Success Stories

Jodie Russell

SRA Student Story: Jodie Russell

Jodie Russell, one of SRA's graduates now a highly successful professional makeup artist

Jodie Russell has always had a love of makeup. "When I left school I was on the first available SRA course to start my long and exciting career in the beauty industry".

Since graduating in 2007 Jodie has worked with numerous model agencies, including a whole range of amazing photographers, also working at NZ Fashion Week - all the while creating her own successful business specialising in weddings & photoshoots. She has an outstanding reputation in the industry. Based in the serene Coromandel Peninsula, Jodie travels around NZ taking what she has learnt from SRA and putting it into creating her perfect looks for her flawless brides.

"I believe makeup should be used to enhance one’s natural beauty." 

Once Jodie had her SRA qualifications under her belt, she took up hairdressing as a talented Hairstylist. She explains: “If you have a natural flare for hair, definitely put your two skills together – it’s an added advantage in our industry".

My dream as a makeup artist: “To succeed in making each and every woman feel absolutely beautiful within themselves." 

"Love of beauty is taste, the creation of beauty is art." 

This is Jodie's advice for aspiring artists: "Get involved in as much work experience as you can, as it all works towards making you become the best version of you. Practice makes perfect, and fashion is constantly changing. We need to morph with that change." 

Find Jodie at www.rougebeautynz.com 

And 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rouge-Beauty-New-Zealand/403271905371