Zara Naderi is an inspiration to working women in the beauty industry. Originally from Iran, Zara moved to Australia in 1988 to start a new life as a single mother in a foreign country.
For most people this would have been a daunting task – faced with a foreign market, a language barrier, no familial support. But Zara faced these challenges and has built her business up from humble beginnings into the training college it is today.
Initially owning and managing over six beauty and hair salons across NSW, it became clear to Zara that there was room for growth in the area of permanent makeup.
“Cosmetic tattooing has a very rich history in Iran and is a very popular treatment there. After working in Australia I noticed that more and more of my salon clients were becoming interested in it but there was very little knowledge of what it is and how to perform it. After seeing this demand I began to not just offer treatments but also to offer training in my salon to beauticians who sought me out,” Zara says.
In 2011 Zara founded her training college Sydney College of Hair & Beauty. Over the last 7 years Zara has built a reputation as one of the leading cosmetic tattoo trainers in Australia with many students traveling from as far as New Zealand to learn from her.
What makes her stand out from the rest? Her pure passion for the art form of permanent makeup (PMU). Each year Zara goes out of her way to travel to PMU conferences and workshops across the globe to learn the latest trends and techniques. The quality of her teaching can be seen in her previous students work. Zara is behind some very well-known brow artists with great reputations in Australia including Lana Tarek and Aman Kalsi – Skin Artistry.