Born in Egypt and raised in Australia, Monna has always been fascinated by cultural differences and how they manifest themselves in fashion, design and art. While studying fashion design at university, she worked with many of Australia’s top hair and make-up artists as a model for Australia’s premier agency, Chadwicks. She then went on to study at the prestigious Napoleon Perdis Make-up Academy.
An HD Media makeup specialist, Monna is known for clean, natural looks. Multi-talented, she has strong Hair Styling, Airbrushing and light SFX skills, making her a versatile and creative artist. With a sophisticated eye Monna is detail oriented and capable of working with a wide array of clients. As a crew member she brings a good natured ease to set, valued for her efficiency, reliability and professionalism.
Based in Los Angeles, Monna has worked in all makeup genres, from Editorial and Red Carpet, to Commercial/T.V and from Music Videos to Theatrical even Cirque productions.
Over the years she's had the privileged of working with many incredible photographers, directors, and celebrities, including Rob Lowe, Hillary Duff, Jessica Biel, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin, MUSE, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Natasha Bedingfield to name a few.
Monna has a sophisticated eye and a skillset capable of working with a wide array of clients. She is a detail oriented, accomplished and a tirelessly creative makeup artist. Her work enhances natural beauty, commands attention and always surprises.
Behind The Scenes
What clients are saying ...
“I can always trust Monna to do an amazing job especially under high stress situations. Her airbrushing is fast and flawless and she always keeps a cool head and sense of humor when others are not!”
-- Deena Katz, Producer, Dancing With The Stars and Real Time with Bill Maher
“There is no shortage of make-up artist’s in Los Angeles and I have to say Monna is worth every cent. Not only is she a wonderful and creative make-up artist, but she has a wonderful eye for fashion, set design and how everything comes together. “
-- Jayanta Jenkins, Global Creative Director TBWA Chiat Day
“Working with Monna Mainwaring has been a constant delight. She brings a disarming charm, true expertise and wonderful positive energy to every set or event.”
-- Laurie Shearing, Independent Producer
“The reason I’m so happy to recommend Monna Mainwaring is she a “triple threat” make-up artist – she’s incredibly skillful specific to each occasion, very easy going to work with, and a true professional that gets the job done at a fair price. I constantly recommend her to other clients.”
-- Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, Owner and Artistic Director, Le Petit Cirque, Los Angeles