As Director of The Make Up School, Pune Amrit has trained over 500 students so far. ” I tell my students to be prepared for a life of high expectation and short deadlines. Living out of suitcases, adjusting to different time zones and staying away from family are part of a successful make up artiste’s life,” she says. “The journey won’t be easy but for those committed to their professions, the sky is the limit. Simply put, making someone else’s dream come true entails sacrifice on the part of the true professional.”
A 1000 brides and 1,50,000 followers later The Make Up School is an idea whose time has come. “The world of beauty rests on the solid ground of technique, training and an eye for detail. Deep domain knowledge of the most cutting edge products and practices are essential. Above all, they must never forget they carry the responsibility of making a special day even more so,” she says.
Roll Call of honor
The awards and recognitions have been many. These include: Times of India Icon; FICCI flow Asia Woman Entrepreneur, the Brand Icon
International Award for the Make up School as well as the International Excellence Award by Global Icon at the hands of movie star Madhuri Dixit.
The journey ahead
Not the one to rest on her laurels, Amrit’s plans for the future are well laid out. “I want more and more talented artistes to take up this profession as a serious and mainstream source of income. This is a wonderful for women entrepreneurs to prove the irmettle. Indian culture is vast and varied, and the avenues for the artistes are many. Thus, to my mind, make up is both expression and employment and the perfect chance to showcase how the finest make up artists can be trained and Made in India,” says Amrit.
Thus, when an Amrit Kaur bride walks tall on her big day, she knows she is the cynosure of all eyes-and a sight never to be forgotten.
That is both the magic and miracle of make up-and the hand of the expert who wields the brush.