September 2006 Completed an undergraduate Degree in Communications, Media, Culture & Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, England.
December 2009 After working two years at Centum Investment left to pursue a career as a Professional Makeup Artist.
March 2011 Opened the Makeup Lounge, the first studio in East Africa that specialized in offering Makeup and Body Painting services.
April 2011 October 2013 Lead Makeup Artist backstage at Dar Fashion Festival in Tanzania for two seasons and Festival of Fashion & Arts for Peace in Juba, South Sudan. Lead Makeup Artist for Kenyan designers Patricia Mbela and John Kaveke photoshoot for Vogue Italia Magazine while working in the presence of the late Franca Sozzani. Worked as part of the team backstage at Addis Fashion Week in Ethopia. Assigned the Lead Makeup Artist on Kenyan Produced Travel Show filmed in Zanzibar and Dubai.
November 2013 After 3 years of working as a self-taught freelance Makeup Artist, finally fulfilled a lifelong dream which was to attend Makeup school at the prestigious Academy of Freelance Makeup in Soho, London (www.aofmakeup.com). Attained a Certificate in Freelance Makeup. While in London assisted backstage at Fashion For Peace Runway Show.
February 2015 Became the first Kenyan Makeup Artist to be assigned as the Lead Brand Ambassador of an International cosmetic brand being the 3rd Makeup Artist, in all of Africa, recruited by L’Oreal to be the Brand Ambassador and Official Make-up Artist of Maybelline New York Kenya.
May 2015 Returned to AOFM, London, yet again and this time to complete an Advanced Certificate in Freelance Make-up.
August 2015 Won Makeup Artist of Year 2015 at the Kenya Fashion Awards which awards an outstanding Kenyan Makeup Artist who has made a significant impact within the Kenyan Fashion Industry.
February 2016 Is the First Kenyan Makeup Artist to be flown from Nairobi to New York to work backstage at New York Fashion Week at Jason Wu, DKNY, Jonathan Simkhai, Opening Ceremony, Baja East, Public School, Marrisa Webb, Brock, Beauffile and Ji Oh runway shows.
June 2016 Lead Judge on the first African Makeup competition show Project FX Nigeria shot in Lagos. The contestants represented their different countries across Africa at the competition. Role was to critique their work, select the winners and share expert advice at workshops in which the contestants received further training.
September 2016 Second Season working at New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer collection for Jason Wu, Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, Band of Outsiders and Opening Ceremony. In addition assigned to Maybelline Spokesmodel Herieth Paul as her personal make-up artist for award shows, conference and event appearances.
February 2017 Third Season at New York Fashion Week for the Winter/Fall collection runway shows for Brock, La Perla, Jason Wu, Jonathan Simkhai, Alice & Olivia and Philipp Plein. In this season selected to work with the world renowned Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux on his team at the Derek Lam show.
March 2017 Named the Number One Makeup Artist on The People Daily List of Nairobi’s Top 10 Makeup Artists.
September 2017 Fourth Season working backstage at New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer collection runway shows for KITH, Jason Wu, Self-Portrait, Public School, Naeem Khan, Rochambeau and presentations for Grey Jason Wu and Alice + Olivia. Assigned to Maybelline Spokesmodel Herieth Paul as her personal Makeup Artist.
September 2018 Fifth Season working backstage at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collections Shows for Carolina Herrera, LaQuan Smith, Cushnie, Dion Lee, Naeem Khan and presentation for INXX x Rochambeau. In this season selected to work on Winnie Harlow for LaQuan Smith Runway Show.
My Portfolio includes work done for Magazines, Advertisements/Commercials, Catwalks, Bridal Parties, Television Series, Broadcast News, Concerts, Corporate Board Members and Celebrity/Personality Appearances in Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Dubai, England and New York all while being Kenyan based.
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