Vidya Tikari is one of India's most sought after makeup artists. With an innate ability to master any mood, she has created stunning and exquisite looks for some of the most famous faces from the fashion and film worlds. Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Mallika Sherawat, Gul Panag, Yana, Anoushka Shankar... over two decades, countless icons have experienced Vidya’s magic.
Vidya Tikari Studio was not only chosen to glam up all the Grid Girls at the first Indian Grand Prix, but was also selected to do makeup and hairstyling for nearly 9000 performers at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi — a feat acknowledged in the Limca Book of Records 2011.
Known for her professionalism and versatility, Vidya manages fashion week madness as deftly as the wedding season rush — and has wowed many a bride with her power to transform. With subtle yet sure strokes, she can take you into completely different realms — from smoky to well-defined, understated to high drama. And that's why every major photographer from Prabuddha Das Gupta to Bharat Sikka, and designer from Tarun Tahiliani to Suneet Varma, has sought her artistry. Vidya’s work regularly appears in all leading fashion and lifestyle magazines. She is a columnist for India Today Group’s Prevention magazine. Her clients include major cosmetic and skincare companies and fashion houses.
As a woman, Vidya understands what real women want — to look and feel good. She knows that what works on models for the runways must be translated differently for the everyday woman. Constantly innovating, she goes beyond trends and techniques to offer each client something unique and special — which is why her Personal Grooming Course is so popular. Vidya loves to teach and often conducts makeup workshops that run to full capacity. Her Professional Makeup Course too is considered highly prestigious by both aspiring and practicing makeup artists.