Taimi Nuunyango is a 20-year-old female Makeup artist that is making it big in the industry of beautician. This passionate young lady was born in Okahao and is now based in Windhoek as she is currently pursuing her degree at the University of Namibia. According to Taimi “She starting doing makeup as a hobby and with various compliments from colleagues decided to make it a source of income.
The artist emphasizes that “looking good was always a priority, thus she started fooling around and would always use her sister’s makeup to try out different looks. As she grew a fantastical interest, she would spend hours watching YouTube tutorials, and would practice day and night to perfect the look she was aiming for. Ms. Nuunyango, says “Practice makes perfect and hard work pays off. All you need to do is to put your heart to it and invest into your dreams “. Her first gig as a makeup artist was on a Namibian Local Film titled “Don’t Kiss and Tell” Taimi was given a day to present her portfolio as she was required to have experience in special effect. The director of the film was pleased and this motivated her push herself and learn more about makeup.
Furthermore, apart from being a makeup artist she is a fulltime employee and does her studies on part-time, and only takes bookings during the weekend, on special occasions or when she is flexible during the week. Taimi stated, that she works with models on a weekly basis to try out different looks with a variety of complexion and eyebrow shapes, it enhanced her publicity as they recommend her and this is why she is, who she is today.
Taimi’s wish is to one day collaborate with makeup artist such as Hannah Nangula, Suama Kasheta and Melvy Mackey and to expand her wok with personalities such as Maria Nepembe, Robyn Nakambo etc. She is willing to learn as she creates a foundation in the Industry of beauty. Taimi worked with the Simply You Magazine on one of their editions, she worked with Miss Charm Namibia, Lioness and South Africa’s biggest personality Lasiswe. Nuunyango, believes in diversity as she did photoshoots with almost every photography in Namibia. Thus, she looks forward to an amazing career as a self-taught makeup artist.