Founded by Dana Leviston in 2000, we are a beauty studio in the art-deco surrounds of Collins Street, Melbourne. We believe that a high-end beauty look should be accessible for all.
We specialise in providing a complete look for editorial, headshots + portraits, events, and weddings. Makeup and hair can be provided at Collins street studio, or we can travel to you. You can also join us for a class in how to effortlessly transform your everyday look.
Dana has illuminated the beauty of everyday women + men, high-profile clients and celebrities for almost twenty years, and, as the beauty editor at hipster bible, Frankie Magazine, remains at the forefront of contemporary movements in beauty and style.
We bring a relaxed, empathic professionalism to each project, and our clients value our warmth, precise artistry and strong communication skills.
Beauty comes in many forms. So, whether you are an artist, a bride, or you need a poised look for headshots or an event, we'll strive to enhance your individual beauty, and to provide the best look for you.
Feel free to contact Dana with any queries you may have about her services.
“Dana is not only a beautiful human but ALSO one of the most highly skilled makeup artists in town. an amazing asset to any team, no matter the brieF.”
/ TAMARA, REMUSE /
ABOUT THE STUDIO
Built in 1927, our elegant and welcoming studio is tucked within the Victorian architecture and high-end shopping boutiques at the top end of Collins Street, Melbourne.
Take the lift to the third floor and soak up the old world charm of our spacious, light-filled salon fitted out with a kitchenette, luxurious soft furnishings and original parquetry floors.
We are a stone’s throw from Sofitel, Grand Hyatt, the Hotel Windsor, Armani, Sotheby’s, the King’s Domain Barber, La Belle Miette and Market Lane Coffee and a 1 minute walk to the Treasury building for registry bridal parties.
We sell a selection of retail cosmetics including luxury vintage makeup brand - Besame.
PEOPLE WE'VE WORKED WITH
Sarah Blasko - Guy Pearce - Spiderbait - Jen Cloher - Mick Harvey - Olympia - Ella Hooper - Killing Heidi - Catherine Britt - Vika & Linda Bull - The XX - Angie Hart - Sophie Koh - Missy Higgins - Deborah Conway - Mod Con - The Power Generation (Prince) - The Blackeyed Susans - The Drones - Harmony - Jess Cornelius - Amaya Laucirica - Ruby Boots - Jade Imagine - Emily Ulman - Ben Mastwyk - Brooke Russell - Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies - Katy Steele - Jazz Party - Melody Poole - Stella Angelico - My Friend The Chocolate Cake - Kate Miller Heidke - Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes - Tracy McNeil - Emma Matthews (Soprano) - Oh Mercy - Madeline Leman - Ayleen O’Hanlon - Big Freedia - Mushroom Records - EMI - Teeth & Tongue - The Black Keys - Broads - Cool Explosions - Juliet Burnett (Ballet) - Ruby Jones Band - Coda Chroma - The Cable Ties - Cookie Baker
MEDIA | ARTS
Bill Shorten - The 7:30 Report - Rockwiz - The Story So Far - Telstra Road to Discovery - Patricia Piccinini - Marieke Hardy - National Gallery of Australia - Find My Family - Dirt Girl - Sunny Leunig - Jacinta Parsons - Annaliese Replica
FASHION | DESIGN | BRANDS
Lady Petrova - Gwendolynne - Nike - Jetstar Australia - Calvin Klein - Self Perform - Peggy - REMUSE - Powderpuff Boutique - Harvest Lane - In Between Days - Era Vintage - San Francisco Hat Co. - Captain Robbo Adventure Pants - Abby Seymour - Remedy Drinks - Ink & Spindle - Good Day Rentals - Pomp & Splendour - Botani Skincare - Brown Paper Nutrition (Jacqueline Alwill) - Collective Closets - Emily Green
PHOTOGRAPHERS | FILM
Lilli Waters - WILK - Phoebe Powell - Tajette O’Halloran - Oli Sansom - Natalie Jeffcott - Kate Berry - Kristoffer Paulsen - Ed Purnomo - Cat Black - It’s Beautiful Here - Free The Bird - She Takes Pictures, He Makes Films - Eric Ronald - Heather Lighton - John Deer - Bekky Halls - Mclean Stephenson - Ryan Noreiks - Sarah Walker - Lisa Businovski - Danielle Chau - Bonavita Photography - Anthony Tosello - L.J Spruyt - Bri Hammond - Blank Tape Music - Hilary Walker - Jessica Barclay Lawton - Olga Bennett - Triana Hernandez - Kim Landy (Cartmell) - Sian Darling
Frankie Magazine - White Magazine - Billboard - Inpress - Lunchlady - Good Food - Melbourne Bride - Nouba - Sydney Morning Herald - Polka Dot Bride - Ivory Tribe - Ever After - Hello May - Good Weekend - MILK
LIVE EVENTS | VENUES
The Bakehouse - The Gem - The Boon Companions - The Logies - ACMI Bowie Late Nights - Found With Love - Falls Festival - Sugar Republic - The Sacred Prism - Beaut - The Recital Centre - The Arts Centre/Hamer Hall - The Gasometer - Fuck You Cancer (A David Bowie Tribute) - The Toff In Town - Brunswick Music Festival