Anika grew up in Kleinmond and completed her first two years of high school in Caledon. She moved to Stellenbosch and completed her secondary education at Stellenbosch High in 2008. Anika received her 2nd year Health & Skincare Diploma in 2010.
Anika had so much potential that she continued with her studies by receiving the student bursary in 2011 through Skin Renewal which was a 1 year diploma in Spa Management and Medical Aesthetic therapies through Isa Carstens. During this final year of studies; she also received Skin Renewal’s in-house training while assisting in the various Cape Town branches where needed. Anika assisted hundreds of patients at Skin Renewal at the Stellenbosch branch between December 2011 and August 2014. In September 2014 Anika moved to the Willowbridge branch where she continued to provide excellent treatments and enrich her patient's lives. In 2015, Anika joined the support team as Western Cape Trainer and frequently visits the therapists to give refreshers as well as ensures that all new staff complete their 3 month intensive in-house training.
Anika’s achievements include; Honours for all 3 years of study, Top Research and Methodology award as well as top Nimue Therapist.