Backed with years of experience....
I am Bal, the the Senior Make-Up Artist and Hair Designer at Silk Powder
Since I was a young girl, I always had an artistic flair and a passion to help things 'look pretty'. I grew up in England and moved over to Canada when I got married. As the years went on, I decided to embark on a make-up course and pursue my artistic nature.
I took course after course in different parts of the world and developed a sense of belief that I could help people. My experience includes working as a skin camouflagist for the Red Cross and a lot Catwalk, Magazine and Television work.
I eventually moved back to England and set up my own mobile Make-Up, Hair & Beauty company. I started building up a portfolio of clients and business was going really good. I made the all important move to carry on the business in a little shop on Narborough Road in Leicester. I remember the everlasting task of deciding on a company name - but then out of the blue, my brother in law came up with 'Silk Powder'. It was perfect! I am very much a family kind of person and love having everyone involved. My kids even helped to chose the font of my new company name.
Silk Powder was doing really well and after a period of time, we made the decision to move to the gorgeous Stoneygate Shopping Centre of Leicester. It just complemented the type of company I ran as many of the shops were niche, independent and family run.The business was doing really well and we ended up moving across the road to a double fronted shop so that we could expand our services to include beauty therapy and teaching facilities.
I love to pass on my skills to others and this is the reason I developed the Silk Powder Training School. The company can now offer VTCT accredited courses in Make-Up, Hair and Beauty - a lifelong dream of mine!
I am fortunate enough to have a wealth of experience to include dealing with celebrity faces, television work, magazine work. People often ask me what my favourite part of the job is - my answer is always 'making people smile'.
I hope to see you soon - Bal Gill
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