Ladies, the struggle is real and you are not alone. We’ve all been there – getting ready for a night out and going through every trick on Pinterest, Instagram, and several YouTube tutorials to master that one makeup look. Yes, that no-makeup makeup look might be difficult – but we’ve all spent that extra hour trying to create the perfect eyeliner flick. That’s when we start looking for a place that can elevate our look for that special night out. This is where the F.Naqi Institute comes in – an incredibly chic hair and makeup salon in the heart of Salwa.
Headed by the institute’s namesake, Fatma Alnaqi had always wanted to create something different. “I like to enhance my client’s natural beauty,” she smiled. Her love affair with makeup started early on and runs deep in her veins. “I used to do everyone’s makeup,” Fatma laughed, “every time we had an event to attend, I was makeup artist to my closest friends and family.” Inspired by the world of beauty, Fatma attended beauty courses at Al Jothen – where she got her first diploma – and then Makeup Forever to get certified. Achieving exactly that, she decided not to stop there and keep going. Having taken the two certifications available in Kuwait, she set her sights on Europe.
Going to Spain for a diploma and then London for more certifications – the Jemma Kidd beauty school, Beauty Bay Makeup School. “I was seeking art mentoring,” explained Fatma, “and I learned a lot from international makeup artists.” Mixing and matching European with Arabic styles, Fatma has perfected her looks and found her calling – the natural look. While not everyone is a fan, she does cater to the masses, but still can’t do anything she doesn’t love one hundred percent. “Thankfully the whole contour look is going away,” she laughs, “now it’s slowly being replaced with my favorite, the natural J.Lo glow.” To her pleasant surprise, more and more people are requesting it.
Always dedicated to giving her clients the best, every look she creates is unique and specifically tailored to her clients’ needs and look. A pioneer, Fatma was the first to introduce the airbrushed foundation technique in 2008. Taking us forward to present day, Fatma believes that one should always pursue their passion. Eager to give back, she’s now introduced the F.Naqi Academy. “It’s always been my aspiration,” she explained. Starting an academy to help people master the art of makeup artistry was her ultimate goal. Wanting to give people the same opportunities she once enjoyed, she’s bringing in internationally renowned makeup artists for her the master-classes.
Having found her dream-team, she wants to share that with the students. “I’m giving them the opportunity to create a portfolio with professional photographs and all,” she explained, “to either start their own business or simply expand on their passion.” Open to everyone that has even the simplest curiosity towards makeup, the F.Naqi Academy is here to guide you through your newly chosen path. They also offer one-on-one bespoke tutoring if you’re interested – catered solely to your personal requirements! You receive a certificate upon completing a course – which can range from five days to a full six weeks.
With a perk dubbed rightfully as the London Experience, students will be invited on an all-expenses-paid, five-day intensive trip to London during their fourth of the six-week International Makeup Course! This course promises to give them an incredibly unique experience where students get a photo shoot at the end to show off their portfolio upon returning plus many other benefits. With bridal courses and red carpet courses – five days each – you will be able to recreate incredible looks that you can take as a complete set or on their own. While many people find themselves in need of traveling to get these experiences, the F.Naqi Academy brings you the greatest the makeup world has to offer right here in Kuwait!
You’ll never be at a loss with the F.Naqi Academy – with international makeup artists mentoring you all the way, the experience you would gain is amazing. With exclusive discounts at participating retailers and, if you enrol in the International Makeup Course, a complimentary brush kit – you’ll be ready to face anything with your best face forward. Find your niche and perfect your technique, the F.Naqi Academy will guide you through the entire process. We know we’ll be trying to find the time to enrol in the Bespoke Course – we’re in need of streamlining our makeup routine for that extra special night out! Perfect eyeliner flick sans a piece of tape – here we come!
Get excited and pursue your dream in makeup artistry! Or simply refresh your skills or learn some new tips and tricks! Whichever one you choose, make sure you check out The F.Naqi Academy to learn from the best in the business. Visit their website for more information or to book online, at www.fninstitute.com or follow them on Instagram @FNInstitute and Facebook: FN.Institute. Call them on 2566 9624 for bookings and information.