DFF Brings Further Career Options to Durban Youth

As part of their mentee programme, the Durban Fashion Fair team recently identified five aspirant makeup artists to take part in a five day master class.

Aldytha da Costa of Make Up Your Mind and head Makeup Artist for Kryolan KZN

They will form part of the 15 strong Kryolan make-up crew for the upcoming Durban Fashion Fair which takes place at the ICC from August 23-26 and proudly presented by the eThekwini Municipality.

The five were selected from amongst a large number of youngster who completed application forms during a career expo and backed by sponsor, Kryolan, one of the world’s largest make up companies.

The master class course involved many make up styles featuring that of natural looks, smoky eyes, fashion forward and fashion photographic looks.


Sindi Shangase, Convenor of Durban Fashion Fair stated: “We are delighted to have Kryolan on board as a sponsor. It’s been exciting to watch the students develop their skills with the backing of such a well-respected international brand that is used by professionals and consumers worldwide”.



Aldytha da Costa of Make Up Your Mind and head Makeup Artist for Kryolan at Durban Fashion Fair added:  “Kryolan is very excited to be a sponsor for this year’s Durban Fashion Fair. We are also were super thrilled with the caliber of talent that we discovered amongst the five students that we trained up this week for Durban Fashion Fair. They were all a pleasure to teach. We know they are going to reach great heights”.


Each student was also provided with a full Kryolan make up kit to equip them to take their careers to the next level.

Durban Fashion Fair make up student, Busisiwe Ngcobo with Durban Fashion Fair new face model - Lavender Muchenje

The top five were selected from hundreds of applicants during the city business career skills programmes. They came from varied backgrounds, and had worked in the police force, as a chef, videographer and a  hairdresser.

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Kryolan “Kryolan Professional Makeup has been leading the cosmetic industry for over 70 years. Founded in 1945 by chemistry student, Arnold Langer, Kryolan today is the largest privately owned makeup companies in the world, boasting a range of over 16000 products, in various textures and shades.

Kryolan is also proud to boast the ECARF seal on several of its products, certifying the allergy friendly nature of itsproducts, ensuring maximum skin compatibility, making this brand a number one choice for professionals worldwide, as well as consumers who are looking for a high quality, long lasting and skin friendly makeup product. With dedicated Kryolan retail stores countrywide, and three in Durban alone, clients are easily able to source products and begin their journies to becoming true Kryolan addicts!”

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