Building Relationships

Building Relationships

Posted on 28 August, 2014


On Wednesday 6th February 2013, House of Tara hosted Make-Up Artists, Bloggers, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs and the Media to the First Edition of the Beauty Bruncheon. Created to foster engagement amongst key stakeholders in the Nigerian Beauty & Lifestyle Industry, the Beauty Bruncheon is a networking event that will be held once a year.

Guests at the Bruncheon included Leading MUA’s Lola Maja, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Bolanle Okusanya-Feyita, Bimpe Onakoya ; Pioneering MUA, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Representatives from International brands L’Oreal, Mac Cosmetics & the Brand Manager Maybelline New York (L’Oreal Central West Africa) , Bukola Balogun.

In her keynote address to guests, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Founder House of Tara International said, “ As a pioneering company when House of Tara created the makeup institute it was with the vision to build makeup artists for the industry. In staying true to that vision, we have produced 1820 makeup artists. We support them and their businesses through mentorship and after training programs. In a bid to extend this support to the Beauty Industry as opposed to just Alumni, we created the Beauty Bruncheon”

Bimpe Onakoya was honoured for her contribution to make-up artistry and for her recent appointment as the Artistic Director for Maybelline New York in Nigeria. In addition, Love Olaleye, Winner of the Face to Face Makeup Competition at The Makeup Show in Orlando Florida & a House of Tara Make-Up school alumnus was recognized. Special Guest of Honor, Adesuwa Onyenokwe of TW Media in her short speech to guests expressed her delight in being in such an inspiring environment, and reiterated the vision for the Beauty Bruncheon, as expressed by Tara Fela Durotoye, who said “I hope that the beauty bruncheon becomes an empowering platform were collaborations and partnerships emerge, were mentorship thrives and support groups develop”.

The highlight of the event was the speed mentoring session were guests were given the opportunity to ask questions and be given valuable advise by Lola Maja, Tara-Fela Durotoye, Bimpe Onakoya, Banke Meshida-Lawal and Bolanle Okusanya-Feyita. When asked about her thoughts on the Beauty Bruncheon, Honoree Bimpe Onakoya said, “It was fantastic, very fresh and the ambience was very beautiful”. Banke Meshida-Lawal, who participated in the speed mentoring session said “ I met lots of hardworking artists and it was fun sharing and meeting people who I’ve inspired over the years”.

Germany’s ARD TV crew was around to capture all the fun and exciting moments at the brunch!

It was a very positive and inspiring environment and we already can’t wait for the second edition of the beauty bruncheon.

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