Angélique Turner has created a business teaching and educating females alongside her own hair and makeup artist business.
As a beauty educator, Angélique conducts consistently sold out masterclasses with the vision to empower women through beauty knowledge that she gained through working with brands like Piaget, Guerlain, Laura Mercier and Christian Dior.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
As my schedule is so different everyday I often wake up wondering where I’m supposed to be and hoping I’m not late! So generally I check emails, messages and then I’ll get up to start my daily beauty routine.
Three items you can’t live without?
Rodial eyebrow pencil because I can’t face the world without my brows done.
Lip balm. My favorites are Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment (an Australian cult classic and general cure all) and the little Burt’s Bees tin balm.
Oversized sunglasses. When I can’t deal with a face of makeup on a day off they are the perfect cover up. Huge Céline glasses are my go to.
Complete the sentence: I’m happy when…
I’ve made a client feel more beautiful than she’s ever felt. I don’t think there is anything like doing a job that makes people feel good about themselves and I get to do that everyday. It’s the best.
What do you love the most about your job?
Besides making people feel good, I love that I have complete freedom. I can pick and choose the jobs I take on or when I what to go on holiday. I spent many years in the corporate world before this so I’m grateful for the freedom to be my own boss.
Where do you love to hang out in Dubai?
My party days are definitely behind me and I’m more of a BBQ with friends type but I do like to dress up from time to time and head out for dinner out at STK, La Serre or Play.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
I interact with people 24/7 so I just love to be at home, cooking, reading, listening to music and of course consuming all that Netflix has to offer.
What really annoys you?
People who don’t have basic manners. A man holding a door open for a lady, waiting until people exit the lift before pushing your way in or giving a thank you wave when someone lets you in on the road. It’s these small acts of human kindness that make a difference in society.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Trust the process. Don’t rush things. It will all work out in time. Better than you can even imagine.
Did you have a plan B career path?
I think if I wasn’t a makeup artist I’d be an interior decorator. My Pinterest is all interior inspiration.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
There is someone but I think I’ll play this card close to my chest.
What’s your personal motto?
Just be a good human. It think that best sums it up.
How do you want the world to remember you?
I’ve never considered this question but I’d hope people would remember me as someone who was good to all and had great hair. In all seriousness, I’d say coming from a small city I hope my legacy would be to inspire other girls from small cities / towns to go for their goals and not give up until it’s a reality.