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Cape Town based make-up artist,  Kathryn Marnewick is the perfect example of someone living their dream – she’s passionate  about her job and says she wouldn’t want to do anything else.

Business Grooming by Kathryn Marnewick offers make-up and hairstyling training sessions to companies and individuals. Her training mainly helps companies invest in the growth of their staff who happen to bethe brand ambassadors of businesses inside and outside the workplace. She strongly believes that the way one loo

ks impacts their performance in the workplace. The better the staff look

, the better their performance.

“While personal grooming is basic cleanliness, corporate grooming means identifying how you want the world to view your business, how you want to present your staff and what you’re selling,” she says.


Kathryn has more than 11 years experience in the field and says she has recognised the importance of selling her own brand and business – she also does this by looking sleek at all times. She makes sure that she walks the talk, being a make-up artist isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.

“Being a make-up artist means you represent and work for yourself.”

Kathryn has thrived on support from friends and family. She says they are one’s greatest teachers as well as biggest fans.

She has had the privilege of working with the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan and his wife Nana Marie Annan. Kathryn has also done some work on singer-songwriter John Legend and the famous South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

She says she has enjoyed every make-up session she’s done whether it’s with a small team or with the big red carpet stars.

Kathryn says she’s a creative and wouldn’t want to do anything else in the world!

“I am a creative, I’ve designed hats, sunglasses and corporate uniforms for hotels. There is so much you can achieve in a creative space, what else would you want to do?”

Business Grooming by Kathryn Marnewick focuses on uplifting women although the training also allows for men.

“I encourage women to start showing their skills, their knowledge and their personalities on the outside. This can be done through make-up, hairstyles and clothing. I want to teach people to believe that they are more than what they do for a living.”

When asked to explain further what she means she says, “I want people to see every job I’ve done, every encounter I’ve had, everything that I’ve learnt and mastered. I want them to see all those things from the way I present myself.”

Kathryn believes in being passionate.

“If anyone wishes to pursue this career they need to have passion. It sounds cliché but I am working with people from different cultures, with different income brackets and all sorts of insecurities. Everyone at any age can learn from someone else. Being passionate and compassionate to the people you are servicing makes everyone’s experiences that much more valuable and impactful.”

Get in touch with Kathryn;

Email: Katmarn2016@gmail.com


Cell: 082 953 2748




Perina Chitubura
Perina Chitubura
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