Punam is a New Jersey based licensed, professional makeup
artist specializing in bridal makeup as well as bridal hair,
mehendi and skin care. With great passion and dedication towards
her profession Punam has been exclusively serving Indian Brides
over 10 years.
With years of extensive experience and a multitude of exposures
she is able to enhance the features of any face and sculpt the
hair to a flawless finish.
She brings her expertise in all aspects of makeup artistry to
you on your special wedding day. She participates continuously
in seminars to update herself in latest ongoing products and
techniques of the makeup industry.
The Philosophy of Hindu
Marriage and Solah Shringar (Complete Bridal Makeup)
Hindu marriage ceremony is a religious and social occasion,
the traditions and customs of which can be traced back into many
past generations. The marriage ceremony is performed to unite
two souls for rest of their lives. The bride and groom together
promise to share happiness and sorrows , strengths, powers and
fortune for rest of their future to come.
This ceremony is conducted by a priest and witnessed by all
family & friends. The wedding day for an Indian bride is one of
the most significant days of her life as this day marks her
transition into womanhood.
The bride is the center of attraction on this very special day.
The moment she makes her entry for the marriage ceremony
or evening reception hundreds of eyes follow the bride. And the
bride has to get ready for this very moment. Everything the
dress, ornaments, makeup & hair has to be perfect. She has to
look absolutely gorgeous, elegant and confident.
Of all the things the bride wears on this special day the Solah
Shringar plays very significant part in giving her the picture
perfect looks and the confidence. The number solah corresponds
16 phases of the moon and the Shringar refers to the bridal
ornaments to be worn by bride on the wedding day.
The Solah Shringar of the bride (Bridal Makeup)
Bindi – Tika - Rakhri: Bindi is the
symbol of the bride’s suhaag and Tika / Rakhri is worn in the
center of the forehead dropping down to the center of the brow.
Nath: Nose ring adds to bridal beauty by giving
her traditional look.
Jhumka: Earings are another very important
ornaments, which add to bridal beauty.
Kajal: The application of kajal on the edges of the eyes
makes the bride’s eyes beautiful and attractive.
Mangalsutra: This beautiful necklace of gold and black
beads is the symbol of married woman.
Payal – Bichua: Payal is the chain with small
bells worn around the ankles and bichua is sort of ring for
the second toe and these ornaments add to the beauty of Ankles
Choodi: The bangles are considered the most
visible signs of marriage and make the bride’s wrists
Flowers: Flowers are very important in the every
aspect of Indian marriage. They are considered to be symbolic of
life and happiness.
Mehendi: The hands and feet of the bride are
covered with Mehendi designs and is the symbol of prosperity and
is very significant shringar of the bride.
Kamarband: Waistband holds the sari in place and
is a very important waist ornament.
Sari or Lehenga: This is the colorful bridal
Pocha’s: This is the hand ornament of the bride
which adds to the beauty of the bride.
Angouti: The ring makes the bride finger beautiful
and is the symbol of love and commitment.
Bazubandh: This one of the most beautiful ornament
worn by the bride on the upper arm.
About Makeup Trials:
Trial Run which is offered for minimal fees is highly
recommended by Punam.Trial sets the foundation for the bridal
makeup. The bride and the makeup artist get to know each other
in details. The makeup artist learns about the bride’s facial
features, skin, hair, outfit and preferences which enable her to
decide the complete makeup & hair style for the wedding day. On
the other hand the bride is more relaxed and has piece of mind.
She is out of anxiety as by now she has the broader and clear
picture of her looks on the wedding day.