We had the good fortune of connecting with Pooja Mehta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pooja, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
A creative or artistic career was a natural progression of what i love doing. From my childhood, i have been into arts and creative work and had lots of encouragements from my family and friends. As i was nearing completion of my undergraduate degree in English major, i also enrolled myself in a Interior designer diploma and started my professional journey as an Interior designer. When i moved to United states, decided to extend my creative goals by doing a course for Make Up Artist and its been a very satisfyingly and humbled journey over the last 10 years or so. Each make up requirement in unique and has its specifics, and that is the challenge that keeps me going. Recently during the Covid times, i decided to certify myself with the challenge of being a real estate agent and now look forward to bringing artistic or creative twist as a real estate agent as well……….. Don’t think Jobs are for me and i like to me my own boss when it comes to my profession 🙂
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a professional and Certified Makeup Artist , Hairstylist for over 7 years now. My company Makeup and Hair by Pooja – LLC is a Frisco TX based company specializing in Weddings, Special Occasions, Fashion & Editorials. My home-based studio is conveniently located in Frisco- TX and I do provide onsite services at your location for ease & convenience as well. I understand that each make up need and ask is different and that is where my Versatility brings me apart from other Artist’s in the industry. I am well versed and trained with both Airbrush and Traditional Makeup applications. So irrespective of the event being Bridal, Fashion, Glamor, Editorials and Special Occasions, I transition my experience and expertise to bring out the best look in you. I am known for doing Simple makeup applications, specially for people who think Less is More, they love my services a lot. I bring in a lot of passion in my work which is fueled by my desire to help a woman’s inner beauty shine on the outside. Enhanced beauty is my ultimate goal in makeup application. ONE should look and feel like themselves! Throughout my career, I have been rewarded by the confidence a woman exudes after her makeover. My eyes light up still today when I transform someone and they thank me for making them look beautiful. As we all know, nothing comes easy in today’s world, and I also felt that I was starting over & over again, as whenever one pursues a new career line, it comes with its share of UPS and Downs and my journey has been no different. I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious. a slow walker, and try to be on the right path. And now, with over 7 Years of Experience, I am one of the fastest growing MUAH in Dallas and in a short period of time apart from the Bollywood & Tollywood celebrities my work has also been featured in the newest commercial on NBC for The Angels Foundation along with being introduced as one of the Makeup Artist on B4u for Fashion Pakistan in NYC. I am now a published makeup artist & many readers read my makeup tips & articles in magazines such as Toppick media & BGN. I honestly never knew that my Art would make me meet such beautiful personalities and celebrities. I truly enjoy my profession as a MUAH. I love dolling up my gorgeous Brides & simply love to take pictures with them, as for me they are not less than celebrities. To keep my creativity and inner desire to keep doing challenging work, I also started as a Real Estate Agent – in the DFW market. Now i look forward to creatively work for my new brides & get them their dream homes.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well Yipee to good times and catching up with the bestie………..I will have her stay with me for the whole trip and make her feel at home during her trip……………. to show her the dallas spirit, i will plan to take her to the stockyards , show her the fort worth area and the history along with a few evenings in uptown dallas and throwing a social night for her by inviting my Dallas friends… I live in frisco , that means eating out at the Star, Shops at Legacy also taking her to a few of my Indian favorites like Red hot chilli pepper and Desi Ginger. Lastly Dallas is a big Cowboys team, so if the NFL is on— i am sure we will end up for a trip to cowboys stadium
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well my shoutout will be as follows – God- for all the blessings and love – my beautiful Family – My Mom Ranu Mehta, My Daughter Shannia & Hubby Rohit for always Being by my side 🙂 & my Amazing Friends- for all the love and support spread between India and United States.
Main & celebrity pics – Vishal Gandhi Photography Model pics – Cesar Guzman Photo Pooja Pics – Cesar Guzman & Samy Pachigalla