Valentina Pintus is a freelance Italian makeup artist and hairstylist now based in Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
After a bachelor in technical translation for fashion she decided to follow her passion for makeup and hair styling and turn this into a career.
She graduated with the highest score at the Professional Makeup Academy in Rome assisting the well known makeup artist Valeria Orlando.
To complete her artistic skills and be able to create a total look for her clients, she decides to attend an Hair Styling course in London at the Academy Of Freelance Makeup (AOFM).
She attended also a masterclass with MAC Global Senior Artist Michele Magnani and an Sfx Workshop with Stuart Bray.
Since 2010 she has been working professionally into the fashion and movie industry, teaming up with international photographers, models, fashion stylist and designers for runways, such as Milan Fashion Week, AltaRoma and Elite Model Look Italy, editorial and campaigns work – and also doing makeup (Sfx included) for some TV series and short movies.
Her work has been published and featured in various International fashion magazines as ELLE, Lone Wolf, Lui Magazine Italia, Glamour, Ellements Magazine, Vatra, Dazed and Vogue Italy just to name a few.
Experienced in High-end bridal makeup she has worked for international wedding and engagement shoots in many beautiful Italian cities like Rome and Florence.
She has also worked as Specialist Makeup Artist for the French professional makeup brand Make Up For Ever, sold exclusively in Sephora stores.
Fashion, editorial, commercial and bridal makeup and hair styling are her specialty but she also loves any kind of interesting, challenging, original and artistic project.
She enjoys all types of art (from painting to sculpture, architecture and photography) and believes makeup and hair styling is a form of art as well and this is used to express her creativity.
She is fluent in English and Spanish and she has a good knowledge of French too.
Valentina is a cheerful and friendly person, very adaptable and professional. Her experience ensures a complete understanding of the creative process – from the client to teamwork, execution and post production.
Travelling is one of the things she loves the most and she would love the opportunity to work with models, photographers and stylists from all over Australia and worldwide.