Meet the team

BODYFX is run by a group of highly creative and inspirational people. Everyone who works for BODYFX is hardworking and professional. 

Meet our Key People Below:

NICOLE HEYDENRIJK

NICOLE HEYDENRIJK

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Nicole started her career as make-up, body and specialFX artist in the Netherlands around 30 years ago. Body and face-art was becoming popular in the country and Nicole had the privilege to work with and learn from some of the best artists. Nicole entered many competitions always ranking top three. Nicole expanded her career into 3-D effects, special FX and prosthetic work. She has been working with foam latex ever since, ‘I love the texture and the possibilities it gives to art' Nicole with her daughter Yolanda Bartram, developed a complete range of easy applicable foam latex designs that are loved and sold internationally. In New Zealand Nicole founded the company BODYFX, 16 years ago. Ever since then she has been teaching and creating award winning body art in the Southern hemisphere. BODYFX has a leading role in the body art industry in New Zealand and beyond. Specialising in body art and specialFX assignments for corporates, advertising and events. BODYFX has the main office and school in Auckland ran by Yolanda, whilst Nicole teaches in Christchurch and manages the foam latex production studio in Wellington. Champion Benelux fantasy make-up '98 Champion Benelux special effects make-up '98 5 nominations international Body painting contest Brussels 6 times category winner in The New Zealand Body Arts Award in Auckland in SpecialFX and UV In 2012 Nicole resigned from competitions and focusses on sponsoring and coaching young artists instead. Special skills: Foam latex expert , Sculpting, prosthetic application , airbrush, teeth prosthetics, Education: Teaching degree in Arts , crafts, special FX make up,

Yolanda Bartram

Yolanda Bartram

Creative Director

Yolanda is a founder of BODYFX and is an internationally respected and world champion special effects makeup artist. Yolanda has a fashion design degree with honours from Massy University. Yolanda has won numerous awards for her art. Known in the industry as flexible, reliable and freakishly creative, Yolanda is called upon again and again to help fix problems and to brainstorm the best and most efficient ways to do things.

Myrtha Heydenrijk

Myrtha Heydenrijk

Face Art Manager

Myrtha is one of the worlds best face painters, her style and face painting theory is off the hook. What better person to have head up the face art division of BODYFX. Myrtha also looks after the Graphic Design of BODYFX.

JULIAN BARTRAM

JULIAN BARTRAM

General Manager

Julian manages the day-to-day parts of the business and ensures that all the artists are paid. Julian also has a hand in the creative process and loves helping people out with their projects. 

Sarah Elford

Sarah Elford

Retail Star

Sarah brings order to this swirl pool of creative chaos. She keeps the online and retail shop in great order and has a genuine care for all customers. Sarah is also a qualified Special FX makeup artist.

Frank AKA

Frank AKA "Morty" AKA "Saturday"

Saturday Star

Frank has been working for BODYFX part time for over five years. Frank loves Cosplay, Anime and anything “Cool” Due to Franks Cosplay Background and practical brain, Frank is fantastic at building props and costumes! Frank also knows a lot about the products in store. So if you come in on a Saturday you will probably meet Frank!

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