There is no denying the fact that there is a direct connection between how you feel and how you look. In today’s world, as the trends are changing continuously, everyone wants to stay ahead, everyone needs that radiating confidence and everyone yearns for those good looks. It is imperative that you take the time to broaden your beauty horizon. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself and it then gives you an edge to help others fall in love with their own self. Meet Ludhiana based Bahar Gupta, who has redefined herself from being a homemaker few years back to an ace celebrity makeover and makeup artist today and has inspired many to venture in this industry. She was recently honoured as one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs of Ludhiana by Strands and has been also awarded Best Celebrity Makeup Artist and Freelancer by Wedding Mantra.
A career in makeover was not something Bahar had planned, it just happened. She got married when she was only 19. Few years after her marriage, she went for a course in personal grooming and started using the acquired knowledge on herself. When she started receiving good feedback, she went for a professional course in 2014. She continued to fine tune her skills as an Artist and perfected her techniques by working with her near and dear ones in her own dressing room. She gained a reputation for creating gorgeous, light and luminous looks which quickly separated her from the average heavy handed makeup artist. Buoyed by the positive response, she started her studio in her house in 2015 and she hasn’t looked back.
I did get resistance initially from my family to enter in this profession but eventually my work started speaking for itself and now I have their full support.
Today, Bahar is one of the most talented and sought after makeover artist in Ludhiana. Be it makeup and hairstyling for weddings or makeovers for parties, modelling assignments, fashion shows, rokha, jaagran or various other events, she has mastered the art of enhancing a woman’s natural beauty. From commoners to celebrities, young to old, she is best known for collaborating with her clients, meticulously interpreting their vision and bringing that vision to life.
I make sure I select and do the makeup which looks the best with the face structure and goes well with the outfit.
Looking good is all about feeling confident. The modern women are strong and independent. I have been fostering this spirit of womanhood and spreading the message of women empowerment.
Work of a makeover artist requires knowledge of several overlapping disciplines from science and art like facial structure, colour theory, chemical effects of the products used and impact of lighting. Always eager to share her knowledge with others, Bahar regularly conducts personal grooming courses as well as professional courses in Ludhiana. Over the years, through sheer hard work, Bahar has mastered the ability to bring out the natural beauty of her clients without overdoing it. While a majority of her focus is on Ludhiana, she has also offered her makeover services for a select few clients in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Pathankot.
The makeover industry has developed a lot in the last few years in Ludhiana. It feels good to see more and more women pursuing their career in this profession.
Dream gives rise to hope, hope inspires effort, efforts result in success. Bahar aspires to have her own exclusive studio setup in the near future. She continues to guide aspirants in setting up their own salons. She wants to grow her brand into a multi branch setup through the franchise model all over Punjab. Transforming faces is what she does and loves doing it the most. It is her life’s goal to make women look and feel their best, inside and out.