I’ve always wanted to be in the beauty industry, but life decided I should first follow a different path. I had the privilege of being an au pair, due to my love for children (and being an aunt to 10 kids, I definitely had enough practice!). Although I love kids, I wasn’t getting enough stimulation. I then decided to go into the finance sector working at an accounting firm. After a few years I realised that something was missing, and I eventually decided to follow my dream and study hair and makeup through the Cecilia Fourie Academy…best decision I’ve made!
Makeup is a true love of mine and being a typical girl experimenting with it pretty much from primary school…hairstyling didn’t come so naturally though, I had a love-hate relationship with hairstyling. After lots of practice in the field I am proud and confident to say that I now have a love-love relationship with hairstyling.
I believe that makeup and hairstyling are tools to enhance one’s natural beauty. I also believe in testing out products on myself before using them on my clients, I won’t use the product on my clients if I’m not satisfied and will continue searching until I’ve found something that I feel confident using on my clients. I strive to make my clients feel comfortable, confident and at ease. I like getting to know my clients when they are in my chair, nothing worse than having an awkward silence!
“Sharon knew exactly what colours to use for my skin tone, keeping me as natural and authentic as possible while still making me feel like I had my face beautifully done up.
I felt relaxed with Sharon, trusting her judgement in enhancing my own unique look and not making me look too plastered.
I can’t wait for her to do my make-up for all my future occasions!!!”
“I cannot recommend Sharon highly enough! She was so professional, graceful and friendly to work with. She brought the vision I had for my wedding hair and makeup to life and made me feel like the best version of myself. My husband doesn’t like a lot of makeup at all, but he was in awe of the magic Sharon did. Everything felt so natural, soft and light on my skin and her prep work was admirable. A million thank-yous will never be enough to compliment her for the hair and makeup trials we did, the patience she had with me and for giving me exactly what I wanted!”