My dear friend Nam-hee Kim (김남희) has just taken the bold step of opening her own Beauty Academy in Busan: the Michae Beauty Academy (미채 뷰티 아카데미): www.mcbeauty.co.kr.
Nam-hee studied at the London College of Fashion, part of University of the Arts, London — and part of her course was theatrical make-up and design. I remember chatting to her about the relative merits of the prosthetic make-up on different Doctor Who monsters while she cut my hair in a salon off Oxford Street — but I digress. Nam-hee also trained at the Vidal Sassoon hair academy, but her skill goes beyond what you find in the average Vidal Sassoon salon. Speaking from personal experience, my wife’s hair has never looked better than when cut, coloured & styled by Nam-hee, and since Nam-hee returned to Korea a couple of years ago my wife has had to make do with a Vidal Sassoon salon in the City — definitely second best as far as I’m concerned.
Since returning to Korea Nam-hee has had a number of teaching posts in hair design and colouring, and has represented Korea in an international competition in China (which she won). She’s now ready to go solo, and has opened up her own beauty academy, where you can learn make-up, hair dressing, skin care, massage and nail art.
So if you’re looking to learn how Koreans look great without going under the knife, enrol at Michae Beauty Academy. The interior looks fabulous:
- Michae Beauty Academy website