As a little girl I always played with make-up, that cute Tinkerbelle set was my chosen toolkit with which I created wonderful works of art. As long as I can remember I loved color, crayons, pencils and paint.
I remember being praised for my ability to stay inside the lines.
I’ve always been creative, very much a right brain thinker.
Most of my playtime was spent in my mother’s hair salon. She allowed me to absolutely explore the creative side of me.
After I studied skincare I worked in a skin care salon. Whilst working as a lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch, I realized that my one and only passion would always be make up. I have gained valuable experience from attending courses by my role models in the make up industry such as Kevin James Bennett and Ray Morris, just to name a few.
I am proud to say that the last 10 years in the industry has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey. I am exactly were I belong, I am so happy!
Over the last 10 years, I have been privileged to work with wonderful people such as:
I also did make-overs at ladies workshops and spoke on live radio stations;
I was a judge at make-up events and competitions at the CTICC in Cape Town;
I worked with magazines such as Leef, Sarie Bruid, Ana, Cacoon London, Goeie Huishouding, Wedding inspiration, Drum Weddings, My Wedding Day, De Kat, Huisgenoot and Fairlady Bridal Magazine.
I made my television appearance debut on Pasella and Bruilof on Kyknet.
After being the skin lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch I opened my own make up school. Alicia Buckle School of Make Up teaches Advanced Make Up, Airbrush and Hair Styling courses over a 12 month period. To date over 65 students successfully concluded my courses.
My love and passion still remains bridal make-up and hair. I regularly travel throughout South Africa to provide my services at weddings and the like.
I always dreamt about making people pretty and making a difference in people’s lives… I’m living my dream! Every day!
I made my hobby my paycheck! I am able to supplement my income, and have more control over my schedule, my time and my earnings.
I can do this for the rest of my life, and still have my family. I’m married for 7 years; I love my husband, our Baby Boy – Wilhelm and our dogs Bismarck and Lucy.
I thank God for every opportunity, for every booking, for every client and for every student. I thank and give all the glory to Him, for helping me each day, for holding my brushes, and for giving me the knowledge to see what my client’s needs are.
a Special thank you to Christine Meintjes for the beautiful shoot she did!