The Make-Up Issue is a make-up and hairstyling academy that provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical experience to become professionals in the field.

Founded by Abie Viljoen, The Make-Up Issue academy has become a reputable school that has provided many notable events across South Africa with well-versed and experienced make-up artists and hairstylists.

At The Make-Up Issue academy we ensure that students will gain on-the-job practical experience by assisting and shadowing active fashion industry lecturers. This sets the academy apart from other institutions and provides students with invaluable experience and insight into the industry.

Our make-up and hairstyling courses are aligned with international standard and after graduation, we will employ our talented and passionate students on a freelance basis.

Make-Up Course

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Hairstyle Course

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Our portfolio includes Miss Africa Renaissance, J&B Met, Design Indaba, Revlon Activation and BMW Fashion Show Cape Town to mention a few.

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