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Vardit Lahav

Makeup Artist based in Sydney

Vardit Lahav is a makeup artist with extensive experience in fashion, film, theatre, beauty and bridal makeup. 

Vardit’s top priority is to ensure her clients are fully satisfied with their makeup – leaving you time to focus on your wedding, social event, theatre production, photo or film shoot.

Since 2001 Vardit has worked for a variety of film and theatrical productions including:

  • Furiosa MadMax will be released 2024
  • Danone Ultimate national commercial 2022 Designer / Head of Department 
  • Bondi Protein national commercial 2021 Designer / Head of Department
  • UberEats Social commercial 2021
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the ten rings 2021
  • AAMI AIRBAG TV commercial 2021
  • Mission Australia – National commercial 2021 Head of Department
  • Mr Inbetween – TV series Foxtel  2021
  • Counterpointe The Australian Ballet -Makeup & hair supervisor – Sydney season 2021
  • Medibank Live Better TV commercial Designer / Head of Department
  • The Commons – Stan 2019
  • The Australian ballet – Alice in wonderland production
  • Samson et Delilah – directed by the Academy Award Winner William Friedkin;
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – directed by Golden Globe Award Winner Baz Luhrmann;
  • Or – directed by Keren Yedaya and winner of the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival

In addition, Vardit has been makeup artist for many fashion runway shows including:

  • Sydney Fashion Week
  • Toni and Guy
  • British F.A.M.E.
  • BigW “Make a little magic” GoodOil films- Makeup&hair assistant to Jane Atherton – Director Fiona McGee(2022)
  • Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypothetical Live on stage –Makeup&Hair HOD-Lateral
    Events 2022
  • Danone Ultimate -Imogine10-RollaFilms-Makeup&Hair Designer-Director
    Mark Alston(2022)
  • BT Investigate-Milkmoney-Makeup&Hair Designer-Director Ethan McLean
    (2021)
  • Bondi Protein-Stratosphere-Makeup&Hair Designer -Director Jonathan
    Nyquis(2021)
  • UberEats Social- Revolver-Makeup assistant (Makeup&Hair Designer Holly Anderson)
    Director Sarah Bishop(2021)
  • AAMI –Airbag Productions-‘’The Everyday Arena Campaign’’ -Makeup assistant (Designer Holly Anderson) Director Uncle Friendly (2021)
  • Opera Australia-Carmen National-Makeup&Hair Designer- Director:Joshua Dung
    (2021)
    • Mission Australia Winter (appeal still shoot)Campaign 2021- Makeup&Hair Designer –MindJam- (2021)
  • Medibank-FINCH-Makeup&Hair SFX Designer -Director:Chris Nelius (2020)
  • Opera Australia-S2021 Iconic sites- Makeup&Hair Designer – Director:Joshua Dang-
    (2020)
  • Delivery Creative Services-Arcadia Video-Creative- Makeup&Hair Designer- Director:Allan Chan (2020)
  • CGL – Picture Co –Makeup&Hair designer- Director:Matt Cox (2019)
  • Opera Australia ‘’blipverts’’Social media clips –‘Key Makeup&Hair-’Ketchup media’’-Director Ian Haigh (2017)
  • Limelight Magazine – Amy Dickson – Sennheiser, Makeup&Hair Designer- Photographer: Hamid Mousa (2016)
  • Leica Camera – Leica S – Leica Camera, Makeup&Hair Designer-Photographer:
    Woodrow Wilson (2014)
  • Cutting Edge – Servcorp 2 – Servcorp – Makeup&Hair Designer-Director: Annika
    Salisbury (2013)
  • Cutting Edge – Taste for Life – Fab Iron, Makeup&Hair Designer-Director: Garry
    Wheelhouse (2013)
  • Cutting Edge – Why we Walk – Servcorp,Makeup&Hair Designer- Director: Ron
    Roberts (2012)
  • Do Something! – Love Food Hate Waste –Makeup&Hair Designer- NSW Government, Director: Jon Dee (2011)
  • Come Alive – Supermarket Spectacular – Franklins-,Makeup&Hair Designer- Director: Karlene Meenahan (2011)
  • QBE Insurance Australia (2011)
  • Two Little Indians – Suncorp – Netapp-Makeup&Hair Designer- Director: Michael
    Edens (2010)
  • Chronology Arts (2010)
  • SAS Institute (2009)
  • QED Customized Skincare (2009)

Role:Make-up & Hair Designer

  • Coppelia – Director: Simon Francis –The Australian Ballet(2016)
  • The Cards I’m dealt -Director: Jim Hare and Kylie Harris; TropFest
    (2015)
  • Roberta´s Liberation, Director: Kim Ramsay (2010)
  • Prudence Pecker; Director: Kim Ramsay (2010); Capital City Film Festival (2013)
  • Behind closed doors; Director: Parisa Maria Mardan (2010)
  • Final Illusion; Director: Kim Ramsay(2009); Dungog Film Festival (2010)
  • Feature Film – Or – Director: Keren Yedaya; Golden Camera at the Cannes Film
    Festival (2004)
  • Code of Silence; Director: Hila Ben Shoshan; Southern Film Festival (2003)
  • Room 18; Director: Hila Ben Shoshan (2003)
  • Name of the world; Director: Rebecca Imber (2004)

Role: Key Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist

  • Sideshow Alley, Director: Scott Ogier (2015)

Role: Make-up Artist Assistant/Additional

  • Feature Film-Furiosa- Main unit -Additional makeup&hair – Bec Taylor(Main Unit
    Crowd/Stunt Room Supervisor)and Wizzy Molineaux (2nd Unit M/U&Hair S’visor ) -Makeup&Hair
    designer Lesley Vanderwalt (2022)
  • Feature Film- Shang Chi and The legend of the Ten rings- Additional make-up Director Destin Daniel Cretton -Marvel Studios 2020
  • Feature Film – Tosca – Director: John Bell (2013) Cinema Release
  • Feature Film – Carmen (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) – Director: Gale Edwards (2013/2017) Cinema Release
  • Fireside – Head of Department – Director Kylie Harris (2018)
  • Chrysalis – Head of Department – Director: Kylie Harris (2017)
  • Water Angel – Head of Department – Director: Kylie Harris (2015)
  • The waiting room – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2015)
  • Nightbook – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2013)
  • Circumspecto – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2012)
  • The Boy From Oz – Wigs Supervisor – Director: Nancye Hayes (2011)
  • Children of Eden – Make-up Designer (2010)
  • The lion, the witch and the wardrobe – Make-up Designer (2009)
  • Christmas at the House – Key Make-up & Hair Stylist(2008)
  • My Fair Lady – Opera Australia – Hair Stylist (2008)
  • John Farnham Finding The Voice Makeup&Hair -Beyond ProductionsDirector Poppy Stockell Executive Producer Paul Clarke (2022)
  • Last Days of The Space Age-Makeup&Hair Additional-Makeup&Hair Designer:Nadine Terens–Disney+ (2022)
  • Pieces of Her- Makeup Additional -Makeup&Hair Designer Wizzy Molineaux -Netflix
    (2021)
  • Mr Inbetween -S3- Makeup additional -Makeup&Hair Designer Holly AndersonFoxtel (2021)
  • Old People’s Home for 4 year olds- Series 2-Makeup&Hair advisor/instructor-EndemolShine Australia -ABC (2020)
  • Bump- Makeup additional –Makeup&Hair Designer Jen Lamphee –Makeup additional
    -Director Leticia Caceres-STAN (2020)
  • The Commons – Makeup additional –Makeup&Hair Designer Wendy de Waal and
    Toni Ffrench-Makeup supervisor Yvonne Savage –Stan(2019)
  • Colours of the World – IFLC – Make-up & Hair Supervisor – SBS (2016)
  • La Traviata (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) Senior Makeup&Wig– Director:
    Francesca Zambello (2012)
  • Sydney Fashion Week: Senior Make-Up Artist for Bowie (2011)
  • Senior Make-Up Artist for Toni and Guy Global Collection Launch (2010 & 2011)
  • Head of Make-Up for the British F.A.M.E tour in Australia (2008 & 2009)
  • Key Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist for Champion – Australia Winter 2008 & Summer 2009;
  • Gail Sorronda (2008)
  • Key Make-up Artist for the Bed Head / TIGI Australian Catalogue (2007)

Role: Key Make-up Artist for productions with the following companies:

  • Opera Australia
  • The Israeli Opera
  • National Beijing Opera Theatre of China (2004)
  • The Bastille Opera – France (2004)
  • The Los Angeles Opera (2005)

Over 120 different Opera productions, including:

  • Magic Flute – Director: William Kentridge (2007) and Designer: Julie Taymor (2014 – 2016)
  • Carmen – Director: Francesca Zambello and Designer Tanya McCallin (2008 – 2020)
  • La Boheme – Director: Simon Phillips (2007) Director: Gale Edwards (2011 – 2020) Cinema Release
  • The Marriage of Figaro – Director: Neil Armfield (2010) Director: David McVicar (2015)
  • La Traviata – Director: Francesca Zambello (2012, 2016, 2017,2018) Cinema Release
  • Rigoletto – Director: Elijah Moshinsky (2010; 2018) Cinema Release
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Director: Baz Luhrmann (2010)
  • Samson & Delilah – Director: Academy Award Winner William Friedkin (2005)
  • Il Pagliacci – Director: Academy Award nominee Franco Zeffirelli (2005)
  • Der Rosenkavalier – Director: Academy Award Winner Maximilian Schell (2006)
  • Peter Grimes – Director: Neil Armfield, Costume Designer: Tess Schofield (2009)
  • Aida – Director: Graeme Murphy (2009, 2012,2018)
  • Les Contes D´Hoffmann – Director: Nicolas Joel (2007)
  • Romeo&Juliet-Senior Makeup artist&Wigs-The Australian Ballet SS Sydney (2022)
  • Anna Karenina-Senior Makeup artist&Wigs-The Australian Ballet Sydney (2022) 
  • Counterpoinre-Leading Make up&Hair- Director David Hallberg -The Australian Ballet (2021)
  • Sylvia – Senior Make-up Artist – The Australian Ballet (2019)
  • Spartacus – Senior Make-up Artist – The Australian Ballet (2018)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland–Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet(2017)
  • Nutcracker The story of Clara –Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet(2017)
  • Nijinsky – Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet (2016) • Sleeping Beauty – Wig Technician – The Australian Ballet (2015,2017)
  • Swan Lake Director: Matthew Bourne (2006, 2014)
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Party (2010-2011)
  • Music video: MotherBIRD: In Dream, Director: Island An (2010)
  • Make-up for commissioned portrait of Shaun Gladwell by Josh Raymond (2009)
  • Compania Antonio Marques – Make-up and Wardrobe (2005)
  • Flamenco by Sylvia Duran – Opera and private performances (2002-07)
  • Inbal Pinto Dance Company – directed and choreographed by Avshalom Pollak (2006)
  • 3 Art & Technology of Makeup College – Make-up courses and FX workshops – part-time position (2008-2015)
  • Tutorials for the Young Artists Program – Opera Australia (2008-2015)
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