Mumbai, May 2011: Celebrating the eternally beautiful Indian Bride, Lakmé Salon ran a contest earlier this year where the winning bride would get a complementary makeover on D day by Lakmé Salon, a beautiful lehenga worth Rs. 1 lakh from Ritu Kumar wedding photography organized by Lakmé Salon as well exciting Lakme Hampers.
The winning bride Shanya from Allahabad was treated like a complete princess when she stepped into Lakmé Salon got her bridal look on her big day. Her hair and make-up was styled by Jaya Mishra, a veteran make-up artist who has been with Lakmé Salon, Allahabad for 7 years. Shanya came in like most brides with a particular look in mind. A beautiful bride even before the make-up began, her clear and even-toned complexion posed as the perfect canvas for Jaya to showcase her creativity.
Shanya, the bride while commending Lakmé Salon said, “The Lakmé Salon team was thorough with their consultation and they completely understood the way I wanted to look like on my big day. They guided me through every single step of creating the look, making me feel truly special. Also winning a lehenga from Ritu Kumar was like a dream come true. I’m eternally grateful to Lakmé Salon for making me look like the most beautiful bride ever.”
The bride wanted a Persian look & feel with her make-up. Influenced by the Middle East and their fondness for pronounced and pouty lips; mesmerizing, dark kohls and flair with metallic shades, Jaya began work on the make-up by first guiding Shanya through process with a complete consultation – taking into consideration her outfit, her skin tone and her personal needs. She carefully selected a colour palette that complimented the bridal outfit and skin tone – an earthy red-orange tinge for the perfect pout and lip contouring and a red tint eye shadow, carefully dusted with bronzers that made her eyes sparkle. Jaya drew inspiration from recent trends and Shanya’s desired look; and added winged tips to the deep black kohl liner that defined the bride’s eyes.
Moving onto the hair, Shanya came in with a beautiful Jhumar that Jaya thought would be perfect to complete Shanya’s overall bridal look. She lifted & teased the hair a little higher than usual with a hair-bump, so that the Jhumar would be noticeable, while adding to her petite frame and truly, become her crowning glory.
Exploring bridal expressions of the contemporary Indian woman is the soul behind the bridal expertise at Lakmé Salon. The team at Lakmé Salon understands that no two brides are alike and each of them takes pride in exemplifying her roots with the way she dresses on her big day. Lakmé Salon partners every bride in the preparation for the ‘moment’ of her life!’
Lakmé Salon’s team of experts offer customized pre-bridal and bridal treatments according to each bride’s individual need. In consultation with the bride-to-be, the experts guide her to treatments that would replenish and rejuvenate her skin and hair for an added glow at the momentous occasion. Personalized looks are created for her hair & makeup, keeping in mind her preferences and the nature of the many special wedding functions, such as mehendi, sangeet, wedding and reception. Since many brides are nervous about their big day and want to avoid surprises, Lakmé Salon also provides a trial service for the bride-to-be.
Hair Caresse or Eminence Organic facials. Lakmé Salon also offers 'Friends of the Bride’, an interesting package for the bride’s family and friends.
Lakmé Salon team making Shanya look like the perfect bride
About Lakmé Lever
Lakmé Lever Pvt. Ltd (Lakmé Lever) is dedicated to the contemporary Indian woman’s exploration of the fine art of beauty. It operates India’s first and leading chain of Lakmé Studios and Salons that offer expert services in Hairstyling, Skin and Beauty care. The studios and salons offer a differentiated experience, delighting women by the expertise of their professionally trained hair designers, hair artists, skin experts and consultants, and now to men also.
Lakmé Lever also operates Lakmé Academies in partnership with Pivot Point, USA, world leader in ‘beauty education’. Combining international cosmetics, hair and skin care technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé Studios and Salons offer their customers a holistic ‘Beauty Sutra’ experience.
Lakmé Lever has a presence of 175 Lakmé Salons at premium locations in 40 cities.