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This is me – well, only when I get my photo profesionally taken – and here you will get to know a little more about me and my love and passion for anything aesthetic! I am a professional make-up artist , hairstylist & eyebrow specialist with humble roots stemming all the way from Zastron (Yes, it’s a real place. Go ahead Google it!).

My love for things beautiful lead me to the City of Cape Town where I completed my studies in Interior Design as well as professional make-up artistry. I am passionate about people, have always loved one-on-one conversation and enjoy making someone feel at home. These three things are all present in the make-up industry and probably the reason why I enjoy it so much.

I have a love for sweet things & pastries, enjoy occasional team sports and have a yearning desire to travel the world and get to know the way of life in different cultures with my handsome husband!

Well, that’s enough of me for the time being, scroll down to view my preferred professional brands & products, which I will be using on you or head over to my gallery for some visual satisfaction or my services to view a breakdown of the beautiful things I spend my time on!

MAKEUP BRANDS IN MY KIT

hair styling brands in my kit

TESTIMONIALS

– OLGA IKIN

Not only is Estelle extremely talented in hair and makeup, she is such a genuine and kind person.

As I am not from a South Africa, I looked to Pinkbook to find credible makeup and hair artists in Cape Town. I am so happy I found Estelle.

She met me on the morning of my wedding at 4am! All smiles and happy to work hours on not only myself, but my mother and sister as well. She ensured all of us were ready on time and her work was to all of our liking.

Estelle understand how to apply makeup in order for it to stand out in photos, yet still remain natural and not over the top. I felt like myself on my wedding day and this was very important to me.

You will not be disappointed when booking with Estelle!

– KIMBERLEY CAIRNS

Estelle’s attention to detail for hair and makeup is incredible! She is friendly, dedicated, affordable and super talented. I highly recommend her services to any bride with high expectations for how they want to look and feel on their wedding day, you will not be disappointed!

– DAGMAR WIGMORE

Estelle is just so talented. She was able to create exactly the look that I wanted on my wedding day – all I had to do was show her a picture (of the hair and make up I wanted) and when she was done it looked better than I could have imagined. She also has an awesome variety of the most amazing make up products – so the entire process feels like a real treat. My hair and make-up lasted me ALL night. When I got home that evening I said to my husband I felt I could that it looked like I could have had my day all over again with barely any touch-ups 🙂
Finally, Estelle is such a calm, kind person who is so much fun to work with. She will share in the excitement of the moment, work calmly and get things done without a fuss. She really is a special talent – and I would recommend her for both hair and make-up any day.

– ESME ROUX

Estelle made my special day even more amazing! I was very fussy about having a natural look on my wedding day and she pulled it off perfectly! Thank you for your warm heart and skilled hand.

– LETA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

Estelle is an amazing Make-up artist and hairstylist! She has a wonderful warm and friendly personality and makes you feel so at ease! She is very adaptable and her main aim is to make sure you feel beautiful! I could not have been happier with her work!

– RODE DE JAGER

Estelle is n joy to work with! She makes you feel like the most beautiful person before and on your Wedding Day. She is on time, professional, trustworthy and effective. She has a gentle heart and really brings out the best you.

– SONJA GRASSO

Estelle is incredible. She absolutely nailed every look myself, my 5 bridesmaids and my mum were after, with ease and a smile. Organising my wedding from Australia was made easy with Estelle’s help – she was friendly and professional every step of the way. She also went above and beyond to give me a warm South African welcome during my hair trial, following it up by sending me links to highly recommended lunch spots for my impromptu wedding rehearsal lunch. I can’t recommend her highly enough, she is exceptionally talented �

– HESTER CRONJE

Estelle is een van die bestes in haar veld! Sy weet presies hoe om jou mooiste eienskappe na vore te bring met haar grimering tegnieke en laat jou só gemaklik voel met haar warm en vriendelike persoonlikheid. Sal haar beslis vir enige toekomstige bruid aanbeveel.

– STEPHANIE LARMOUR

Estelle made me feel like a million bucks for my wedding day and I am so pleased I chose her. She was able to handle my hair and make up, plus the hair and make up of my three bridesmaids with ease. After doing my trial make up, I gave her some feedback and she knew exactly what to do – the result on the day was exactly what I wanted. Having Estelle with her soft, calm, capable demeanour in our bridal suite was such a pleasure and I would not have wanted anyone else. Thank you Estelle, I will always recommend you! xxx

– LASELL SWART

You will not regret hiring Estelle for your wedding makeup and hair. She is professional, reliable and if you want to look your most beautiful self you need this special and gifted lady on your side! I wanted my makeup to look natural and I’m so happy that I trusted Estelle. I love looking back at our wedding photos. My flower girl, bridesmaids, mother in law and my sisters looked stunning on the day. A big thank you to Estelle and her team! xxx

– MICHELLE LOUW

What a well rounded person! She was so professional l, easy to relate to and friendly. She did an amazing job of making me feel like the most beautiful bride. She nailed every bridesmaids request and made our mothers look stunningly beautiful. I would suggest her services to any bride to be! She went out of her way to get the right colour make up I wanted and just made my day special

– JOLEEN VAN RENSBURG

Estelle is an amazing make up artist. I am not a person who enjoys wearing a lot of make up and she truly amazed me with the natural way she made me look absolutely gorgeous! I didn’t feel like washing my face, there was nothing that I would have wanted to change. Estelle is not only very professional, but her kind-hearted personality makes her so easy to get along with. I think her true gift is lashes and I would recommend her any day! Thank you for making me beautiful for my Wedding day!

– ANDREA WAUGH

Estelle is an amazing and talented artist and I was truly blessed to have found her to do my make-up and hair for my wedding day. I am not one for the glitz and glamour, and Estelle was able to create a look that was better than I could’ve ever imagined – she knew just exactly what I wanted and made me feel feel like a superstar on the special day. Everything from the correspondence to the trials was extremely professional, and when it got to the D-day, I couldn’t believe how relaxed and calm I felt while she worked her magic. I cannot recommend her enough and would use her for any event! Thank you Estelle for everything and I wish you all the luck for the future xx

– EMILY WOLFAARDT

Estelle did a fantastic job and everyone looked amazing! Couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out!

– MICHELLE LAURI VAN ASWEGEN

What a beautiful, talented and passionate hair & makeup artist! If there was one thing I was absolutely sure of on my wedding day, it was that my hair and makeup (as well the rest of the entire bridal party) was going to be on point! She made me look and feel like nothing short of a queen on my special day! I definitely recommend her to every bride!

– ANGIE PRINGLE

Estelle is not only a fantastic, highly-skilled makeup artist, but a lovely person; she exudes patience and has a wonderful calming effect (which is pretty essential on your wedding day!). She worked like a trooper under pressure and made sure we all looked amazing by the time she was done. Thanks again Estelle for making me look like a rock-star on my special day. I couldn’t have found a better makeup artist xxx 😎😍

– KYLIE SCHULTZ-PRETORIUS

All I can say is WOW…. Estelle is amazing at her craft and her attention to detail was exquisite, to say the least. She completed the hair and makeup for the bride, two of her bridesmaids, mother of the groom and sister of the groom, all in less than seven hours. Her professional manner and unique style made her a wonderful addition to the my wedding party. She listened carefully to each lady’s expectations and applied their makeup in the manner that they requested. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HER!

– DALEEN DE VOS

I was very happy working with Estelle. She is a pleasure to be around and a very talented artist. I can highly recommend her.

Thanks Estelle!

– LIESL RADEMAN WEBER

Estelle is in incredibly talented make up artist. She created the exact look that I wanted for my wedding and it was a pleasure dealing with her from day one. I would gladly recommend her to any bride!

– URSULA BRUNNER

What a fantastic experience! Estelle was so professional, friendly and enthusiastic – she really just make me feel like a princess on the day!

– JESSICA KATE JONES

I loved having Estelle do my wedding trial and wedding day hair and make-up, and also getting a team together to do my mum and 6x bridesmaids. She was so calm, efficient and just so lovely. She did the exact look I wanted and made me feel amazing! Thank you so much – you are fantastic! I will keep on recommending you! xxx

– CHENE BESTER

Ek is soooo mal oor my trou fotos, en eks so mal oor my trou fotos oor ek dink ek lyk so mooi in hulle, en ek dink ek lyk so mooi in hulle want JY Estelle, het my SOOO MOOI opgemaak!!! Ek is ongelooflik dankbaar vir jou! Jou lekker menswees het die begin van my groot dag so gemaklik gemaak!!! So baie liefde vir jou!

– LEANDI FICK

Estelle is an incredibly talented make up artist! Her attention to detail is amazing and she created the exact look that I wanted…simplistic but elegant and modern. I would recommend her without a doubt.

– CARLA JARDINE

Estelle was such a wonderful person to work with!! I opted for a natural, glowing look and she was able to pull it off amazingly! Estelle created such a beautiful style for myself, my Mom and my Bridesmaids and I would definitely recommend her to all the Brides out there!! Thank you so much for making me feel beautiful on my special day!!

– SONE ACKERMAN

Estelle is absolutely AMAZING. I have never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Looking back at the pictures I see the absolute perfection of her work.

A very happy client and I will recommend her to anyone! ❤️

– JENNIFER JACOBS

I can highly recommend Estelle’s beautiful work and utter professionalism. She was a pleasure to work with; quick to respond, timeous and kind. She did both hair and make up for myself and the bridal party at my wedding, and we could not have been happier. Thank you so much, Estelle.

– MARCIEL HOPKINS

Estelle is ongelooflik talentvol en dit is ‘n plesier om saam met haar te werk. Sy het ‘n hart van goud en haar werk is altyd ‘n work of art!! 🤩🥂

– LEANDRI AUCAMP

Estelle’s work is absolutely incredible! She is so professional in everything she does from sending quotes, emails etc to the trial and wedding day. She makes sure that you are 100% comfortable with your look and is very adaptable. It was an honour having her do my hair and make-up for my wedding. I cannot recommend her enough!!

– MAGRIET TRAUTMANN

What an absolute blessing to have Estelle do my make-up and my bridesmaid’s make-up for my special day!! Estelle has an exceptional talent. Her attention to detail is admirable. She is able to create your dream wedding make-up and is always open to your advice or opinions. She is a wonderful person who is calm and in control of what needs to be done on your day. She makes you feel relaxed and adds to you having an incredible experience prepping for the moment that you walk down the Isle. I would highly recommend you using Estelle for any event. You cannot go wrong with her! Thank you Estelle for being such an incredible make-up artist

– JADE HOFFMAN

I was a bride living abroad and the whole experience from booking with Estelle to the make up trial to the wedding day was so easy and couldn’t have been any smoother. I can not recommend Estelle Pretorius enough! She made my bridesmaids and I feel like Princesses! Everyone’s hair and make up looked absolutely amazing. She was so professional and made all of us feel completely comfortable sitting in the chair and chatting with her. We all loved the experience of being pampered like movie stars 🙂 You will not regret booking with Estelle for your big day or any other event. She is a hair and make up genius!