Picture perfect with Bharat and Dorris
B&D Cosmetics is an Indian based hip and trendy beauty brand. It’s been turning heads for over 30 years and is currently selling in over four metro cities in India. With three decades’ experience backing them, make-up artist and hair stylist, Bharat and Dorris Godambe have followed their passion and broadened their horizons by endorsing their own brand of cosmetics. Rare is the actor or actress who hasn’t been ministered by these makeup wizards. Come, step into their magical world of beauty and take a stroll down a star-spangled memory lane with the dynamic duo!
What inspired you to start your own range of beauty products?
We’ve been in the makeup industry for the longest time and have used every internationally recognized brand. But something was definitely amiss! We came to realize that these brands do not necessarily cater to beautiful Indian skin tones!
That is absolutely true! We wanted to build a brand that celebrates the classic Indian Beauty, hence the inception of the brand B&D.
What drives you as the perfect dream-team?
Almost none of the people we have worked with believe that we are a married couple! We always maintain that thin line between our personal and professional lives. The best part about working with Bharat is that he is always very frank with his responses. If he doesn’t approve of a hairstyle or a particular look, he is always upfront about it and never ever sugar-coats the truth!
We always push each other to give our best; whether it is for a bridal function that we are working on or a glamourous awards ceremony! Passion is the driving force behind our art. The best part about working with Dorris is that she is always open to experimenting and suggestions to make a look absolutely perfect!
What made you start Bharat Dorris Hair and Makeup Academy (BDHMA)?
When we started out as makeup and hair artists, there was a serious lack of formal training in this industry and as we progressed in the profession, we came to realize that there is an absolute need for the perfect training institute to help upcoming stylists. Hence, BDHMA was born!
What is BDHMA’s USP?
We have been in this industry for 25 years! What sets us apart from other makeup schools is that the Academy is owned by professional hair and make- up artists and we impart the best of knowledge: a vibrant mixture of basics and latest trends. Also, we never use mannequins for our tutorials. In practical knowledge we trust, hence our subject is always a person, so that our students achieve hands-on perfection!
You have worked with numerous Bollywood divas. Who is you absolute favourite?
The beautiful Aishwarya Rai, hands down! Right from her beauty pageant glory days, she has been my absolute favourite to work with. Her beauty is stunning and her charm alluring!
I could not agree more. Though I would like to add the lovely Priyanka Chopra’s name to this list!
Share the most memorable moments of your glorious careers!
The entire journey of being Bharat&Dorris is special and extremely close to my heart. Though, if I have to pick one, it’s definitely winning the IIFA AWARD for Om Shanti Om! All the events that we have worked for—numerous award functions and international/national beauty pageants—have distinct memories of their own. I have loved every bit of this journey!
I couldn’t agree with Bharat more! Right from working with Manish Malhotra to touring for various movie production houses, it’s been quite a journey. Though I would like to share something that happened prior to the IIFA ceremony. So, my phone rings one fine day and its Farah Khan on the line. All she says to me, is ‘Dorris, pack your bags, you have an award to receive across international waters!’ which turned out to be the prestigious IIFA award for best hair and makeup for Om Shanti Om.
Why did you choose Nykaa.com to be your exclusive e-retailer?
Our lovely daughter Juhi who is always updated with all things trending, suggested us that we follow this less-trodden path. She is well-versed with Nykaa.com’s journey and popularity and motivated us to place our ‘dearest baby’ in the trusting hands of Nykaa!
Yes, I completely agree with Dorris on this one. Juhi, my beautiful daughter is the source of inspiration as well as the driving force behind this exclusive journey with Nykaa.com!