Christie Lekner – Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

I am a hair and makeup artist with 18+ years’ of experience in the industry.

I completed my training at The Film and Television Academy of Makeup in 1998, where I was lucky enough to be taught by industry veteran Trish Cohen. I went on to start my career and continued learning and getting valuable hands-on experience with iconic brands such as Clinique, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Over the years, I have combined my love for anything related to beauty and fashion, working with some of New Zealand’s best-known designers, makeup brands, and image consultants. In 2013, I created a successful business, fox & mae, with one of my closest friends in Auckland. A one-stop shop for anything you need in the style and makeup industry.

I have a huge passion for bridal hair and makeup. I love creating a bride’s dream look and being part of such a special life moment. It is an amazing part of my work and fills me with joy to help brides feel confident and radiant on their day.

In addition to my obvious love for weddings, I work in all areas of the industry, including private clients for any special occasion, corporate events, TV commercials, and shoots.

I am a freelance hair and makeup artist based in Queenstown, New Zealand, after making this my family home in 2020. I can travel to all of the surrounding areas and further.

Please enquire through my contacts page. I would love to hear from you!