Established by seasoned professionals, Mandy Marsh & Jess Akers, IVORY STATE are an elite hair & makeup team based in the Hunter Valley, NSW. They are completely mobile and go on location to wherever their clients may be.
Mandy & Jess pride themselves on delivering the highest standard of work & hand picked their outstanding team for IVORY STATE. Their objective is to deliver exceptional service and the dreamiest results for their clients.
MEET THE directors
Mandy is a highly experienced pro makeup artist and qualified trainer with over 20 years in the industry. Based in Sydney for over 10 years, Mandy was International Color Stylist for DIOR, Head MUA for The Wiggles and worked in Estee Lauder Companies Head Office.
Re-locating to the Hunter Valley 9 years ago, Mandy became a qualified trainer and was part of a Newcastle Makeup academy before IVORY STATE was created in early 2018.
IVORY STATE has grown way beyond initial expectations and is now a full time role for Mandy, who is absolutely passionate about the business and forever obsessed with makeup. Together with Jess and the team, expect big things to come!
DIRECTOR OF hair
Jess is a highly experienced hairdresser with over 15 years in the industry. Early in her career, Jess received extensive training in upstyling for both bridal and special events. This experience proved invaluable as there is no style that Jess
can't design or re-create effortlessly.
Outside of IVORY STATE, Jess runs her boutique salon, JALush Hair Design which was established over 8 years ago. Specialising in colour, cuts and styling, JALush has a loyal client base that continues to grow.
IVORY STATE allows Jess to indulge her passions for styling and all things bridal. With all of this knowledge and skill, Jess will continue to set the bar high and together with Mandy, continue to guide IVORY STATE into it's very bright future.
the ivory state team
A qualifed hair dresser and makeup artist, Emma brings over 6 years of experience to the team. An absolute bridal and upstyle specialist, you are in the very best hands. Emma uses, stocks and loves RPR products.
A qualified hair dresser, Bree is a bridal and upstyle specialist. Bree brings over 10 years of industry experience and has been part of the team for over 2 and a half years. Bree uses and loves Fudge professional products.