I am
Kirsti van Zyl
Composition and colour as my passion, brushes as my tools and the face as my canvas. I strive to embody and create a harmonious blend of beauty, definition, fashion, femininity and style...

I am a freelance make-up artist and hair stylist based in Cape Town.

​My passion for art, fashion and contemporary dance naturally progressed towards studying professional make-up and hair. My main source of happiness comes from a happy customer - seeing her eyes light up when looking in the mirror once I am finished - Nothing beats that feeling!

I was trained by Anneline Black at the "Anneline Black Studio's"- A well known make-up and hair artist accredited in the bridal, fashion and magazine industries.

​Having gained experience in photographic shoots, film, fashion shows, special events and weddings, I have found my love for the field has only grown with my expertise, which led to me winning 2nd prize at the "Beauty Fantasia competition 2013" for the make-over section. 

I have been fortunate enough to work on The Celtic Woman for their performance and interview on the "Expresso Breakfast Show", Jo-Ann Strauss, the vivacious presenter on Top Travel and Top Billing South Africa, Jeannie D, South African models Elbe van der Merwe and Roxy Louw​, producers "IV League", as well as Justin Bieber himself for his Cape Town show May 2013.

 My addiction to Pinterest is a platform for visual self-expression, inspiration and experimentation. I also derive inspiration from the "Pretty Blog", keeping me up to date with the goings-on in my field.

I work mainly with MAC, Inglot and Studio professional make-up brands, along with Lee Stafford, GHD and Paul Mitchell hair products- I am constantly updating and adding to my extensive make-up and hair collection, expertise and knowledge.