What is your style of hair and makeup artistry ?
I love combining romantic and glamorous styles that enhance my client's beauty. After getting to know my client's needs during the preview, I have a better idea of her vision to create the priceless look for the big day.
What are your biggest inspirations for your work?
Growing up as a first generation Pakistani-American, I was always trying to find a perfect blend of both cultures.. I love looking at both Hollywood and South Asian Glamour. During award season, I'm in awe when I see the gorgeous make-up paired perfectly with the ideal hair and make-up.
What lead you down the path to be a hair and makeup artist?
I always loved playing in my mom's makeup as a young girl ( even though it would get me in trouble). I started doing makeup and hair for friends growing up. A few years ago, I wasn't too happy with my career and decided to make a change towards my passion. Bless my friend Maria Iqbal! She believed and motivated me to take my artistry seriously and I started off at Graham Webb Academy. After graduating and a few months under my belt, Maria Iqbal Photography did my first photo shoot.
What has been a favorite moment in your career?
My favorite moment is hard to identify because I have enjoyed many moments with the work I do meeting and working with amazing people, including stylists, photographers and also other hair and makeup artists. I love being around positive people who inspire and empower me.
What are some of your favorite styles or some of your fashion inspirations?
I love a little of everything. I have so many style icons. But I do tend to favorite classic, glamorous, bohemian and edgy looks. Some of my favorite fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Brigitte Bardot, Deepika Padrone and Madhuri Dixit.
How do you make your client feel at ease?
All my clients and their needs can be unique. Some are really talkative and others are reserved. I always remain friendly and ensure my client is fully satisfied before the leave my high chair.
What are some of your dream styles?
I would love to recreate a dramatic but a luminous South Asian bridal look inspired by the Mughal Empire.
How can your clients contact you?
Image Credit by Laura Ashley Photography