Jenny, celebrity make-up artist and hair stylist
I'm often asked the question if I would ever change my career path and I simply reply...."I'm living my dream"
I'm passionate about what I do, I have nothing but my clients interest at heart. I am professional, have a warm and relaxed personality. I’m confident about my work and continually explore new perspectives in the beauty standards. I work in many aspects of the beauty industry; however, I specialize in working back stage, photography and bridal make-up and hair.
I have done make up for music videos and many celebrities. Make-up and beauty is not just what I do, it’s my way of life.
Megan found her passion for makeup through the love of art. After doing art for many years, she moved into the creative world of makeup artistry. She started her makeup career in 2006 and managed a PMU store for a while within 2 years, before she moved to one of the biggest cosmetics companies in the world, MAC Cosmetics. Over the next 4 years, she furthered her skills and love for makeup. Here she did her MAC Certifications and also joined the MAC Events Team, doing JHB / CT and Africa Fashion Week and a Liqui Fruit TV Advert. She has worked on TV shows like Top Billing, sharing her talents with numerous celebrities. Megan was intrigued to share her passion and talents with others and ventured into the lecture side, running her own makeup school, The Makeup Academy. She is a very talented artist and amazing lecturer.
I love beauty, art, romance and above all I love, Love. Beautiful hairstyles is my way of putting all that I love, back into the world. I am fortunate enough to spend time with woman on some of the most important and romantic days of their lives. I have been doing hair since I was a little girl and I have to thank my little sister for always sitting so I could play and practice on her hair even when she did not want to. I grew up in a small town and attended hostel. Back then if you wanted to get your hair done you would have to go to the one salon we had in town, so I started by doing the girls hair in the hostel for the school dances and Matric farewell and there a dream and a passion was born. The most rewarding aspect of my career has been helping women to become the most beautiful versions of themselves on the biggest day of their lives and by doing so I get to leave my footprint on the world.
I've always had a love for the entertainment industry, in front of and behind the cameras. In 2008, after High school, I went to study at AFDA, Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance School in Cape Town Observatory, and finished in 2010 with my BA Degree in Motion Picture medium, specializing in Costume design, Makeup and Styling. I also studied a Hair-styling course at Face to Face beauty school in Belville, Cape Town. I went into the industry with an open mind and a big love and passion for beauty and fashion. I've been working in the industry since the beginning of 2012 and have loved every minute of it. I specialize in Editorial shoots, TV Commercials, TV series and Weddings. In my short career, I have been fortunate enough to have been able to work on TV series’s for Kyknet and SABC, I've also worked with amazing international Photographers on editorial shoots and been a part of very talented crews on big international commercials
"Make-up isn't just a career, it's my way of life."
I started my beauty career in 2005. I qualified as a Nail and Lash technician. Yet, I wanted more....
For the next 3 years I started to explore the possibilities and learn all I can in the make-up industry. In 2009, I joined one of the biggest Make-up companies in the world, MAC. Here I learned the real art of make-up and qualified as a MAC make-up artist with my Focus Demo, PHD, Application Certification and Lesson Certification.
Over the past couple of years I've learned that make-up isn't just a product you apply to your face, but it's who you become, the confidence within you and that makes you a beautiful you.
Make-up isn't just a career, it's my way of life.