Chaliya Professional Makeup Artist Founder and Creative Director of
Academy Of Makeup Artistry
Chaliya’s career in the industry started 15 years ago when she attended 3 years in college, graduating with a Level 3 National Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Hair and Media Make up.
Chaliya’s passion for beauty started at a very young age, her Mum would always give her lipsticks and mascaras when they were about to run out to play around with!
Her career started by working in luxury spas as a beauty therapist, nail and eyelash technician.
Always wanting to learn more, a few years later she went back to college and attended a Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup.
That was it Special Effects makeup had won her over...transforming someone into something their really not was soooo much fun.
Makeup is a true art!
She researched some of the best special effects makeup schools globally to gain more experience, and was very soon on next plane to Brisbane, Australia, to attend..
The Australian Academy Of Cinemagraphic Makeup’s intensive training, departing with a Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup.
Chaliya received a call while in Australia from M.A.C Cosmetics Dubai offering her a makeup artist position. With all her family living in Dubai she jumped at the opportunity and spent her time learning and developing her skills in beauty and creative makeup, with experience in all ethnicities.
She was then offered a position with M.A.C in the famous Harrods in London.
After three amazing years in M.A.C Chaliya went back to Dubai and took up a role at The Lipstick Makeup Institute as Head Makeup Artist and Educator, training a wide variety of courses and working on Fashion Shows such as Arab Fashion Week, Versace and Valentino.
She then went solo and started her own private makeup lessons working on regular shoots and applying makeup for celebrities, social media bloggers and fashion influencers.
Chaliya's work has been showcased in local Newspapers and Magazine covers and was also announced a finalist at the 2018 GCC Professional Beauty Awards!
Chaliya is a very versatile artist that can transform anyone into anything from full glam makeup to a flesh eating zombie.
Having built up her own client database over a number of years, Chaliya's passion and natural talent has enabled her to establish her own business and is now living her dream job and is now the proud owner of
Chaliya’s Online Academy of Makeup Artistry!
'Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in you life'