Hi, I’m Claudia Rodrigues, makeup artist and hair stylist.
I am a passionate professional who appreciates all aspects of my job – from the art of transforming people – to the social skills involved in dealing with them.
I have been working for Bauer Media for the past 18 years, since they were ACP, making up celebrities, models and personalities for titles like Next Magazine, Simply You, The Australian Women’s Weekly, and Good Health, amongst others – working in their inside content and many, many covers. For over 6 years I was the main makeup artist for Woman’s Day and NZ Women’s Weekly fashion pages, as well as doing their celebrity stories and weddings – until the recent end of Bauer Media.
TV commercials and advertising also keep me busy, and I have been involved in campaigns for Air New Zealand, NZ Tourism, Auckland Tourism, Skinny Mobile and McDonald’s, which have been some of my latest clients.
Working in the makeup industry since 1999 has given me a wide range of experience, starting with being selected to be part of the first MAC team when it first open its doors in NZ.
In the early days my work was mainly for films for Disney, TV series for Pacific Renaissance like Xena, and TV shows for Prime TV and TV3, like Ice As, to name a few.
I also have been involved with NZ Fashion Week for many years with L’Oreal, and was part of the NZ Top Model Show as a Herbal Essence Ambassador.
I love the challenge of everyday being different, and how as a professional I’m constantly changing, adapting, and always seeking new opportunities.