Ms. Vidya Tikari is a freelance make up artist who loves to travel and thinks that travel and work makes the best pair ever. She has now become a very common name when it comes to professional make up artists. She has helped to style hair and makeup of people in events like Commonwealth Games 2010 for over 9,000 performers. She has worked with eminent personalities like Abhay Deol, Chetan Bhagat and Malaika Arora to name a few.
She was born in Kolkata. She says that anyone can add color to a face but knowing ‘how to’ and ‘When to’ takes a skillful and professional eye. She wanted to become a make up artist from the age of 5 and thus she passionately started working and she is now where she always wanted to be! Tune in the interview below with this great personality.
In conversation with Vidya Tikari :
1. When did you realize that you wanted to become a makeup artist?
I knew from the age of 5 that makeup and styling interested me. After that as the time passed I grew more and more interested in make up and styling. “Anyone can add color to a face but knowing “How to” and “When to” takes a skillful and professional eye” and that still remains very close to our hearts, and have rightfully become our specialty. The roles of being a Professional Artist, an Entrepreneur, a Trainer and a Customer focused person doesn’t even come close to the biggest responsibility of being a Mother. Every day I learn so much from them and that helps me be more and more creative with my art.
2. Was it difficult to come out of the stereotypical society and follow your dreams and passions?
3. Who supported you the most?
I did it myself. According to me, you yourself should be your biggest support. My parents were definitely there as support. Without their support I would not be able to anything. My friends were always there to support me.
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4. Did you learn everything by yourself or did you go to a professional university to learn this?
I did a professional course in Brisbane Australia in applied science : Beauty therapy. Then eventually took up makeup as my main subject. The journey since the first studio inception has been a challenging one and the experiences have been humbling and rewarding. Based in Lajpat Nagar 2, the main (and first) head studio is also where the academy is situated.
5. Tell us one quote that inspires you the most.
Makeup may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it surely brightens up the moment!!
6. If not makeup, then what would you have taken up as your career?