Tina Hessell

Hair & Makeup Artist



Tina is a professional hair & makeup artist, with over 20 years of industry experience.

Tina regularly works on major TVC and content projects with many of Sydney’s top advertising agencies, production companies and direct clients, and freelances with various media publications on both editorials and advertorials.

For the last 10 years, Tina has also been sharing her time working in live TV, studio and OB’s, most recently for Channel 9, and in the past for SBS and Channel 10.

Tina thoroughly loves the industry and the work she does, and is unflappable, even under the most stressful conditions.  Her sense of humour, coupled with her professionalism, makes her a great asset to the client, cast and crew.


  1. I went to Tina for a personal make-up session and to get some advice about my ‘look’ given that I am an older woman and wanted to adjust my make up style to compliment the way I am now, rather than the way I was 20 years ago!
    Tina was so lovely, had plenty of great tips, listened to and understood my needs and my perspective. She was able to suggest inexpensive cosmetics that were easy to use and achieved a nice natural look and then took me through a more enhanced style for evening.
    She was professional and accommodating as well as being warm and friendly. I love that she also shares her knowledge so readily and clearly loves what she does!

    Taylor Owynns

  2. Tina is a true professional. She brings great experience to every project and works at a high level. We regularly book Tina for our shoots and will continue to do so – it’s always good times on set with Tina!

    James Tyrrell


  3. We have had the privilege of working with Tina on our last two shoots. RMK originally recommended her for the first of these, and we had such a fantastic experience that we asked to have her back for the next one. Both these shoots were hugely ambitious – capturing up to 18 minutes of content within one day, and working with up to 10 actors. Tina worked her magic with no problems within our very tight schedules – beautiful, high quality work that couldn’t be faulted. And such a pleasure to have on set – a calm, positive presence that the cast and crew all appreciated. We look forward to having a long working relationship with Tina.

    Lucy Clements, realplaymedia


  4. TINA – Or go-to girl! A bombshell of a Makeup Artist and an absolute gun on set. Cannot recommend her more! Always a pleasure to work with and always making our talent look and feel fabulous.



  5. Tina is so professional, trustworthy and kind! Tina was my MUA for a TVC, everyone on set loved her. My hair and make up was so divine, however it was also the integrity and commitment that shone, too. Tina is a star in my eyes, I’d hire her again and I will!

    Cassie McInnes
    Actress, Presenter and VO Artist

    Cassie McInnes

  6. Tina has been my preferred make-up artist for many years. She consistently achieves beautiful results for subjects of any age or skin type and has the experience and insight to relax and connect with clients,. Tina always sticks to the brief and gives 110% every shoot. Tina is always a delight to have on set.

    Vicki Skarratt


  7. Yes, we all want to be fun to work with but when you’re in the chair, receiving the make-up and hair styling, you want to know that you’ve hired a hair and make-up artist with the depth of experience to understand light and shade, colour palettes and rogue hairs!

    I needed someone with the skills of Tina when I was launching my new 2021 look for my acting agent. Tina took me from a natural, healthy look for my 8X10 shots to a funky, colourful vibrancy that was never overstated, for a promotional shot. The photos from this shoot are easily the B_E_S_T I have ever taken. Tina worked simpatico with my amazing photographer Vicki Skarratt, to make the session very worthwhile AND tonnes of fun.

    Gail Knight


  8. Tina is an absolute delight to work with time and time again.
    She is professional, prompt and speedy without sacrificing the quality of her work. Her calm manner is an added bonus amongst what is often a sea of stress in this role.
    I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a hard working, down-to-earth, super star addition to their crew or event. We have used her several times and certainly will again in future!



  9. TIna is Amazing to work with- She’s the perfect combo of warm/friendly yet professional/industrious- and the results she brings to the talent are next level.
    Don’t hesitate to book her.

    Haydn Butler


  10. Tina was fantastic to work with. A long list of talent and a tight time frame puts everyone under pressure but Tina was unfazed. She managed the day with great skill and, thankfully, a great sense of humour. I would definitely recommend Tina and look forward to working with her again.

    Tim Anderson


  11. Tina has been a fantastic addition to our crew. Always a great attitude, works extremely well with a diversity of talent with sensitivity to peoples individual needs. Will happily book Tina for future jobs.


  12. We have worked with Tina for many years now. She is attentive to detail and great at continuity. A very pleasant and nice person to work with. Highly recommend

    Mia Zeltins


  13. I have worked with Tina on a number of different shoots and she is always a joy to work with. She’s always very accomodating to the specific requirements of the shoot and provides great guidance too.

    Josh Phillipps


  14. Tina was great to work with. Very easy to get along with and professional….and a great make-up artist. I would definitely recommend her!

    Jo Plomley


  15. Tina was a pleasure to work with. She was happy to create several looks and able to easily adapt to the adverse weather conditions during our outdoor shoot. Would highly recommend Tina and would love to work with her again!

    Katie Glover


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