“I understood the difference between a beautician and a make-up artist only after entering the industry.
I pursued B.Com. and while studying, one of my friends pulled me into modelling. She is a make-up artist and I had posed for her works as a model.
Surprisingly, within a couple of years, I’ve performed in more than 100 make-up shoots to date.
Modelling wasn’t a career initially and I never expected to prefer that over anything. After choosing this industry, work became my priority and have never complained about any of my decisions so far.
Slowly, I started learning to enter into the make-up industry as an artist. I joined a class in Chennai – Jeevitha Makeup Artistry. I must admit that none other mentors have tutored on the minute details of the work.
With so much effort and dedication, I completed the course and became certified in make-up artistry. Alongside, I love saree draping. I started draping saree for many of my friends and FoF; fortunately, they all loved my work. A lot of clients I received were through word-of-mouth.
Considering my passion for the 3 jobs – Modelling, Make-up Artist and a Saree Draper, I worked hard to balance all of them including my studies.
It is important to invest in your kit. My kit has always been professional-grade, camera-ready products. When you are first starting in the industry it can be hard to build a kit on a budget. Clients also are very observant and they do look at what you work with and will ask you questions about what you use. If you want to be treated like a professional you must present yourself as one.
Besides all these, I’m, simultaneously, investing my time in studying MBA (HR) as well.
With my parents’ huge endorse, I was able to drape saree for 80+ clients, tutor saree draping for my students, being a bridal make-up artist for more than 30 brides so far.
I’m delighted to have the whole support and back-up from my family and friends despite me taking up a profession which most of us think thrice to choose.”