Founded by Viver Fragrancia in collaboration with Make-Up Designory (MUD), the school launched its very first cosmetic line in the capital last week.
During the event, owner of MUD South Africa Brenda Botha highlighted that the line would realise the establishment of a make-up training school next year for both males and females.
Botha explained that similar to South Africa, Namibia has many make-up artists claiming to be professionals when they aren’t and MUD has found that the quality is not of a high international standard.
“You come across people calling themselves make-up artists, but probably only specialise in beauty make-up. Remember there are many more aspects of make-up such as studio make-up, ramp make-up, high fashion make-up, special effects make-up to name but a few”, she said.
The school that is said to be opened will also have accommodation attached to it as MUD needs to cater for those who live outside the capital.
Botha further added that in the already-existing MUD schools in the United States, there are already quite a few students. However, she highlighted that the new school is open to training more males and females who are interested in learning new skills and will promote a gender neutral culture.
The already established MUD schools have so far trained artists who have won a reality TV called Faceoff which is a make-up artistry program and this has created the platform to give male students who have a passion in make-up artistry the courage to pursue a career in the field.
Twenty-one year old Marilie Vermeulen, a certified make-up artists and a MUD consultant added that the education of make-up training is not up to standard in Namibia.
This is why MUD is opening up the school to train individual and equip beauty salons with the right products to excel in the industry.