Melanie Burnicle
Hair and Makeup Artists turned Entrepreneur and small business mentor with almost 25 years in the Beauty Industry

Melanie Burnicle is a highly respected Hair and Makeup Artist turned Entrepreneur with almost 25 years in the Beauty industry. Having become a media spokesperson for her industry and many beauty brands over her career, Melanie is as comfortable in front of the camera as she is behind it. Passionate about supporting other industry professionals starting out, Melanie has become an advocate for small business and sole traders, developing an award-winning podcast ‘Brilliant brains and beautiful minds’ and a ‘Beauty Boss Business 7C’s strategy’ webinar.

2020 ‘Brilliant brains and beautiful minds’ podcast launched, chatting with business owners, CEO’s and experts who open up about the hard truths of running a business. Aimed to inspire, showcase diversity of mindset, resilience, purpose, drive, and core values that people need to succeed.


Melanie created & launched ‘Beauty Boss Business’ and the ‘7C strategy’, which teaches freelancers/small business owners how to create a strong foundation for their business. Melanie has been running free webinars to the arts community during Covid teaching the ‘7C strategy’ to help them get the back end of their business up to scratch. Candidness, clarity, creative thinking, construct, communicate, consistency, celebrate are the 7c’s.


In 2017 Melanie realised there was a need for an industry body to look after the artists in the region, so ‘The MAGAP’, The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific was born, consisting of a membership program and an annual awards program to unite, nurture and empower artists. ‘The MAGAP’ is the only industry body in our region supporting artists. The MAGAP awards are also the only stand-alone professional makeup awards in our region; now in its fourth year both highly respected and well known. 


Melanie owns and runs agency and production company ‘2Twenty2 Group’, which she founded in 2014 contracting artists for short-term projects, for global brands Revlon, Schwarzkopf, Bondi Sands, Harpers Bazaar. Producing content across print, online, events, digital. 


Recently, Melanie has extended her community leadership role and signed on as a Mentor and Podcast creator/host for ‘Online Courses Australia’.Educating in greater numbers and helping people and business’ reach their potential and goals across broader sectors.

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E! News Australia – Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Wrap 2019 

‘7C’s strategy’ business seminar for ‘The Makeup Show Global’ virtual event 2020

‘Brilliant brains and beautiful minds’ 2020


Finalist – Empowered Women Awards for Entrepreneurial leaders 2020, 
Gold Stevie Podcast of the year 2020,
Gold Stevie Solo Entrepreneur of the year 2020,


'Beauty Boss Business’ 2020
‘The MAGAP’ 2017
‘The MAGAP Awards’ 2017
‘2Twenty2 Group’ 2014