I know you are going to love today´s podcast because it is so full of insights. This time we interview Dr Mansoor Al Obeidli and Aashifa Saleem. They are the masterminds and organisers of the World Beauty Championship. In this event, you will have under the same roof the best makeup artists and hairstylists. All of them competing to win the World Beauty Championship.
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Dr Mansoor Al Obeidli is a visionary. He studied Medicine, that is why he is a Doctor. Dr Mansoor was the first Emirati medical auditor in the UAE.
He has always been very entrepreneurial and founded a real estate agency, a media company and even worked as an actor. You have to check his movie “The Capital Garden” about Abu Dhabi. Besides all this, he is also the UAE National Director of World Beauty Congress and founder of Bedazzled, an event management company.
Aashifa Saleem is a bright young woman. She is helping him organise the many events that are in the pipeline. Aashifa started as usher, when she was studying and ever since, has done everything within the event industry: MC, Model coordinator, PR and now, as Event Director. She has taken part of quite cool events like the UAE Space Agency launch, the Global Space and Satellite Forum or the HR Summit and Expo.
Today they are going to explain us how they are preparing their next big event, the World Beauty Championship.
ABOUT THE EVENT: THE WORLD BEAUTY CHAMPIONSHIP
The World Beauty Championship will have 45 teams, coming from 20 countries, competing in three categories: Hair, Makeup and Fashion look. Every team is composed by 2 or 3 members. Normally a model, a makeup artist and a hairstylist. If the person is an expert in hair and makeup, then it can compete in both disciplines. Those teams will have only 2 members.
UAE is competing with 7 teams. They were selected from the UAE Beauty Championship that took place in January 2017 in Dubai. If you are a makeup artist or a hairstylist and you would want to win the World Beauty Championship, this is your first step. Win the nationals, to be able to compete in the World finals.
The jury will have a tough job deciding. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize on each category. The event is taking place the 12th of May at the Dome in Dubai Sports City. You can find more information in this link.
ABOUT HOW TO ORGANISE FASHION AND BEAUTY EVENTS
First of all, there are a lot of permits to request and plenty of tasks to be organised and prioritised. So if you think you need assistance, go get the help of a professional event management company.
The first step is actually to request the permit to DTCM for the event to be happening.Take into account that there are many other permits to request depending on the type of event, if it is ticketed or not, etc.
For a fashion runway event, relatively simple when it comes to the set up, you might be able to organise them with only a month in advance if you are investing. If you want the support of sponsors, you will need at least 6 to 8 months in advance, as companies take their time to approve. Also it is quite important that your proposal comes in time when they are allocating their budgets.
Dubai Fashion News is supporting this first edition of the World Beauty Championship taking place in Dubai. So if you are attending, look for us and come to say Hi!.
Now, breath in, breath out, relax and hit the play button to listen to the full interview.
We want to thank the Ghaya Grand Hotel for their amazing hospitality. They let us record from one of their suites and they are a dream.