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Meet Nihala Sabir of Enchant by Nihala

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nihala Sabir.

Nihala, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have heard of the phrases “Born with talent” or “God’s gifted talent” never have I believed in them until the birth of my business. I vividly remember when I was just a three year old, I started braiding like a pro and created new styling on my mom & sisters. That’s when I would say my journey into the world of beauty started.

Being born in India into a traditional conservative family, these kinds of talents are not given much importance and are brushed off. Where studies took precedence, my talent became a hobby. I still kept practicing new techniques & styles on my own, that led me to my first bride as a pre-teen, this I would say was the most fulfilling experience of my young life. That day, I gathered anything I thought, that was makeup and dolled this beautiful bride.

The art of striking balance between my skills and the business part of my job came early on, as my subconscious mind registered some important life lessons. Few worthwhile mentions are; my dad quitting his high paid overseas job to pursue his own business which taught me to do something of my own, later seeing my simple home-maker mom owning & managing her own hostel and our home, made me the multitasker that I am today. I got to experience determination, hard work, decision making, time management, and many other skills through my parents.

After completing my bachelor’s degree in Computers, I joined my husband in the United States in the year 2005. I got busy settling down and taking up my studies to the next level and graduated with MBA in Business. America rightly called the land of opportunity, made me explore various business options in computers, ticketing, baking, events decor. Around this time, I never took my childhood dream into consideration. I just kept casually giving makeovers to friends, meanwhile thinking, I cannot make this a professional affair. It’s so surreal, how this quest of doing something of my own brought me back to the biggest passion of my life. With some formal training & lots of self-learning, I established myself as a Professional Makeup Artist.

Has it been a smooth road?
My greatest obstacle is not as much in the business but starting of the business, itself. Being young into an arranged marriage, striking a balance between new relationships and education made me blind sighted towards my dream that I once saw as a young girl, of making into the beauty world.

Multitasking between my studies and my pregnancies to switching into different domains in order to find what I really wanted to do was challenging. Wherein, I was always appreciated for my personal fashion & grooming skills, I wasn’t convinced if I could still tap into becoming the Artist I had always dreamt about. I, now believe not to underestimate our dreams, talents or creativity, we should give ourselves a chance.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Enchant by Nihala story. Tell us more about the business.
At Enchant we provide all Makeup, hairstyling & Draping services for any occasion such as Wedding day, Photoshoot, Editorial and Fashion show. A great team of talented artists & stylist work alongside my leadership to provide the best service for larger events. Enchant offers an unforgettable experience to its valuable clients.

My keen interest in current trends & fashion sense helps me to give excellent makeovers without any limitations. I keep my client’s necessities in mind and create a customized glance, that is best fitted to them, in order that they can walk out confident. The self-satisfaction of treating every single client as my own family or friend makes me deliver the best results every single time.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
With God’s grace, I would love to grow my business globally. And also focus more into providing professional education in the make-up artistry field. I want to lead a meaningful life and be a good role model to my two growing girls. I would like to thank the constant motivation, support & patience of my kind husband & two beautiful daughters.

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