Shashi Naidoo Shares Her Beauty Secrets with Us
This week we feature an exclusive chat with Shashi Naidoo as Chia Kougianos talks fashion and beauty with her and discovers her latest career move with the Laser Beautique, check it out…
Given that fashion and beauty trends change so quickly, how do you personally keep up with the latest trends and styles?
One style philosophy I live by is that Fashion and style are ephemeral. That is why you will get brands bringing trends in and out. I firstly dress for comfort, because if I am not comfortable in it, it’s impossible for me to have a good time. I usually look at popular trends and see what pieces I can incorporate into my closet. If you follow every trend that comes and go, you lose your sense of personal style.
Tell us about your latest career move with the Laser Beautique?
Opening a laser clinic is something I have wanted to do for the past 10 years when it was first introduced to South Africa. It is an exciting treatment where you can permanently remove your hair and with new advances such as anti-aging. I saved up over the years because the machines can get very expensive, and now the dream has been realized. I am excited to be introducing all our treatments and products, you can visit www.thelaserbeautique.co.za or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and we are based in Menlyn Maine.
What is your personal definition of beauty?
One message I reiterate is that beauty is not something you search for, it is like happiness. Beauty exists in all of us; it is just a matter of letting it shine. I feel it’s important for women to celebrate their differences because that is the beauty we all share. Being able to do your makeup and hair and dressing up is the way we all get to celebrate our femininity and womanhood.
What is the one life-changing fashion or beauty tip you can share with us?
One thing every woman needs to have is a go to little black dress and lip colour that makes you feel like a vixen. We often take for granted how uplifting it can be to dress up and feel sexy, even if it’s for you whilst around the house cooking.
Three of the best beauty products you simply have to have?
I have recently been introduced to laboutique.za which promotes genuine make up products and it was started by a local young woman. I love their Huda Beauty Lip contour for that perfect lip finish. I am 36 years old, to fight stress and fatigue, I love the Clarins SA non-stop Multi Active Nuit is also one of my favourites. You can never go wrong with a lip colour that pops, since its spring time; I would recommend the Mac Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
Can you reveal 5 of your best fashion staples in your cupboard right now?
- Boyfriend Jeans
- Little Black Dress
- Comfortable Travel Tracksuit
- A white Shirt
- Body suit
Favourite Jozi hotspots?
- My house
- Tonka bean bakery for all their yummy treats
What’s next for Shashi Naidoo?
I don’t like to limit myself because you never know what new adventures life can take you on. I am constantly challenging myself and opening my mind up to new possibilities. Currently I am very focused on my education and business.