The brand’s founder is Linda Gieskes-Mwamba, 31, who was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but grew up in Brussels and Johannesburg. Her passion FOR beauty and skincare started when she was a curious five years old, clambering into her mother’s beauty cabinet and playing with her French cosmetics.
However, the trigger for Suki Suki Naturals was in 2010, when Linda – then studying law — wanted to grow her treated hair out into an afro. All the hair products available were either full of chemicals or were ridiculously expensive — or both. She couldn’t afford to have natural hair! Linda then started playing with butter and oils to soften her locks and decided to treat her hair herself, using her knowledge of natural ingredients. This lead to the development of the Miraculous Oil, Suki Suki’s first and still most popular product.
With Linda’s cosmopolitan background — proudly African with a Francophone influence — she wove her heritage, her passion, and her knowledge into a uniquely formulated, fully natural, harm-free luxury product.
Initially, Suki Suki Naturals was a personal project while Linda was studying law. In 2012, she moved to the United States. After spending over a year abroad, Linda decided to come home. While she was away, the brand was slowly gaining grassroots popularity in South Africa. Purely through word of mouth, Suki Suki became in high demand. In 2014, Linda decided to launch Suki Suki Naturals, whilst still working as a lawyer. However, in 2017, Linda left law behind and dedicated herself fully to all-natural beauty care.
Now she puts her heart into ensuring our customers benefit from the best that Mother Nature has to offer, without all the harmful extras.
|Credits: Suki Suki Naturals