Professional make-up artist & Hair stylist+27 (0) 083 9939 050info@aliciabuckle.co.za

As a little girl I always played with make-up, that cute Tinkerbelle set was my chosen toolkit with which I created wonderful works of art. As long as I can remember I loved color, crayons, pencils and paint.

I remember being praised for my ability to stay inside the lines.

I’ve always been creative, very much a right brain thinker.

Most of my playtime was spent in my mother’s hair salon. She allowed me to absolutely explore the creative side of me.

 

After I studied skincare I worked in a skin care salon. Whilst working as a lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch, I realized that my one and only passion would always be make up. I have gained valuable experience from attending courses by my role models in the make up industry such as Kevin James Bennett and Ray Morris, just to name a few.

 

I am proud to say that the last 10 years in the industry has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey. I am exactly were I belong, I am so happy!

 

Over the last 10 years, I have been privileged to work with wonderful people such as:

 

  • Miss South Africa and Miss World – Rolene Strauss
  • Mrs. South Africa – Chane De Kock
  • Andriette Norman (cover pages and wedding)
  • Minki van der Westhuizen (cover pages)
  • Idols – Sasha Lee Davis
  • Pasella – Vicky Davis
  • Danny K (Wedding)
  • Aleit Swanepoel and the Aleit Group (preferred make up artist)
  • Christine Meintjes – Owner of the Pretty Blog and top Wedding Photographer
  • Wynand Olivier – Springbok rugby player (wedding)
  • Janine and Bryan Habana – Springbok rugby player (front page and other shoots)

 

I also did make-overs at ladies workshops and spoke on live radio stations;

I was a judge at make-up events and competitions at the CTICC in Cape Town;

I worked with magazines such as Leef, Sarie Bruid, Ana, Cacoon London, Goeie Huishouding, Wedding inspiration, Drum Weddings, My Wedding Day, De Kat, Huisgenoot and Fairlady Bridal Magazine.

I made my television appearance debut on Pasella and Bruilof on Kyknet.

 

After being the skin lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch I opened my own make up school. Alicia Buckle School of Make Up teaches Advanced Make Up, Airbrush and Hair Styling courses over a 12 month period.  To date over 65 students successfully concluded my courses.

 

My love and passion still remains bridal make-up and hair.  I regularly travel throughout South Africa to provide my services at weddings and the like.

I always dreamt about making people pretty and making a difference in people’s lives… I’m living my dream! Every day!

I made my hobby my paycheck! I am able to supplement my income, and have more control over my schedule, my time and my earnings.

I can do this for the rest of my life, and still have my family. I’m married for 7 years; I love my husband, our Baby Boy – Wilhelm and our dogs Bismarck and Lucy.

I thank God for every opportunity, for every booking, for every client and for every student.  I thank and give all the glory to Him, for helping me each day, for holding my brushes, and for giving me the knowledge to see what my client’s needs are.

 

a Special thank you to Christine Meintjes for the beautiful shoot she did!

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