Emma Hough

Freelance Makeup Artist


Emma is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist.
She specialises in natural looking  makeup and has a very friendly  approach.




Hi, I’m Emma.  I am a qualified freelance makeup artist based in Wellington.

After travelling through Europe, I developed a passion for theatre. In order to further develop my skills, I studied makeup artistry in Auckland and London.  I have experience in the various aspects of makeup and hair styling ranging from fashion, makeup for special occasions, body painting and special effects for both film, theatre and television.

My passion began with theatre, film special effects - including the techniques used to create realistic bruising and hobbit feet.

I loved how makeup is an art of transformation - whether it’s turning an actor into a cinematic character or creature, creating a glamorous version of someone for an event, evening out, wedding or just to make someone feel that little bit special.

In all aspects of my work I approach each new brief and client with artistic creativity.  My focus is on achieving the outcome they are after and ensuring the process is stress free and fun.   

I have experience in painting and photography, which contributes to my knowledge of texture and colour, giving me insight into cinematographic needs.