Mariyam Riyaz Nadia
Make-up Director, Dessange India
Mariyam Riyaz Nadia is the Make-up Director at French Salon and Spa, Dessange Paris. Since an early age Mariyam was passionate about by the beauty industry which led her to pursue a degree at London College of Makeup. With years of training under some of the most formidable names in the industry Mariyam today is one of the most sought after make-up artists in the city.
She believes that make-up is a way to enhance one’s features and stays true to that while working with clients. She constantly experiments with make-up techniques and looks to create visually stunning results. As Make-up Director at Dessange, Mariyam works with a clientele that includes celebrities such as Priya Kataria Puri, Deanne Pandey, Georgia Andriani, Pooja Anshul among others.
She has been instrumental in bringing to life the artistic vision of several fashion designers. In addition, she is well-known for her bridal make-up and has associated with several leading fashion magazines in the country for various shoots. As she is experimental with her style, she is also known for her special effects make-up. Mariyam has also had the opportunity to style Cherie Blair, the wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, during their visit in India for a grand wedding.
While her travels and observations of people play a pivotal role in her work, she has been inspired by idols such as Mario Dedivanovic and Kim Kardashian who have set new standards in the beauty industry.