My passion was born when I walked through the doors of Terenzo International Academy in January 2009. After completing the first year of my course, which was full time, I began my two year apprenticeship at Next Hair Studio. Under the tutelage of Heather Fourie, an ex Schwartzkopf Professional colour trainer, I built and expanded on the basics that had been instilled in me by my college lecturers. Within six months I was “put on the floor”as a junior stylist. This allowed me to start building up my own clientele, whilst still under the watchful eye of Heather. During the two years I worked alongside Heather I developed my skills in the areas of basic hairtstyling, cutting and colour.
In 2011, after completing my apprenticeship and qualifying as a stylist, I moved to Fugo Salon to further grow my skills. I believe this is where I truly grew into my own. Under the leadership and of Alwyn Van Wyk my skill level increased exponentially. He is truly an incredibly talented stylist and passionate about teaching and sharing the art that is hair. My time spent in his salon helped shape me into the stylist I am today. Through regular Loreal Professional product training and colour courses, as well as monthly in-depth in salon training from Alwyn himself, we as a team we were constantly growing and expanding on our skill. This was where my passion for colour, specifically highlights and lightening blossomed. Above all else, we developed a strong sense of team spirit. As a salon of five stylists we were each others biggest supporters. I consider my time at Fugo to be a privilege.
In December 2013, at the age of 23, it was time to say goodbye to Fugo and begin a new adventure. After four years in the industry I felt confident and experienced enough to go off on my own. Artistry Hair Design was born. Through hard work, dedication, pure passion and the grace of God, my business has gone from strength to strength.
It took going off on my own for my to discover my passion for special occasion hair styling, specifically wedding hair styling. Over the last five years I can proudly say that over 100 brides have trusted me to bring to life their hair visions for their special day.