Cutting it right, to success

Cutting it right, to success

Uma Jadhav busy decking up her client for a special occasion.When women were still dithering to take up scissors, that was altogether men’s preserve, a decade ago, she decided to make it her career. Now, she is a big name in Mysore, besides winning various accolades.Recently, she was christened with the title ‘Hattrick Uma’ for winning at state-level competitions, adding feathers to her cap thrice in a row.

Uma Jadhav was 27 when she decided to venture on her own. She had a diploma in beauticians’ course from Government CPC Polytechnic and training at places like Waves Academy in Bangalore, Hima Bedi, at Andheri in Mumbai and also a Cosmetic Studio in Austria to her experience. Cosmos The Brides Pride Beauty Care and Spa, on 13th main, fourth stage in T K Layout, has been part of heritage city since 1999 November.

“I was confident of finding success in the job. My first customer wanted her eyebrows threaded. I did with great panache winning her compliments. She is still my customer”, Uma told City Herald. Since then there was no looking back for her. Gradually she became popular in the vicinity with customers flocking her shop.

Ask why did you prefer beautician’s job, Uma said penchant to do up others face and looks since her nascent days, forced her to learn the art. Moreover, it was an early marriage for me and with just SSLC in my academic credentials, so she settled for this job. Confident, Uma says ‘it has also brought me financial stability and enough confidence to brave any odds’.

Uma won first  prize in make up, bridal make up and creative make up, third in fashion make up  and creative hairstyle, in the competitions conducted by State Beauty Parlours Association recently. Earlier too, in the year 2009 and 2008, she had won first prize in make up and best performance-hair, and make up and hairstyle respectively in the same contest, prefixing ‘hattrick’ to her name. In the year 2005, she had won first prize in make-up in a similar competition conducted by Mysore District Beauty Parlours’ Association. She had also participated in a competition conducted in Mumbai last year and was among the final 10 of 400 contestants.

Apart from deftly handling the customers, she imparts education to help interested persons. Currently she is teaching six students. Barring those from economically weaker sections, she charges fee according to the gruelling sessions for others. Uma humbly recalls the co-operation of her husband and contractor P Gopal Rao. Recently Uma opened a branch on the same road, that boasts of Baby Spa.

Uma’s call for budding talents and also enterprising women is; have passion for the job and work hard, success will be at your doorsteps.

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