Bianca Fallon, one of Aotearoa's pioneering N.Z.Q.A. qualified hair and makeup artists, brings a unique perspective to her craft. With a Master's Degree Level 9 in Applied Indigenous Knowledge, she grounds her work in Tikanga & Kawa, which she considers her Taonga Tuku Iho (gift to her community). As an ACC Rongoā Practitioner, she uses her expertise in laying hands on clients to assist reconnecting their wairua to mauri-ora.
With 30 years of experience in the hair & makeup industry, including a decade as Head of Department for Hair & Makeup at Whakaata Māori (Māori Television), Bianca has achieved numerous career milestones. She has also passionately dedicated herself to youth development, guiding at-risk youth in acquiring valuable life skills in her mahi with The Prime Ministers Youth Programme. She is currently involved with the Toi Mai Workforce Development Council of NZ as an advisor contributing to the forthcoming NCEA curriculum, further showing her commitment to shaping the future of makeup artistry education.
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that delves into indigenous knowledge, the history of māori makeup, and the future of hair and makeup education.