ABOUT KOHL

KOHL MAKE-UP HAS BECOME THE MOST RECOGNISED MAKE-UP ACADEMY IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Kohl graduates work on various television productions, films, magazines, live productions and more. Our aim is to inspire make-up artists, as well as the public with our passion for make-up. Make-up is an art. Kohl Make-up has put together the most creative, talented and experienced group of professionals who are passionate about the Kohl brand and believe in producing only the best artists. We teach our students the art of make-up, airbrushing and hair styling that is relevant to the ever changing industry in our country, as well as the skills they need to work anywhere in the world.

Our training is superior because our trainers are active artists in the industry. The Kohl team travel abroad annually attending international make-up trades shows and train with international celebrity make-up artists and educators. It is important for Kohl as a place of education to always be on par with our international counterparts. We update our training material every 6 months according to what is on trend. Our training complies with international criteria and we pride ourselves in offering training that is relevant to the industry as well as incorporating current fashion trends and trade secrets. We stay connected to, and in tune with, the ever-changing fashion and beauty industry.

Our teaching studios offer a professional and trendy environment where imagination can flow freely and artistic expression is encouraged.

LINDI, JEDINE, STACEY and JADE head up the training team at Kohl Johannesburg.
JADE is our airbrush and colour expert. She is an artist in her own right not only creating art with make-up but also full body and on canvas.      JEDINE’s talent for make-up and years of experience in the hair industry is a formidable combination when presenting our Hair Styling courses.    STACEY's insight into the beauty industry comes from years of hands on experience coupled with her background of speaking in public arenas.

LINDI the owner of Kohl – is an ambitious young woman with 14 years experience in the Fashion, Beauty and Hair Industry including 10 years teaching and training experience. Lindi and the Kohl teams’ talent and vision have developed Kohl Make-up Academy into one of the most professional and well-known make-up academies in the country. Lindi has put Kohl on the map internationally by bringing world-renowned make-up artists and educators to South Africa to train our artists. Kohl Make-up Academy is endorsed and supported by world renowned make-up artist Rae Morris.

SJ AND MONIQUE head up Kohl Make-up Cape Town.
SJ’s qualifications not only include make-up but also photography, styling and on-set creative.
MONIQUE’s make-up skills are supported by years of experience as well as working with one of the world foremost make-up brands. She has an uncanny insight into the dimensions of the face and working with color.

Michelle and Morne own the Kohl Pretoria Franchise.

Michelle has been part of the Kohl Team since 2011. Amongst her many achievements in the industry she was part of the creative team that revamped and modernised the look of South Africas’s best TV Soap 7de laan. She is well known on the movie scene working on films some of the Best selling South African films.
Morne’s 20 years experience working on editorials, fashion weeks, add campaigns, magazines and TV furnished him with in-depth industry knowledge and masterful skills.

Students who excel during the course will get a kick start in the industry by having the opportunity to work with trainers and other make-up artists on sets and shoots. They will be added to the Kohl Professional artist team working with Kohl clients. Our qualified students obtain sought after make-up positions in production companies, make-up houses and film studios. This is due to the reputation that Kohl Make-up Academy has in the industry, producing some of the most talented and professional individuals with our intensive training and portfolio’s built while studying, and work experience gained while at Kohl.

Kohl is associated with some of the top make-up brands, which enables our students to gain important product knowledge while attending master classes presented by the senior artists of these brands.

OUR TRAINING

THEORY
Before you can put a brush to a face it is important to understand the theory of make-up.
This is the groundwork to becoming a world-class make-up artist.

We start the course off with in-depth theory lectures where our trainers begin from the basics of make-up. We engage in discussions as well as question and answer session to ensure all our students comprehend every aspect of our curriculum. Each student will receive a full manual and be expected to complete theory exams after each section of the course. This assists the trainers in assessing not only the students’ progress but also their comprehension of the information.

DEMONSTRATIONS AND PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Once we have completed the theory section of the course we move on to the practical side.

Your trainers will do demonstrations every morning explaining the application for the day. Always make notes as your trainers draw from their industry experience and they will share many behind the scenes tricks and tips. Trainers are on hand during every practical session continuously evaluating every step of your work giving advice and guiding you. Classes take no more than 20 students ensuring every student receives one on one hands on attention from the trainer. Students do make-up application on each other during training sessions, this is a very important part of your training. A make-up artist needs to work on as many different skin tones and facial features as possible to ensure they have a thorough understanding of how to work with each client as an individual. Having make-up applied on themselves by their fellow classmates during practical sessions gives them a better idea of what their client will be feeling when they go through the same procedure. This of utmost importance for the trainer to gage various aspects of each students make-up application including the pressure that they work with as the “model” will give them feedback of their experience.

Students will be expected to complete a practical exam after each section of the course. Students must supply their own models for these evaluations.

ARTISTIC PHOTO DAYS
During the course we set up photo-shoot days with a top photographer as part of your training.
The purpose of these shoot is not solely to assist our students in building a portfolio but also to teach them how to work with a team; learning how your make-up reads on camera; how to choose a great model and design your look around your models features; selecting hairstyles and styling your model; how to come up with, create and execute your concept.

AFTERCARE
We frequently arrange master classes and workshops where we invite our previous students back to see what is new in the industry and keep them informed. It is important that our artists up-skill and stay on top of their game. Our artists are urged to contact us on a continuous basis for advice.

ARTIST EVENTS
Over and above master classes and workshops, Kohl was the first institution to bring celebrity make-up artists to South Africa to present workshops to make-up artists and the public. Kohl brought celebrity make-up artist and author of 5 make-up books Rae Morris to South Africa in April 2013. Rae now endorses Kohl Make-up Academy. In 2014 Kohl hosted world renowned make-up educator Donna Mee who presented various master classes. Kohl will continue to bring you the best of the best from all over the world. To become a world-class artist you need to have world-class training. Keep your ear to the ground for what we have planned in 2015.

THE KIT
We believe in giving our students the best and most up-to-date products and equipment while training. This is why we include the most well known professional brands in our kit as make-up artists will never just use one brand. It is important to be knowledgeable on various brands as this ensures there are no limits to the looks and applications you can achieve. Being stuck on one brand limits your creativity as an artist.

BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
AND DO WHAT WE LOVE,
IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE
TO SHARE OUR PASSION AND EXPERTISE WITH OTHERS.

 

 

  • SJ

    CAPE TOWN TRAINER & MANAGER/ OFFICIAL KOHL PHOTOGRAPHER
  • JEDINE

    JOHANNESBURG TRAINER
  • LINDI

    OWNER
  • MONIQUE

    CAPE TOWN TRAINER
  • JADE

    JOHANNESBURG TRAINER & AIRBRUSH SPECIALIST
  • MICHELLE

    PRETORIA TRAINER
  • MORNE

    PRETORIA TRAINER