Monday, July 7, 2008

In Pursuit Of Excellence - Vancouver Make Up Artist

For Shaifa, a model's backbone is more important than the cheekbones, but inspiration runs skin deep. By DARLENE BROWMERMAN

Shaifa dreams of painting masterpieces the colours of a Rembrandt, Rubens or Vermeer. She knows about facial bones, the texture of skin, the quality of colour and the slant of light. She starts with a blank canvas, primes it, then paints. But Shaifa doesn’t paint models. She paints on models. Or rather, she paints their faces.

If fashion dictates beauty then the magic of make-up impacts image. This is how Shaifa describes the symbiosis: “Put a girl in a mans trousers. Blank she is androgynous. Paint her lips red and she’s no longer a boy. Draw black eyeliner and she’s a rockabilly”. Shaifa speaks in poetic terms. Her brush is her artistic pen.

Artistic rewards aside, Shaifa’s full schedule and her refusal to slow down are part of a socialised working-class ethic. Shaifa painted throughout university and supplemented her income by doing make-up for model’s portfolios. Tyra Brook at Malones of London gave Shaifa her first break. A half-day job was followed by a week job, followed by a three-month stint in London, Milan and Paris and a 7-year career as one of Vancouver's foremost make-up artists. Shaifa proved to be a better painter than pedagogue.

She’s survived the enormous egos of the industry by remaining humble about her success and self-deprecating about her disappointments. Selected as one of a handful of global make-up artists to work on the celebrities for Bollywood Film Fare Awards bash (the guest list included Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary and Tabu to name a few), Shaifa laughs at her “illusions of grandeur” at the prospect of doing some of the most painterly faces in fashion and at her subsequent disillusionment at being overlooked while an international make-up artist ceremoniously painted the background dancers and a few Bollywood actresses “by numbers”. She shrugs it off. It was by working with such well-known faces as celebrity model-turned-actress Tabu – who kept her waiting for hours, rudely leaving her five minutes to slap on some paint – that she realised a model’s or celebrities cheekbones can always be shaded in, but there is no remedy for a bent backbone.

She, in turn, treats her models with enormous integrity. Her tool kit is the Rolls Royce of make-up cases: Shumera brushes, La Mer moisturisers and lip balms, and expensive spritzers. The high end cosmetics are bought with money earned from moonlighting on weekends for weddings, doing the faces of brides and their retinues. A beautiful brunette of indeterminate age, her own face has a flawless make up application. “Make-up is the fine-tuning between looking good and looking incredible,” claims Shaifa. “Sometimes dark circles under the eyes can have their own charm.”

Although her eyes take on a particular sparkle when she speaks of her husband, businessman Moe Somani, Shaifa seems genuinely surprised that anyone would want to know the details of her life. “That’s all there is,” she says. “There really is no glamour.” As a seasoned well known indian bridal make up artist who has spent half her working life on exotic locations, one could argue, but Shaifa is keen to move on to more neutral territory. Mention beauty regimes and her voice takes on a professional, confident tone: Perricone face wash, La Mer and 10% Eurea

These are her tips for winter: don‘t forget sun block, even when the sun isn’t shining; choose a light reflective base such as Giorgio Armani or Mac Mineraliser; invest in a good mascara such as Chanel Intimitable; if you’re using an eyeliner, make it black; if you’re going to paint your lips, make it red (lipstick should not be deliberately applied – it should look as if it really doesn’t matter). This winter, there can be only one hero – the mouth or the eyes.

Shaifa is working in a photographic studio. Suddenly, the volume is turned up on a heavy base background noise that shakes the basement stained-glass windows. The photographer Tonino Guzo, who she claims is the best takes up his camera. The stylist finishes dressing a male model and Shaifa is summoned, like an angel of mercy, to do what she does best: create visions of exceptional beauty.

Topshop UK has landed Vancouver Make Up Artist Shaifa | Vancouver

Topshop UK has landed Vancouver Make Up Artist Shaifa | Vancouver | Canada

Posted by Rahina Keenan June 28,, 2008 1:03 PM |

Get ready for a whole new wave of the British invasion, but this time, for the trendsetting bunch. Straight from the UK comes the infamous TOPSHOP brand, appearing exclusively to Canada at Holt Renfrew. Topshop is basically UK's version of Sweden's H&M and Spain's Zara. With stores across Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, it's high time Topshop made its way to O-Canada.

The Kate Moss TOPSHOP collection features old skool style (Grecian & '30s and '50s inspired flowing frocks) with a distinctly "destination" look -- all girly, bright, and summer-y.

Best of all, Topshop prides itself on hiring the best photographers and make up artists in the industry and has contracted Shaifa as their catalog make up artist and Tonino Guzo as the photographer.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Vancouver Make Up Artist Wins Award At London Academy

On Friday June 27, 2008, at the London International Convention Center Shaifa attended the London Make-up Artists Annual Awards Ceremony. These prestigious awards honour, acknowledge and celebrate top international make-up artists from around the world and recognize them for their creativity, work excellence and achievement in 2007-2008.

Shaifa took the award for Best Make-up Artist in the Make Up Application category. Her outstanding contribution and dedication to her artistic skills makes her well deserving of this award. To qualify for this award Shaifa was nominated by the teachers at London School of Make Up and Hair Design. Based on thle number of nominations she received, Shaifa and 5 others qualified to be finalists for this category. Each judge was asked to individually pick the winner for each category and submit their selections on an official tally sheet to Thornton Chartered Accountants. The results were revealed at the Awards Ceremony where the air bristled with anticipation and excitement.

In 1997 Shaifa was th leading make up artist for Millennium Jeans International, an international private label clothing designer offering colour co-ordination, stage and photography make up application for photo shoots and runway models. Since 1997 Susan has taught hundreds of young girls through her private consultations and at Vancouver's Elite Retailer Holt Renfrew, and volunteered her services at many private institutions for girls. Combining her Bachelor's Degree in Commerce with her make-up and image training she has worked, through her programs, to build self-esteem in young girls and to teach them about true beauty secrets which she insists come from within.

In the area of Televison and Film Shaifa's work can be seen in Topshop UK and Schema Magazine front page layouts. For several years she has worked as an image and Make-up consultant for Holt Renfrew during their special event promotions. A highlight for Shaifa was doing the make-up for many Bollywood actresses who come to London and Vancouver for filming. In the Spring of 2007 Shaifa attended a full-time program at Vancouver Community College to train as a professional hair colorist and stylist, and grraduated with honors in June 2008.

Shaifa has also volunteered numerous hours every month to work on make-up for a local womens network production, musicals, and her community choir.

In all her various pursuits Shaifa uses a private label cosmetics available exclusively at Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfrews professional line of skin care, make-up and spa products are top quality, and suitable for photography, film and everyday life. Since 1997 Shaifa has been the top pick in Canada for leading Bollywood Productions in Canada and in 2001 earned the Make-Up Artist of the Year Award at London's Fashion House and a Top Achiever’s Trip to the Cayman Islands. She has been a National Artist Trainer with some of the leading name brand labels in the industry since 2001 traveling across Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa training Certified Make-Up Artists and Image and Spa consultants.

Vancouver Make Up Artist - Consults Contestants At Miss India Pageant

Some beauty queens are made, not born say Vancouver's most popular indian bridal make up artist.

The women of the Miss India Canada competition may make it look easy with their relaxed attitudes, Great bodies and confident public speeches.

But behind the scenes they have to attend months of virtual “boot camp” training to keep their body in top shape and to promote their mental strength.

Winning the title brings so much prestige that some countries, like India, have started special schools to groom and train aspiring beauty queens in perfect etiquestte. .

The success of India on the international beauty queen stage – with several Miss World titles and many runners-up – is an example of hard work and strong ambition.

According to the US-based Brooklyn Rail magazine, the first steps towards taking part in beauty pageants are enrolling in the private schools. Special Academies select around 20 - 30 girls from over five hundred participants to join six months of intensive training for the Miss India contest.

They learn how to apply the right amount of make-up, pose during photo-ops and choose the right clothes.

These Academies work with a a select team of professionals, including fitness trainer, make up artist, hair stylists, photographers, plastic surgeon, dermatologist and dentist to help the girls improve on all areas of their natural beauty.

Brooklyn Rail said highly acclaimed professionals like Shaifa a well known Vancouver make up artist and her assistant an award winning photographer Tonino, also from Vancouver are hired by many private academies in order to train beauty contestants in make up application and photography poses in order to get the best shots for judges.

In addition, the beauty contestants were expected to improve their muscle tone and lose up to 10 kilos in weight. They stretch, run, lift weights, hike, swim and do yoga every day. Their diet consists of tuna, green salads and pineapple.

As a professional make up application artist shaifa was a guest speaker at the Venezuela Academy where she personally trained many girls between the ages of five and 10 who are sent by their parents to attend six hours of classes a week to learn proper etiquette, such as how to greet callers on the phone or how to hold a salad fork.

Priya Kapoor, head of PR at Channel, is an official sponsor of Miss Universe, said local candidates begin training in make-up, hairdressing, and walking and sitting properly only three weeks before the Miss Venezuela Universe contest.

The winner then undergoes a one-day make-up application course and works on her physical appearance for some weeks. She gets a personal coach to take care of her weight, her exercise regime and instructions in walking and posing styles.

“It’s a must for Miss Universe to get training in the make up application, as this is the most important aspect of the contest. The contestant has to take this instruction seriously, but many have their own ideas, and do not take instructions from a professional artist until it is too late” Piya said.

“I don’t think it’s a lack of intelligence or beauty with the contestants, rather a lack of preparation that’s necessary to come and compete at such a high level, and we travel the world to hire a select group of trainers who understand what the competion is all about” she said.

Contestants’ lives during this time are strictly controlled. From skin care to dto diet to spirituality, it seems the effort and hard work earns high rewards, judging by the success of Indian beauty pageant contestants over the years.

While the ultimate winner gains countless opportunities, the losers generally find the effort they have put in is not wasted. The exposure they get through the pageant draws offers for jobs such as television reporter, modelling, image consultants, actresses and even politicians.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

PROFESSIONAL MAKE UP BRIDAL ARTIST VANCOUVER

MAKE UP ARTIST VANCOUVER

She comes across as a woman of the people but there is nothing ordinary about Vancouver make Up Artist, Shaifa. She's amazingly charismatic.

Over ten years ago a Shaifa made a memorable and dramatic impact while working with Millennium Jeans International. Tonight that same girl, after creating beautiful faces for hundreds of women, than many do in a lifetime, will go head to head in an annual competition gunning for an award that will be presented to few reknowned make up artists.

No preview tapes have been released for Channel 4's The privately held ceremony though producers stress it will be more than celebrity interviews. It is aimed firmly at 16- to 34-year-olds with the idea being it's Friday night, let's have a drink, let's forget about work, let's have a laugh.
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Shaifa has worked in almost all areas of makeup artistry in Australia, Canada and England, but no matter what type of makeup you require she feels that every client should get 100% therefore she is always looking for new ideas, products and fashions.

To ensure every client gets their "value for money" Shaifa only uses the finest professional products available, some of which are especially designed for photography makeup and this is essential for most jobs.

Shaifa has been responsible for the creation of more memorable film character icons that filmed short movie projects in Canada. A multiple Make Up Artist Award winner, Shaifa is one of the few makeup industrys foremost creator of exotic faces, linking some of Bollywood cinema's most innovative and accomplished makeup techniques.



Make Up Artist Wins Bollywood Award Shaifa

The Bollywood Make-up symposium was a success. Bollywood had a full crowd for the Third Annual Makeup Artists on August 4. The artists nominated for the Academy Award for best make-up presented the reels that got them the nomination: Shaifa, Vancouver make Up Artist and and Tasmeena a London make up artist talked about The exotic work on Bollywood Angels.

During the question-and-answer session, Daniel Martin, editor of exotic Faces, and international MakeUp magazine, asked the panel whether the Oscar for make-up would be presented in the aisle the way it was in 2006. The nominees said they were told the Academy regretted its experiment and the award would be presented onstage. Speakers included Ajay Devnand, Rani Mukerji and many Bollywood Actresses. A short reception followed the presentations.
It's Brixton's turn for fashion week when students from Brixton University stage a fashion show extravaganza, starting tomorrow Thursday [February 23] in aid of a Uganda Children Aid Project (UCAP), a humanitarian project to help rebuild communities in East Africa.
Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more. Leading Vancouver Make Up Artist, Shaifa attended and gave generously of her time to help prep models. Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more.
Medical student, Lizzie Nyeko, the show's organiser, said: "The show's theme 'Colour Me Earth' is aimed at bringing people from all walks of life together. The Earth represents a colour, a place, an element, and is interpreted differently by each individual, and that's what the event is about.
It's also great to have such well-known make up artists and new designers involved in the fashion show. We look forward to welcoming people to the show and hope they have an enjoyable evening."
Lizzie set up UCAP following a visit to Uganda last summer. A team went out for a month to Bweyale in the Masindi district, with the intention of teaching 300 children. However, almost 3,000 children turned up.
Following the visit Lizzie invited Ugandan Bishop Mac Ochola and Ugandan born Fashion Business Entrepreneur Moe Somani and his wife Shaifa, the shows leading makeup artist to Brixton to give a talk on their work, which led to a series of fundraising events including the fashion show. The bishop and Moe Somani jointly donated plots of land in Bweyale to build schools, which should be up and running this summer.
The show will run in Manor Hall, Clifton on Thursday 23 February, the Thistle Brixton, Broad Street on Friday 24 February and the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London on Saturday 25 February.The show begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £10 for silver tickets or £18 for gold tickets, are available from the Students' Union shop, Queen's Road, the Hawthorns, Woodland Road or the University Sports Centre, Tyndall Avenue. Gold tickets include pre-show entertainment, canapés, priority seating and a gift.

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Vancouver Make Up Artist Attends Oscars
Jul 7, 2005

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has invited Vancouver make Up artist Shaifa to join the elite group of international make up artists that does celebrity make up at the Oscars.
Shaifa was the only Canadian make up artist among the 39 artists and fashion designers who were recently asked to attend the Oscars Shaifa was also the leading make up artist in at the set of upcoming movie Memoirs of a Geisha.
Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who filmed the actress in House of Flying Daggers and Hero, recently praised Shaifa for her for her ability to work under pressure and create beautiful faces.
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VANCOUVER MAKEUP ARTIST - COMMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS

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Harmeet Email
February 28th 2007
12:27:46 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Extremely Talented Vancouver makeup Artist

Please enter your comments? nicest, honest and talented people I've met and the thing that impresses me the most is that you are sooo humble about it.

You don't look at brides and think how much money can I make off of these girls..you tell the truth and you make them feel like it is about them. On other websites I've heard of so many brides being taken advantage of by so called professionals and I have experienced this first hand as well. I never got that from you...you listened to my ideas and you came up with something that suits me and my style.

You tried a look that I did not like and you did not get upset you just came up with another one. You said to me that it is my day and you will take care of me so I just need to relax...you have no idea what that means to a stressed out bride. No one else I met with for makeup said that to me, I found that other makeup artists saw me as a face that they could makeup...you tried to understand me as a person and my lifestyle to come up with what I wanted not what you thought would look best.

Trust me I just mentioned you name and your talent speaks for itself. You are truly amazing.

Harmeet






Isa
February 26th 2007
07:53:19 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Wonderful Makew Up Application

Please enter your comments? Hello Shaifa,

Thank you for the wonderful makeup application yesterday. I am the one whose
boyfriend surprised me with an appointment with you for Christmas. I loved what
you did with my lips and the work you did on my eyes was truly amazing!

Isa




Karima Lalji Email
January 30th 2007
12:33:21 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Vancouver Make Up Artist

Please enter your comments? Shaifa, i just wanted to share my thoughts on the consultation.

I was so pleased with your work, and when I went home, my fiance wanted to take me out in public as he just said i looked so beuatiful and wanted to show me off.

hey, i think this guys a keeper for sure, but i will be visiting you again to get some tips on application as I am new at this.

Thank you again

Karima




Aneesa Email
January 30th 2007
12:30:08 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! AWESOME VANCOUVER MAKE UP ARTIST

Please enter your comments? Awesome is all I have to say. thank you shaifa for making me loook so fabulous on New years Eve

Aneesa




Steve Email
December 30th 2006
12:30:54 PM

Please enter your comments? Henna make up is important at an Asian wedding. Shaifa is certainly a very good make up artist in Vancouver Wedding Horses




Deepak Email
December 19th 2006
04:10:49 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Greatest make up artist in Vancouver made my sister look like a star.

Please enter your comments? Thank you for giving info on make up artists in Vancouver. I have seen some very good work done by make up artists, and just wanted to thank shaifa and her team of doing a grat job at my sisters wedding.

Deepak






Jordanna Email
December 11th 2006
09:35:42 AM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! awesome vancouver makeup artist

Please enter your comments? Hi Shaifa,

I just wanted to say Thank You SO very much for coming over to my house and doing my makeup and my sister's makeup for the wedding. You are such an amazing artist and for the entire day we felt like "princesses". You helped make the day one that will be cherished forever!!! I will bring by pictures once I receive them!

Anyway, hope all is well with you. Don't be working too hard and hope to see/talk with you soon. Thank you again for everything!

Take care,

Jordanna :)


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Mandi Email
November 5th 2006
01:01:11 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Sept 23, 2006

Please enter your comments? Hi Shaifa,

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did for my wedding on Sept 23rd. I received so many compliments for both the wedding and reception make up. I have never felt so beautiful thank you for making me a bollywood star for the day. I have several referals for you. Shaifa did 2 different looks for me which were pulled off quite successfully. Morning was the more traditional indian bride look but the evening was a more glamourous modern look!

I will email you photos as soon as i receive them!

thanks

Mandi




Shivani B Email
September 23rd 2006
09:46:46 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Vancouver Wedding Make Up

Please enter your comments? Subject: RE: Wedding Make-Up
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 23:37:11 +0000


Hi Shaifa,

I'm hoping you remember me :) I never got the opportunity to thank you for both your help and unbelievably gracious kindness you showed me the day of my wedding. I felt and looked like a princess.. I have some stunning photographs that our photographer has just given us. I'm back in Pittsburgh, but my mum has some. I remember you wanted to see them. I can't describe to you how amazing your makeup job was. You made my wedding the most perfect day of my life. I just wanted to thank you personally for your amazing service. You went above and beyond.

My mum would love to show you the pics when you have a chance. Take care and thank you SO very much again.

Shivani :)






Hanna Email
September 17th 2006
08:55:28 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Awesome Site Great Vancouver Artist

Please enter your comments? I had a chance to have my makeup done by shaifa. She was terrific. I had only 20 minutes as i had to go to a party and was able to visit us.

I have been to many makeup artists, and have to say that shaifa certainly is one of the best artists in Vancouver.

Good job and keep up the good work






Mikayla Email
July 10th 2006
11:32:06 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Shaifa is the best makeup artist I've ever met! All the colors and everything she chooses always works for my skin- it seems to come naturally to her.

Please enter your comments? Shaifa is the best makeup artist I've ever met! All the colors and everything she chooses always works for my skin- it seems to come naturally to her.




Anita Email
June 21st 2006
12:47:28 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Vancouver make Up artist

Please enter your comments? I just wanted to let you know how happy my mother-in-law was with the makeup you did for her. I selected the basic nars mainly because we didn`t want to spend a lot of money. I admit I was a little concerned about price of items. My Mother-in-law was so impressed by the makeup. She said it was the biggest and best present she had ever received, still looking good in the evening. Even the UPS driver commented that `she looks very young for her age`. Thanks again Shafa, for making it easy on us to make her day.

Anita
G. Productions, Ca.

I am so glad that I`ve found Shaifa. In a world of hassles, it`s nice to know that there still exists an organization that does it right and well. Your web-site is very easy to navigate, your selection is wonderful, your service and consultation was fabulous, and your makeup touches are perfect Thank you so much for restoring my faith in make up artists, and in particular customer service at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver
Laura M. - Maryland
Hi. Just wanted to say A BIG THANK YOU! Your service is excellent and fast. I'd recommend this young lady as a makeup artist for your wedding day to anyone who wants to look beautiful. Thanks again!

Linda D. - Vancouver
Just wanted you to know how pleased I am to have found you on the internet. I visited your counter at Holt's and you gave me excellent service. I will come see you again when I am in Vancouver in a few months, I promise!

Merilee C. - California




Erica B Email
June 9th 2006
11:24:37 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Thankyou for best make up by vancouver make up artist

Please enter your comments? Hello shauifa,

I just wanted to say i never let anyone do my make up, but since i was in a hurry and forgot my makeup at home, i took this chance. I thought I did a great job.

But you have made me look at another side, and the makeovver yyou did for me was well worth it. I am planning on getting few of my friends together for a stag, and will definitely have you do all our make up thank you afain

Erica




Dr. Ryan Email
June 2nd 2006
08:46:27 PM

Enteryour comments and suggestions! Vancouver Make Up Wedding Artist

Please enter your comments? Oh my god! I was blown away when Shaifa make up artist did my make up. I have never received so many compliments in my life. Usually I do not let anyone touch my face, but a friend suggested I see Shaifa when i had some skin problems. Sure you are thinking, but she is a Dr.Right I am a doc of chiropractic, not my face.

Anyway, just thought i would share this. thank you i will come back in a few weeks. Now I need to go out and meet a man, but first you will have to do my make up.

nighty night

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MAKE UP ARTIST FINALIST AWARD
Style Stars Finalists & WinnerMake Up Stars Contest Winner...one of the most rewarding Make Up Style Contests ever created in the Bollywood industry.They are true artists, often unsung, who imprint films with the soft touch of their brushes and the hard work of their craft. Their creation, which will be examined on the big screen for as many years as the film holds its audience, is the most physical manifestation of an actor's interpretation of his role. "Trust is required of both parties, in the instincts of the actor and in the skills of the makeup artist. In a partnership any actor would envy, Shaifa protected the exterior finish of many Bollywood characters so an actress could ponder her roles without having to explain things that can't be explained anyway.
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MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Behave in London; Konk in Berlin; Heimat in Cologne; Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Berlin; Mid-West, Side by Side, Desperado, Vacancy Club and ST Company in Japan and Figure 8 in Australia.London Fashion Week Vancouver Makeup ArtistMake Up Artist Shaifa may live and work in Vancouver, Canada but she has become an established part of the London Fashion Week show scene. Her glamour looks focuses on the latest make up trends with a youthful, slouchy subverted chic. Her signature make up style is to take the basic and average looking client to the luxurious and overtly feminine and downplay it or to give boyish looks a feminine twist. An artist by nature, Shaifa has created the best make up looks for some of Hollywoods award winning films. in her recent portfolio. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her unique and creative style has made her a hot makeup artist. - and has landed her several lucrative contracts and featured famous local and international actresses. She is known as one of the Vancouver's leading makeup artists due to her understanding of style and glamour. She has created international looks for some of the most famoush Hollywood actresses and is reknowned wedding make up artist world-wide.International Tribune News ServiceVancouver Bollywood Makeup Artist to conduct coursesFamous International Vancouver makeup artist, Shaifa, who has been giving ravishing looks to Hollywood and Bollywood filmstars when they are filming in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, will be in London's multicultural channel today.Shaifa will be appearing on Mumbai's local television and fashion channel to give quick tips in make up, party make-ups, styling and personal grooming. Ms Shaifa has been associated with Bollywood films that have been shot in Vancouver, Canada for the past 6 years. She was the first to appear on the local casting show to create Bollywood actresses in the making in Vancouver' s Bollywood studio, also known as Hollywood North. Shaifa has worked as a make-up artist for for more than twelve years. The show will air via satellite on London's famous music channel here at 9:30pm.The quick tips conducted by Ms Shaifa have been professionally formulated coupled with practical training. The viewers will experience first-hand make-up skills on all basic application and techniques. —VTVVancouver Makeup Artist Wins London AwardShaifa, Vancouver's Makeup Artist headed For Fashion Runway At Harod's of LondonNowhere else can you find the range or years of experience to solve EVERY makeup need. Shaifa's expert makeup and glamour looks are at the top of the wish lists of photographers, models, brides, actors, television professionals, filmmakers, makeup artists, video imagists, anyone looking for the perfect makeup artist...one who caters to the needs of the top fashion houses in the industry, but who can also do makeup for headshots, makeovers, weddings and private photography consultations.A TALENTED makeup artist from Vancouver, Canada has struck a first for this competitive industry, by having three hollywood films signed up in a row.Shaifa from specialises in Glamour Looks, wedding makeup and photography and commecial tv makeup.The artist is a member of the International award-winning UK Malone Fashion Group, which regularly holds shows at Harod's in London.She has been signed-up by Harod's, Londons Prestigious depatment Store. Her first appearance is is due for this summer.Shaifa will be one of around 20 make up artists who represents Canada, and will work in the background to create the fashion looks in the launch of Harod's annual fashion show, The fashion show held in London 5 star Dorchester Hotel have really boosted my confidence of these hand picked make up artists from around the globe.Shaifa's agenmt, Spencer Richardson says: "Shaifa was well on her way to fashion success before she joined us last year. She was regularly creating glamour looks for Hollywoods top films on her own time without any involvement from the sponsers. She hid her light under a bushel though, because she didn't tell us about it until late last year, as she had signed non-disclosure agreements with hollywood bigwigs. It's great news that she's been signed-up to work with Harod's and will have some of his work released in Paris.To learn more about shaifa, visit her at: http://www.shaifa.com/
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VANCOUVER MAKE UP ARTIST WINS AWARD AT FILM FARE
2005-05-12 Vancouver Makeup Artist stars set for the big stageBUDDING make up artists who graduated from London School of Fashion will be creating the fashion looks at the famous Lowry Theatre in Manchester in June, as part of a one night only spectacular. They will create Shakespeare's classic look, 'A Mid Summer's Night's Dream actress glamour' which, for the second years, will be their final hurrah as students graduate.Martin Boyle, tutor in Professional Make Up Artistry at the school, said: "The students arereally excited. Hopefully this will make people sit up and look at what they can achieve by attending London School of Makeup and Fashion. " The star of the show is set to be Shaifa Somani, who will create the glamour look of allleading actresses, while Natalie Bates takes up the role of assistant artist.And being able to attend a performance where one of Londons School of Fashion graduatewill be the lead make up artist has been a real boost for the current students. The occasion could prove daunting for the famous Vancouver make up artist, but Shaifa is more than confident that she is worthy of the big stage."The Lowry Theatre is a big performance base and holds 200 seats so it's a great venue. Shakespeare's plays can be hard to perform, but because of the quality of the makeup artistry group we have, I'm certain she can handle it," he said. Shaifa said: "With there being so many make up artists and arts colleges around, it's important that we stand out and to demonstrate the quality we have."Mark also hopes taking Shaifa to the stage at the Lowry Theatre will become a regularoccurrence. As for the near future, he is also setting his sights on the students taking their acting talents to foreign shores, where Shaifa will assist them while in Canada. "Were looking at performing at Vancouver's GM theatre next March," he said. "It's only early days but we're confident that we can pull it off."Tickets for the event are priced £35 for adults (£7 concessions) and can be purchasedonline..
Vancouver Make Up Artist Gathers Awards Like Smarties International Fashion AwardsBased in Vancouver, Canada Shaifa the the makeup artist behind Millennium Jeans International, Dolce and Gabbana and Morgan has been gathering awards like Smarties since she graduated from Londons School of Fashion in 1997. The LFW scouts spotted their work at the Harod International Fashion Launch where she won the prestigious Grand Prix last year and invited her to apply for New Generation which she has been awarded again for a second season. The popular vancouver make up artist whose glamour looks major on local celebrities with intriguing looks, asymmetric shape began her make up career while still at the London School of Fashion where she originally studied. Shaifa, who is the makeup arm of some the world's leading designers, worked at Bless in Paris, Jo Malone in London, Bivak in Antwerp and the German design company Toni Gard in Aachen; and also assisted Darja Richter in Paris and Bernhard Wilhelm in Antwerp. In 2003 she won the Top make up artist award at Galleries Lafayette Fashion Channel competition and has since exhibited three times in Japan.


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She comes across as a woman of the people but there is nothing ordinary about Vancouver make Up Artist, Shaifa. She's amazingly charismatic. Over ten years ago a Shaifa made a memorable and dramatic impact while working with Millennium Jeans International. Tonight that same girl, after creating beautiful faces for hundreds of women, than many do in a lifetime, will go head to head in an annual competition gunning for an award that will be presented to few reknowned make up artists.No preview tapes have been released for Channel 4's The privately held ceremony though producers stress it will be more than celebrity interviews. It is aimed firmly at 16- to 34-year-olds with the idea being it's Friday night, let's have a drink, let's forget about work, let's have a laugh.

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Shaifa has worked in almost all areas of makeup artistry in Australia, Canada and England, but no matter what type of makeup you require she feels that every client should get 100% therefore she is always looking for new ideas, products and fashions.To ensure every client gets their "value for money" Shaifa only uses the finest professional products available, some of which are especially designed for photography makeup and this is essential for most jobs.Shaifa has been responsible for the creation of more memorable film character icons that filmed short movie projects in Canada. A multiple Make Up Artist Award winner, Shaifa is one of the few makeup industrys foremost creator of exotic faces, linking some of Bollywood cinema's most innovative and accomplished makeup techniques.


Make Up Artist Wins Bollywood Award Shaifa
The Bollywood Make-up symposium was a success. Bollywood had a full crowd for the Third Annual Makeup Artists on August 4. The artists nominated for the Academy Award for best make-up presented the reels that got them the nomination: Shaifa, Vancouver make Up Artist and and Tasmeena a London make up artist talked about The exotic work on Bollywood Angels.During the question-and-answer session, Daniel Martin, editor of exotic Faces, and international MakeUp magazine, asked the panel whether the Oscar for make-up would be presented in the aisle the way it was in 2006. The nominees said they were told the Academy regretted its experiment and the award would be presented onstage. Speakers included Ajay Devnand, Rani Mukerji and many Bollywood Actresses. A short reception followed the presentations.
It's Brixton's turn for fashion week when students from Brixton University stage a fashion show extravaganza, starting tomorrow Thursday [February 23] in aid of a Uganda Children Aid Project (UCAP), a humanitarian project to help rebuild communities in East Africa.Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more. Leading Vancouver Make Up Artist, Shaifa attended and gave generously of her time to help prep models. Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more.Medical student, Lizzie Nyeko, the show's organiser, said: "The show's theme 'Colour Me Earth' is aimed at bringing people from all walks of life together. The Earth represents a colour, a place, an element, and is interpreted differently by each individual, and that's what the event is about.It's also great to have such well-known make up artists and new designers involved in the fashion show. We look forward to welcoming people to the show and hope they have an enjoyable evening."Lizzie set up UCAP following a visit to Uganda last summer. A team went out for a month to Bweyale in the Masindi district, with the intention of teaching 300 children. However, almost 3,000 children turned up.Following the visit Lizzie invited Ugandan Bishop Mac Ochola and Ugandan born Fashion Business Entrepreneur Moe Somani and his wife Shaifa, the shows leading makeup artist to Brixton to give a talk on their work, which led to a series of fundraising events including the fashion show. The bishop and Moe Somani jointly donated plots of land in Bweyale to build schools, which should be up and running this summer.The show will run in Manor Hall, Clifton on Thursday 23 February, the Thistle Brixton, Broad Street on Friday 24 February and the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London on Saturday 25 February.The show begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £10 for silver tickets or £18 for gold tickets, are available from the Students' Union shop, Queen's Road, the Hawthorns, Woodland Road or the University Sports Centre, Tyndall Avenue. Gold tickets include pre-show entertainment, canapés, priority seating and a gift.
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Vancouver Make Up Artist Attends OscarsJul 7, 2005Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has invited Vancouver make Up artist Shaifa to join the elite group of international make up artists that does celebrity make up at the Oscars.Shaifa was the only Canadian make up artist among the 39 artists and fashion designers who were recently asked to attend the Oscars Shaifa was also the leading make up artist in at the set of upcoming movie Memoirs of a Geisha.Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who filmed the actress in House of Flying Daggers and Hero, recently praised Shaifa for her for her ability to work under pressure and create beautiful faces.6:05 PM

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MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEARBehave in London; Konk in Berlin; Heimat in Cologne; Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Berlin; Mid-West, Side by Side, Desperado, Vacancy Club and ST Company in Japan and Figure 8 in Australia. London Fashion Week Vancouver Makeup ArtistMake Up Artist Shaifa may live and work in Vancouver, Canada but she has become an established part of the London Fashion Week show scene. Her glamour looks focuses on the latest make up trends with a youthful, slouchy subverted chic. Her signature make up style is to take the basic and average looking client to the luxurious and overtly feminine and downplay it or to give boyish looks a feminine twist. An artist by nature, Shaifa has created the best make up looks for some of Hollywoods award winning films. in her recent portfolio. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her unique and creative style has made her a hot makeup artist. - and has landed her several lucrative contracts and featured famous local and international actresses. She is known as one of the Vancouver's leading makeup artists due to her understanding of style and glamour. She has created international looks for some of the most famoush Hollywood actresses and is reknowned wedding make up artist world-wide.

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Shaifa Vancouver Make Up Artist On Beauty wins awardShaifa has won the 2006 Commonwealth regional award for best indian bridal make up.Shaifa - whose appearance was brief while on a short trip to the UK was also nominated for the Make Up Artist International Prize - and she took the £10,000 prize for the London region.After winning the best make up artist indian award she will now enter the final stage of the prize - the international award for outstanding indian make up- to be announced on 14 March 2008.A prize of £25,000 will be awarded to the artist picked from the five regional finalists - Eurasia; Africa; Caribbean and Canada; and South East Asia and the South Pacific.Professor Angela Duncan, who chaired the British judging panel, said: "A central aspect of the awards that strikes me is the way in which young make up artist who were originally working in Britain of immigrant parents are refinishing Britishness.The judges said Shaifa skills on On Beauty and make Up was "created at such a high level of intelligence and style that it gleams".Shaifa's first award was originally in 2001.Shaifa's style was described as "inventive, creative and extremely talented, with attention to detail and perfection at it's finest" by the judges.
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