Makeup is sheer artistry! So is hair-styling. Meet Ms. Nahid Kaleem from New Delhi – one who can give you the makeover you always desired.
1. Tell us about your childhood. How did you nurture an interest in hair styling and makeup?
Well… my childhood! It was awesome as everyone would say. Childhood gives everyone their life’s best moments. As a child, I was a tomboy and I never really knew that I will take up makeup & hair styling as a profession. I always took part in extra curricular activities of my school and since than I wanted to be famous person. Post my 5th standard, I realised that I love to do creativity like making handmade jewellery,paintings, embroidery, Mehndi etc. So here I came to know that whatever I will chose as profession that will belong to creativity as being a fast learner I always observe things around me and I try it after sometime. When I was in 8th standard I did a beautician course in my summer vacation. I started as a freelance Mehndi artist and a reputed salon in Kanpur started giving me bridal clients.
After completing my 12th standard, I decided to be on my own by and moved to Delhi. My penchant with hairstyling began as I starting doing hair and makeup of my group of female friends. I also joined a well-known parlour In Karol Bagh as a Manager because of my good marketing skills. After learning how to handle a client, I started as a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist and is going strong today.
2. Whom do you think is the best styled celebrity in India and why?
As per me, the best styled celebrity is none other than Deepika Padukone. She carries herself beautifully. For me, it is all about how you are comfortable in wearing certain outfits, hairdo and makeup is an art and Deepika Padukone understands this completely. Whether a saree or a bikini, she carries both with the same elan.
3. Name one celebrity whom you would like to give a makeover. Tell us about the new look you are going to give him/her?
I would like to give makeover to Zarin Khan as she is cute and beautiful by her face and her body type seems quite heavy because her bone structure seems to be quite broad. I would love to give Zarin Khan a smokey eye makeup only by using black color. Her cheek bones will be more highlighted with bronzer, lips would be nude in color. I would also like to give her sun tan makeup base, even on her body. As for her hair, I would like to give her an international look rather than the usual Indian curly hair or sleek straight hair. i believe she can carry any look since she is simply gorgeous.
4. What has been the best moment in your career so far?
Best moment in my career, so far, was when I got a chance to work in a film recently as a celebrity makeover artist. Shooting is still going on I cannot disclose the name of the film right now soon. Once the film is released, I will publicly announce the name.
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
I see myself as a Hollywood makeover artist after reasonable success in Bollywood. I am a big fan of Kim Kardashian and I would like to be her makeup and hair stylist.
You can check below links of video and Images for which I have worked as a Makeover artist, Hair Stylist and Stylist as well.
Connect with Nahid Kaleem at http://page3artist.com/artist/2797/Nahid