60 SECONDS WITH.....MUA NASHEILA

“I’ve not really seen many hair and makeup adverts on a car. Everyone’s on social media, in magazines or have business cards. Driving around or having your car parked is a great way to get people to notice your business.”

Nasheila, freelance hair and makeup artist, has built an impressive career and describes how the most rewarding part is people starting to recognise and appreciate her and her work. Most notably, getting approached to appear on Sky’s Asian television channel ‘BritAsia TV’ for an interview and a live demo. The hair and makeup artist has also worked on a range of photoshoots for an Asian wedding magazine, gaining experience with a variety of models, brands and concepts.

Having spotted her branded car parked near London Bridge (her advertising approach works!), Freelancer Club caught up with Nasheila to give her a quick-fire grilling to see what she’s made of.  

 

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Name?

Nasheila.

Occupation?

Self-employed freelance hair and makeup artist.

City you live in?

London.

How long have you been a freelancer?

Since 2012, so 6 years.

Biggest motivation to get up in the morning?

My kids. I have two children.

What is the last thing you do before going to bed?

I actually go on my phone.

Favourite Makeup Artist?

Huda Beauty.

The biggest moment in your career so far?

Being on television.

Your car is covered in your branding. Discuss.

My husband suggested it and he’s the one that did it for me.

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be an Air Hostess.

Longest day you’ve worked?

Probably about 9 hours.

Most interesting client you’ve had to date?

Well, all of my clients are interesting, just in different ways because they’re all from different backgrounds, they all have different skin tones. I deal with different clients on a day to day basis.

What are you the most grateful for?

My children.

What word best defines you?

Creative.

What do you do the most in your spare time?

Cook and clean!

Have you ticked anything off of your bucket list so far in life?

Yes.

What was it?

Travel.

Anywhere in particular?

Dubai.

If you had 15 minutes of fame, what would you do with it?

I think I’d make the world a better place by helping people in poverty.

Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?

Well, I’ve met Huda Beauty.

Favourite place in the UK?

I would say Kew Gardens, Knightsbridge, Tower Bridge and The Shard.

Skiing or surfing?

Skiing.

Coffee or tea?

Tea.

What skill have you always wanted to learn?

I would love to learn how to swim confidently without drowning!

Favourite place to work in London?

There’s a studio in Brentwood I have done a few shoots at, but it’s actually a huge house where the shoots take place.

Best country to work in?

Dubai.

Best thing about being a freelancer?

The flexibility of working around my children.

Worst thing?

Probably when I have spare time and I don’t know what to do with it.

Piece of kit or equipment you can’t live without?

My Morphe makeup brushes.

Favourite App for your business?

Instagram.

Best piece of advice you’ve received?

To follow your passion.

And the worst?

You won’t be able to do it.

Any regrets becoming a freelancer?

No.

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