WINNER of the ABIA QUEENSLAND BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014 [see her bridal portfolio here],

Jessica is a 19 year experienced makeup artist working on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland. Jessica started her makeup course in 1998 finishing in 1999 in Sydney at Sydney College of Makeup Art.

Jessica started hairdressing in South Africa in 1995 when she was only 15 years old and by 1998 she became a qualified hairdresser. When Jessica emigrated to Australia in 1998 she then went on to complete a make-up artistry course in 1999 and started working in the photographic industry as a makeup artist & hairstylist from 2000. She has also worked as a freelancer from 2000 – Present.

During the course of Jessica’s makeup career she has worked in all areas of make-up including, TV – Channel 10 (Brisbane Sep 2009 - 2011) SBS    (Sydney - Nov 2005) , Hey Hey it’s Saturday Promo Shoot for Channel 9 on the Gold Coast in 2010.

Makeup and Hair for Erin Brockovich, in February 2015,  August 2016 & April 2017 & September 2018.

Editorials, Beauty Shoots, Fashion Shoots, Weddings, Formals, Special Occasions.

She assisted at the first M.T.V Music Video Awards in Sydney in 2005,

Teaching makeup & hairstyling at Macquarie Community College from     May 2005 -  Oct 2004, Australasian College of Natural Therapies            May 2005 - Nov 2005, Professional Beauty College of Australia               Sep 2008 - June 2009 MEEE School of Health & Beauty                          June 2008 - Oct 2008

Jessica was a freelance makeup artist/hairdresser for SBS TV in Sydney during the World Cup in 2000. She also worked at the first MTV Music Video Awards in 2005 doing make-up on Missy Higgins and Chingy. Jessica did make-up and hair on Kyle Sandilands & Bianca Dye’s hair on the award night.

She did makeup for South African actress Rosie Motene. Her makeup work has appeared in South African Magazines.
From 2000 onwards, Jessica has run her own freelance business doing makeup and hair for weddings and other special events. In addition to freelancing and running her own business, Jessica does private lessons in make-up and hair. After completing a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment in 2004, Jessica taught makeup at privately owned schools covering the following skills;

– Make-Up Certificate II
– Design and Apply Basic Make-up
– Design and Apply Make-up for photography
– Design and Apply Make-up for Remedial Camouflage
– Stage and Performance Make-up

Jessica Cagney, Brisbane & Gold Coast Makeup Artist & hairstylist worked in London in 2008-2009 whilst there, she did makeup for London’s largest dance studio in Covent Gardens “Pineapple Studio’s”. Whilst in London, she was signed up by 2 wedding makeup agencies.

On returning to Australia from having worked in London, Jessica Freelanced as a Makeup Artist and Hairdresser for Channel 10 in Brisbane from September 2009 - February 2011 her role was makeup & hairstyling for the news presenters & reporters.
Jessica Cagney, Brisbane & Gold Coast Makeup Artist & hairstylist recently worked on a kids television show called “Wild But True” hosted by Robert Irwin & Isabel Yamazaki & it’s been aired on the Discovery Channel. Jessica now works mostly in Queensland areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Tweed. Interstate conditions apply.

Jessica was the ABIA Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year 2014 and finalist in 2015, 2016

Jessica was the ABIA Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year 2014 and finalist in 2015, 2016


Other resources

Find out more about Jessica and view her profile on these websites:


Jessica’s Facebook Fan Page –

Jessica advertises on Easy Weddings –

Commercial & celebrity clients

  • Erin Brockovich

  • Robert Irwin

  • James Matherson

  • Channel 9 - Promo Shoot for "Hey Hey It's Saturday"

  • Channel 10 News Crew - Georgina Lewis, Bill McDonald, Lexi Hamilton-Smith, Jonathan Williams, Max Futcher.

  • Effie Zahos (Money Magazine)

  • SBS World Cup - Karla Grant, Anton Enus, Lee Lin Chin

  • M.T.V Music Video Awards - Missy Higgins and Chingy (rehearsals)

  • Kyle Sandilands,

  • Bianca Dye,

  • Tash Lockhart - The Voice Australia Finalist 2016

  • South African actress Rosie Motene,

  • Helouise Pratt

  • Cricket Australia

  • Covent Gardens “Pineapple Studio’s, London UK

  • Viviens Models,

  • Dallys Models,

  • Que Models,

  • Weddings,

  • Education,

  • Private Clients.