Twenty seven years ago, Morné Marx left a promising career in hospitality to pursue his true passion which is Beauty. Training under one or the top hairstylists in the country, Wayne Sampson, he developed his skills and natural talent in hairstyling. Originally working as a highly sought after freelancer in the television industry he was soon approached by the artists agency, Glamour Mechanics to be part of their crew. With Glamour Mechanics, Morné was booked for many print adds, fashion shows and editorials; clients included the Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Elle, SA Fashion Week, Saachi and Saachi, and the SABC. During this time Morné was developing his other passion, working as an on site hair and makeup artist, putting the perfect final touch to many a blushing bride. As a means of pushing creative boundaries and constantly expanding his skills, Morne also keeps himself busy with hair competitions. ENDEMOL approached him to join the Isidingo team as a Hair and makeup artist and after 4 very successful years he was invited by Danie Odendaal productions to be HOD of the Hair for the popular soapie, 7de Laan, for which he was nominated for 2 SAFTA AWARDS. Morne’s work has brought him into contact with some of the top photographers in the country, Nick Bolton and Merwelene van der Merwe to name just two. He has also worked as a stylist for various presenters and celebrities and is their first choice as their trusted hair and make up artist before they face the cameras or walk the red carpet. He honed his skills at Kohl Makeup Academy Johannesburg, also doing an airbrushing course through them. So impressed with the quality of the programme and the product, Morne and business partner, Michelle Scheepers, opened the first franchise of Kohl makeup academy in PTA and the his se ond franchise in Cape Town. Morné is also the regional director for the Beauty Atelier( An artists Agency for the discerning market) in Johannesburg.
Morné says: “I am continuously inspired by what goes on around me. I like to stay current and push boundaries and believe in original ideas and designs. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to create fresh out of the box images. I am privileged to be able to live my passion in this dynamic industry “