Who is your alter ego?
Women love makeup. We all love to deck up in style, don’t we? For some it might be a full one with cleanser, toner, moisturiser, foundation, kohl, eye-liner, lipstick, mascara, etc.; while for some it is only thick kohl or maybe a lip gloss. Minimalist or over-the-top, makeup is a must for (most) women. Looking good comes naturally to us. Makeup might be used to stand out, accentuate ones features, and of course to look beautiful, but have you ever wondered that it can be used to hide ones face too? That it can make you look like a totally different person?
I find this really interesting. I want to be a different person with makeup. I want my face to be painted. I want to express myself with face/body paint. I know someone who is not only great at this art but also beautifies thousands of women the way they want – to stand out or to hide away and expose their alter ego. Yes, alter egos are beautiful too. Aanal Patel is your go-to person if you want to bring out that alter ego.
I know Aanal since childhood as we grew up in the same neighbourhood. I remember her well as she had boy cut hair; now she owns a saloon! She has long hair nowadays and beautifies women at her saloon in Ahmedabad. Orange The Salon is one of its kinds as it also offers face/body paint for portfolios along with the usual services offered at saloons. Aanal is in this field since 14 years. She practised with her mom in the USA for two years and now she has her own saloon since 6 years. Aanal says, “Face/body painting or makeup is an art. It is not just about looking beautiful but also expressing oneself.” True that!
Here are a few faces that she has painted:
|Wondering how she did this... I want to get this done too!|
|Texture on the face|
|Great makeup with amazing expressions|
|Want to be a modern bride?|
|Horror is imagination|
|Love for the wildlife|
|She has named it 'Caged by society' - great work!|
Aanal is also asked to judge fashion events due to her vast experience in styling and beauty. Though she loves to conceptualize photo shoots and portfolios for which she takes care of styling, designing, makeup and hairstyle, her forte is makeup.
|That's the woman with the magic makeup kit|
She takes bridal makeup and styling orders too; to see those pictures please have a look at her Instagram profie: https://instagram.com/aanalsavaliya/
Introducing a new quiz related to the blog...
Who is your alter ego and why?
So that's your question. Please send your answers in the comments below or you can even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is valid only in Ahmedabad.
Please send your answers by Monday, i.e. 12th of October, 2015.
The best answer would be published on this blog post and also on my social media pages.
The best answer would also get a voucher from Orange The Salon. You will get INR 1000/- off on any service at the saloon.
P.S. Orange The Salon is a women’s saloon, but men are welcome to send their answers too. You can (will have to) gift it to your wives or girlfriends or sisters or mothers :P