The Art Of Styling & More

Wedding Vows|February 2020

The Art Of Styling & More
Born & brought up in Jalandhar (Punjab), Neha Adhvik Mahajan is a celebrity fashion designer who has worked with some of the biggest names in Bollywood. From a boutique owner to a leading fashion stylist, Neha is a trailblazer in the industry. Read on as Nadia Malik indulges in a conversation with designer cum stylist on life, career and more!
Nadia Malik

How did you get started out in this field?

When I was growing up, I observed a lot of girls (including me) and ladies used to travel to Metros like Delhi, Mumbai for their shopping requirements as the latest styles and trends always arrived a season late in Punjab. Then after my marriage when I moved to Mumbai. I along with my husband formed an events company and organized grand weddings and lifestyle exhibitions in Punjab with participating designers coming all from over India.

After a couple of years of experience, we opened up our 1st multi-designer outlet called Kasbah in Ludhiana last year. My husband is an actor so my friend/social circle in Mumbai is mostly of actors and actresses. I was already designing and supplying to my store. Personally I also love to dress up & want everyone around me should be aptly and beautifully dressed up so Adhvik and my industry friends suggested that I seriously take up styling professionally which being a designer was the next logical step too.

Coming to makeup, Being a designer I have always had a good hand in drawings, sketches, etc so maybe that's why the self makeup that I used to do was really loved and appreciated by Adhvik and my family. So like most other things in my life Adhvik motivated me to take makeup professionally and he has this strong belief that I have the caliber to become the best makeup artist of India. For the next 1 year, I did a professional training course and also self-trained myself watching and learning from some of the best makeup artists in the world. I am still far away from my dream of being the best makeup artist but I m happy in my space, learning and growing each day.

Which type of skin is challenging to work on for makeup?

Being a makeup artist, I work with new people every day having a different kinds of skin types and textures. According to me the acne-prone skin is the most difficult to work with because scars, blemishes, pigmentation, dark circles etc, can be hidden with makeup and acne too can be hidden but the acne bumps still protrude and show on the skin. Makeup no magic that can hide the bumps on the skin.

Which celebrity has been the easiest to work with, thus far in your career?

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February 2020