Forbes:  Brains for Beauty: How Nav Brar is leading the change
June 28, 2022

Brains for Beauty: How Nav Brar is leading the change


She is known for customizing looks for each and every bride with her flawless makeup techniques

From always being fascinated by brushes and makeup products and how it can enhance someone’s beauty, one of Punjab’s leading make-up artists Nav Brar was inclined towards the field from the beginning. While she was doing LLM from University of Bristol, UK, she started working as a part-time makeup artist in London. This stint made her crystal clear about the path she should choose in her life.

After a masters in law degree, when she returned to India, she started her Instagram page to share pictures of friends and relatives whom she had dolled up for various occasions. From bridal to party and subtle makeup looks; she tried every other look that would grab eyeballs. In a matter of few days of posting these pictures, Nav started receiving calls of young brides who wanted to get their wedding make up done from her.

Since then, Nav has worked both nationally and internationally and there has been no looking back. “Besides India, most of my brides are from countries such as Canada, US, Australia and the UK. It is quite overwhelming to receive calls when brides want to book their wedding date according to my availability. Wedding day is the most special day in anyone’s life. Everybody wants to look their best. Therefore, if they trust your art, they are completely convinced to wait for you. Most of my international brides block my calendar 9 to 10 months in advance.”

The bridal look has undergone an overhaul. New-age make-up artists like Nav are the reason behind it. Ever since she started working in Punjab, she focused on the natural and contemporary looks in tune with the trend. She amps up the glam quotient of brides on their big day. “My work is all about balance and subtleness. In fact, taste of young brides is also growing towards natural makeup. Therefore, all my services such as air brush bridal make-up, pre bridal make-up, HD Make-up, party make-up, hair styling etc follow latest international trends,” says Nav, who has been featured as a makeup & beauty expert on the cover of reputable magazines.

She is known for customizing looks for each and every bride: A different makeup style each time to enhance the bride’s features. Along with her flawless makeup techniques, it is the special treatment given to the clients that makes her pretty popular. Once a bride chooses her, Nav makes sure that she holds multiple prep sessions with the bride.