My love affair with make up started at an early age when I discovered that doing my friend’s faces before they explored the nightlife was just the thing for me. This passion for transforming people continued into my 20’s and led to Professional make-up in Rivonia where I did my diploma in Fashion and Photographic make-up…. I’ve never looked back.
I am based in Pretoria but travel to shoots across Gauteng and have often travelled to bi-coastal regions when required.
I have widespread knowledge and many years experience in the Makeup industry, specialising in makeup applications for photography and various forms of media. I studied at Professional Make-up (PMU) in 2001, and after acquiring invaluable hands on experience working at MAC Sandton as the store manager, I later returned to PMU not only as the tutor at the school but also hands on coach to the employees at the retail stores country wide.
I discovered early in my make-up artistry career that there are certain qualities that are essential to a successful career, and strongly believe that I have encompassed the essence of a make-up artist – the need to communicate with people at all levels, work under pressure, work with diverse colleagues and be a team player, be methodical in attention to detail, confident and tactful, work long and unusual hours and keep everyone happy. To this end I have applied my creative imagination and strong visual sense, along with my enigmatic stamina to produce a diverse array of images and presentations. Above all I view my excellent work ethic and unwillingness to compromise the integrity and quality of my work as the basis of my success.
I believe in working in a diverse market and enjoy the freedom to be creative, with a thorough background in Make-up artistry, I do not believe in specialising in one particular market and want to feel free to be creative when it is required but also able to do the classic beauty application for a bride using corrective techniques.
Working with a Senior Image consultant - Louise van Hees from Chata Romana for the last two years doing make-overs has also been an overwhelmingly satisfying experience, seeing women feeling exhilarated, confident and so much more empowered with themselves.
Anyone is welcome to attend my Make-up workshops informing them on the latest trends and giving them corrective make-up tips. Thereafter you can come to me for a personalised Make-over lesson.
I work with skilled photographers and it is always a pleasure shooting with a team that understand each other well.
Brides book me up to 6 months in advance to avoid disappointment of not securing a booking.
I use only professional products from leading cosmetic houses such as PMU, Studio Make-up, Make-up forever and MAC for a superior finish.
"I believe an eye for perfection, fine detail and dedication to my clients is what makes my work a success"