ABOUT KOHL

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

Our aim is to inspire and uplift aspiring make-up artists,  our passion for make-up and modern approach combing theoretical principles with practical applications. Make-up is an art with endless possibilities. Kohl Make-up has assembled the most creative, skilled and experienced group of professionals who are enthusiastic about the Kohl brand and believe in offering world class training. Trainers are fully qualified facilitators with industry experience. 

On completion of the course students will acquire well developed skills and expertise in make-up, airbrush make-up, body art and hairstyling for performances, productions, photographic, fashion, media, magazine and more. Kohl courses are internationally accredited with the largest accreditation body for make-up and beauty. Our training is superior as trainers are active artists in the industry bringing valuable hands-on knowledge to each training session. The Kohl team travel abroad on an ongoing basis attending international make-up trade shows and and seminars; training with international make-up artists and educators. Training material for all programmes are reviewed and updated every 6 months according to current trends and relevance. Kohl 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.  

Kohl qualified students/artists obtain sought after make-up positions in production companies, make-up houses and film studios due to the exceptional reputation Kohl Make-up Academy has in the industry. Our teaching studios offer a professional and trendy environment where imagination can flow freely and artistic expression is encouraged.

HOW KOHL STARTED

HKohl Make-up academy was founded in 2009 with the first branch opening in Johannesburg. Kohl has since branched out with franchises in Pretoria and Cape Town. 

LINDI BESTER - the owner and founder of Kohl Make-up Academy is an ambitious young woman with 17 years experience in the Fashion, Beauty and Hair Industry including 10 years teaching and training experience. Lindi's skill, talent and vision has developed Kohl Make-up Academy into one of the most professional and well-known make-up training institutions in South Africa, and amongst international artist. 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. One of the worlds top make-up educators Donna Mee as well as Emmy Award winner Kevin James Bennett are amongst the international icons that Kohl has hosted in South Africa. Lindi shared a masterclass stage with international artists including Paul Merchant and Liz Martins. 

THE TEAM

LINDI, STACEY, JEDINE and DANNY head up the training team at Kohl Johannesburg Head Office.

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. DANNY has a love for special effects and with her background in art she assits students in exploring their creativity.

SJ AND ANDREA head up Kohl Make-up Cape Town.
SJ’s qualifications not only include make-up but also photography, styling and on-set creative.
ANDREA's make-up skills are supported by extensive experience working with some of the world foremost make-up brands. She brings valuable experience working on shoots, set and film.

MICHELLE and MORNÈ 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.

OUR TRAINING

Our teaching studios offer a professional and trendy environment where imagination can flow freely and artistic expression is encouraged. Student make-up kits consist of the most recognized and professional make-up brand in the world imported exclusively for student kits.  Palettes are customised according to the specification of Kohl requirements. To comply with industry standards we include a variety of brands. It is important to be knowledgable on various brands as this ensures there are not limits to the looks and applicants that can be achieved. 

THEORY
Before you can put a brush to a face it is important to understand the theory of make-up. This is the cornerstone 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 as well as portfolio of evidence with will be completed during the course. Student are 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 theory is completed practical sessions commence. 

Demonstrations are done at the beginning of every class. Students are advised to take notes as trainers draw from their industry experience and will share many behind the scenes tricks and tips.  Trainers are on hand evaluating every step and giving advise, guidance and personal attentions. Students must work on various king tones and facial features ensuring hey have a thorough understanding of the diverse clientele they may encounter. Students apply make-up application on each other during training sessions. This give the student insight on what their client will be feeling which makes client care more effective. Classmates give feedback on various elements including the pressure used, their experience as a client which assists the trainer in evaluating practical applications.

Students will be expected to attend assessments/exams during which time students are observed while completing a practical application. 

ARTISTIC PHOTO DAYS
Photo-shoot days are scheduled during the course with an industry professional photographer as part of the training programme.
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; conceptualising and executing an idea.  Creating and presenting mood boards. 

AFTERCARE
Master classes and workshops are scheduled where previous students are invited to up-skill and keep informed.  We invite our previous students back to see what is new in the industry and keep them informed. Our artists are urged to contact us on a continuous basis for advice.

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