Haslina Ismail left for London to pursue hairdressing at the age of 19. Soon after her studies, she became an instructor at a Hong Kong hairstyling company based in Singapore. She has also worked as a senior make-up artist at the Television Corporation Singapore (TCS). As a consultant for Resorts World Sentosa, she set up the hair and make-up department of Universal Studios Singapore.
Over the past few years, Haslina has been actively involved in numerous film, editorial and theatre projects. She has worked with several prominent names in the Singapore arts industry, including Eric Khoo, Ho Tzu Nyen and Kuo Jian Hong.
Haslina has worked as a make-up and hairstyling artist for over 30 years and is currently a freelancer.