While most women don’t think twice about how they put their make up on in the morning, there are experts around the world who take the art of beauty very seriously. Indeed, some take part in international beauty competitions such as the Eurasia Beauty Championship 2016 that focus on the art of Hairdressing and Make Up which is organized every year by the World Beauty Congress in Azerbaijan. At the last competition, held in Azerbaijan, the UAE emerged as first place winner.
The UAE was represented by the Dr Mansoor Al Obeidli, who is also the National Director of World Beauty Congress, and his teammate for the UAE’s representation, Livia Redeg. The event is an international competition that is attended by stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers from European and Asian countries. This past competition drew 18 contenders from nine countries, who vied for three categories: “Ladies Fashion Hairstyle,” “Women’s Trendy Makeup” and “Women’s Fashion Image.” The challenge was to achieve the right balance between fashion ‘evening hairstyle’ and ‘avant garde’ style. The UAE managed to beat the record of the last year’s winner, Azerbaijan, accumulating 94 points to Azerbaijan’s 88.
I am happy that our UAE Contestant Livia Rideg believed in me and in her talent, and that we brought home the champion’s trophy for the UAE people,” said Obaidli. “I would like to thank everyone for the support the UAE team has received, and for helping us to win Eurasia Fashion Look 2016 championship in Baku. Winning in our debut attempt in Azerbaijan was no ordinary feat; I am so thankful for and humbled. I would like to dedicate this win to the generous rulers of my country, the UAE for the courage, education and humility they have instilled in us by being living examples of how to be extraordinary and to achieve greatness through hard work, passion and dedication”.
Livia Redeg, who represented the UAE for this year’s competition said: It was an amazing experience being in a competition. When I saw my model performing on the stage, I was filled with tears of happiness”.
Obaidli is optimistic that this is just the beginning. “I am already looking forward to the next World Beauty Championship event coming up soon. I hope to have more talented people join my team to add more jewels to the UAE’s crown”.