Not many South African makeup artists can say they have done Brooke Logan’s makeup.
Well, that is exactly what KwaNobuhle businesswoman Amanda Nyoka got to do when
The Bold and the Beautiful star Katherine Kelly Lang visited Nelson Mandela Bay in 2018 to compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
That remains one of Nyoka’s career highlights.
Please share some background on yourself and how the business was started?
I am a self-taught makeup artist who was born in Uitenhage and grew up in Addo.
I studied marketing at EastCape Midlands College and filming at Feline Technology.
I was one of the makeup artists on season three of reality show Diski Divas, which aired on Mzansi Magic.
What is your core service?
In October 2018, I launched my skincare range, Amish Healthy Skin, and I facilitate beauty sessions, teaching women how to beautify themselves.
I specialise in makeup, hairstyling, nails and wardrobe styling for TV, weddings, functions and special occasions.
Where was the idea born?
It all started in 2013, when I volunteered at Bay TV in the makeup department.
A year later, I started my own beauty business called Amish Beauty and Glam.
I started doing makeup for celebrities such as Zandile Khumalo, Busiswa, Zahara, Deborah Fraser, Berita and many others who have graced the shores of the metro.
What makes your business unique?
It is unique in the sense that each year I set a goal to work with a big brand, celebrity or a production.
It helps a lot because my name is constantly floating around influential people, which often leads to more job