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Just an update on what we are up to

To those of you that are wonderful dedicated followers to our blog, my humble apologies for not blogging of late,  our team have all been sooo flat out and working silly hours on various projects so I thought I would take a mo to fill you all in.

Our Lovely Lea has been working full on with Tom Scott's production, TV Show, " Rage", she has been doing all manner of hours day and night and having a blast. The show is about the 1981 Springbok tour that caused the closest thing to a civil war in NZ.  We will keep you posted when it is due to hit the screens.

Nat has been hard out re creating amazing Pin ups with Photographer Mandi Lynn from La mode photography boutique, they have just launched the latest Neonatal  Pin up Calendar which is sooooo gorgeous and worth every penny ( not to mention the proceeds go to a worthy cause).
We also have Nat bouncing up and down the country doing makeup and hair for all manner of social  butterflies and their high end functions, this has proven to keep her very busy, you Aucklander's have very social calendars!

Then there is our rock, Ange.  I assisted her with the most gorgeous bride and bridesmaids in the weekend, the bride was jaw dropping drop dead gorgeous, as were the bridesmaids.  Ange also has been working with Bella Isdale designing her hair and makeup looks for her latest Album soon to be out.  Bella is one of our talented Kiwi singers that has made it in the singing world and will be gracing the stages of the huge Glastonbury festival in the UK. woop woop.

Me (Hil), I have been bouncing on and off set working in the makeup and prosthetics departments on the Hobbit which has been seriously long hours but recently I have just jumped ships,  I am back at my old Haunt Weta Workshop.  Going back to Weta and getting stuck into some seriously creative stuff has been a whole heap of fun but it totally feels like de jar vu, everywhere I look the same people I worked with 10 years ago are all back, we are all just a bit older and wiser :)
On the days off there is always still plenty of brides and Fishead magazine shoots so yes, things are ticking along just nicely.

Hils x

Check out our girly special with La mode photography boutique


Mandi lynn is a very talented photographer who has been doing all our amazing shoots that have got  us into Italia Vogue.  We have teamed up with her to do an amazing girly day special for anyone that wants to experience this fun girly day, get made up by a Hil Cook artist in Pin up styles, have your hair done, do a photo shoot and then get the canvas photo at the end of it.

The previous days we have done have been a huge hit so please check out the link to enquire.

Hils x

Our lovely bride Chloe made it on a Californian blog "Oncewed"


I just saw a wedding that you were a part of on Oncewed.com and the bride was stunning!!! I was crossing my fingers that you were from somewhere in California and was so disappointed when I saw that you actually reside in NZ--lucky you! Not so lucky for me though because I'm getting married in July and have yet to find anyone whose work I like enough for my wedding day.  And while I cannot afford to fly you and your team out to Orange County, I am hoping that you may be able to shed a little light on some fellow makeup/hairstylists in my area whose work you admire or think is close to yours.  I would appreciate any help you can give!

Thanks so much!

Jillian Duncan

Hair and makeup by Ange Duncan from Hil Cook

Hair and makeup Hil Cook, Photography- Kate McPhersonhttp://www.katemacpherson.com/

Come and meet us at the Wellington wedding show this Sunday :)

Sunday 15th May 2011
10.30am - 3.30pm
TSB Arena,
Queens Wharf
Admission $15.00

The Hens party with a twist! :)

Want something a little different for your Hens party, check out what we are up to with Mandi Lynn from A la mode photo boutique.

Its almost embarrassing that 3 more of our works have made Italian Vogue ahhh!

Wow will this has been a bit of a crazy ride the past 6 weeks with a total of 7 of my works in Italian Vogue for hair and makeup ahhhhh

Works in Italian vouge -  Hair and Make Up: Hil Cook
Designer: Kerrie Huges
Milliner: Liza Foreman
Photographer and Post Production: Mandi Lynn at A la mode
Hair and makeup by Hil Cook

Hair and makeup by Hil Cook

Hair and makeup by Hil Cook