HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST / PHOTOGRAPHER
Carolyn Haslett’s career in the fashion and photographic spans over two decades; she started off in Europe where she attended the prestigious Christian Chauveau Academy for Make Up in Paris.
In part, she says, this move was inspired by her love of photography – as a teenager in her 20s, she carried a camera everywhere she went and spent most of her money on
photographic supplies - because, Carolyn says “I loved beauty and I loved photography. I loved the fact that there were endless possibilities within both fields.”
After completing the make-up course, Carolyn, determined to gain work in that part of the world, learned to speak French and
began to work as make-up artist. She moved around Europe building her skills and her portfolio.
In 1994 she began making her way back to New Zealand. First stop Australia, where she worked as a make-up artist for Vogue, Elle, Mode and New Woman magazines.
Upon returning to New Zealand Carolyn continued working as a make-up artist – her work has been published in virtually every major, national fashion and beauty publication and
a wide variety of other; she has also been a favourite among local celebrities, including Helen Clark, who have called upon her regularly to make them look great.
Seven years ago, Carolyn went back to one of the great passions of her life photography. By then, she explains, she had worked with some of the best photographers in this country
and further a field. Although she’d never stopped taking pictures, she was confident enough to put down her brushes and pick up the camera in a professional capacity.
Carolyn to date has built up her photographic portfolio with her unique and beautiful camera work published in such magazines as Fashion Quarterly, Cleo, Next, New Zealand Weddings, NZ Home & Garden and New Idea. Carolyn has also worked on several commercial campaigns for fashion labels like Kate Sylvester, Sabine and Jigsaw, and continues to be called upon by some of the country’s best known personalities, only this time it’s for her abilities as a photographer and not just her talent as a make-up artist.
(M) makeup / (H) hair / (P) photography