ME – the official version


(should you wish to skip to the “real me” scroll to the bottom)


Jacqui Trinder,  Owner,  Artist Manager and Mentor of Accentuate Hair and Makeup, has extensive experience and is a well-respected working professional makeup artist and hair stylist.

Jacqui obtained her I.M.A (International Makeup Association) qualification at London’s premier makeup college London School of Beauty and Makeup (as featured in British Vogue and Elle magazines). Jacqui was a regular artist at the M.A.C London Masterclasses held by the likes of top International Makeup Artists James Malloy and Terry Barber.  Jacqui also attended IMATS, the international trade show where she was privileged to gain knowledge from Rae Morris.  Most recently, in November 2021, she was invited to attend the MAC MAKEUP TRENDS PRESENTATION with top International makeup artists from around the world. 

Jacqui is the  MAC PRO Sponsored Professional Makeup Artist for KZN.


14729344_1433951623300163_5483397138574661627_nDuring her time with M.A.C she was fortunate to work on various Africa Fashion Industry Fashion weeks. Mercedes Benz fashion weeks such as JHB, Cape Town and Durban as well as Africa Fashion week. Her biggest job to date being the Closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.   At the Olympics she worked as part of an International team of artists comprising of Tiffany Johnston, Victor Cembellin and under Senior Artist Nadine Luke.

As an artist she traveled to Berlin and attended Masterclasses by Top Industry Makeup Pros such as Terry Barber (which would be her second time) and Lynne Desnoyers and was part of an International Team of Makeup artists.

Jacqui has worked with style guru Trinny BBC TV series What Not to Wear.

Jacqui returned home from working in London for eight years and started working on the M.A.C Makeup Events Team for South Africa travelling around SA as well as Internationally.  She now works as a sucessful Hair and Makeup Artist in her hometown of Durban.  She mentors and guides new makeup artists as well as her team of eight PRO Makeup artists.

I am your go-to person for professional Hair & Makeup Services in KZN, an expert and authority in the Hair & Makeup Industry.  Being able to provide a reliable, experienced Hair + Makeup team for Weddings, Events and Workshops.  Giving clients more than they expect and leaving them feeling joyful and uplifted.

Educating and Mentoring budding hair and makeup artists and growing them to start their own successful freelance businesses.   

I pride myself on listening to what my clients want.  I have built up a fantastic reputation in the hair and makeup industry and I work really hard at maintaining that.   I work with all skin tones and my experience at Africa Fashion Weeks as well as Internationally, together with my vast makeup kit, means I have the correct cosmetics and tools necessary to do both African Bridal Makeup and Indian Bridal Makeup.  I enjoy mentoring my students on different skin tones and how best to accentuate a Womans features (actually with as little makeup as possible!)

I travel Nationwide and Internationally. I pride myself in offering my clients professional service as a Hair and Makeup Artist.   If you are looking for a makeup artist in Durban or worldwide, you have come to the right place.  I am honoured to be part of Fair Lady’s Woman of the Future,  as well as Margaret Hirsch Woman in business finalist for April – winner chosen 2017.

She offers Professional Hair,  Makeup and Styling services as well as personalised makeup lessons.  Jacqui offers Corporate Ladies workshops and something for the wives to do whilst the men are golfing!

Her corporate clients include to name a few:  DSTV// 5FM//ECR//Mr P//Cheverolet//Top Billing//Shell//Barclays//Absa//Audi.  I have worked for most of the top magazines including Grazia, Marie Claire, Fair Lady and locally Get It Magazine.

My core business are my brides.  That and teaching are where my heart lies.  I adore my brides and find nothing more exciting than coming up with the perfect look for their day.  My brides become friends and are happy to refer me.  That is the best thank you I can ever get!

Having worked with the best and learnt from the best, enables her to transfer this skill to others in her own unique and memorable way.
Jacqui was a M.A.C Product Specialist as well as Techniques Class Facilitator – teaching makeup skills is her main passion.

I am absolutely thrilled to mentor and tutor my select group of budding makeup artists at my Makeup School.


I am dedicated, hardworking, thorough, creative, passionate and inspired.  

I give my all.  Bursting with creative ideas and energy.  I love socialising getting to know all sorts of people, learning new things from them and finding out about their lives.   

I’m a hyper conversationalist and a business athlete.

I’m a gift giver and I love receiving gifts.   Not such a huge fan of surprises.   I’m a planner, a doer and a list maker.  I’m mischievous  (in a fun way)

Being an empath means I take on other peoples worries, emotions and sadness and I make it my own.  Laughing and smiling are my go to “coping mechanisms”

Friends mean the world to me and I will give and forgive easily.   That hasn’t always been the case!

I’m artsy, I admire all forms of art and can see beauty in the mundane.  

I would choose books in bed over TV on the couch any day.

I don’t drink coffee, I love an English tea but my favourite thing is taking a long deep breath and breathing in the smell of freshly brewed coffee and seeing my friends enjoy it.

Mentoring and teaching people the hair and makeup skills as well as life lessons,  I’ve learnt along the way is what makes me tick.  Seeing them flourish, grow and reap the rewards of living a fulfilled life doing what you love every day is what gives me goosebumps.  Being a Mommy to my two little kids makes my heart pump.  Our little boy looks more like me than Daddy, but he is helpful, polite and kind just like my husband.  Our little girl is feisty and knows just what she wants!  My family mean the world to me.

I’m opinionated and strong willed and I refuse to give up something I believe strongly in.  I stand up for what I believe is right and my love for God and family is my driving force in life.

I’m often asked (in fact daily) Why do I do this job? What lead me to picking this creative journey? 

I do this job because I love meeting new people and learning more about their lives and seeing them flourish.  I get such a joy out of art that the two elements of what I do for a living mesh perfectly.  To see someone look at themselves in the mirror, their shoulders lift and they smile is a feeling that sticks with me long after they leave. 

What is ‘this job’?  My job title and more? 

IMA International Makeup Association Qualified Hair and Makeup Artist 

Owner Accentuate Hair + Makeup

AkA Gloss Boss – Makeup Industry Expert

I own a thriving, flourishing and dynamic Hair and Makeup Team.

Consisting of talented, reliable professionals who listen to what our clients would like and provideing them with a look that they would be proud to wear and show off.  

I manage the team, deal with all incoming enquiries, market the business and do invoicing.  

At my Hair and Makeup Academy, I concentrate on mentoring and nurturing budding Hair and Makeup Artists. I support them through their journey of becoming Certified professionals.  Teaching them how to also offer fantastic service and get joy from their career choice daily.

In short, I wake up each day living for what I love to do and mentoring and teaching others to do the same!

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