"I believe that every woman deserves to look beautiful and feel confident - from the inside out" - Caroline Martelli
They say that if you ask a girl what she wants to be when she grows up, whatever answer she gives at nine years of age gives a pretty good indication of the career she will pursue. I think I knew at four! One of my earliest memories is of sneaking into Mum's 'special red box' and drinking in the smells, textures and drama of the bright red lipsticks and peach gel glosses.
It was inevitable that I would follow the call of a hair and makeup artistry career.
After my training at Servilles, I plunged into years of amazing experiences - working in the stylist scene in Auckland at fashion shows and TV sets, before moving to Mount Maunganui and opening my own salon. Creating my own brands M Collections M Skin Mineral Makeup and 100% Natural Anti-Ageing Skincare, working closely with women in a teaching/mentoring role has been a natural evolution for me.
I really wanted to create a mineral makeup and natural skincare brand for New Zealand women, giving them the inner confidence to be beautiful and to let out their 'Inner Goddess'!
That is what inspires and motivates me in what I do.
I'm also happy to tell people that I developed the range especially with Bay of Plenty women in mind. In our sunny happy climate, we don't want our faces caked with layers of heavy makeup. My makeup lets the skin breathe and allows that beautifully radiant, healthy sunkissed glow to shine through!
The makeup party format comes out of my belief that every woman can learn how to apply beautiful makeup if they are in an environment that is relaxed and secure. Most women buy their makeup from boutiques or department stores – both of which can be a little intimidating or unhelpful. You won't find my collection in stores. Visit www.mcollectionsmskin.com
I have made a conscious choice to take makeup and skincare out of that sterile environment, and bring it back where it belongs - into a room full of girlfriends who are connecting, learning and having fun!
When I am off-duty, you can usually find me soaking up the sun, walking up the mount, or having sushi dates with my daughter.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Madame M Hair & Makeup, where beauty meets Passion, Connection and Education. - Caroline Martelli
"Loved how myself and my bridemaids looked, Caroline was amazing with how she made us look for our day, such attention to detail and she was so relaxed to be around, just awesome!" - Tracey Loftus
"Thank you so much for your help on my wedding day, both the hair and make up were wonderful." - Renee
Caroline Martelli (Madame M) is a passionate, highly skilled and experienced professional dedicated to making you shine on your special day. Equally talented with both hair and makeup, Caroline can create a beautifully cohesive style for you and your bridal party – and you have the advantage of dealing with just one person, not two!
Your wants, needs and dreams will be carefully listened to and Caroline can offer you professional hair and makeup ideas and advice to help transform your vision into reality. You will have full access to the exclusive Madame M Makeup Collection for your bridal hair and makeup. You'll love the creamy silk finish that will keep your skin looking truly flawless and luminous all day long.
Best of all, Caroline will bring the truly amazing Madame M experience to you, so you and your bridal party can get ready in the comfort of your own environment. There are only a few stylists in the Bay of Plenty who offer this service and Caroline is proud to be one of them. While based in the Bay of Plenty, Caroline travels nation-wide and internationally especially to surrounding Island destinations.
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"Loved everything Caroline did, she brought my dream look to reality, my bridesmaids and I couldn't thank her enough, fabulous having Caroline do both the Hair and Makeup. Even our photographer commented on how wonderful our makeup looked thru the lense. Thanks again caroline for helping to make my day so beautiful."
"Hi Caroline, Just wanted to write a big thank you to you for the amazing wedding make-up on my wedding day. I absolutely loved it and I absolutely loved the service you provided leading up to the wedding and on the day. You were so accommodating shifting from the hairdressers to the house! You made everyone feel relaxed and we were all so happy with the result. Thanks again!" Mel
"Loved how myself and my bridemaids looked, Caroline was amazing with how she made us look for our day, such attention to detail and she was so relaxed to be around, just awesome !!! Our wedding was in Matamata, she was happy to travel. We had so many comments on the day and also after our photos, I was really pleased how the makeup appeared in our photographs, Caroline is amazing I would recommend her to anyone as she will make any bride look and feel fabulous." Thank you so much caroline :)
"I just wanted to thank you very much for doing my make-up for my wedding back in Feb, I loved how it turned out, you did an incredible job."
"Thank you so much Caroline for everything that you did on our special day!!!! We kept you extremely busy with 5 people to do and we were never worried about a thing, you were so organised, calm and yet so busy!! You did such an amazing job on the hair and make up for my girls and I know that they loved what you did!! They were the best looking bridesmaids and the photos are outstanding and are a great reminder of our special day!! As for me the bride...you made me look and feel like an absolute princess for a day!! I loved what you did with my hair, my make up looked stunning and I received so many compliments from everyone all day long. Our photos have had many comments about our hair and make up including my hairdresser who was extremely impressed about what you did. I also know that my mother really appreciated what you did with her hair and make up and she really appreciated you making time to make her a fantastic looking "mother of the bride"!!! So many many thanks for making our day even more special!!!!"
My wedding was at a location out of town so I wanted someone who could do both hair and makeup and was able to travel. Caroline was the total package as she did all three. A few weeks before the wedding I had a hair trial. I told her what I was after and she seemed to know exactly what to do. The way she styled my hair and make up was exactly what I wanted on the day. On the wedding day Caroline did a fantastic job of my hair and make up - i trusted her completely. She also did the hair of two of my bridesmaids, my sister and my mum. So she worked brilliantly and quickly to get everyone done and looking fabulous on time. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thanks again for all your hard work :)
"Caroline was fantastic on my wedding day. She did the hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids and the two mothers of the day. She came to us and created a calm yet exciting atmosphere, even sticking around to help with jewellery, corsages and fascinators. I totally loved my hair and makeup and my bridesmaids too. I am always getting complements when people look at the photos. I would definitely recommend Caroline to anyone wanting to have beautiful hair provided by a professional and friendly person!"
"Thanks soooo much Caroline for the amazing job you did getting my bridesmaids and I beautiful for my wedding!! You made the four of us look stunning with your perfect choice of colours and your creative flair on the hairstyles - I had so many comments on how awesome my hairstyle was thanks to you!! The girls and I loved your mineral makeup, it felt amazing to wear and I have continued to wear the powder and lippy you gave me everyday!! I cannot recommend you highly enough to other brides."
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for me, and if I don't say so myself I looked amazing. It was all your hard work and creative flair, you were amazing. I am loving the Madame M Makeup it is so easy to apply and makes you look so good every time. Will be in touch to order more."
"Thankyou so much for your amazing work you did on our Hair and Makeup for my wedding day at Ridge Country Retreat. We got a lot of great comments. I felt so beautiful."
"Thank you so much for making my day so special, I felt so beautiful with my Hair and Makeup, so many people commented on how my bridesmaids and I looked. You were so easy to have with us, you made us feel so special."
"Caroline did both mine and my three bridesmaids hair and makeup for my wedding, she was easy to deal with and very flexible which is everything I ended up needing on my BIG day. Our photographer commented that we were the only bridal party he had worked with to not be running late which he and we were very impressed with this. Caroline showed both talent and excellent time management and we were all very happy with the day. I have and I will continue to recommend Caroline's services"
|Bridal Hair and Makeup||$180 pp|
|Bridal Hair and Makeup Full Trial & Professional consultation (usually just needed for the bride)||$130 pp|
|or Hair Trial||$65 pp|
|Makeup Trial||$65 pp|
|Bridal Hair up only||$100 pp|
|Bridal Makeup only||$100 pp|
|Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup||$180 pp|
|MOB or MOG (makeup and blowave style)||$150 pp|
|Flowergirls Basic||$45 pp|
|Long hair||$60 pp|
|Travel (out of Tauranga)||$120 estimate|
|Nationwide or International Travel /Flights||POA|