VERIKA VAN WYK
I am a full-time artist who has always had a passion for make-up & fashion. Nine years ago, after painting and creating art for so many years, I decided to pursue a career in Make-up Artistry.
I’m obsessed with colour. After studying make-up at Kohl Make-up Academy and receiving the award of Student of the Year, I became a trainer at Kohl Cape Town. Since then, I’ve also taught make-up at other institutions such as Alicia Buckle School of Make-up and Hair and Face to Face Beauty and Make-up Design School. I’ve also worked on numerous TV and movie sets as a hair and make-up artist, including Black Mirror, Troy: Fall of a City, Bluestone 42 and Tuthankhamun. Apart from film sets and make-up training, I also have a lot of experience working in the Bridal industry. I consider myself as a very versatile make-up artist.
With my background in art, I enjoy creating Avant Garde fashion looks with loads of colour, line and texture. At the same time, I also love and respect the skill, technique and artistry it requires to create perfect, flawless skin and a “no make-up” make-up look. After years of being a hair and make-up artist and trainer, I am still learning new and wonderful things each day and I’m embracing all of it with open arms. I am extremely grateful to be part of this creative and rewarding industry.