As a little girl, I always played with makeup, that cute Tinkerbell set. I have 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. I had one dream and that was to make woman beautiful. So I decided from a very young age to educate myself about colour, texture and skin types. After studying skincare, I worked in the most beautiful skincare clinics. I desired to understand more, teach more and a big dream came true when I started a wonderful position as skin lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch. I realized that my one and true passion would always be makeup. Over the years I gained the most valuable experience. Apart from teaching, I went for every makeup training I could possibly can by attending different schools in South Africa, receiving training through the most amazing courses in New York and learning from industry hero’s like Rae Morris.
I immediately realized the need to open an International School in South Africa. To teach beauty- and fashion makeup. But my dream was to change the makeup industry into a beautiful and proud industry, where you really need to work hard at your imperfections. I opened Alicia Buckle School of Makeup to send out my students all over South Africa to really make a difference in women’s lives. This is my PASSION. I love doing makeup, I love to travel all around the world and see the power of makeup, I love to see how happy and content women are when they look in the mirror and just realise how beautiful they are. I have performed makeup services for more than 700 brides on their special day. I have worked on different exciting jobs, for TV, magazines, catalogues or just a beautiful special occasion and had the privilege to travel all over the world for shoots and weddings.
Over a year ago I opened up another arm of my business where I perform one-on-one (1 on 1) workshops to women personally on pre-arranged bookings. Here I teach that the right makeup application really makes a huge difference. Finally, I have launched my own makeup brand with my 2 favourite lipsticks, that really go well with every woman’s complexion. It is called Natural Nude and Perfect Red. Please go and head over to my online shop to find out more. I’m living my dream! Every day! 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. I am so thankful for my beautiful family, my amazing husband, and for you taking the time to look at my life adventures and services. I am so excited to be part of yours.
I regularly travel throughout South Africa to provide my services at weddings and the like. I always dreamed about making people pretty and making a difference in people’s lives… I’m living my dream! Every day!
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.
After being the skin lecturer at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch, I opened my own makeup school. Alicia Buckle School of Makeup teaches Advanced Makeup and Hair Styling courses over a 12-month period. To date, over 65 students successfully concluded my courses.