Defining appearance in a unique way is always desirable to everyone whether it’s a girl or a boy. And, if you remember the movie ‘Sanam Teri Kasam,’ then guys you can actually understand the meaning of makeover. A personality of a person changes with time, but some changes that are done mutually with assistance from experts are called as makeovers. And, we found this passion of changing the complete lookout and appearance in Mrs Meeta Khaturia Soni, founder of Pinks & Peaches Makeover Studio.
When UdaipurBlog team held up in conversation with her, we came to know about many things that are must have in the beautification of a personality. She concluded the entire minute details and majorities from clothes, make-up, body grooming, hair styling, etc. that many people are unaware off. And, that was how we came up with lot many queries and their solutions in a sorted way by understanding the need of appearance transformation.
When the concept of a makeover studio clicked your mind? And, who supported you in raising it up?
-“Since my childhood, I was passionate about make-up, beauty tricks and always used to have a keen eye on how brides used to get ready. When I tend to visit the marriages, more often I focus on brides and their dress-ups. But, the actual concept of this makeover studio emerged into my mind, when randomly I visited a parlour where the make-up artist was getting the bride done for a reception event. But, the coverage didn’t go so well and ruined her appearance. Apparently, she was not so aware of make-up ideas and happily paid for that without any reason. It was quite disappointing because, on the very special day of every girl, she deserves to have a mesmerising outlook. So, on that prior moment, I decided that people should be aware of the makeover, other trends of beauty and should not pay blindly without a proper lookout.
I can say, my Mother and Mrs Rekha Soni, my in-law aunt supported me as a mentor for raising this profession as we always used to discuss that people don’t have options in Udaipur, and they should be known to this beauty industry.”
At your initial stage, what were the hurdles that you faced in your beauty venture?
-“Beginnings are always hard, and that’s what I also faced because I was into the job for 12 years and in between, I got married and finished my MBA also. So, it went way challenging to come up with this profession. And, to continue with the regular job after marriage was also not in the plan. In the mid duration there came 1-year gap too in handling all the responsibilities but, when I had a discussion with my in-law aunt and sister-in-law, the idea turned into reality.
Overall, I can conclude that every initiative has to face hurdles, but when its established magic is created like never before.”
From where did you pursue your training of makeover and entire styling that goes as an application to your clients?
-“My photo shoots a piece of training got started since childhood when I was barely 15 years old. Then, after passing higher secondary, I did the advanced course in Make-up. But, the actual turning point of makeover learning got started when I went to Marvie Ann Beck Academy, Mumbai. From Marvie, I got the training for an advanced makeover and styling course. Gradually, for even better I continued my makeup hacks with Asia’s no 1 make-up artists Ojas Rajani, by giving a hit to 1 to 1 professional make-up course. And, I also attended workshops of Cory Walia, who is well-known celebrity makeup artists. Apart from all this, the part of hair styling which is essential in makeovers for that I got expertization from Bharat and Dorris.
And, through all these skills, the makeovers are performed for every client according to their specification as well.”
The name Pinks & Peaches sounds unique to many people. From whom it is inspired?
-“It doesn’t have any specification, but my love for pink color drove me to give the studio a name that has a reflection of this color in it. As being a huge fond of pink and always surrounded by this color in my wardrobe, lipstick shade, and other makeup utilities the name took vibe with the combination of peaches complimenting it.”
You have got many responses till date. What were the memorable moments that you cherish till date?
-“Till now my team of 5 people and I have covered makeovers of 200+ brides, and they have been good referrals as well. For me every moment is cherishable as seeing the bride happy and satisfied with the makeover is the best part of our work. But, yeah if I want to mention a single moment I can say that it happened luckily in Mumbai when I was called to assist on a shoot for the on-spot make-up of glamour celebrity.”
Nowadays, what kind of beauty trends Mrs to the makeovers that are high in demand amongst the clients?
-“In latest trends, Messy bun hairstyles are quite inn. People more prefer to the subtle and simple red carpet look of celebrities that won’t go messy and appears flawless. When it’s about bride make-up Sabya Sachi Look and Jodha Akbar look is quite in trend. For eyes, clients mostly prefer smoky eyes that can match up their evening party appearance.
And, for the college going girls, well the one who don’t prefer too much of makeup, goes with the simple style trends like slight Mascara, Brown Kajal, and Lip Shades that are not too vibrant to give a natural look for their office, college, or regular hangouts.”
What makes Pinks & Peaches different from others?
-“Natural and 100% organic therapies, best makeover sessions, and a sound clients base make Pinks & Peaches different from other makeover studios. Our scenario is not just limited to makeup or other grooming things, but we believe in changing complete personality from head to toe. The natural and organic products that are made fresh for a grooming process like hair spa, facial, body massage, manicure, pedicure, etc. are under the expert supervision. According to clients’ preference and our research, we counsel as well to the customers who want to change their outer appeal. If a person is from outside or even in a locality, we do provide suggestions over the calls or social media profiles at their request. Apart from this, if we are not available, then we are also connected with our guided freelancers who serve best to any of the bride or girl on their special occasions like pre-wedding shoots, wedding functions, or photo shoots as well.”
After 5 years, where do you see yourself as well your business?
-“Well, in future, we are planning to expand Pinks & Peaches in the form of Franchise all over Rajasthan, and we have the vision to set up a Makeover Academy to benefit those who want to step into this field and make their career in it.”
What success mantra and guidance you would like to share with the upcoming Makeover artists?
-“Success has not shortcuts,” this is the thing that I have come through from my entire journey. Following your dreams and passion is something that everyone desire but very few actually complete them. So, it’s crucial to give time as well dedication to your career. Always keep yourself updated with the new trends of beauty and glamor industry. And, learn as much as you can. Because, if you want to achieve something, you have to step on it and rest everything will follow you back.”
Mrs. Soni! We guess this is the best suggestion for everyone who wants to reach the heights of success. And, coming to your 12 years research and experience, we can conclude that beauty is not just to admire, it is to adore and maintain as well.
For further conversation about the makeover styles and changing phases of the beauty industry, you can communicate with Mrs Meeta Khaturia Soni on social media profiles:
or call on 076654-16663
You can also visit them at:
419, Sector – 11, Hiran Magri, Near Alok School,
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
14A – The Idea Building, Flat No. 1, Opp. Hotel Dream Palace
New Fatehpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan