In the last couple of years Akure, the state capital of Ondo State has witnessed rapid growth in the beauty industry as the state has now become a force to reckon with when it comes to fashion, mostly in the make-up sector in the last 10 years. Ondo/Ekiti Reporter, Adeola Shittu brings you a list of the new wave making makeup artists in the state.
The CEO of Atupa Makeover, Abiola Thomas-Ikubese is a professional nurse and creative makeup artist who runs the popular Atupa make studio in Akure. This registered nurse and midwife bagged her RN from the Ondo State School of Nursing, her RM from the Ekiti State School of Midwifery and her BNSc degree in Nursing Science from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She started professionally 2 years ago and have worked on prominant women like the former First Lady of Ondo state, Mrs Olukemi Mimiko, Mrs Jumoke Abegunde Abena the wife to the Ondo state SSG, Mrs Ajanaku, pretty wife of the CEO First Molac Hotels. Mrs Abiola Thomas-Ikubese fondly called Atupa is the pretty wife of Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, Chairman Sckye Hospital and diagnostics. Within the space of two years, her brand has become a force to reckon with in the industry.
BOBBIE TOUCH MAKEUP
Talk of one popular makeup artiste that have taken over the beauty industry in and out of Ondo state and Oluwaseun Adejoro Ajongbolo will be mentioned. She is the brain behind Bobbietouch makeup studio located along Oyemekun road. She started her makeup career 3 years ago having passed through Dashing Bride Make-up Studio.
JOAN OCEAN BEAUTY
The CEO Joan Ocean Beauty own by Usman Adetutu Bisola is one of the fast rising makeup studios in Akure. This Kogi born makeup artiste had in the last few years made her impact felt in the industry. She is the official makeup artist to the first lady of Ondo state, Arabinrin Betty Akeredolu. Asides been the First Lady official makeup artiste, she makes up for other celebrities and bridals in and outside the state. Her contact office is at the Royal Bird Motel, Alagbaka, Akure.
SMEGA BEAUTY PLACE
Oluwakemisola Omotade (nee Omotayo) is the creative director of Smega Beauty place suited along Oluwatuyi road, Akure. It will interest you to know that this University of Ado Ekiti graduate of English and Literary Studies had inbuilt passion and love for making people up since her childhood days. It was gathered, she was punished severally during her secondary school days for shaping her brows and that of her friends. She even made-up for 10 of her mates during their valedictory service. All through her days in the university she improved her skills in making people look beautiful and in 2009 during her NYSC service she trained professionally as a make-up artist and today she is 6 years in the field. Aside sales of make-up products, she also offers training and bridals personal make over for her client.
LAVICKE BEAUTY LOUNGE
Owoyemi Iwalola is the CEO of Lavicke Beauty Lounge. This make up studio is one of the leading beauty studio located opposite FCMB along Oluwatuyi road, Akure. She is a graduated of Banking and Finance at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State. This banking and finance cum makeup artist had pitch a tent for herself in the industry. Aside running a beauty parlour, she is also into bead making and makeup products. Lavickle beauty has handled numerous celebrities make-up.
DASHING BRIDE MAKEUP
Olugosi Olayemi is no doubt an epitome of beauty and well educated. She is a graduate of Agric Technology and had her Masters in the same field. She is the brain behind Dashing Bride bridal boutique and makeup academy suited at 50, Oyemekun, road akure opposite St. Peters Unity Secondary School. Her passion for enhancing God’s natural beauty in her client has stood her out from others in the industry in the last 6 years. Dashing bride offers training to upcoming makeup artist, sales of wedding dresses, weaving of Aso-Oke, bead making and sales of several branded make-up products. She is happily married with kids.
Olamide Kolawole is the CEO of Flawless Makeover and Cosmetics Studio. She studied Microbiology for her first degree and Food Science Technology for her second degree. Due to her passion for making up and tying gele during her NYSC days 8 years ago when she had to shuttle between Lagos and Ibadan every weekend for her training. She has been able to carve a niche for herself in Makeover business in Ondo State. Her studio is located at Morims building on Oba Adesida road. She is happily married.
Having studied medical laboratory science at the Ondo state college of health technology, Akure, I passion for looking good made her go into the beauty business. She is one of the fast rising make-up artist in the state who had been able to pitch tent for herself as she handles celebrities and bridals makeover. Dashing Beauty is owned by Miss Alafe Temidayo Yetunde and its suited at Lao Filling Station, along Hospital road, Akure. She does make up and also train young people who find passion in the profession.
D.A.T FACES BEAUTY PARLOUR
In the last 6 years Adeola Abayomi-Esan has become a force to reckon with in the beauty industry and her makeup signature speaks for her always. This graduate of Mathematics Science from the university of Ado Ekiti now Ekiti State University is the lady behind Deo Alluring Touch (D.A.T) faces located along Lao Filling Station, opposition Aquinas College, Akure. It was gathered that her passion for make-up started during her days in the university when she was always making up for her friends but her journey into the make-up world started professionally in 2012 after she graduated from House of Tara Makeup School Ikeja, Lagos. Aside from been a specialist in bridal make up, she also runs a beauty salon, as she also deals in various jewelries human hair and sales of makeup product. Adeola is happily married with 2 kids.
Tiwalola Gbakinro Jacob served as makeup artist and studio assistant at House of Tara Makeup and skin care. She is one of the few akure makeup artists that passed through House of Tara and she is doing well. Due to her passion for the beauty world, she proceeded to London College of Makeup in Dubai where she acquired more knowledge. She is today the choice of celebrity women in the state.
She is née Owoeye is the CEO of Opedavids Studio. She is into beautification of women and Event Photography. She is a graduate of National Open University of Nigeria. She had been in the beauty industry for awhile and she is the one female celebrity photography, her office is located along Ilesha road.
Omolola Adeniran is the CEO Joyful Artistry and she is very good at what she knows how to do best.
The CEO of Ann Jackson makeover studied Religious Studies & History studies at Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo State. Jackson Eyinefiok is a force to reckon with in the fashion industry and her work distinguished her among other.
Motilolagold Beauty is located 15, Newtown market, Oke Aro, Akure. Aside from been a make-up artistes, Emidun Motilola the brain behind this beauty parlour studied Enviromental & Resource Management at National Open University, (NOUN).
She is one of the Akure indigene who had in the past few years in the industry. Aside from been a makeover artists, she also specialist in bridal hair and nails. She also deals in various human hairs. She is the CEO Ewatoke House of Beauty located opposite state general hospital, Akure.
Rollytouch makeovers are run by Miss Olanomu Rolake Aina a native of Owo. Within the space of time she had become a brand to reckon with in the beauty industry. She studied Mass Communication at the Osun State Polytechnic, Ire in Osun State.
FINEST BEAUTY EMPORIUM
In the last couple of year she had took over the beauty industry in Ondo city as she handles all the Ondo city celebrities women make up. She recently rebranded her beauty palour in other to serve her client well. This University of Ado Ekiti graduate Oluwatosin Justinah Babalola is the brain behind finest beauty emporium.
Belles makeover located at shop 12, 1313 shopping complex is own and run by Akinnola Omobolanle.
FACE FIX BEAUTY EMPIRE
As far as makeup business is, face fix beauty empire needs no introduction due to her landmark achievement in the industry. She recently launched her cosmetics and hair care product. Face fix beauty empire is own and run by Mrs Bimbo Arije, she was former Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi officially make-up artist, she handle most celebrity women makeup in town and she is also into event planning.