Krystina Te Kanawa is a Hong Kong-based qualified Makeup Artist and Entrepreneur with 14 years of industry experience.

Krystina's first taste of the industry started in both mainstream and indigenous TV stations, TVNZ and Maori TV in her homeland - New Zealand. Krystina's work ethic, passion to learn from the best and friendly bubbly manner saw her travelling all over NZ, working on a large variety of shows, TV personalities, dignitaries,  important media and sporting events to photo shoots and NZ magazines. 


Achieving her career goals and aspirations in New Zealand over a 7-year period, Krystina sought bigger and brighter lights and in 2011 moved to London. Krystina gained contracts at globally recognised TV stations CNN, CNBC and most memorably contracted as the head artist for the 2012 London Olympics for FrenchTVSport and TF1.  Krystina was also snapped up by luxury brands Veuve Cliquot, Moet Hennesy and tech-giant Facebook. 


Fast forward to 2019 Krystina has spent the past 5.5 years in Hong where her brand "KTK" sees her glamming up an array of faces for her client's glitzy events, brand photoshoots, to conducting 1:1 lessons and group lessons (also in Singapore), as well as fulfilling a bride's makeup wishes on her wedding day.


Krystina has produced her very own luxury animal cruelty-free Makeup Brush line, expanding her business and providing a product to compliment her services, which is proving to be a hit with a large growing list of clients worldwide. 


Krystina believes in the importance of giving back through supporting several charities in HK and NZ and mentoring/teaching local refugees.





Career to date alongside high profile freelance work includes:


  • Beauty Writer for online magazine Sassy Hong Kong

  • LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS with FrenchTVSport and Television Francaise1 (TF1) – daily events round up, medal winners, opening/closing ceremonies (UK)

  • Tech giant Facebook – freelance (UK)

  • CNN – News anchors: breakfast show, financial series (UK)

  • CNBC – News anchors: breakfast show, financial series (UK)

  • TVNZ – News anchors, all genre TV series (NZ)

  • Maori TV - News anchors, all genre TV series (NZ)

  • Möet Hennessy - events and media facings (UK)

  • Veuve Clicquot - events and media facings (UK)

  • Rebecca Minkoff - advertising campaign/new store (HK)

  • Elle Kazakhstan – Artist Interview (HK)

  • Michael Kors - advertising campaign/new store (HK)

  • Cerruti 1881 - advertising campaign (HK)

  • Hong Kong Tatler - Events and socialites (HK)

  • Kidult Jewellery - (HK) - (Italy)

  • Power Rangers (NZ)

  • Head of makeup for Indigenous fashion platform Miromoda for Fashion Week  (NZ)

  • Aigle - Japanese clothing catalogue (NZ)

  • Production companies – various TVC’s and TV series (NZ, UK, HK)

  • Fashion Editorials and interviews for Magazines (NZ, HK)

  • Bridal makeup and hair – freelance (NZ, UK, HK)

  • Makeup Lessons privately / groups. (NZ, SINGAPORE)



Contact KTK

Call us: +852 5635 6623

Email us: makeup@krystinatekanawa.com

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon