The Vanitee Awards honours these beauty veterans who have not only helped shape the local beauty industry and raised its standards, but also continue to mentor and influence today’s up-and-coming professionals.
A celebrity hairstylist and the owner of Passion Hair Salon, David has worked with many international and local artistes, as well as celebrities, creating fashion-forward, beautiful cuts for clients such as Fann Wong, Maggie Q and Zhang Ziyi. David is well respected as a mentor by many of his clients, as well as other professionals in both the beauty and fashion industries.
“ Anyone can start a business. But it takes resilience and the drive to survive to be a success. ”
Makeup guru Clarence can paint a face to perfection, whether he’s working on an edgy editorial spread, creating a deceptively simple look, or readying an artiste for a shoot or an awards ceremony. An industry veteran of 20-plus years, he ranks high on the media’s list of trusted beauty experts, and is well respected by his peers as well as new makeup artists.
“ There’s always room for improvement – no matter how experienced you may be. ”
Jenny is the acting principal of Top To Toe Beauty College, which offers beauty, makeup and nail art courses. With more than 30 years of experience under her belt, she and her team of dedicated professionals have built a foundation of excellent beauty industry practices to provide consultations and services for anyone who appreciates achieving true beauty.
“ Anyone can be a world-class beautician as long as they have disciplined creativity and a good skill set. ”
Rachel founded The Pink Room International Nail Academy in 2003 to train nail technicians to the highest possible standards. Having made a name for herself internationally as a judge in nail competitions such as the Seoul-based Nailympics Asia Nail Competition, she considers the ability to help the industry flourish by sharing her skills and knowledge with like-minded individuals as success.
“ Creativity, perseverance and passion are key to being successful in the industry. ”