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The Makeup Issue presents the Art of Make-Up

The Makeup Issue was born 20 years ago from passion for beauty and fashion.  Our courses are specifically designed to qualify you as a professional individual and makeup artist.  We are renowned for our superb level of training, contributed by the fact that instruction is given by experienced and professional makeup artists that have been working, as is still actively working in the film and fashion industry.  Our lecturers bring in the latest fashion trends into their teachings.  What sets our academy apart from other institutions is that we regularly give students the opportunity to go out and assist the lecturers on fashion shows, productions and photographic/film shoots.  Current contracts such as Miss World, SA Elite Model Look, Face of Africa, SA Fashion Week (Audi, Jo’Burg, Durban and Cape Town), SA Music Awards,  to name but a few.  (For more contracts, please see the bottom of the page).  We want to give our students authentic insight into this exciting and competitive industry, and through this experience they often get recruited by some of the top production companies and cosmetic houses in the country.  “This experience is invaluable to our students”, comments founder and principal, Abie Viljoen.

Students are encouraged to participate in various makeup competitions throughout the year to increase their working experience and exposure to the industry.  We lay a lot of importance on comprehensive working knowledge, a full understanding of products and materials, but most important of all, a strong and professional portfolio.  This practical experience grooms the graduates for this highly competitive industry they are about to enter.  A successful artist need not only excel in the knowledge of the various techniques, but be professional in their approach and have an acute sense for business.

Abie Viljoen explains “Rather than focussing on past academic achievements, the most important traits are having a creative flair, maturity, a great personality and professionalism”.  Throughout the course there is strong emphasis on building an excellent portfolio which acts as the best marketing tool to showcase their skills, contrary to what others feel that a diploma or certificate from International institutions hold little credit alongside a powerful portfolio.  When the portfolios are handed in at the end of the course, and they are of a professional standard, the graduate will be placed on our books to be contracted out to clients on a freelance basis.

We accept both male and female students over the age of sixteen that has an interest and love for the film, fashion, TV and theatrical industry.  This course is also highly recommended for teachers of drama and dance.

We offer intensive training in the art of Make-Up and Hair Styling.  Incorporating: Bridal, Fashion, Film, Photography, Television, Theatrical and Special Effect

Continued contracts done by The Makeup Issue:

SA Model of the year 1995 to 2001,SA Fusion Cover, Miss Africa Renaissance, SA Ford Supermodel, Rooi Rose Moir’s Competition, Exposure Studio Promotions (body painting), Marcus Bruister Publicity (Silversands casino body painting), True Love Woman’s Day expo and SAB North Region Kick-start Awards, J & B Met – 1999 to 2001, Kyknet Model – 2003.


FULL -TIME MAKE-UP COURSE – R 18 000-00 (Two intakes a year, in January and  July)
PART -TIME MAKE-UP COURSE SATURDAYS – R 16 000-00 (Two intakes per year, in January and July)
PART -TIME MAKE-UP COURSE EVENINGS – R 16 000-00 (Two intakes per year, in January and July)
The make-up and hair course do run concurrently.


•    Basic skin care (Function and Anatomy of skin)
•    Preparation of skin for application of skin products and make-up
•    Lash and brow shaping and tinting
•    Choice and use of foundations (All types and makes)
•    Choice and use of professional make-up brushes


•    Day, Evening, Wedding (Natural, Medium, Dark look)
•    History on Make-Up and Fashion (1920’s to current trends)
•    Corrective make-up for all face shapes and skin types
•    Make-up for mature skins, ethnic & oriental
•    Cosmetic camouflage (concealing scars and blemishes)


•    The use of specialised lighting of Media and Commercials
•    Make-up for black & white and colour for Photographic shoots
•    Make-up for Avant Garde for T.V. and Ramp Shows
•    Make-up for mannequins and cabaret
•    Fantasia make-up for Fashion and T.V.
•    Glamour make-up for Fashion, Ramp and T.V.
•    Application of false eyelashes for top and bottom


•    Basic male and female make-up for stage and screen
•    Character make-up (Geisha girls, Kabuki, devils, demons, etc.)
•    Ageing of the face, neck and hands using latex and cream.
•    Pantomime – tiger, leopard, rabbit, cat, bird of paradise, etc.
•    Clowns, Dolls, Egyptian, Ballet etc.


•    Making bald caps from latex and plastic
•    Colouring of bald caps
•    Piece moulding – noses, chins, bags under eyes, etc.
•    Designing of wounds, injuries and scars
•    Use of theatrical blood, collodin and various materials in film making
•    Making beards, moustaches and eyebrows


•    Business Management, including how to become established as a freelance make-up and hair artist
•    How to invoice your clients
•    Self image in interview procedures
•    Rates for Make-up Artist and Hair stylist
•    Mini Manicure

Students will compile a portfolio of their work throughout the course.  Updating it as the course progresses as they help with make-up at local Theatres, Television productions and Fashion shoots. This portfolio used for job interviews after graduation.


The South African Image Academy

The South African Image Company is home to the most modern approach of image consulting in the industry.

Minnette Luus is the Co-Founder and CEO of The South African Image Company. After Minnette completed her first image consultant course at ColourWorks International, she traveled to Sydney, Australia, where she received her formal international training at The Australian Image Company.

Minnette is an accredited member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), and has recently been certified as an International First-Level Consultant after passing this examination in the USA with merit. When it comes to image, Minnette has a natural talent to know what looks good and what does not. Her passion and flare for style awakened her desire to share this talent with the world.

Minnette’s desire to positively influence people is clearly displayed in the way she handles each client. With professional, hands-on service and a caring personality she truly makes a long-term difference in every client’s life.

She believes that one is unable to positively influence others, if you do not make the change in yourself first. With her expertise she helps all her clients to make that first change within themselves.She is knowledgeable, outspoken, highly determined, skilful, yet compassionate when working with people. As a natural entrepreneur, Minnette was privileged to discover early in her life what she was born to do, and this is reflected in the way her passion transformed into success.

Sharlien Wentzel has recently been appointed as an assistant image consultant. She has just been certified as a qualified image consultant and stylist at The South African Image Company, and specializes in consultations for scholars and students. With her warm personality and enthusiastic attitude towards her career, clients repeatedly make use of Sharlien’s services.

Whether you want a state-of-the-art image consultation, or become an image consultant with the best internationally certified course in South Africa, they can assure you that you won’t be disappointed!

Why should I do this course?

They provide our trainees with complete, personal and up-to-date resources to use in their consultations, which make it possible for you to style…professionally! They do not only teach you how to dress people but also teach you the essentials of marketing and managing your own business.

The course is complemented by a large amount of high quality and comprehensive take home materials. The course content is constantly being up-dated to ensure the highest level of benefit to students. After the course, you will be equipped with everything you need to start your own business. After training with The South African Image Academy, you can be an independent consultant.

Unlike some Image Consulting Courses, you may, but do not need to use thier name for your business. To help you make looking good a way of life rather than an intense effort, give us a call for colour, style, make-up, wardrobe and shopping consultations advice.

Their next training is 25 October – 4 November 2009 in GAUTENG!


Sunrae International Academy Competition

So you wanna be famous?

Sunrae Hair & Beauty Academy presents…

The Moulin Rouge Hair Competition for Apprentices

1st prize valued at up to R24,000

Judging will be on colour and style

Sponsored by: Goldwell, Honey Jewellers & Sunrae Hairdressing & Beauty Academy

Entrants will battle through until the top 12 finalists are chosen

Prelims to take place 20 August 2009

Entry deadline – 14 August 2009

Photo entries only

Please email or deliver your photographic entries along with all contact details to:

Email: sosprojects@mweb.co.za
Delivery Address: Sunrae Academy, 516 Pretoria Rd, Benoni

Judges: Mr SA S Segal, Ilona Nicholson, Chantel Van Zyl

Finals: 28 August 2009

For selection of the overall winner of the 12 finalists
All Models to be dressed in Moulin Rouge fashion

Venue: Chicago’s Night Club, Boksburg

Ticket price: R75.00

Time of main event: 18:30 to 19h30

Get your entries in NOW!


Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers

Nature of the Work

Barbers and cosmetologists focus on providing hair care services to enhance the appearance of consumers. Other personal appearance workers, such as manicurists and pedicurists, shampooers, theatrical and performance makeup artists, and skin care specialists provide specialized beauty services that help clients look and feel their best.

Barbers cut, trim, shampoo, and style hair mostly for male clients. They also may fit hairpieces and offer scalp treatments and facial shaving. In many States, barbers are licensed to color, bleach, or highlight hair and to offer permanent-wave services. Barbers also may provide skin care and nail treatments.

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists offer a wide range of beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling of hair. They may advise clients on how to care for their hair at home. In addition, cosmetologists may be trained to give manicures, pedicures, and scalp and facial treatments; provide makeup analysis; and clean and style wigs and hairpieces.

A number of workers offer specialized services. Manicurists and pedicurists, called nail technicians in some States, work exclusively on nails and provide manicures, pedicures, polishing, and nail extensions to clients. Another group of specialists is skin care specialists, or estheticians, who cleanse and beautify the skin by giving facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages as well as apply makeup. They also may remove hair through waxing or, if properly trained, laser treatments. Theatrical and performance makeup artists, apply makeup to enhance performing artists’ appearance for movie, television, or stage performances. Finally, in larger salons, shampooers specialize in shampooing and conditioning hair.

In addition to working with clients, personal appearance workers may keep records of hair color or skin care regimens used by their regular clients. A growing number actively sell hair, skin, and nail care products. Barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers who operate their own salons have managerial duties that may include hiring, supervising, and firing workers, as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising.

Work environment

Most full-time barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers put in a 40-hour week, but longer hours are common, especially among self-employed workers. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends, the times when beauty salons and barbershops are busiest. In 2006, about 31 percent of cosmetologists and 19 percent of barbers worked part time, and 16 percent of cosmetologists and 11 percent of barbers had variable schedules.

Barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers usually work in clean, pleasant surroundings with good lighting and ventilation. Good health and stamina are important, because these workers are on their feet for most of their shift. Prolonged exposure to some hair and nail chemicals may cause irritation, so protective clothing, such as plastic gloves or aprons, may be worn.