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About Bystella

With a style that’s distinctively fresh and flawless– Stella Shenouda is the founder and artist behind Hair & Makeup bystella.

Equipped with a hand of rare talent and a kit of luxury products (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, NARS and YSL are staples) – Stella is one of Australia’s most highly-sought-after hair/makeup & cosmetic tattooists.

A favourite for celebrities, television personalities, magazine editors and brides, Stella’s bespoke hair and makeup service has seen word of mouth earn her a place as a must-have artist for special events, media appearances and weddings.

With over 10 years of industry experience, Stella has collaborated with some of the world’s most recognised artists – qualifying her with the skills and techniques to secure her spot as one of the industry’s top names.

Her work has graced the pages of various glossy publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Grazia, large- scale red-carpet events and television productions such as ARIA Awards, X Factor and TV Week Logie Awards.

Stella’s extensive list of high-profile celebrity clientele including Rose Byrne, Tinashe, Samantha Jade, Sandra Sully, Sylvia Jeffreys, Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson, Sonia Kruger, Emma Freeman, Erin Molan, Erica Heynatz, Geoffrey Rush and many more.

Based in Sydney but sought out by clients from all around Australia, Stella offers a comprehensive mobile service so faces all over the country can achieve her signature fresh and flawless finish.


What products do you use?

I am constantly being introduced to new product ranges from various labels. I only carry what I think is the best out of each range. Working on a variety of skin types and events I will select a product that will deliver exactly what is needed for a particular brief or client. Some products which can be found in my kit include NARS, Giorgio Armani, YSL, Tom Ford, Chanel, Laura Mercier, BECCA, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Anastasia Bevery Hills to name a few.

Is it cheaper if I travel to your beauty room?

Yes- we offer discounted rates if you receive your service at our beauty room. However most people like the luxury of our team travelling to them to avoid the fuss of travel time, dealing with traffic or undesirable weather conditions. Travel fees will apply outside of Sydney region.


Cosmetic tattooing-Why is it important to go to your 2nd/adjustment appointment?

Two appointments are necessary to create a fantastic, long-lasting tattoo. In the first appointment, a shape is established, colour saturation occurs, or the first set of hair-stokes. The second appointment is to reinforce the pigment (fill any spots where colour did not take as well, or where hair-strokes faded, as they can do), often using a slightly darker colour, to give a more realistic, 3D appearance.


How do I join the team?

Are you a cosmetic tattooist or a qualified Hair & / or makeup artist wanting to join our bridal team? Simply email your CV to makemeup@bystella.com.au outlining your qualifications, years of experience and area of interest followed by 3 images of your work.

Can I book more than one service on the same day?

Most definitely-You may need to book in advance to ensure we allocate an appropriate time slot to cover all treatments required. We work by appointment only and like run on time for each of our clients. This also ensures every client has our undivided attention in a relaxed environment. To book more then one service simply contact our team on (02) 8089 1982.


How close should I book my lash lift and tint before my wedding?

5-7 days before your wedding is perfect to obtain the best results.


Can you have a cosmetic tattoo procedure while pregnant or breast feeding?

No- we use a topical Anesthetic prior and during your procedure. These will absorb into the skin and may enter into the blood stream. Although our pigments pass all of the Australian Standards and testing there is not enough known about the tattoo pigments on the growing baby to ensure safety therefore we advise against it. It’s always best to be cautious while being pregnant and or breastfeeding and just wait those extra few months. We want the best for you and your baby and don’t do procedures on anyone pregnant or currently breastfeeding.


We’d love to hear from you, and will follow up within 24-48 hours (M-F)