For the third time in a row, team Nabila is backstage at the IIFA ceremony as its official hair and makeup partner. The crew of makeup and hair maestros from NABILA Salon, ZERO Makeup and N Gents are being led by the powerhouse and the woman behind it all, Nabila Maqsood herself. The creatives are set to lend their skills to some of Bollywood’s biggest personalities.
The IIFA awards taking place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi are considered to be the ‘Bollywood Oscars’. So far, Nabila has been spotted rubbing shoulders with a number of B-town bigwigs, including Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Nora Fatehi, others.
NABILA Salon also took to Instagram to share a video from the IIFA press conference, where she was called on stage to receive the IIFA shield in honour of her services to the platform. She shared the stage with Farah, Rajkumar Rao, Badshah and more.
This time, Nabila has also offered a masterclass backstage. Addressing the attendees, she expressed feeling overwhelmed to have been presented with the opportunity. A video capturing the moment sees her introduce herself before displaying how team Nabila use hair and makeup to “completely reinvent images” for TV, film and other platforms. “I’ve been in this profession for many years. I am synonymous with image makeovers,” she can be heard saying.
In another video shared on Zero Makeup, Nabila, in conversation with IIFA, details, “We feel part of the IIFA family now. This is our third time here in a row. We feel welcomed, it’s a great platform. We have an entire salon setup here for three days. We also take care of backstage makeup for performers during the awards ceremony and fashion show.”
The team made their first debut at IIFA in 2018 when Wizcraft, an Indian media and entertainment company directing the IIFA ceremony contacted Nabila to join as one of the backstage partners. As a moment of great pride, Nabila said, “I considered it a big compliment considering that MAC has been the official hair and makeup partner for the awards for many previous years”. Being placed on the same pedestal as such international brands, NABILA Salon was not just an important facet of the beauty industry in Pakistan, but was recognised for its talent in several other countries as well.
With over three decades of experience, she has been the mastermind behind some of the most iconic celebrity television and red carpet looks in Pakistan.