Keeping Contact

We would like to keep in touch with alumni through newsletters and other initiatives.

Please send an email to to let us know how you’re doing and what you’re up to. We will capture your details in our database for future communication from the Academy.

Our Alumni

We are proud of the calibre of students we produce at the Isa Carstens Academy. Just take a look at what some of our previous students have achieved.

Lara Laas: Clinic Manager of RATIONALE Skin Care, Sydney Australia.

Jessica Charls: Senior Medical Aesthetic Therapist at Skin Renewal Claremont, Cape Town

Charlotte Favot
International Trainer and technical advisor: LOOkX Cosmetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Heidi Derbyshire
Owner: D’vine Skin and Body
Welgemoed, Durbanville Cape Town

Jody Bunkell
COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE for Clarins South Africa. Portfolio includes all education, media (traditional and social) and PR functions.

Madeleen Strauss van der Merwe
Owner: Madeleen Health and Beauty Studio, Stellenbosch

Lourette du Toit

I would love to let you know what I have been up to, as it would not have been possible if it was not for the people who first introduced me to the Health and Skin Care Industry.

My name is Lourette Du Toit (Previously Le Roux). I studied at Isa Carstens Stellenbosch and completed my third year in 2008. I joined the cruise ships in 2009 for one contract, and then I joined a very upmarket 5* Game Reserve, Singita. Within 3 months being employed at Singita in the Kruger National Park, I was promoted to Spa Manager. I ran the Singita Spa’s in the Kruger National Park and Sabie Sand Game Reserve for close to 5 years. During this time I had the opportunity to do various treatments on well known celebrities such as Fran Drescher, Naomi Campbell, Red Hot Chillie Peppers and Slash, just to name a few. I gained great 5* Hospitality experience during this time.

I moved to Johannesburg with my husband as we both wanted to grow in our respective industries. I always wanted to excel in the Aesthetic Industry. I joined Dermology as Practice Manager and have been with the company for close to 4 years now. I manage the following specialists: 4x Laser Therapists, 2 Specialist Dermatologists, 1x Beauty Therapist, 1x Pshychologist, 1x Physiotherapist, 1x Dentist, 1x Nurse/Midwife. We also have a Plastic Surgeon who does our BOTOX/FILLERS once a week, as well as an Aesthetic Doctor who does our Laser Lipo (liposuction), PRP’s and threading facelifts.

During this time at Dermology, I had the opportunity to learn so much about the industry. I have worked very closely with the owner of Dermology, Cherie, and the company has grown so much over the past 4 years, that we had to move to bigger premises 2 years ago. We won an International Competition held between 200 clinics worldwide (SCITON) with our work.

This year, I started to do more Lectures and Seminars at Corporate Functions and expos such as Professional Beauty. I recently had a talk at Professional Beauty in Johannesburg.

I absolutely love the aesthetic industry and continue to learn and grow as each day goes by. Thank you again to Isa Carstens for my introduction to my future!

Elmien Scholtz – Meet Founder & Director of Bio Sculpture SA


Izelle Louw – Mommy Wellness Day Spa

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Lize van Zyl (left) 2004 Graduate

Sales Consultant

Zanoli Kozlowski (right) 2004 Graduate

Director of Education at ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi.

Ana Engelbrecht

Owner of Anaclinical and sole distributor of 2 top International Brands, PCA Skin & MD Ceuticals

Laruchka Piek 2013 Graduate

Somatologist at a Medical Aesthetic practice.

Lindi Scheffers (left) 2000 Graduate

National trainer at Skin Renewal

Anet Souris 1999 Graduate

Western and Eastern Cape Manager at BTL Aesthetics South Africa

Dourina Linde (left) 2010 Graduate

iS Clinical consultant and Product Specialist.

Carolette van Wyk (left) 2002 Graduate

Medical Area Manager for SkinCeuticals


Tarryn Warren
A graduate of the Academy, Tarryn Warren is now the head dermal therapist at the prestigious Pfeffer Su skincare clinic in London. Here she is pioneering new treatments for a client list filled with celebrities and beauty media.

Check out a blog feature on Tarryn here.


Tori Tatham
Previously writing for the Isa Carstens blog, Tori Tatham today manages her own successful beauty and lifestyle blog. Kiss, Blush and Tell was started in 2009 and has been featured in various publications both online and offline. This platform allows Tori to share her passion for health and beauty – which all started at the Academy. As far back as 2013 featured Tori as a beauty guru on their website.