Meet our instagrammer of the month, Vithya of Vithya Hair And Makeup from London. With thousands of Instagram and Facebook followers and back to back client bookings, she’s easily the most sought after Tamil make-up artist in the UK. Here she talks about how she got into the beauty industry and some of the challenges she faced.
Coming from a traditional Tamil family, becoming a beautician or anything creative was not an option, so I went to University and graduated with a combined honours degree in Biology and Psychology. I wanted to become a clinical Psychologist, instead I went to London College of Fashion where I pursued my dreams as a Hair and Make Up artist.
It took me nearly 6 years to make a name for myself. I am self-employed now and specialise in Bridal make up mainly. I am proud to say that I am an established artist within the Tamil community all over Europe. I worked for M.A.C cosmetics for nearly 3 years, and also did various projects with the National Portrait Gallery, British Airways, OK Magazine, Nintendo, Next Retail, short movies, and even did make up on Tamil celebrities like Simbu, and DD (Coffee with DD),Sneha and Prasanna.
I love my job; it is so rewarding. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my fans on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vithyamakeup) and Instagram (@vithyahairandmakeup). They are all so good to me! My future plan would be to get into the movie industry, so fingers crossed!
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