Having walked international pageantry platforms, then stepped down the ramp to build her own brand and establish herself as an entrepreneur, Sindiso Ndlovu is just the woman we would all love to take notes and learn from. A biochemist by profession, an international pageant model and an Entrepreneur, our chat with this queen was packed with so many nuggets and we can’t help but love her….
I was born and bred In Harare. I studied biochemistry at the University of Forte Hare in East London South Africa.
I started Pretty by Sindy in 2019. Coming from a modeling background I have always been interested in the beauty industry. Having my own cosmetics line was always a dream of mine.I decided to start small with lipkits and now my range has 11 products.
Pretty by Sindy products are high quality, animal cruelty free and long lasting. I try my best to listen to what consumers need and to be able to deliver on it.
The 2 business lessons I have learnt are PATIENCE PAYS and NEVER GIVE UP. No matter how tough the season is, always keep pushing.
I want Pretty by Sindy to be one of the best cosmetics lines in Southern Africa. I would also like to expand more and have beauty and healthcare centres throughout the country.
The most common misconception for beauty queens is that we aren’t smart and ambitious. Which is far from the truth.
When I did international beauty pageants I was exposed to a lot of different cultures and opportunities. There is so much that the world has to offer, always dream big.
I enjoy relaxing home on weekends. I’m a self proclaimed yogini. I do yoga ,extreme stretching and meditation to help me relax and prepare myself for the upcoming week.
It does get hectic managing Pretty by Sindy, Sindie Closet and my small transportation company. I spread out my work by giving myself time to focus on one thing and when I’m done I move on to the other.
I actually don’t have much of a social life because when I’m not working I need rest. My social circle would have to be my 2 cats who are always more than willing to relax with me.
Definitely lipstains. I love a colorful lip and my go to color is almost always Feisty Fuschia.
I would say eyeshadow disasters are the most cringeworthy. Yes it does take time and skill to do good eyeshadow looks. So I advice people to be more minimalistic if they haven’t mastered it yet.
Yes, I do love traveling and my dream destination is Mauritius. I have been there before but I loved it and t will definitely visit again!
By: Thandie Nyoni