SRA Graduate Success Stories
SRA Student Story: Elise Wilson
When Elise Wilson scored a job as an editorial assistant at a top women's magazine a seven years ago, she thought she had found her dream role. She loved the world of magazines and certainly wasn’t afraid of a little hard work. But in doing this she found a new ambition. She discovered a passion for cosmetics and beauty that went beyond just writing.
When a friend recommended SRA, Elise saw the chance to train as a fashion makeup artist and booked herself onto the next available 32 week part-time course.
Find Elise at www.elisewilsonmakeup.co.nz
SRA Student Story: Aaron Richards
A recent star graduate from SRA, and a member of the Samala Cosmetics Creative team, Aaron chose makeup as a career because he loves to make people feel and look beautiful. After searching for some time for the right makeup training environment he chose SRA because it offered "everything I was looking for - plus more"...
SRA Student Story: Jaime Richardson
A career in makeup was always on the cards for Jaime, and with the end of her school career looming, she started to investigate what her training options were.
“I’d heard a lot of good things about SRA and been into a few stores to talk to some makeup artists, most of who had either studied there themselves, or suggested I look at their courses.”
It wasn’t long before she agreed with all the positive reviews she’d received and decided that SRA was definitely the place for her.
SRA Student Story: Heather Vette
Heather Vette has makeup in her blood and was literally born in to the industry. With a grandmother who was a makeup artist and a mother who was a hairdresser, Heather has a lifetime of experience with colour, shapes and design.
Even though being a professional makeup artist was not Heather’s original career choice, it is where she found her true passion.
See Heather’s work at www.heathervette.com
SRA Student Story: Jodie Russell
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...
SRA Student Story: Sarah Harmer
Sarah Harmer is passionate about helping people look and feel extraordinary. It is this passion that has driven her successful 13 year career as a beauty therapist and has led Sarah to become a professional makeup artist.
Find Sarah at http://www.facebook.com/sarahharmerbeautytherapy
SRA Student Story: Sirat Sodhi
"My interest in makeup was always apparent to me growing up. However, I never thought to pursue it as a career. For many years I explored options in science and health as I was quite good in these fields but never felt excited about where this would take me in the future.
I longed for a career that never became too predictable and allowed me to express my creativity so makeup artistry was an obvious career choice for me."
SRA Student Story: Paige Travis
Paige says: "I had always been in love with makeup and beauty... Whilst working at a salon part-time I found my passion for hairdressing... so one day I bit the bullet and decided I was going to do both makeup and hairdressing. That's when I applied as a part-time student at SRA
"I chose SRA because I had heard so many amazing reviews on it, and the part-time schedule fitted my working hours perfectly..."
SRA Student Story: Loreal Hettig
Loreal won a scholarship to SRA recently. Makeup started as a hobby but gradually became a passion. Even before joining SRA as a student Loreal was getting a few paid makeup bookings. Soon after graduating from SRA Loreal landed a job with a major makeup brand...
SRA Student Story: Sarah Price
Sarah is a recent graduate of SRA. She had a long-standing interest in makeup, but when friends started to tell her she had real talent Sarah decided to get professionally taught. She found SRA's part-time course perfect as it allowed her to study while continuing to work.
Since graduating she has worked on an international film and has started her own freelance business.
SRA Student Story: Jade Valamaka
A recent SRA student who graduated with Excellence, and another member of the Samala Cosmetics Creative team, Jade worked on NZFW 2016, is already accepting private bookings for balls and events, and has secured her first job in the industry working for Benefit Cosmetics only one month after graduating...