Kelly Mitchell is a distinguished Māori Makeup, Hair, and SPFX Designer with over 23 years of crafting screen magic. Recently a double nominee and ultimately the winner of the 2023 NZTVA Award for Best Makeup Design, Kelly's artistry is both impressive and impactful.
Beyond accolades, Kelly is a passionate traveller, recently training in afro-textured hair in the UK. In our conversation, she breaks down the many responsibilities of a hair and makeup designer, the tikanga around hairdressing practices, how to work respectfully and responsibly with ta moko, and the crucial importance of physical and mental health.
Join us for a down-to-earth chat with Kelly Mitchell, a visionary artist dedicated to the transformative power of storytelling on screen.