Put your best face on


We communicate with Ambika Pillai and Prakruthi Ananth, two superstar make-up artists who’ve labored with the likes of Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Soundarya Rajnikanth, on transferring their consultations on-line and what to anticipate within the subsequent few months.

Ambika Pillai: “The last thing on anyone’s mind now is any kind of event. I consult via WhatsApp video calls on a daily basis, but [so far] no one has brought up a bridal consultation. This is a frightening phase for me, not knowing what the future holds. My line of work is one where social distancing of any sort will be compromised, as we are always in close proximity with our clients. Also, it is not a profession where working from home is an option. We had taken bookings before the pandemic [monsoon brides, and going into autumn and winter brides] and though everyone is in touch via e-mail, no one has finalised any occasion. In the near future, one can work on a bride with masks on and attention paid to sanitation, but will it be safe for the artist herself?”

Put your best face on

Prakruthi Ananth: “I opted for digital consultations for 2 brides in Chennai. I couldn’t journey to the venues throughout lockdown, however they managed with the net assist. Going ahead, I feel weddings will likely be performed on a a lot smaller scale, particularly with restrictions on worldwide journey. As lengthy as we will journey to their vacation spot regionally, brides needn’t compromise on their dream look. Having mentioned that, hairstyles and make-up tendencies won’t see any adjustments. I’ve acquired enquiries and bookings put up lockdown (till September), however with a request to be versatile. Starting May, I will likely be conducting one-on-one on-line tutorials for fundamental make-up. Details: 9884843210

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