Boss LadyFeatures 23.12.2021

Brows for days!

BY Asif

Zunaira is a licensed and certified permanent makeup and microblading artist, having trained in Dubai with PhiBrows™️ and BioTouch™️.

Q: Tell us a little about yourself?
Well you know my name, I was born in Lahore to a dermatologist father. I’m a single sister to four brothers. Married to an army officer, I’ve seen the ups and downs of life besides having travelled far and wide in the country. For quite a long period of my married life, I’ve been an early years teacher, shifting from school to school as my family would move from one city to another. I’m blessed with two loving kids and an extended family of my clients who give me same love and esteem as does my family. So I guess that’s a bit about myself.

Q: Did you ever consider or experience a career change?
Well yes I’ve experienced a major career change. I was always inclined towards fine arts. I’d love to draw and color and paint. Dressing well and looking good is in every woman’s nature obviously but I always felt I could do a lot more with the artistic skills blessed upon me by Allah. So I decided to learn the latest techniques and skills of semi-permanent makeup as it is an emerging field and has shown great results in enhancing facial outlook and resultantly the personality. I pursued certifications from top brands in this field like Phibrows and Bioutouch and Alhamdullillah got recognition and respect in the profession due to God’s blessings and my efforts.

Q: Did you ever feel discouraged mid way your routine? How did you push through it?
To be honest, yes, I feel discouraged many times since it isn’t easy being alone with kids and handling household choirs as well as running a full time business. One does get bogged down and demotivated given the tough situations one has to face in life, but Alhamdullillah due to constant support of my family and friends and a strong bond with Allah I manage to overcome such situations every time.

Q: What are the top three things that you cherish the most in your life?
The top 3 things well, satisfied clients, well nourished and well groomed kids and a happy husband.

Q: What is the #1 thing yet to be ticked off your bucket list?
Well it is the performance of Hajj. I’m planning for it since long, I’m sure Allah will give me this opportunity very soon.

Q: What does nobody tell you about being the boss?
Most of the Business Management courses teach you about technical aspects of running a business only. They don’t teach you the human aspect. Being a business owner involving extensive public dealing means your prime focus has to be on your clients’ peculiar psychological needs as they’re individually distinct human beings. Attention to this aspect is not taught anywhere rather you learn it with experience. Being a boss I’ve to take great pains to look after this aspect of my business and I attribute 90% of my success to it.

Q: Name one boss lady that inspired you take your own path and how did she inspire you?
It is Maryam Khawaja. I’ve always revered and admired her as a lady displaying strong characteristic traits for a successful leadership role. She displays extreme strength, perseverance and tenacity to face adversity in-spite of her visibly calm and peaceful demeanour. She has been a benevolent mentor and a compassionate friend with me during the thicks and thins of my journey. A gracious, humane and cheerful personality who is always a great company. I must admit I’ve learnt a lot from her.

Q: Complete this sentence. “To me a #BossLady is…”
An ethical woman.

Q: A lesson your biggest failure might have taught you?
I can attribute almost all of my incidents of failure to a single cause; ignoring my gut feelings or intuition. Almost always have I faced trouble or difficult situation if I’ve ignored my intuition. So that has taught me a lesson to trust my sixth sense always and never go against what it says.

Q: What advice would you give to young girls who look up to you and have goals and dreams like you?
Just one advice, always believe in yourself and Allah.