What they say
Nina Ubhi is a renowned Dubai based International Make Up Artist and entrepreneur. Also known for creating countless flawless looks for the UK’s leading publications Asiana Magazine and Asian Bride Magazine with numerous covers to her Portfolio.
Nina generously shares her knowledge, expertise and experience as a Beauty Columnist with a huge portfolio of Beauty Articles published in various magazines. Most known for her role as Beauty Editor for Asian Woman Magazine and Asian Bride Magazine she was first choice for stars such as Laila Rouass, Priya Kalidas, Nina Wadia, Amy Jackson among others.
An accomplished Make Up Artist and Eyebrow Expert within her field and known for her perfection and symmetry, Nina’s immaculate work speaks for itself. Her passion, commitment and dedication to the industry is evidenced in her unique style which is clearly distinctive throughout her vast portfolio. Her signature lies in her amazing ability to blend with perfection to a seamless beauty, an art that clearly sets her apart from the competition.
Her work is characterised by a fearless use of colour and precise application. She is brave and highly versatile, one day producing the perfect nude face, a seamless blend of flattering beige and biscuit tones; the next with an array of vibrant shades. Nina’s love for her profession is endless, never settling for anything less than mere perfection, irrespective of the time and effort required to achieve this.
Nina’s ambitious nature has lead to her brand branching out in numerous sectors within the Beauty industry. Nina’s business in the UK is one of the leading Hair & Make Up training institutes around. The ‘Nina Ubhi Beauty & Hair Institute’ is at the forefront of the Asian Beauty industry. She has developed her own creative management agency in the UK with over 40 Artists nationwide available for all types of hair and make up bookings and each artist has been exclusively taught by and hand selected by her.
What I say
Ever since I was a little girl I remember being obsessed with Make Up. I used to look up to the glamorous supermodels in magazines and think ‘I want to be part of this’. The supermodels I’m talking about are the iconic ones, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Tyra Banks. It always seemed like an industry I’d never have access to, like it was so glamorous only the rich and famous were allowed in. I’ve worked so hard to establish my brand and career and theres still so much I hope to achieve. I love teaching people, I love knowing I’ve helped broaden someones knowledge or outlook in this industry.
I’m married to the man of my dreams, my soul mate and my best friend, Bobby. He’s my partner in business as well as life and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. We live in Dubai, very close to the beach. I have the most amazing family I could ever ask for. No matter what happens in life, they have never turned their back on me and we all actually enjoy spending time with one another. As much as this sounds like the perfect life, I’ve had my fair share of nightmares prior to being happy and content. But, I’m a strong believer in positive vibes and that’s what I prefer to focus on. I love wholesome food, cooking, baking and eating out. I’m the person who bakes or cooks then forces friends and family to eat it. I get satisfaction from feeding people and knowing they’ve enjoyed the food. I love cakes, in particular Magnolia Bakery Chocolate cake. They make the most delicious frosting.
I love shoes and bags…I have way more than I actually need. I think Christian Louboutin are the most painful heels I have ever worn but I still can’t stop buying them. Chanel are probably the least painful heels I own. I think Prada and Louis Vuitton have created the most comfortable flat shoes ever. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way heels will become more comfortable is if I’m carrying less weight and that’s a whole different topic.
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