Meet the Internationally Qaulified and Experienced

MAKEUP ARTIST IN CAPE TOWN

International Hair Dresser. Makeup. Spfx Artist

‘Balanced beauty requires focus, passion and humour’.

My authentic artistic style was born through curiosity for innovation in health, beauty and fashion. The candour and integrity I have for my craft allows me to enjoy my passion for creating and designing visual characters and beauties . This not only resonates with viewers but radiates to the eye through luxurious colour palates and breathtaking complementary hairstyles in each and every person, model or cast member I have the pleasure to work with.

Professional in my ethical work approach, ensures my clients optimism which is fundamental to how I like to provide decisive solutions to my client’s needs.

Naturally, as a fair team player, I am never short of humor.

Experience

After having qualified Internationally as a Makeup Artist, specializing in FX Prosthetics and Body Painting at the South African Hair and Make-up Design college Face to Face in 1998, I joined the Film industry based in Johannesburg. A year later I decided to branch out to the UK.

I further accomplished my passion in hairdressing and completed an intern-ship with Tony & Guy as a qualified hairdresser.

Soon after I was presented with an opportunity that drew me into working as a Makeup artist for Beauty Consultants Bureau – UK. Working with their top brands, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Clarins Paris, Helena Rubinstein, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, Mac, and Benefit in store.

Taking a refreshing change I decided to work in London’s West End, working on one of the most famous stage productions, ‘Les Misérables’.

There I had been contracted as the lead actors personal make-up artist and hair stylist for 6 months. I also trained under the traditional English theatre wig department making, dressing and setting 14th century period wig replicas. The replicas included beards, side burns, moustaches, and so forth for full production casts. Since then theatrical wigging, weaves and human hair extensions have become a favourite part of my work.

My Work

Internationally accomplished as a Professional Makeup artist and hair stylist, I am based in Cape Town and work in Johannesburg occasionally. My work has been featured on the pages of some top magazine titles and alongside SA’s top photographers and stylists. In addition, have been requested globally to travel in the past on local and international away-shoots to India, Brazil, USA, Australia, London and Mozambique.

This was for brands Estee Lauder, Revlon, Elisabeth Arden, Clinique, L’Oréal, Paul Mitchell. Levies, Terry Mugler, TIGI – TONY&GUY, Elle India and locally on fashion Magazines, Elle SA, VISI, Cosmopolitan. Luna, Asiana, Oprah, Fair Lady, Style, Equinox, FHM, Glamour, Destiny, Marie Clare, Sarie, and Woman & Home.

Over the 25 years of my experience, I have been deeply involved 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.

Celebrity Clientele

Below is a list of the many celebrities I have had the pleasure to work with over the years:

  • Richard Dean Anderson
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Michelle Bruce
  • Lee-Ann Liebenberg
  • Gina Athens
  • Cindy Nel
  • Jeannie D
  • Ursula Chikane
  • Tracy McGregor
  • Kerry McGregor
  • Fanie De Villiers
  • Michelle McLean (Miss World)
  • Natalie Beker
  • Tanya Van Graan
  • Michelle Botes
  • Jo-Ann Strouss
  • Michael Moss
  • Yanez
  • James Small
  • Percy Montgomery
  • Chester Williams
  • Fanie De Villiers
  • Atomic Kitten
  • Paul Van Dyk
  • Die Antwoord
  • Blue
  • Santanio
  • Beyond the Black
  • Chican
  • Revolverheld
  • Inessa
  • Beth Heart
  • Fettes Brot
  • Kai Tranced
  • Panjabi

Commercial Clientele

Some of my Commercial Clientele include:

  • Nivea
  • Garnier
  • Nike
  • Absa
  • Master Card
  • Nedbank
  • Standard Bank
  • Levies
  • SA Airlines
  • Kulula Airlines
  • BMW
  • Mini Cooper
  • Hyundai
  • Nikon
  • Nintendo
  • Vodacom
  • Orange
  • Belgacom
  • Glo
  • This is list item
  • MTS
  • T-Mobile
  • O2
  • Ericsson
  • Mecer
  • Siemens
  • Woolworths
  • Marks & Spensors
  • Edgars
  • Truworths
  • Foschini
  • YDE
  • Jet
  • Boots
  • Kmart
  • Galaxy Jewellery
  • Consol Glass
  • Sterkinekor
  • Cape Argus
  • KFM
  • Metropolitan Life
  • LibertyLife
  • SA Springbok Rugby & Cricket teams
  • Coke a Cola
  • Bonaqua mineral water
  • Schweppes
  • Malibu
  • J&B Whiskey
  • Martelle Brandy
  • Pernod Ricard
  • SABS
  • Guiness
  • Pimms
  • Flying Fish
  • Atopia
  • Royco
  • Knorr
  • Mecer
  • Danone
  • Apella
  • Ferrero
  • MacDonald’s
  • KFC
  • Kelloggs
  • Dawn

Long Form/ TV Series Clientele

Some of my Long Form/ TV Series Clientele include:

  • Warner Brothers
  • Disney
  • RTL Studios
  • Vox Television
  • Mnet Super Sport
  • SABC
  • eTV
  • Netflix

International Hair Dresser. Makeup. Spfx Artist

As a makeup artist, I’m passionate about using my skills to enhance natural beauty and empower individuals from all walks of life. With a compassionate and straightforward approach, I strive to create a comfortable and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. I believe in the power of collaboration and communication, working closely with my team to bring out the best in each other and our clients. Whether it’s for advertising campaigns, fashion editorials, or film productions, I see each project as an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. By prioritizing continuity and attention to detail, I aim to create authentic and impactful representations that resonate with diverse audiences.

Pro Artist of

rainy
rainy
2023-12-10
Nikkila did my makeup and hair for my farewell, she is extremely talented and totally transformed me into a grunge princess, and i would suggest her to anyone for anything ever!! thank you so much Nikkila
Jamie Hulley
Jamie Hulley
2023-10-21
Nikkila gave me an absolute make over. I was so happy with my natural, simple, elegant and beautiful transformation. Her make up looks are so stylish and her friendly and accommodating personality, to your special requests, does not go unnoticed. I had such a good experience and would 100% recommend her make up and hair styles to anyone. Thank you Nikkila!!!!
rachel nivison
rachel nivison
2023-02-27
Nikkila was a dream to work with. So professional and calm on such a big day. I loved my final bridal looks and she was so accommodating with any changes I asked for. She made me feel like a princess
Priya Singh
Priya Singh
2022-07-18
Nikkila Mann did the make up and Hair for a video shoot for music artist, HIRA. She was very professional, arrived on time and made every look beautiful. She took her time and did not miss anything, impressed with her different make up styles and also had the fancy wigs to suit every outfit :) I highly recommend Nikkilas services. Regards Priya
K C
K C
2022-05-30
Nikkila always goes out of her way to assist and she has always delivered magical results. Highly Recommended!
Kate Svejnohova
Kate Svejnohova
2022-05-25
Amazing make up and hair from Nikkila. Thank you so much for you, it was perfect.
Lucie McPherson
Lucie McPherson
2022-05-15
Amazing makeup and hair. Super professional, friendly. It was such a pleasure to have on a set.
Petals Petals
Petals Petals
2022-05-12
Her technique is top notch.
brian gilmour
brian gilmour
2019-10-01
Truly amasing