Our goals are simple, we aim to please you.


Our hair and makeup team has been handpicked for their professionalism, their skill and of course their excellent work ethic.

Our story

Durban Makeup Artist, Jacqui Trinder decided that after years of providing hair and makeup services to top celebrities, corporate clients and brides – the time had finally come to open her Hair & Makeup School in Kloof, Durban.

After being inundated with requests to teach, the time was right and so she opened the Academy. Since then the Academy has been home to many students who have graduated and gone on to work in the hair and makeup retail industry, full time or most of which who now own their own successful hair and makeup businesses.

In fact our success rate is 100% of students who have left us have used the skills gained on our courses to begin the career of their choice within this industry.

Jacqui Trinder (the Owner) studied her IMA (International Makeup Association) Qualification at London School of Makeup in the UK. Jacqui has over 15 years relevant industry experience having worked at MAC cosmetics on their South African Events Team doing many Fashion weeks.  Including Mercedez Benz Fashion weeks in JHB and Cape Town as well as Africa Fashion week where she gained much experience working with different darker skin tones.

Jacqui has travelled extensively world wide doing what she loves – Makeup!

Her experience has stretched as far as Berlin, Canada Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony and London.  Jacqui has worked alongside the biggest names in Makeup, where she soaked up their tips and techniques. At MAC, Jacqui was also a Techniques Facilitator, where she taught Makeup techniques as well a a Product Specialist – where she taught ingredients and new makeup trends.

Jacqui is more than well equiped to provide students with the knowledge and information in a safe and homely environment at her Hair & Makeup Academy.

Many parents and students ask her “Is there a career to be had in Makeup?” Her answer is always a loud YES!

Jacqui has a team of 14 artists who work with her on her Accentuate Team.

The cream of the crop of the Graduates from her Academy are approached to see if they would like to join this team as and when the need arises.  Students and Graduates are invited to work on photo shoots, back stage on Fashion Shows and this gives them an advantage in the hair and makeup industry.

Meet the Team

Our hair and makeup team has been handpicked for their professionalism, their skill and of course their excellent work ethic.

Why choose us

Over the years I have found that there is a need for people of all ages, races and walks of life who may need to study a practical, hands on subject. Something that can make them feel proud of who they are and find their place in this world. For whatever reason they haven’t quite found “it” yet. They want to dowhat they love and do it well. It is never to early or too late. That was me.

Our courses equip you with the skills to become your own boss, earn your own money and wake up every day doing a fulfilling job you love.

We have a 100% employment success rate on the graduates who have completed all the modules with us. That’s whether they work for someone else or themselves. Most go on to work for themselves.

You can do the modules as and when you have funds and time available. As the Owner and Head Lecturer, I have 17 years relevant industry experience from working at Fashion Weeks and doing makeup all over the World. As well as being a Product Specialist and Techniques Facilitator for M.A.C. I now Own and Manage one of SA’s leading Hair & Makeup Teams called Accentuate Hair & Makeup. We have worked on leading Magazines such as Grazia, Feature Films, Billboards and with well known celebs and Big brands. I studied at Londons Premier Makeup School, London School of Makeup and gained my IMA Qualification from the International Makeup Association. I believe in equipping the artists with life skills, business skills and the correct industry etiquette. All in a warm, loving, nurturing environment, where they are free to be themselves.

Our Team and Lecturers, consists of eight talented Artists who all freelance full time, own their own successful businesses and are well known in the Industry. The cream of the crop who complete all modules and have what we are looking for, may be invited by me, onto this team.

Classes are kept small in order for us to give individual, hands on teaching and mentorship. We mentor and encourage our students well after they graduate.

The relationships I have built over the years with companies and individuals in the industry opens doors for students.

We have fantastic support from MAC & GHD.