“Makeup is not a mask. Makeup is an art. Makeup is passion. Makeup is an expression”
7th January 2019 marked the debut for a first of its kind beauty awards in Mumbai hosted by the premium bridal media brand WeddingSutra in association with the Four Season Hotel, Mumbai. The awards are to acknowledge and honor the artists behind the scenes who work on creating magic for brides on the best day of their lives and help them gather memories which they may cherish for the rest of their lives.
Co-founders of WeddingSutra Parthip Thyagarajan and Madhulika Sachdeva Mathur played the perfect host to an array of the country’s best talent in the beauty and spa industry who gathered under one roof to celebrate and appreciate the work of beauty imagers, makeup artists, hair experts and spa professionals who gained laurels in their respective areas of expertise. To inspire and encourage them were the maestros of the makeup, hair and wellness industry with the likes of Dr.Jamuna Pai, Kumar Iyer, Adhuna Akhtar, Asha Hariharan, Coleen Khan, Mickey Mehta, Clint Fernandes, Vipul & Shamlee Bhagat and many more.
The esteemed jury comprised of celebrity designers like Manish Malhotra, Farah Ali Khan, Azmina Rahimtula, Fashionista, and owner of a premium designer store Aza Devangi Nishar Parikh, ace makeup expert Cory Walia, hair expert Kanta Motwani, stylist Sujata Assomull, lifestyle blogger Geeta Rao and wedding influencers Divya Chauhan & Vithika Aggarwal. The winners were felicitated from various categories like The best Wedding makeup look, The best Sangeet look, The best Mehndi look, The best Hairstyling for the bride, The best Mehndi design and many more categories.
Among the winners were some new talent and some celebrated professionals like the draping Diva Dolly Jain, Ojas Rajani for incredible bridal hairstyling, Aastha Sharma for styling, Namrata Soni & Vardhan Naik for celebrity wedding makeup. It was an exciting evening which saw city’s glitterati and wedding influencers like Manasi Scott, Aarti Surendernath, Nisha Jamnval, Naveli Deshmukh, Kadambari Lakhani, Divya Chaddha, Sushil & Malati Wadhwa, Zeba Kohli and many more who came in to grace the occasion and applause the talent of the Beauty Industry.
It was a memorable evening which kick-started with a pre-event party at the rooftop lounge ‘AER ‘of the Four Seasons Hotel watching the tranquil and gorgeous sunset and getting treated with delectable hors d’oeuvre with a variety of exquisite cocktails & mocktails courtesy of The Wedding Bartenders. The award ceremony which followed in the great hall of the Hotel was a more formal affair. The beautiful flower decor of roses and tulips by Screen Wedding Services and Larlybahl was a treat to the eyes. Captivating performances by internationally acclaimed musicians Loris Lombardo and Talia Bentson gripped the attention of the audience. Anchor Pracchi Mehta Shah fluently presented the evening.
The guests were charmed by the gracious hospitality of the Four Seasons Hotel who treated the guests to a scrumptious dinner and mouthwatering desserts. The night ended with aplomb, raising the bar for the beauty industry for the New Year.
To conclude the gala was delightfully put together courtesy the team at WeddingSutra in association with Four Season Hotel Mumbai.