Aesthetic Skin Care Specialist
Carina de Lange
iBLOOM Academy Advanced Skin Care Educator & Owner of About Skin
Carina always had a keen interest in Anatomy and Physiology. After High School, she studied Oral Hygiene at the University of Pretoria and worked for over 25 years as an Oral Hygienist in all the different Disciplines and Specialities of Dentistry.
In 2006, Carina started to study for her Diploma in Beauty Therapy at the Madge Wallace International Beauty School. She also did her ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy and studied Make Up Artistry in 2008 at Face to Face. From 2009, she managed the Kloof Laser Clinic in Brooklyn Pretoria, owned by 3 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and later became one of the co-owners.
In 2016, Carina made the bold step to open up her own beauty salon with the best beauty equipment. She has a passion for working with the skin and strives to make every client feel good about themselves.
Lash and Brows Specialist
iBLOOM Academy Advanced Lash & Brow Educator & Owner of The Lash And Brow Institute
With 10 years of beauty industry business experience, owning The Urban Beauty Lounge and the Lash and Brow Institute, Lisa has extensive experience in her field. She has comprehensive knowledge in the art of eyelash extensions. Her training includes multiple eyelash extension certifications, including under Olga from the Lash and Brow Art University, based in the Ukraine. Lisa holds an Educator’s qualification and International Accreditation for her Eyelash Extensions training with Lash Inc UK.
This offers peace of mind to students travelling abroad or living outside of South Africa that these courses are of an international standard.
Tanya van Niekerk
Tanya is an Image Consultant, Makeup Artist, Threading Artist, Entrepreneur and Facilitator.
Tanya works as an educator on an Image Consultant project for the international company and for the iBLOOM Beauty & Wellness Academy, as a Threading trainer and facilitator. During her training, she has studied at two of South Africa’s top Make-up Schools, obtaining her recognized accreditation in makeup artistry. She also holds diplomas and higher certification in Financial Management, Basic Bookkeeping and Practical Accounting and Event Management.
Permanent Make-up Specialist
Owner of Erika Davis Academy and Co owner of Aesthetic Artistry
Erika Davis is the founder and owner of Erika Davis Academy, Aesthetic Artistry and Lash. Lash Aesthetic Artistry is a SAAHSP approved CPD activity and training facility. Erika is a Master qualified aesthetic educator with practical experience since 2003. She is actively involved with every client and student and her genuine passion for aesthetics has been the drive behind her success story.
Co-owner of Aesthetic Artistry
Ashley is the founder and co-owner of Aesthetic Artistry Academy & Distribution. She is a master qualified aesthetic specialist and educator, and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. She brings in great knowledge on how to run and cost the new businesses started by the students.
Her high skill level, years of experience and diligence, makes her an expert in the industry.
General Manager of Erika Davis Academy and Advanced Permanent Makeup Specialist
Erin is a multi-faceted operator. Her love for people and building relationships is evident in her role as manager of Erika Davis Academy, and educator at Aesthetic Artistry.
Her keen eye for detail and constant pursuit of perfection are some of the reasons why she is best suited to her role as an advanced permanent makeup specialist & instructor.
CIDESCO qualification for Beauty and Aesthetics
With the prestigious CIDESCO qualification for Beauty and Aesthetics under her belt and over 10 years’ experience in the beauty industry, entrepreneur and make-up artist, Brenda Thambe is the innovative force behind the exclusive beauty powerhouse; Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics in Sub Saharan Africa.
Although her passion for the Make-Up industry as a Sales and Operations Manager in 2009. Her exciting Journey as a freelance Make-Up artist actually began in 2011. During this time, Brenda gained invaluable experience in perfecting the art of bridal make-up as well as make-up for television, print, media and fashion shows.
When Brenda was introduced to US-based professional make-up brand MUD Cosmetics and she instantly fell in love with the company’s core values and ethos.
Brenda has continued her passion and love for MUD Cosmetics and her training courses are full of valuable information on the art of make-up.
Skills Nail Trainer
I have been in the Nail & Beauty industry since 2003 and I have 18 years in salon experience as well as 11 years teaching experience.
I have my own salon in which I work on clients on a daily basis and I do my very best to always keep up with the latest trends in the industry so that I can offer my clients and students the absolute best.
I started my Nail career in 2003 and worked for Dream Nails for 5 years. I have an International ITEC Diploma in Nail Technology and taught at Helia D International for 4 years. I have also taught for leading brands such as Star Nail Africa/Cuccio, EzeeFlow and Angelic Nails.
I am extremely passionate about the Nail Industry and I absolutely love trying out new trends and ideas, and sharing that knowledge with my students. My greatest reward is seeing my students hard work and patience pay off and seeing the beautiful nails which they create after completing their training.
I am super excited to be part of the Imbalie / iBloom Beauty & Wellness Academy team and I look forward to helping you start and further your career in the Nail Industry.
Wigs and Weave Specialist
Hlengi Hans Ngidi
iBLOOM Academy Advanced Wigs and Weave Educator & Owner of International Wig and Beauty Academy (IWABA)
Hlengi Hans Ngidi is a qualified hairdresser with a trade test certificate and 14 year experience in the hairdressing industry. She was formally trained at L’Oreal Professional African Salon Institute and have worked for L’Oreal SA for 2 years as an instructor and Mizani SA National Educator. In 2016 Hlengi was awarded L’Oreal Mizani Educator of the year award.
Hlengi is a registered Assessor with Services SETA, specializing in hairdressing. She is a skills development expert and believes in real tangible results. Hlengi has been immensely involved in projects such as Welfare2workplace by Gauteng Department of Social Development in empowering young unemployed women by giving them a hairdressing skill and exposing them to potential employment or starting a business.
Hlengi’s passion and respect of her career in hairdressing has led her to enroll and study Trichology at the Institute of Trichologist UK, this is a commitment she made in 2018 and she has been traveling to London monthly for her clinical training. Although Covid-19 has affected her plans to finish this qualification in record time, she is aiming at finishing in 2022. This will make her the first South African woman to obtain Trichology qualification at the Institute of Trichologists UK and join a very rare profession in the country, mostly dominated by medical professionals. As a hair loss specialist Hlengi fully understands the importance of comfortable, well fitting, clean wigs and good manufacturing practice of wigs.
Hlengi is a certified wig maker with four years’ experience including lace ventilation. She is the owner of Ginger Genetics Wig Factory. She is a founder of International Wig and Beauty Academy (IWABA), which is a platform she uses to train and kick start small businesses through wig making skills development. This is her absolute passion and the results have been tremendous, more than 500 individuals have been trained and supported to start their own human hair trading businesses.
Hlengi is also the founder of TrueCare Wig and Weave Maintenance range products, which is a premium range that is dedicated and formulated to take care of wigs and hair extensions. With investors and partners, TrueCare now has a fully equipped manufacturing factory and a laboratory for hair products.
Hlengi is in the business of creating sustainable small businesses through skills development.