Welcome to Road To Beauty; Wedding Specialists, Makeup Experts, Special Occasion Professionals and Beauty Treatment providers in Wanaka, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Southland, Mt Cook, Te Anau, Central Otago, Lake Tekapo and beyond.

FREELANCE Makeup ARTIST and Beauty Therapist

Deirdre Read 

qualified, Experienced, Reliable & PROFESSIONAL

Having a person with 25+ years of experience with you at your important event, means you can rest assured I work within your time parameters, understand a run sheet and care about listening to and following your instructions, meeting all your needs. 

I am reliable, on time, hygiene aware, emotionally sensitive and also have a great sense of humour... 

Conveniently mobile and also with a Wanaka based charming salon, every client's needs are personalised and bespoke. 

All you need to do is RELAX and enjoy!


“I cannot recommend Deirdre enough for the absolutely fab job she did on my wedding day. Deirdre is an expert at working with all types and tones of skin and she listens and does exactly what you ask her to. I had stressful last minute breakouts and Deirdre did such a fab job, that you just wouldn’t be able to tell. She was very flexible and patient during the make-up trial and really helped me choose the perfect skin shade, lipstick shade etc. She provides a complete package,,with her wonderful hair stylist team too! Deirdre made sure till the last minute that I looked absolutely perfect and did her job with a warm heart and lots of smiles. A big THANK YOU once again.”

— Jaya Daryani - June 2015
“From the start, Deirdre was the height of professionalism and a delight to work with. Given I am someone that doesn’t wear a lot make-up and don’t know much about it Deirdre took the time to get to know me and what I wanted to achieve with my wedding right from venue, hair, flowers and dresses.”

— Lucinda Hogan Wedding - Nov '13

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