This month’s installation of Perfectly Strong Women – our series featuring inspiring women who work with their hands – definitely reminded us of the added strength and confidence that can come from putting your best face forward. We recently met with Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist, Humaira Sheikh at New York Institute of Beauty on Long Island, NY.
What is your definition of a Perfectly Strong Woman?
A perfectly strong woman is someone who is confident, independent, and comfortable with herself. Someone who doesn’t let anything get in her way of pursuing her dreams.
Who is one woman who has been influential in pursuing your craft?
To be honest, every woman that works hard to achieve her goals is an inspiration to me. It makes me want to work harder and strive for even better.
Tell us about your business.
I am a Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, and Henna Artist. I have extensive experience in many different areas of the Beauty and Fashion Industry. I have been named Top 15 Makeup Artists in Martha Stewart Weddings!! 🙂 I have worked New York Fashion Week, catalog shoots, Bridal, Editorial, Runway, and Halloween Costume Packaging. I love what I do and am very passionate about it. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your clients feel even more beautiful and confident about themselves.
What is one piece of advice that you would give a young woman aspiring to fulfill her dream?
Believe in yourself and be confident. Take your chances and take as many opportunities that may come your way, big or small.
As a busy woman, what is a time-saving technique or life hack that you would share?
Don’t let work consume you. Take a break and pamper yourself. Re-energize! It’s not about the time but the energy! Your mind as well as your body needs rest, and something as simple as watching an episode of your favorite show can do wonders!
What is your one guilty pleasure?
Sleeping and midnight snacks! Having three kids, working and all the other fun stuff in between can get anyone exhausted! I like to take naps any chance I get! And midnight snacks…need I say more?
Enter to win one of Humaira’s favorite palettes, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance!