People and Places
Chisholm teacher makes it as top make-up artist

Chisholm Institute teacher Jane Truong has been named the Bridal Make-Up Artist of the Year at the 2020 Australian Makeup Industry Awards. Jane, who teaches make-up at Chisholm’s Frankston and Dandenong campuses and was a top-five finalist at last year’s awards, has had her brides featured in such publications as Cosmopolitan Bride, and her students have gone on to successful careers in this highly competitive industry.

Mocha Publishing owner Linda Woodhead, who was unable to present Jane with her award because of COVID-19 restrictions, described her as “the perfect example of an industry leader (who) will make an excellent ambassador for the awards program and her local area. As with all our 2020 winners, she is looked to globally as a leader in technique, trend and service”. 

Jane said the pandemic had been “very challenging” for her. “However, early on I decided that I would do my best in making the use of the time where I would normally be working on my freelance jobs. I jumped into every form of professional development possible, doing online masterclasses, participating in virtual make-up shows and expos, practising my skills and reading and listening to make-up podcasts as well as enrolling myself into the dual Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, and Diploma of Training Design and Development. I pivoted my make-up business by doing make-up lessons online via Zoom and livestream to help upcoming brides who needed their make-up done but could not due to beauty/make-up services being banned.”

To learn more about Jane, visit or her Instagram @makeupjane_ 

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