The music industry has many household names. Cyndi Lauper, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa, Kings of Leon,Pussy Cat Dolls. These names are just a few that have engraved their bold and distinctive looks into the minds of billions, reinforcing the strength and individualism found in their music.
Whilst Australian-born hair/makeup artist Karen Hopwood doesn’t claim this mega-star status, the facts speak for themselves – she has been responsible for the look of these and countless other acts, thanks to her diverse and seemingly effortless hair/makeup skills. Two decades of work in music, fashion, film, television and theatre have equipped Karen with specialised experience to cater to each music artist – be it an intimate beauty shot, a television publicity appearance, or a stadium spectacular.
Karen’s list of world-class clients continues to grow with every working hour, and the global demand for her cutting-edge flair shows no signs of slowing down. Though her professional yet down-to-earth approach, Karen has not only lent her services to some of the world’s top music acts, but also a multitude of magazines including Rolling Stone, Harpers, Italian & China Vogue, Oyster, and many more.
With her easy-going flexibility and adaptable attitude, Karen understands every facet of this deadline-driven industry. She is a strong believer that respect is something that must be earned, and puts it into practice by continually building a high level of trust and respect from every artist and their team. Her own personal convictions reinforce the importance she places on confidentiality and honesty in such a working environment. Coupled with her natural interpersonal skills, Karen not only understands each artist’s unique objectives, but turns their vision into a stunning reality.