MARA SCHIAVETTI was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Before her birth, her mother and father both migrated to Australia from different parts of Italy, her mother from Trieste, and her father from Le Marche. This melding of European flair and Australia originality shaped Mara to both recognize and hone beauty and create it anew.
Mara began her hair and makeup career in Melbourne working on assignments for fashion magazines, advertising and celebrities. But it was in a small suburban salon that Mara first began developing her craft. From the very beginning, Mara was drawn to explore beauty and form. She found herself unable to sit back, unable to resist shaping and bringing out beauty in others. Being a product of the seventies, wearing bell bottom jeans, gold rimmed sunglasses and paisley was just as hip as becoming a hairdresser and Mara found ways to meld style and fashion into her work. So, embracing fate she threw herself into her craft and worked with passion and originality to make a name for herself in Australia and ultimately throughout the world.
Mara first established herself in Australia. Among her notable Australian clients were Nicole Kidman and Geoffrey Rush, as well as high fashion magazines such as Australian Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. Next, she traveled the world working in Paris, London, Munich, Italy and Madrid with renowned photographers, editors, models and teams. Mara has worked with many notable fashion labels; such as Armani, Hermes and Gucci, and such high-end fashion magazines as French Vogue, Italian Glamour, and German Vogue.
Mara’s ability to transform hair into architectural sculptural design is her forte. This special gift for creating beautiful works of art is comfortably transferred into her more relaxed, tousled looks for lifestyle and catalogue styling assignments. This is evidenced by her frequent collaborations with Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Ave, LL Bean, Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom. Her skill sets cover the entire range of clients’ needs in both hair and makeup.
Today, Mara’s passions include taking care of the environment by always using sustainable and eco- friendly products in her work. In 1995, she studied with the Australasian school of Aromatherapy and in 2011 became certified as a Holistic health coach. She is also the editor and founder of A GREEN BEAUTY magazine, an online magazine where she collaborates with like-minded people to produce information on the art of wellbeing, and inner and outer beauty.
ACTORS & CELEBRITIES
Adam Beach, Adam Cohen, Alexis Bledel, Alicia Witt, Arielle Kebbel Ben Jelen, Blue, Blur, Brandy, Carson Kressley, Conan O’Brian, Devon Aoki, Edie Falco, Gary Sinise,Gerard Butler,Geoffrey Rush,Chris Mahoney,Eliza Bennett,Elizabeth Banks, Hank Azaria, INXS,Jenna Fischer,Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Northam, Jessica Pare, John Waters, Judge Reinhold, Judy Collins, Kelly Rutherford, Leon, Liv Tyler, Liv Ulman, LL Cool J, Mario Van Peebles, Matt Dillon, Mika, Minnie Driver, Missy Pyle, Natasha Wagner, Nicole Kidman, Patsy Kensit, Peta Wilson, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Hunter, Ron Livingston, Sara Rue, Sam Elliott, Sting, Teri Hatcher, The Cranberries, Tia Carrera, Tilda Swinton, Toby Stephenson, Usher, U2.
AGB, Avenue, Allure, Amica, Arena,City, Clear, Cosmopolitan, Creem, Donna, Details, Australia Elle, Dutch Elle, UK Elle, France Elle, Esquire, Fashion TV Flaunt, Glamour, Gloss, Gracia, American GQ, British GQ, Gotham, Australian Harpers Bazaar, Hamptons, Health, ID, In Style, Interview, Lemonade, LA Times, Lucire, L’Official, Mans, Edge, American Marie Claire, Mirabella, Mix Mag, NYT Magazine, Paper, Prophecy, Rolling Stone, Salt, Smock, Soma, Stitch, Surface, Tank, Face, French Vogue, Vogue Bambini, WSJ, Wallpaper.
Ann Taylor, Anthropology, Appleseed’s, Atlantic Records, Bloomingdale.com, Casablanca Bridal, Clairol, Coty, De Beers, Gap, Hania by Anya Cole, Hue Tights, IBM, JC Penny, J. Jill, Joes Jeans, Kurt Geiger, L.L. Bean, Land’s End, Levis, L’Oreal, Macy’s, Martha Stewart, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pendleton, Pepsi
Restoration Hardware, Saks Fifth Ave., Sony, Swatch, Target.
Aldo Falai, Andre Rau, Antoine Verglas, Baron Clairbourne, Ben Watts, Chad Pittman, Cleo Sullivan, Christopher Micaud, Coliena Rentmeester, Craig Salmon, Dah Len, Daniela Frederici, Dewy Nicks, Domonique Polumbo, Don Flood, Eva Mueller, Fabrizio Ferri, Grahame Shearer, Gray Scott, Greg Delves, Grey Zisser, George Holtz, Gitte, Greg Gorman, Hilary Walsh, Huge Stewart, Hugh Lippe, James Houston, Jean Loup Sieff, Jeffery Graetsch, Magnus Unnar, Marc Abrahams, Marco Glavianno, Mathias Kessle, Martyn Thompson, Max Vadukul, Micah Baird, Michel Comte, Miranda Penn Turin, Niko Margaros, Pascal Demeester, Paul Cruz, Perry Ogden, Rankin, Randall Mesdon, Regan Cameron, Sheryl Neilds, Stephan Sednaoui, Steve Shaw, Tiziano Magni, Tony Duran, Troyt Coburn, Troy Word, Walter Chin, Yu Tsai, XeviMuntane
The Scottish Play, What Breaks The Ice, Go Don’t Go, Apalachin, Razorback, The Wild Duck, Dark City, The Bread Factory, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Big Foot.