Vanshika Chawla, Founder at Brush Up by Vanshika
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Vanshika Chawla: After I got back to India post completing my makeup course in London, I taught a makeup & styling workshop at my alma matter NIFT Hyderabad where I realised how much I loved teaching- making a difference and imparting the knowledge I had gained. Upon doing some research, we saw that there is huge gap in the education industry in India when it came to teaching Makeup. There were very few trained educators, most academies were not providing different brands for practice, no extra practice etc. We took all these things into account and that’s how Brush Up by Vanshika came into being.
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Brush Up by Vanshika
Vanshika Chawla: We provide various services like- Online & Offline Professional makeup courses, Online & Offline Self makeup courses, Nail art courses, Bridal makeup, Party makeup, Airbrush makeup.
Great Companies: What makes Brush Up by Vanshika different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
First and foremost, I am a trained educator with a Level 3 Award in Education and Training from City & Guilds, London- I am actually trained to teach the students. And most importantly, I teach all the courses myself! We also provide the best students with opportunities for freelance work and extra practice classes after the course is over. We have never taken more than 6 students in a single batch so that each students individual learning needs can be catered. We provide all the learning material and tools from budget to high end brands for the students to practice with and they also get exclusive discounts on numerous brands to build their kit with.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Vanshika Chawla: The struggles that every new business faces- competition, the pandemic and consumer behaviour!
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Brush Up by Vanshika?
Vanshika Chawla: I have moved to Dubai briefly to figure out how we can expand and grow ourselves here. Along with a hunger to forever increase my knowledge in the field of makeup. In 5 years you will hopefully see Brush Up by Vanshika being global brand!
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Vanshika Chawla: Keep at it, be professional and keep learning!