Saima Yousuf is a true artist at her core. She loves art in all forms, and creativity flows through her veins. Since childhood, Saima had a fascination with makeup and color. So she followed her heart, and graduated with Honors from The College of NJ with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduating, she transferred her knowledge and expertise of color and painting to the Fashion, Bridal, TV & Film Industry. For the past 15 years, she has worked for various cosmetic lines, freelanced for photographers, brides, models, and TV/Film/Video production companies. Saima takes great pride in each project she is a part of, and especially loves to work on special effects/fantasy make up. To her, every face is like a canvas, and the end result is always a work of fine art.
Saima also creates concepts for original costumes and full body art for any film, video projects. She can draw detailed renderings for the most elaborate ideas as well as make the actual costumes, full of details with jems, feathers, or any other accessories. Check out one of her favorite music video productions, in which she designed the four avataars based on Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGOS9shBYjo
Furthermore, Saima is continuously evolving, always on the forefront of the latest products and hottest trends in color & application. Her diverse freelance career has allowed her to broaden her skill set in many areas of the beauty industry. Thanks to all the wonderful actors, brides, models, and on-air talent that Saima has worked with over the years, she has the refined ability to suite any look that her clients may desire - natural, glamorous, or dramatic.
We have been in the industry since 1999.