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Asian Bridal Makeup and Bridal Hairstyles by Sahida Sardar

The "Maestro" herself demonstrates her skills and sublime artistry in creating beautiful vintage style hairstyles and exquisite makeup perfection.

Z Bridal Studio on BBC TV

This is the memorable TV appearance on Bradford-City of Dreams' on BBC TV in 2013.

So many were moved and inspired by Sahida's experience and her rise to success. So many women's lives are enhanced by Sahida's creation of Z Bridal Studio and this TV show brought that to the masses. We watch it again and again for enjoyment and inspiration. We share it here for your viewing pleasure too.

5 Minutes with the "Maestro" Sahida at Z Bridal Studio

We're delighted to share this blog interview with Sahida by Hinnah at Hinnah's Beauty Blog. Check the link at the end of the interview to visit Hinnah's Beauty Bites.

You can understand my excitement when "Makeup Maestro" Sahida Sardar from Z Bridal Studio agreed to let me interview her for a short piece on my blog. I have been really trying to get back onto 'Blogsphere' after having my two children lately and when you manage to get hold of a top makeup artist and trainer for a few minutes of their time, it is certainly a moment to be proud of.

If you follow Z Bridal (formerly known as Zara's Bridal Studio) based in the heart of Bradford closely, you will know that they are one of the largest training academies in the UK with seven branches situated across the North, with plans for more bracnches reportedly opening across the UK.

Meet the "Maestro", the woman behind it all, Sahida Sardar, mother of three who juggles it all and who has created a big name and reputation for herself and her brand. She now has a huge fan base following her with the recent launch of the Z Bridal App, a trip to Pakistan to do what she does best as well as being filmed for BBC2,'s 'Bradford City of Dreams' documentary which recently aired. For those of you that watched the programme, you would have seen the inspirational story behind it all.

That's all from me. In Sahida's words, "Say no more". Read on below to get a few minutes insight into the Maestro's world.

Hinnah: When did you decide you wanted to be a Makeup Maestro?

Sahida: I always wanted to be a makeup artist during my teens.

Where did the name Zara's or Z Bridal stem from?

Zara is my middle daughter's name. I have three daughters and her name Zara was very appealing, so I decided to name it after her.

(My daughter's name is Zara too! :-))

If you were not doing what you are, what would you have done instead?

I would have been continuing in my existing job as a Housing Officer. Although I would have loved to have continued where I left when I joined the West Yorkshire Police Force when I turned 20, but for family reasons I had to leave shortly after I joined to pursue an acceptable career in an office.

Describe your training experience with Jawaad Ashraf.

Amazing and excellent training delivered by the Makeup Guru, learned tremendous amounts and continue to do masterclasses with him every year.

Describe a typical day's work for you.

In short, doing bridal makeup, rushing from one house to another and trying to make sure everything runs smoothly and is organised and executed well.

Would you ever launch a makeup range?

Defo! Something I have been thinking about, including designing my own tailor-made makeup trolley.

Ooooh, we just can't wait!

Where do you see yourself if five years time?

Inshallah, INSHALLAH, definitely in Britain's 100 RICH LIST!

How do you juggle family life and work?

It's hard....trying to balance everything is chaotic at times. Organising and prioritising is very important.

Any tips for aspiring MUA's?

Follow your dream, don't hold back and don't be scared. What's going to be will be!

What's your most favourite part about making up people?

Love it when the whole look comes together. Amazing feeling and job satisfaction.

Three holy grail items you can't live without?

My concealer, eyeliner and lippy!

How has Z Bridal impacted you as a person?

It has made me stronger and more positive. I enjoy life and love my job so much. I look forward to new challenges and I'm always embracing change.

How do you unwind after a hard day's work?

I never unwind! There's a DVD player running in my head. There's no pause button on it! LOL! I do find time to unwind with my family but can never fully unwind!

Just wanted to thank Sahida for taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule and answering the above for me. It was definitely an interesting read.

Until next time, Au Revoir!

Hinnah xx

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A New Year's Message from Sahida

I'd just like to wish all staff, colleagues, partners, graduates, trainees, clients and friends (past present and future) a most happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. This last year has been challenging, hectic, exciting, fulfilling and most of all rewarding for me and the Z Bridal Studio team. Most of all rewarding, because it's been such a pleasure to know that so many have graduated from our training courses feeling confident and empowered with new knowledge and skills and the ability to enjoy a dream career as a makeup artist.

I believe every woman deserves to lead a beautiful, happy and successful life. I created Zara's Bridal Studio to help make that a reality. To help even more women in 2014 and beyond, I have new courses and projects in development that will amaze you and that will open the door to even more opportunities. So, keep in touch and don't miss out.

I'm so grateful for all your support and kind words and encouragement. I receive such wonderful, positive feedback both privately and publicly and it lets me know it is so worthwhile to work so hard to make all this happen.

Every so often, it seems someone likes to post criticism and hateful comments online. To those that do so, I lay down a challenge - create something better and serve more women than I do! A wise person once said, "Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do."

It takes dedication, commitment, desire, knowledge, skills and real guts to succeed. And it requires a genuine desire and willingness to do your very best to help others get what they want. That is, and always will be, my legacy. What will be yours? Criticising and hating? Or being a success and helping others It's your choice

For those who choose success, stay in touch with Z Bridal Studio. Choose a positive attitude every day. Your attitude determines your altitude. I'm going higher and higher and I want you to come with me.

So, once again, my very best wishes to you for a very, very happy and prosperous New Year

Let's have our best year ever in 2014!


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