International Hair dresser & Makeup Artist
‘Maintaining a balance in the entertainment industry, takes focus, professionalism, passion and humor‘.
My edgy makeup style and fashion flair has evolved through my passion with my craft and profession. Having found my gift for reading people and enhancing their natural beauty through combining colors and textures to create a beauty or character.
Being a good communicator and versatile has contributed to working successfully. Starting in film and combining stills, fashion and advertizing, where the infusion has created a phenomenal balance for my attention to detail and fast pace that I enjoy.
After qualifying Internationally as a Cosmetologist, specializing in FX Prosthetics and Body Painting at South African Hair and Makeup Design collage F2F 1998, excitedly joined the Film industry based in Johannesburg. Deciding to branch out, to the UK a year later, where I further accomplished my passion in hairdressing and received an internship with Tony & Guy after 3 years as a qualified hairdresser.
As beauty formed the basis of most of my business, I was presented with a great opportunity that drew me into working as a makeup artist for BCB (Beauty Consultants Bureau – UK) whom I serviced their top brands Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Clarens Paris, Helena Rubinstein, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, Mac, Benefit and went on to Manage a MAC cosmetics store in Kings Cross UK for 1 year.
Taking a refreshing turn to the likes of the London’s West end, I worked on one of the most famous stage productions, ‘Les Mirables’. Contracted as the lead actor’s personal make up artist and hair stylist for 6months. Trained under the traditional English theatre wig department, making, dressing and setting 14th century period wig replicas, including beards, side burns, moustaches, etc for full productions casts. Theatrical wigging, weaves and human hair extensions are a favorite part of my work and am one of the very few hand knotting wig makers, available in SA.
Now back in South Africa I have worked on may features, commercials and magazines. Known internationally as a Makeup artist and hair stylist, based in Cape Town and JHB. My work has been exposed on the pages of some top magazine titles and alongside SA’s top photographers and stylists. In the past I have been requested globally to travel on away shoots local and international to India, Brazil, USA, Australia, London, Mozambique for Brands, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Elisabeth Arden, Clinique, L’Oreal, Paul Mitchell, Levies, Terry Mugler, TIGI – TONY&GUY, Elle india fashion Magazine, Elle SA, Visi, Cosmopolitan, Luna, Asiana, Oprah, Fair Lady, Style, Equinox, FHM, Glamour, Destiny, Marie Clare, Sarie, Woman & Home…
Over the 19 years of my experience in all aspects of hair styling & the beauty industry, from feature films to Advertising campaigns, Stills Fashion, Catalogues, Music videos, Live Events, Commercials and TV, I am now freelancing and still enjoy the industry as well as a proud Business owner – Creative Director and Image Coach, to MONARCH Inc. a personal image branding agency for Celebrities, Bands, Models & Actresses.
>> Some Celebrity clientele include; MARIA MAKEBA, RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, MICHELLE MECLAIN (Miss World), MICHELLE BRUCE, CINDY NEL, NATALIE BEKER, LEANNE LIBENBURG, JEANNIE D, TANYA VAN GRAAN, NATALIE BEKKER, GINA ATHENS, URSULA CHIKANE, MICHELLE BOTES, JO-ANN STROUSS, FANIE DE VILLIERS, TRACY AND KERRY MACGREGOR, YANEZ, MICHAEL MOSS, CHESTER WILLIAMS, JAMES SMALL, PERCY MONTGOMERY, ATOMIC KITTEN, CHICAN, BLUE, PAUL VAN DYK, KAI TRANCED, REVOLVERHELD, FETTES BROT, PANJABI, INESSA, MY BALOON, BETH HEART, DIE ANTWOORD, continued on cv.
>> Some of my film clients include; Nivea, Garnier, Andrelon, Levies, Coke a Cola, Bonaqua Schweppes, Nikon, Nandos, Five Roses, MacDonald’s, Lynx, Belgacom, Orlen, Vodacom, MTS, T-Mobile, O2, Ericsson, Mecer, Siemens, Master Card, Woolworths, Marks & Spensors, Edgars, Truworths, Foschini, YDE, Boots, Sterkinekor, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Consol Glass, Galaxy jewelry, Cape Argus, Stormers SA Rugby team, J&B whiskey, Martelle Brandy, Pernod Ricard, SABS, Guiness, Mini Cooper Smart Car, Hyundai, BMW, KFM, Metropolitan Life, Royco, Knorr, Danone, Apella, Kinder Ferrero, continued on cv.