Calling all beauty enthusiasts! Form a line and give a warm welcome to the new Melbourne Hair and Makeup Academy in Greville Street, Prahran, opened by the talented hair and make up artist Silvana Mitkovsk. The site brings together a hair and makeup salon, retail store and a training academy in one space.

The Australian hair and make-up artist aims to provide a beauty arena that promotes ethical products that are simultaneously high quality and luxurious. The line oozes pure glamour and elicits memories of the bygone Old Hollywood style with the aim to “make everyday gals feel like a film star”.

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The store stocks a variety of makeup and haircare ranges that are not tested on animals and do not contain parabens, sulphates and other harmful chemicals. The brands include Beauty Is Life, Synthesis Organics, Alterna Haircare Bamboo, Cloud Nine Hair Styling Tools and Curtis Collection Make-Up.

Beauty is Life is a phenomenal European make-up range that is only available in Australia at the store. The German brand is hypoallergenic, against animal testing and famed for its high-quality products. The brand is a perfect fit for Silvana Mitkovski as it offers products that “are good for the environment and good for our health without compromising glamour”.

Synthesis Organics is an Australian organic, cruelty-free, vegan and environmentally friendly skincare line. Alterna Haircare Bamboo offers organic haircare products without harsh chemicals that are perfectly complemented by Cloud Nine Hair Styling Tools. Curtis Collection Makeup is an Australian line that provides high quality mineral makeup designed to “make women glow from within”.

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Customers are provided with expert assistance through the team of industry professionals, makeup artists and hair stylists on hand to answer questions and provide stunning makeovers. Silvana Mitkovski delivers even further by providing stylists to work with customers on location as well and is also launching make-up and hair training modules.

If you’re passionate about beauty and want the ultimate experience, this boutique is the place for you. One thing’s for sure, Silvana Mitkovski will undoubtedly set a new benchmark in beauty service!

The Melbourne Hair and Makeup Academy is located at 109 Greville Street, Prahran. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-6pm. Find out more and purchase products online at

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A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog:

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