Saba Khan, Head Make-up Artist, MUD India is in sync with the brand’s vision of reaching a milestone in education. She juggles training and backstage teams at renowned shows across India, with equal ease. With Salon India, Khan shares her incredible journey and evolution as a make-up artist.
Art runs in my family – my sister is a hairdresser and a make-up artist and has been my inspiration. Growing up, I was always following her around and it was natural for me to take up a professional course in make-up artistry. I started working as a retail artist and later was selected as an events team artist after completing a year with a leading brand. Here, I had the opportunity to work under seasoned artists from the industry. I have worked for shows and designers like, India Couture Week, GQ Fashion Show, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Manish Malhotra, and more. I wanted to step into education when I learned about MUD opening their first academy in Mumbai. Today, I am a MUD internationally certified trainer at the academy.
I started with a professional eight-week course and specialised in make-up. After joining MUD, I have undergone intensive training from senior and reputed MUD educators like Maryann Toccalino, who was also Michael Jackson’s make-up artist and Gina Sandler, one of the main educators at MUD. I have also studied the Advanced Level II courses like airbrush, high fashion, studio and bridal courses.
First big break
My first big break is to be a part of MUD, the country’s first only international training school. It has given me opportunities like heading teams backstage for shows like Bombay Times Fashion Week’18 and Indian Beach Fashion Week’18 in Goa.
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