Bollywood celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist Nilam reveals story behind being successful hairstylist and makeup artist.
Like every bride dreams of looking her best at her wedding, and one mistake with her outfit, or her makeup or her hair, spoils the most important day of her life for her. Well, something similar happened with hair and makeup stylist Nilam Kenia. Seeing her horrifying makeup at her own wedding made her realise that it could have been better if she had even the slightest knowledge of doing hair and makeup. So during one of recent interviews, Nilam reveals story behind being successful hairstylist and makeup artist.
When asked what got her interested in the field, she said, “My makeup during my wedding was horrendous from that time I thought if I had a little knowledge about hair and makeup it could have been different, and that’s’ how I got interested in this field. Once I started learning the interest grew and I always wanted brides to look fabulous on their important day but when I started to learn I saw endless possibilities of hair and makeup artists than only bridal”.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Nilam used to do bridals on a freelance basis, and started her career in Bollywood by assisting celebrity hair and makeup and stylist Florian Hurel. Talking about the courses she pursued before reaching where she is, she said, “I have done hairdressing from Franck Provost, makeup from Marvie Ann Beck Academy of Makeup, and The London School of Makeup. I have also learned bridal hairstyling from Seema V. Jerajani and I want to study more in this field. Then I started assisting Florian and got into the industry and that’s how my interest grew”.
She is currently busy with Madhuri Dixit’s Netflix web series Actress which is being made by renowned Indian film maker Karan Johar under his digital banner Dharmatic Entertainment. Also, currently Nilam is doing the legendary actress Madhuri’s hair.
Also, sharing details about her first big Bollywood break, Nilam said, “My first break in Bollywood happened when I started assisting Florian. The first celebrity I styled while working with Florian was Priyanka Chopra for the movie ‘The Sky is Pink‘ and the first celebrity I styled independently is Madhuri Dixit Nene”.
Nilam feels that the hair and makeup industry is booming in India, and said, “I feel the hair and makeup industry in India is vast and has artists on all levels. It is growing fast and I feel there is enough work for everyone if you are good with your skills”.