• About Tatiana Solomon, Make-Up Artist, Knysna

About Tatiana

I am a professional make-up artist and beauty therapist. I love all things beauty but, more than that, I love showing women that their beauty is already there, just waiting to be enhanced by the right products and techniques.

I am based in the gorgeous Garden Route town of Knysna, nestled between George and Plettenberg Bay, where I have lived since 2008. Before that, I was based in Pretoria, Gauteng.

I qualified as an aesthetician (or beauty therapist) in 1997 in Pretoria, after which I opened my own small salon. As I began to meet and work with different women, I fostered a real love for cosmetics and beauty products, seeing first-hand how they can tweak and complement natural features to create the very best version of each of my unique clients.

In 2001, I delved deeper into the world of aesthetics, and qualified as a Professional Make-up Artist from The Make-up School in Johannesburg. This allowed me to hone my skills and learn even more about the art that I love. Over the years, I’ve also done nail courses, and I enjoy creating gorgeous nails with Gelish and experimenting with nail art.

With more than 15 years experience in the beauty and cosmetic industries, I have learned that make-up does not make anyone beautiful. It only enhances and brings out the unique features that make each woman beautiful in her own rights. When make-up is done properly, it can mask flaws and enhance features in a natural, striking way. But, if applied incorrectly, the result can be an artificial, heavy look that does not feel good or photograph well.

I firmly believe that a beautiful skin is the key to your make-up looking flawless and feeling natural. So, the beauty products that I use are designed to get your skin looking and feeling as healthy as possible, creating the best canvas for the make-up to follow. They also have the long-term advantage of making the aging process as graceful and healthful as possible. For this reason, I do not compromise on the quality of the beauty products that I use. I insist on the very best for each of my clients, based on their skin, their needs and the end result that we are working together to achieve.

I offer professional make-up and beauty treatments for everyday wear, bridal / weddings, Matric dances, professional photographic shoots, corporate shoots, fashion shows, makeovers and make-up lessons (individual and group sessions).

My Portfolio

Each woman that comes to Expressions of Beauty is different. She has her own character and charm, and I love to use her unique features to bring out the beauty that she has, both inside and out.