Bengaluru-based ZIBA, Zara’s International Beauty Academy, is dedicated to empowering and moulding women into confident careers. Conceptualised by celebrity make-up artist, Zara Syed, ZIBA opened its doors to students 12 years ago in Mumbai and later moved to her home town of Bangalore.
Syed’s purpose stands true as she says, “I make women feel confident, especially who have not managed to finish their education. I try to put them on a platform where they feel that they have not missed out anything in life. I also want to provide them with some back up to help them stand on their own feet.”
Apart from imparting the latest in global trends, Syed makes it a point to upgrade the skills of her faculty who come with a minimum of eight years of experience. ZIBA provides students with hands on experience as well as opportunities to work at professional or commercial photoshoot assignments. She adds, “I have travelled around the globe and attended a lot of seminars, worked under many professionals for shoots and still look forward to learning more and teaching more to my students.” The institute also offers flexible timings for students who come in-between their jobs. Through the years, several students who have proven dedication and improvised skill levels have been retained at the academy to join the faculty.
ZIBA offers courses in three levels. The first level covers a basic course of one week duration on self grooming. During this course, students cover a thorough understanding of hair and skin care as well as the use of different kinds of skin and hair cream products. Basic level also covers hairstyling and blow drying. The mid level course is two weeks in duration where students get hands-on training in hairstyling and in-depth knowledge on make-up. The third is a complete pro course that enables a student to graduate to a professional make-up artist. Here, students will have hands on training in working along with the faculty during photoshoots as well as films. The pro course is of one month duration where students get more involved in the transformation of a model which includes sculpting, creating different kinds of looks and challenging skills in managing different hair styles. Towards the end of the course, students are trained in a portfolio activity where they create their own looks on a model followed by a professional in-house photo shoot.
Students go through a strict interview before the enrolment process where they are evaluated on their passion and dedication for taking
up this career.
Rs 25,000 to 1,25,000
Owner: Zara Syed
Address: #18/4, Saleh Centre, Before Sigma Mall, Cunningham
Road, Bengaluru – 560052.
Phone: +91 8884166888 / 080 65687414
Email: zarasbeautyacademy@ gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook.com/ zaramakeovers