Kathryn Marnewick is a Hair & Make-up stylist par excellence, with over 16 years experience in the industry. This Benoni-born creative spirit was inspired by a South African make-up artist, Meg Tanner, who worked on Ghost in the Darkness with Val Kilmer, and she has not looked back.
Kathryn says: “I thought it was cool that there was this girl from Benoni who went on to do a movie. With my passion for the arts, I used her success as inspiration to forge ahead in the industry. It was great to have a role model like her to motivate me to pursue my dreams!”
After receiving a distinction in art in matric, Kathryn studied and qualified in the art of make-up and prosthetics.
She says: “I gained good theoretical knowledge at college, but it was only once I graduated, that I was able to experiment with my talent and use it freely.”
Kathryn has had the privilege of working with a host of local and international public figures, including Judith Sephuma, Leanne Manas, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Westlife and Colin Moss.
She explains: “I learn a lot from the people I work with, from MissWorlds to princes, Ambassadors, and Presidents.
A great accomplishment was meeting and working with former U.N secretary General Kofi Anan.”
Kathryn specializes in television make-up and has the ability and strength to transfer her skills to glossy magazine cover shoots, fashion shows and major corporate events.
She adds: “My ultimate career dream is to work on New York Fashion Week. I am confident that passion and hard work will guide me along.”
Kathryn resides in Cape Town, Waterfront.
“Kathryn is a natural artist! She is professional, punctual and always
gives off her best. I have worked with her for many years and is my
stylist of choice.” – Kass Naidoo