About Us

 

Experience Counts

Leah Svanberg

For us makeup is more than just for vanity sake. Getting ready for a special occasion, a photoshoot and of course one of your most memorable days, your wedding……. how you look can have a direct impact on how you feel about yourself on the day. Having your hair and makeup done professional is an investment in helping you feel amazing and more confident. I am humbled when clients share how beautiful they feel but have not felt that before. 

‘Doing my first wedding makeup for a friend’s sister when I was 18 years old was the beginning of a labour-of-love surpassing two-decades.  I have enjoyed a very diverse career from weddings to photographic photo shoots, teaching for the Academy of Professional Cosmeticians throughout QLD at the age of 21, and later being a Makeup Trainer for TAFE’s Adult Education.  Recently I had the pleasure of travelling throughout Australia working the the Flight Centre Brand Travel Associates One of my favourite sayings is “when you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life.” The joy of working with my bridal parties and special occassion clients, makes it so wonderful to see the final result of the girls after doing their hair and makeup.’                                                                        

Leah Svanberg,  Founder of Grace & Style

Leah Svanberg

Founder

Kimberley Palmer

I started my love affair with hair-styling in my teens, doing my hairdressing apprenticeship in a small boutique hair salon that specialized in long hair styling.

I then went on to have my own salon for many years, whilst still nurturing my passion for styling through advanced training courses and workshops with some of the best in our industry.

I have been a wedding and upstyle specialist now for years and do many weddings and special events. I love seeing the joy on my brides faces on their special day, and I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have a job that I adore!

Words From Our Bride, Libbie

Leah and Kimberley did the most spectacular job doing up myself and my bridal party for our wedding last weekend. It was so wonderful having their bright and bubbly personalities with us on the day, and I can honestly say their hair and makeup skills are second to none. They created the most beautiful looks for my bridesmaids and I (not to mention being super efficient at it!), and I couldn’t have been happier. Thank you so much Leah and Kimberley, you are both amazing. 

 – Elizabeth Rogers