With a creative background, Jess has always loved art and making beautiful things. Whilst beauty and makeup was a big interest growing up, it wasn't something she thought she'd be doing professionally. It was in her final semester at Uni that she assisted a friend doing makeup for a runway - and in that moment, she knew this was something she had to pursue.
In 2011, Jess gained a professional makeup qualification taught by Dale Dorning at the ABTA in Canberra. Since then she continued to study an internationally accredited Diploma in Beauty Therapy, as well as numerous professional makeup Masterclasses with some of Australia's top artists. As an artist in an industry that's constantly evolving, continuous training is something Jess highly believes in.
Jess has become one of Canberra's most in-demand bridal makeup artists, which has seen her travel regularly for interstate weddings, as well as internationally. Jess has also built up her reputation as Canberra's "nail queen", where her love for fine detail is evident in her nail art. In 2018, she opened The Beautique by Jessica Peris, a unique space which offers nail art, makeup, tanning and beauty services, as well as gifts and workshops.
"What I love most, is being able to bring happiness to my clients. My makeup style is all about showcasing the best version of you. I don't believe in makeup being used to hide/transform or act as a mask, nor do I believe that a face is a blank "canvas". What I want to do is accentuate the beauty that I see, and help you see that too!"