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TIFFANY WILSON

Professional Hair and Makeup Artist

Having discovered a love for art at a young age, Tiffany has been experimenting with different mediums of creative expression since as far back as she can remember. After school she studied fashion design, where she developed an appreciation for context, texture, precision and perception. After her final year, she decided to expand her skill set and study makeup, which she perceives as a medium between sculpting and painting, and fell in love with the art. She graduated and won the first avant garde makeup competition she entered, and started working for MAC Cosmetics. She stayed for a year and a half until she decided to focus on her expanding freelance career, just before she summitted Kilimanjaro in December 2011. She has become a recognised name in fashion and media, working with stills, film and live productions, as well as bridal and events makeup. 

 

Being artistically driven, her strengths lie across various styles, especially beauty, avant garde, fantasy and drag. She gained an interest in hair styling while on the job, often out of desperation on smaller sets, and has become adept at creating a wide variety of styles with all hair textures, which she sees as another artistic medium. Some of her most memorable clients include Coca Cola, FNB, Carolina Herrera, Heineken, Adidas and the mini-series Madiba, along with a long list of South African musicians, TV personalities, artists, influencers and fashion designers.

 

Beauty and its ever-changing face, what the word itself means and the world’s obsession with it, has always been a fascinating subject to her, as well as nature’s subtle, juxtaposed and intricate compositions. She has a deep understanding of skin tones and underlying shades in the skin, and how to manipulate and enhance facial structure. Her makeup ethos is to preserve the line between “they are so beautiful” and “their makeup is so beautiful” - beauty exists in every face, and her ideal application is one that celebrates it, adding to its unique brand, no matter the makeup style. She has most recently developed this ethos into creating MakeUpSkill - refining techniques without overcomplicating things for the level her clients are at, making it fun, easy and impactful - exactly as makeup should be. 

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