, 2012

I was a little bit insane at first and thought I would do my own wedding hair and make up.  But being someone who hardly ever wears make up and has curly hair (mind of it’s own), I decided that I would try to hair and make up artist. 

Reading reviews online, I decided to see if Sharon was available.  Thankfully she was!  At the trial she put me at ease and was really helpful in giving suggestions on what I needed to do so my hair would hold the curls she put in better.  And… my now husband loved the make up and hair from the trial! Big bonus as he prefers me without make up! I was slightly worried about my trial being the day before the wedding (my crazy work schedule and then she unfortunately got very ill on the first scheduled trial date) but had been assured by other vendors I went to (spray tan, nails) that Sharon would do a fantastic job and I wasn’t disappointed!

Sharon did a fantastic job on me and my mum on the wedding day.  My mum looked fantastic and Sharon really got her blue eyes to pop without looking overly made up.  And my make up was subtle but lovely.  I got many compliments that day on how I looked and I felt comfortable as well because my skin didn’t feel like it was completely plastered in make up. I looked fantastic and felt fantastic!

Sharon is also very easy to talk with and is very comfortable to be around!

Wedding Date: November 29, 2012

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Emma Khrapova
Emma Khrapova
Bride • October 05, 2012

Sharon was the perfect choice as a hair and makeup artist for our wedding in September. She was so friendly, calm, patient, and knowledgeable.
Sharon and her assistant made myself and my bridesmaids feel amazingly beautiful. My bridal party was very multi-cultural with my Indian MOH, and Chinese and Russian bridesmaids. Sharon and her assistant used amazing skill and brought out all our attributes perfectly. My Indian MOH was very nervous about how Sharon and her team were going to do her makeup, but was exceedingly happy with the results.
I would not hesitate at all in recommending Sharon as a hair and makeup artist for weddings or other events :D

Wedding Date: September 29, 2012

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Leodenelle Mathieson
Leodenelle Mathieson
Bride • July 22, 2012

I was so incredibly fortunate to have Sharon Kenny do my hair and makeup on my wedding day. She made me feel comfortable and I really trusted her direction with my make up and hair.

She made me feel so beautiful and despite all the chaos that was happening around us she stayed calm and got on with what she needed to do and the results were everything I had ever dreamed of.

She is an incredibly talented artist and is great to simply chat to and have a laugh with and I highly recommend her to everyone.

Thank you for everything you did Sharon!

Leodenelle.

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Wedding Date: December 4, 2011

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