Claire has always had a passion for beauty and make-up, an interest which developed from practical experience from friends and acquaintances.
When looking to make this a viable career option, Claire was introduced to the Kristen Stewart School of Make-up (KSSM), and took the Full Time Diploma Course graduating in 2012. It was a the perfect course to fit with her busy home life with two pre-school children.
Claire not only learned invaluable skills, but also made great connections to people in the fashion industry through the work experience students were tasked to do during the course.
Armed with her new Diploma, Claire initially worked for a leading French cosmetic brand as well as readily jumping into every freelancing opportunity right after graduation. Claire has worked on many advertising and fashion photo shoots, weddings and fashion shows; including NZ Fashion Week. Whenever Kristen needed a hand with classes, Claire would come and fill in, as well.
At the beginning of 2014, Kristen decided to take Claire on as staff, to attend to the part time diplomas and short courses giving Claire the privilege to tutor and have the flexibility to freelance and to continue developing her skills.
Outside of make-up, Claire loves being with her family and indulging in fashion and art.