I am a professional qualified Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist based in Pretoria, Gauteng. After qualifying as a hairdresser in 2009, I put my training to practice working as a hair stylist at House of Hair Design based in Midstream, Gauteng. With three years worth of experience, my creative passion drove me to enroll for a makeup and special effects course at Kohl Makeup Academy. A leader in the training and development of up-and-coming and professional makeup artists in Gauteng. I achieved the highest score of all the classes and was awarded the Kohl Makeup Academy’s Student of the Year Award amongst others in 2013.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU:
- I continuously strive to get a fresh approach to makeup and hair design, by bringing together my knowledge, experience and innovative creativity, and as a result, can do the following for you:
- Your best features are identified and enhanced through my skillful application and understanding of all skin types, skin tones and product placement, leaving you looking flawless and radiant, yet still comfortable In your own skin.
- By using professional, mostly imported photo-friendly products, you are not only assured of looking sensational in person, in pictures and on film, but also of a long-lasting and comfortable application;
- I follow a holistic approach and do my utmost to achieve perfect synergy between distinctive hair styles and inspired makeup techniques.
- As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist, I am able to assist you during business hours as well as after-hours, including weekends.
- I perform both makeup applications and hair styling at the desired venue on the day of the event, thereby making it convenient and hassle-free.
- I keep myself in the loop of the latest developments in style and beauty as meeting and exceeding your needs and expectations are of prime importance to me.
- Recently completed the Bulletproof Bride workshop done by world renowned makeup artist Kevin James Bennett as well as workshops done by Donna Mee.
Written by Carike Blackmore
Mikhara was an absolute pleasure to work with. She create exactly the look I wanted on my wedding day and made the whole bridal party feel very comfortable. Our make up and hair was gorgeous and lasted the whole day. Thanks for doing such an amazing job Mikhara!
Written by Nicolene Schoeman
Mikhara was amazing! She went out of her way to make me look my best on both my engagement shoot & wedding day. As a bride who didn’t exactly know what she wanted- and who left most of the deciding up to Mikhara, she achieved the perfect, flawless, most beautiful look. I couldn’t have asked for a better MUA. Het passion shines through her work. She’s the calm you need in the mist of the getting ready rush, she will accomodate you to the best of her abilities and she will make you look and feel so beautiful! Thank you Mikhara, will be forever grateful for your perfect work!
Wrtitten by Tarryn Jade Ponnysamy
Mikhara was absolutely amazing! She was such a big part of making my wedding day the best it could. Her make up and hair was flawless. She has such a strong work ethic and is always professional. She made me feel calm throughout and went over and beyond to make myself and my girls look gorgeous. I will definitely use Mikhara for any future occasions
Written by Alida Reynecke
What an amazing artist! Thank you Mikhara for your kind and loving nature while making me look and feel like a princess! Your packages are very inclusive and affordable. I loved the enormous amount of effort you smiled to do just to get the exact foundation and perfect colours! My hair and make-up was more than perfect and it lasted the entire night. Every strand of hair stayed in place until the last song ended. Lots of love, Alida
Written by Adeline van den Worm
I have never liked wearing a lot of make-up and feeling stiff faced, nor have I ever been good with being on time; I was late on the morning of my wedding and freaked out, but Mikhara kept calm and everything worked out perfectly. She made my bridesmaids look beautiful and my makeup was beyond words; flawless, perfect and had a very natural feel to it- best of all, it lasted throughout the whole night’s shenanigans and even a little bit the next morning. I woke up still feeling like a beautiful bride! Our hair was picture-perfect, just as each bridesmaid and myself imagined it to be. Her assistants were on point and everyone was very friendly and fun to work with. I would DEFINITELY recommend this awesome lady for any event where you needed to be dolled up
Written by Mia-Christine Wilken-Lewis
When I contacted Mikhara, I instinctively knew that she was the one who would help me transform into a beautiful bride on my wedding day. Mikhara immediately understood my vision of the “perfect” wedding hair and makeup and she complemented my ideas by offering her expert advice on the best ways to go about to achieve my desired look. I was incredibly happy with the end results and I sincerely recommend Mikhara as a professional artist. Mikhara, thank you so much for the opportunity to benefit from your amazing skills. Your talent and passion for what you do certainly helped this bride to have her best day ever!
Written by Leani Hanekom
"Mikhara has done my wedding hair and makeup SO perfectly. She was patient with me during the journey leading up to my wedding and truly exceeded expectations. I would recommend her to anyone, she actually helps you decide what to do with your hair and makeup and makes sure you are 110% happy and feeling beautiful. She even jumped in and helped with my bridesmaids hair, without me expecting her to. EXCELLENT MAKE-UP artist. I've never felt as beautiful. She truly made me look flawless on my big day !!!!!"
Written by Danielle Visser
"Mikhara is an absolute miracle worker! She makes you feel and look like a goddess and still maintains a high level of professionalism. She's really amazing at what she does! I have never felt more beautiful then on my wedding day, and she made it happen!"
Written by Natanya Spies
"Mikhara is amazing and I would highly recommend her. She was professional, patient, kind and is an extremely talented hair and makeup artist. You can tell she is passionate about what she does and will make sure her clients are completely satisfied. Very thankful for her!"
Written by Johandrie Oosthuizen
"Mikhara is professional, timely and super talented! She was always very fast to reply on my e-mails and any questions I had before the wedding. She even rescheduled her morning apointment to fit in my wedding!I didn't do a trial but she was able to look at the pictures I gave her and did exactly what I wanted; I was really happy with the outcome! Mikhara exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend her to all brides to be! Can't thank you enough Mikhara!"
Written by Melissa Burgess
"Mikhara is a wonderful hair stylist and make-up artist. She made all of us look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. She is a lovely person to work with. I would recommend her services to anyone! Thank you very much, Mikhara!"
Written by Georgia Nobre
"Absolutely loved my hair and make up done by the wonderful Mikhara Ford , you truly made me feel like a super model on my matric dance night :)
Thank you xx"