Trainers & Facilities

Meet Our Trainers

Elizma Smith

Elizma’s heart was always in the beauty industry. Before establishing Elizma Image Consulting in 2008, she took part in the Mrs South Africa pageant, where she was a Top 10 Finalist and awarded the Mrs Congeniality, Mrs Body Perfect, and Mrs Fitness titles. Elizma believes that it was her successful corporate career, combined with her passion for beauty that ultimately led her to purchase the Xtreme Lashes franchise for South Africa. Elizma Smith is now not only the franchise holder of Xtreme Lashes SA, but is also an Advanced Volumation Trainer.

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Merle Butler

My entry into the beauty industry was qualifying as a nail technician in Cape Town in 2001. I built up a successful business until my return to Jhb in 2005. I went back into the corporate world, only doing nails in my spare time. In June 2013 I decided it was time to live my dream and I opened my own small beauty studio. I qualified as an Xtreme Lash Stylist in March 2014 and have never looked back. I am passionate about our brand and love what I do and it gives me tremendous pleasure guiding and motivating our trainees to succeed.

She has also successfully completed the Xtreme Lashes Advanced Volumation training in Austin Texas.

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Suria Kok

Suria Kok was born in Pretoria and grew up in North West. She studied a three year Somatology Diploma at Potchefstroom Beauty Academy. Suria started her venture in the lash industry in 2006 and instantly new she LOVED doing lashes.  After finishing her Somatology Diploma in 2008, she started working for the Aqua Spa on the International Celebrity Cruise Line.

Anra Faber

Education and training is my passion. My professional career in the Health and Skincare industry started in 1998.  I qualified at Isa Carstens in Stellenbosch and completed both the International CIDESCO and National SAAHSP qualifications.  My career as a therapist started when I worked overseas and locally in Spa’s and Salons for a few years.  I joined Camelot International in Bloemfontein in 2005 as a Junior Lecturer and became the Branch Manager a few years later.  At the end of 2011 I fulfilled my long life dream of starting my own business.  

Qualitas Career Academy was born.  In the heart of the Free State we offer individualized and high quality training. Our focus is small groups with lots of attention and we take pride in what we can offer in the field of Health and Skincare Therapy Training and Development.

Bertha Leonard

Bertha started her journey in the beauty industry in 2006 and fell in love with the lash industry in 2007. Staying in Cape Town and loving the diversity of the beauty industry, Bertha went from working in salons, spa’s and cruise ships to teaching and training all around South Africa.  Bertha is the owner of Capri Beauty and Capri Academy.

To find out more about our many Training Programs, including Xtreme Lashes Level 1, Conversion and Volumation, please contact us on info@xtremelashes.co.za


 Xtreme Lashes Training Facilities

Gauteng Head Office
Trainers: Elizma Smith, Merle Butler and Suria Kok
Contact Details: 072 451 5066, info@xtremelashes.co.za
Address: Sunninghill Office Park, Unit 22, 3rd Floor, 4 Peltier Drive, Sunninghill

North West Province Office
Trainer: Suria Kok
Contact Details: 072 512 3213, suriavandermerwe@gmail.com
Address: Young Nails, 15 Luke Street, Potchefstroom, 2531

Free State Province Office
Trainer: Anra Faber
Contact Details: 051 447 5412, anraf@qualitasworld.co.za
Address: Qualitas Career Academy, 74 Wes Burger Street, Bloemfontein, 9301

Western Cape Province Office
Trainer: Bertha Leonard
Contact Details: 021 981 2651, info@capribeauty.co.za
Address: Capri Beauty and Capri Academy, 6 Eben Olivier, Springbok Park, Brackenfell, Capetown, 7560