Ambika Pillai

Renowned Make-up Artist & Hairstylist 

Ambika Pillai is a well-known name in the world of hair & beauty 

She opened her first salon in 1995 and the brand “Ambika Pillai” was born. Ambika Pillai did the hair and makeup of the Reigning Miss World in 1994-95 Aishwarya Rai and there was no looking back since. Ambika has even tried her hand at movies such as “Taal” doing Aishwarya Rai’s face. Ambika Pillai-her chain of salons  located at South Extension, Rajouri Garden, Chhatarpur, Kochi and Trivandrum handle the  celebrity circuit that includes models, film stars, fashion designers, publishers, socialites amongst others

She was born in Kollam,Kerala , but moved to Kolkata at the age of 17 after her marriage . Her daughter Kavita was born, but she then separated from her husband and re-married. Unfortunately things did not go smooth in her second marriage as well.Post which she started her career as a hairstylist and then a make-up artist . Her three sisters Gopika,Devika and Renuka soon joined her venture after she trained all of them

Awards

*Winner of Femina Power List Award 2015 *Winner of the Kerala Business Woman of the year Award 2014
*Winner of the Vogue Best Makeup Artist award 2011
*Winner of Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards for Best Hair and Makeup artist 2009 *Winner of Bharat Nirman Super Achievers Award 2007
*Winner of the Zee Idea Fashion Awards for Best Make up artist of the year 2006
*Winner of the Zee Idea Fashion Awards for Best Hair Stylist of the year 2006
*Winner of the Kingfisher Fashion awards for the best
hair designer of the year 2000
*Winner of the IAA-FA Award for the best make-up artist of the year 1996