The SOMA Trainers Denisha Haridas & Kallie Steenkamp offer a combined 32 years of experience in the makeup and fashion industry. Their industry insight has both educational and inspirational benefits. This dynamic duo built their training foundation from the disciplines of international coaching and development programs through MAC Cosmetics in Lisbon – Portugal, Orlando – USA and Toronto – Canada by global industry makeup heavyweights.
Their training experience spans from South Africa all the way to multinational countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia and Botswana .This global exposure has influenced their diverse training techniques, providing the ultimate SOMA learning experience to every individual they mentor. Denisha & Kallie are constantly evolving their makeup style to keep up with the ever-changing makeup trends.
Their years of experience in the field have allowed them to master their creative skills as Makeup Artists, unlocking their talents and capabilities at countless shows at Africa, Johannesburg and Cape town Fashion Weeks supporting Africa’s biggest Designers, working on numerous editorials-, television-, and ad-campaigns for big brands like Cosmopolitan SA and De Kat magazine, Tresemme, MRP, Edgars and so much more.
The Trainers possess an energy of undeniable passion and excitement for the Art of Makeup which is felt by every student that walks through the doors of SOMA. Their innate ability to create meaningful bonds makes them unmatched mentors who foster an environment that is inclusive and fun. There is no doubt that these two will help you reach your career goals.
Sandra Ngunjiri is a multi-disciplinary creative with strong roots in the music industry. Her creative pursuits aren’t limited to the entertainment industry. She forms part of the SOMA team as our Social Media Strategist, Community & Artists Relations Manager.
Sandra brings a fresh perspective to our online engagement and builds strong relationships with our students, post-grad artists, and clients.
Sandra’s passion for the art of makeup and people makes her the perfect addition to the SOMA team.