Affiliated Training Partners 


Our Affiliated Training Partners have been hand-selected to ensure that we offer the best of the best on the iBLOOM Beauty & Wellness Academy platform.

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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.


Threading Specialist


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


Erika Davis

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.


Ashley Jaghlassian

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.


Erin Reston

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.


Brenda Thambe

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.

Tammy Bourgeois

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.


Social Media For The Beauty Specialist

Erika Venter

DIY Marketing with Erika Venter

Who is Erika Venter?

Erika is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, passionately curious about life.

I was introduced to social media in 2008 by a young co-worker who showed me how Facebook works. He showed me how people poked each other and that was the silliest waste of time I ever saw; a lot has changed since then, and I grew with the social networks as they developed.

For the past 25 years I have been doing tele-sales, marketing start-up businesses before social media, event organizing, sport events and then ventured into social media marketing as I grew with it. I was the marketer for Griquas Rugby when I decided to start my own marketing company in 2012 with two clients.

In 2014 I decided to open a laundry after my previous laundry moved around faster than Google could keep track of their movement. The laundry taught me a great deal of business lessons and it was also with the laundry that I learned so much of Google My Business. (Google Business Profile) Google My Business(Google Business Profile) has helped me to put my laundry on the map and to direct people to my business. Managing our listing also helps us to dominate local search.

Towards the end of 2016 my husband accepted a position in Christiana on a farm and I now live 120 km from my business. I now focus more on the admin and on my marketing consultancy and course creation.

I am thankful for the opportunities I had to grow and learn during the first hard lockdown of 2020. During the lockdown I saw the opportunity to teach other business owners to market their business using their smartphone. I’ve put together a number of short courses under the umbrella of DIY Marketing with Erika Venter, in my courses I teach business owners over 35 to overcome their fear of technology and market their businesses from their smart phones.

Do not be intimidated by technology, your business can benefit by applying new marketing knowledge and technology on the social networks and on-line. I can help you navigate through this rabbit hole.

I’ll take you from getting your business online and creating the relevant social media profiles to formulating and implementing a content and marketing strategy for your business, while equipping you to use easy to master tools on your smartphone.

25 Years of experience as marketer and a passion for entrepreneurship combined with the technical know how of the social networks works, makes Erika Venter the go to person in this niche. Let me show you how to use the right tools for the job without making it look like a typical DIY job. Who knows your business better than you?

Why would you get someone who does not know and care about your business to speak and act on behalf of you? Your customers want to hear from you. The most influential businessmen of our times make their own announcements. Why shouldn’t you?

Look at Elon Musk; he announces all his latest innovations himself. Richard Branson is the face of VIRGIN Group. The late Steve Jobs announced all their new products. You had the passion to start your business, you can pour that same energy into marketing your business. Erika Venter is an entrepreneur from Kimberley, she owns a laundry and a marketing consultancy.

After moving to a farm 130 km from Kimberley, 5 years ago she started working and moving her business online. Erika consults with small and large businesses across South Africa. She is a solution seeker and strategist and will find a way to take your business to the next level.

During the 2020 lockdown she put together an online course to help business owners overcome their fear of technology and to market their business from their smart phones. As a High Value Ambassador for Vodacom Shops in Kimberley Erika get to test the latest technology and solutions from Vodacom and introduces it to her contacts.