Tell us something about yourself
My name is Zoha Wani. I have done PG in MSW(Masters in Social work). I’m a freelance makeup artist specializing in beautiful bespoke bridal makeup, special events, photo shoots & corporate functions. I also share my expertise by providing private and group consultations & lessons.
Have you done any course related to makeup
Yes, I am a certified professional makeup Artist. I did my makeup & hair course for two months from a reputed academy in Delhi .
What services do you provide
I provide a plethora of services such as bridal makeup, party makeup, etc. Bridal packages include HD makeup, Airbrush makeup, hair styling, and draping. Bridal package starts from minimum 10K.
Do you have a team
I do it all by myself – makeup and hair both. Sometimes, if I have more than two bookings in a day, then I hire a hairstylist (if required).
What products do you usually use
I only use high-end products. I don’t use drug store products at all. I use Mac, Bobby Brown, Makeup forever, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay, Fenty Beauty, Huda beauty, NARS, Estée Lauder, and many more.
Do you offer trial services
No, I don’t offer trial makeup services.
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What if there is an emergency and you can’t make it to the wedding
God forbid if there’s an emergency and I can’t reach the venue, then I have an alternative. I can send another makeup artist to the venue and the amount taken for makeup will be 50% less.
What do you like best about your job
I’m my own boss, that’s the best thing I like about my job. I’m an ex-banker and when comparing these two jobs, I just love what I’m doing right now. One gets time for family as well as you don’t have to be inclined towards your job all the time.
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What do you like doing the most – hair styling, eye makeup, dupatta wrap, etc
The best thing that I love to do is eye makeup. There are many different types of eye makeup, and I love to try each and every eye makeup on my brides.
What are you particular about regarding your job
I’m very particular about my brides look. Every bride’s dream is to look phenomenal on this prestigious day. When you look beautiful, you feel beautiful, and it’s that kind of happiness that I try to give to my brides. Enhancing natural beauty is the foremost thing in my mind.
The best compliment you have ever received regarding your work
I was told that I don’t put layers of makeup giving the brides a natural and subtle look, which nowadays everyone prefers.
If you were not a makeup artist, what would you be
I am an ex-banker. Other than that if I were not a makeup artist, then I wanted to be a fashion designer.
Your favorite makeup artists (Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri)
My favorite Kashmiri makeup artist is Makeupbysaba.
Your favorite vendors of Kashmir
Mehndi: Mehendi by Sana
One tip you always give to the brides
Sleep before your big day. That’s because sleep is critical in repairing skin cells for your big day. Also, stay calm and keep smiling. The happier you are, the merrier it’s going to be.
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