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Estelle Cunningham


Internationally renowned make-up artist, Estelle Cunningham, has devoted her life to enhancing the beauty of women; making them not only look beautiful, but feel magnificent.

Estelle’s personal style and distinctive talent have made her work much sought after both in South Africa and abroad.

Her work has been showcased locally in ‘Sarie’, ‘Rooi Rose’, ‘Femina’, ‘Blush’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Weight Watchers’ magazines, and overseas in the American ‘Image Makers’ and the French ‘D’Or’. Most recent television work for ‘The Shell Road to Fame’, ‘Pop Idols’, ‘Top Billing’ and grooming assignments for ‘M-Net’ have brought her much acclaim.

Frequent participation in international Hair and Fashion shows has introduced her to many esteemed designers who have reinforced her personal belief in a compact wardrobe. Estelle calls this skill ‘culling your cupboard’. This wealth of experience makes her a natural choice as a local and national judge for modelling and beauty competitions, noted for her impartial and unbiased opinion.

No matter the scale of the project, whether it be beautifying a bride for her wedding day, perfecting the look of a Matric girl for her farewell dance, a corporate grooming workshop, working with cancer survivors for ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ or restoring dignity to women in prison, Estelle brings to each assignment, the passion and vitality of a true artist!

In Estelle’s own words: “Stop fighting what God gave you by trying to emulate others, but make the most of the beauty He gave you and be the best ‘YOU’ you can possibly be.”