Kashmir’s makeup artist makes it to International Book of Records

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A youth from Budgam district of Kashmir has made it to the International Book of Records for doing the fastest Indian bridal makeup.

Younis Ahmad Sheikh (22) known by the name Afnan, a resident of Bugam district area in Chadoora hamlet of Budgam district has created a record for making Indian bridal makeup in less than 9 minutes.

Younis said that he was interested in calligraphy since childhood which later turned to designing and make up art as well.

“Despite facing taunts from the society as makeup artists being a female dominant area, I continued my passion and joined training programmes online,” he said.

Younis first used to do make-up of his customers at his residence as he wasn’t in a position to start his saloon due to financial issues.

“As my mother left this world in my childhood and father was old and not in a position to earn anything. After struggling hard, somehow I managed to start a saloon at my own village and slowly society has started becoming supportive as well,” he said.

After starting a salon titled YAS professional beauty salon, the number of customers started increasing and currently three girls are working as helpers at his salon.

“Three girls have got a job at my salon as currently makeup is available for ladies only but I am planning to start making up for male folk as well,” Younis said.

He said that earning livelihood for himself and providing jobs to others is a big achievement at a time when youth are getting involved in anti-social activities.

Younis claims that he had first made it to the Indian Book of Records followed by the Asia Book of Records and now in the International Book of Records.

He made to International Book of Records by breaking the previous record of Indian bridal make up of Assam girl in 13 minutes 46 seconds to just 8 minutes and 58 seconds.

He said that people shouldn’t be judgemental as every art is a gift of Allah and everyone must respect it.

“Many people don’t show thier talent just out of the fear that how society will react to it but if there are equal rights then men can go in the field of women and vice versa,” he said. (KNO)

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