This week we are crushing on beauty expert Bahar Niramwalla!
With over 10 years of experience as a makeup artist, TV personality and editor, Bahar is widely considered one of Canada’s most sought after beauty experts. Through her work she has established herself as a wealth of knowledge on beauty, lifestyle and men’s grooming.
Bahar has shared her expertise through multiple media formats. For television, she’s appeared on several network shows including Steven and Chris (CBC), Cityline (City), The Marilyn Denis Show (CTV), and The Morning Show (Global) among many others.
Her “Beauty Basics” how-to videos have graced the Globe and Mail‘s website over the last four years. She also writes the weekly “Beauty Q&A” column within the style section, every Saturday. Most recently, Bahar has been appointed Grooming Editor for Chrome Magazine, a new Men’s Lifestyle Magazine.
Bahar has also contributed to websites like TheKit.ca, ANOKHI Magazine, Yahoo! Canada, Beauty – The Guide Magazine, 29Secrets.com, AmongMen.com, and many more. She has also been recognized by The Huffington Post Canada as one of the top “Canadian Beauty Insiders On Twitter To Follow.”
With her experience, knowledge and influence, Bahar has become an in-demand brand ambassador and has partnered with major companies on several campaigns including The Body Shop, Dove, Johnson & Johnson, Nivea, Clairsonic and Tria, among others.
Learn about the beauty of romance from Bahar below!
What is your ideal first date, or the best date you’ve ever been on?
Casual, unplanned meandering and conversation. I’ve never enjoyed the idea of dinner or a movie on a first date. Don’t we all feel enough pressure without having to worry about eating the “right” or “wrong” thing, or having food spill or get stuck in our teeth – ugh. Also, movies provide no interaction whatsoever. The best first date I’ve ever been on was a casual drink (only one!) that led to calm, naturally flowing conversation. It went so well, I ended up marrying the guy.
What is your instant deal breaker?
Taking yourself too seriously. If you can’t laugh, enjoy a joke or realize that life’s more about enjoying oneself than analyzing everything, it’s over before it’s started. And bad breath.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Break your pattern. If you feel like you are going on a hundred first dates with the same type of person over and over, then something’s gotta give. After years of dating, I had these words handed to me and, as if by magic, the next person I dated out of my pattern was ideal for me. Everything I wanted fell to the way side and I ended up with everything I needed.
What is the first thing you notice about a potential love interest?
Physically, it’s the eyes. Perhaps because those are one feature that will remain the same no matter how old you someone gets.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Keep in mind that it’s not about what you want or what you see others have or what the latest #CoupleGoals hashtag tells you you are supposed to be looking for. Stop chasing someone else’s version of love and romance and enjoy what comes your way organically.