A koshur khandar (Kashmiri Wedding) is quite a culturally and traditionally rich event with the bride (Mahrin) being the center of attention for all the guests. From the wedding dress to the color of lipstick she wears, every bit of the Mahrin’s (Bride’s) get-up is equally important to give her that ‘just perfect’ look on her special day. The good news is that now our beautiful brides-to-be have the privilege to choose from a list of skilled and professional make-up artists in Kashmir.
Let us present to you a handful of such talented ‘saviors’ who can make your special day even more special with their magical hands and skill.
Please note that it’s done randomly, not in any particular order.
A young, passionate make-up artist Tahoor, currently pursuing her PhD in Tourism Administration, has done a three level advanced course in makeup artistry from Delhi School of Beauty and Makeup. She started with dolling up her friends and cousins since she was small and with the encouragement of her dear ones soon took up her hobby as a profession. It has been almost a year since ‘Purehex’ has been providing services to our beautiful brides in Kashmir and Delhi. “I try to provide the best service I can. I use quality products and listen to what my clients want. I don’t follow the trends blindly because I believe every client is different and I try to give everyone what suits them. My aim is to make them happy and they seem to like my work till now”, says Tahoor. Purehex offers bridal dress-up along with make-up and hair-styling. They also provide makeup trial sessions on request.
Phone number:070429 12915
Kashmir based make-up professional Diya, an alumnus of the prestigious Presentation Convent School, comes from an industrialist background and specializes in “beauty and hair”. Diya has worked on numerous assignments for photo-shoots, fashion shows and bridal make-overs. “I use professional products rated for high definition photography and yes, I airbrush.”, says Diya. She also adds that her clients have always been very happy with their decision to hire her. ‘DeyoU MAKEOVER’ for bride and her brigade offers the best bridal, party, media and fashion event makeovers in normal, HD and Airbrush. The services are available at their home studio and online and at the requested venues all over India. Diya also provides make-up tutorials and aims at launching her own sales of products soon. She claims to be the first airbrush artist in Kashmir.
Phone Number: 9906572446/ 9821816259
A Delhi based makeup artist who has been a savior for Kashmiri brides since 2007, Ishrat visits the valley exclusively to attend to the bookings made by her Kashmiri clients. She presently works with MAC and has also had the privilege to work with other prestigious brands such as Loreal and Vella. Ishrat offers services of bridal dress up, makeup and hairstyling.
Phone number: 08010811195
“Master in social work” by qualification and “bridal makeup artist and hair stylist” by profession, Sheikh Heena dared to listen to her heart and turned her passion into profession. She’s one of the most sought after makeup artist, hair stylist and beauty blogger in our valley and is gaining so much fame from a few years. Not only in makeup artistry she’s an expert in hair styling as well.
“Makeup is an art that when presented on a canvas in the most honest manner, gets noticed and applauded,” she says
“I want my clients to feel comfortable, no matter what, and all of them are very special to me and i wish them beautiful and happy life ahead” she adds. She had done a professional course in makeup and hairstyling from a very reputed makeup artistry school and has gained expertise in air brush makeup as well. She has also been part of many fashion shows and other events. Her aim is to serve each and every section of our society rather being confined to a specific class. She”ll be soon introducing a studio where brides can get beautiful outfits and other accessories for themselves.
Last but not the least, Saba Shafi is a well-known name in the new found world of makeup artistry in Kashmir. Having a Masters in Business Management she worked with an American IT company for a short period of time and apart from that she has anchored several prestigious and glamorous events, sometimes having had the privilege of co-hosting with seasoned anchors like Aly Khan, Nitin Arora, Ranvijay Singh, Preity Zinta, etc. She started with being the ‘unpaid makeup artist’ for her entire family right from the time when she was in ninth grade. Praise and encouragement for her inborn talent led her to take up makeup artistry as a profession for which she did a course from one of the most elite institutions in London and also took specialized training by Pakistan’s top Celebrity Makeup Artist.
SABINAA is a full-time freelance makeup artist who has done her professional make-up artistry from some of the foremost schools of London. She is trained in Airbrush by world-renowned TEMPTU. She loves using her passion for makeup artistry to make women feel their best.
Author: Nausheen Mir