Ibiza style: Lianne Claire – Down-to-earth beauty

Though she grew up on the other side of the world in Australia, hair and make-up artist Lianne Claire always had strong ties to the white isle. Born in the UK to English parents, she’d always visited the island in summer as a child, so when the travel bug hit her as a grown-up, the white isle was once again calling.

Upon returning to Ibiza in 2012, the calling only got stronger, as Lianne felt a deep desire to put down roots on another (much smaller) island home. Spending summers in Europe and winters in Australia (which is the southern hemisphere summer of course) means she enjoys an endless summer – also the perfect time of year to work on glamorous editorial photo shoots, style beautiful brides for wedding and work on theatrical festival and club performers.

With over 15 years experience in hair and make-up, Lianne’s style leans towards a naturally fresh and dewy look, with beachy bohemian hair – that effortless style that actually takes quite a lot of professional effort to attain! Beautiful bohemian brides, understated elegance and raw romantic sensuality are common themes throughout her work across both continents and her down-to-earth attitude and warm personality make her a dream to work with.

That’s not to say she limits herself to her personal preferences – far from it. Lianne loves to be challenged by a client’s brief, pushing herself out of her comfirt zone in the endless pursuit of beauty. Which is in the eye of the beholder after all.

Here in Ibiza, Lianne holds a make-up residency in the high-glam backstage world of Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, where she preps David Guetta’s OTT dancers and beach parade girls on a weekly basis, working under pressure in terms of both timing and the intense Ibiza heat and humidity. Understanding the climate is essential to her work – whether with dancers, brides or models – in order to get long-lasting results.

Bridal consultations take place over email and Skype, with Pinterest boards providing the perfect platform for the artists to share her vision with the bride-to-be before the trial in Ibiza takes place. With a natural affinity for hair styling in addition to make-up, Lianne is able to offer her clients the full styling package, meaning less stress on the day and just one person to ensure both hair and make-up are on the same page.

Fashion shoots are also a speciality, with Lianne recently also branching into production for international clients looking to shoot in Ibiza. With her feet firmly on Balearic soil, she is perfectly placed to cast models, scout locations and organise all he finer details to match any brief. Recent styling clients include a new coffee table book by publishing house Assouline, Mixmag magazine, Oyster magazine and Inoa fashion among others.

Beyond the glitz of a nightclub, the glamour of a fashion editorial and the romance of a wedding, Lianne is also available for mobile hair and make-up appointments, coming direct to your hotel, home or villa to get you prepped and ready for a big night out. After all, why should the models and brides have all the fun?