My fab­u­lous Fri­day

The founder of the beauty prod­uct range and owner of a chain of sa­lons en­joys giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity, mall crawl­ing in Dubai and pen­ning po­etry on week­ends

Friday - - Up Close And Personal -

MY DAUGH­TER, MY FRIEND I en­joy spend­ing time with my daugh­ter Nelo­far Cur­rimb­hoy. I man­age the com­pany with my heart while she uses her head – so we make an ideal com­bi­na­tion. There’s just 15 years dif­fer­ence be­tween the two of us so I’m more a friend to her than a mother. She wrote my bi­og­ra­phy, Flame: The Story of My Mother Shah­naz Husain.


I mi­cro­man­age ev­ery as­pect of my busi­ness even after 45 years and rarely take breaks. When I do re­lax on week­ends, I write po­etry. Or I paint. The more stressed I am the darker the colours of my paint­ing get; the more re­laxed I am the softer the colours.


I en­joy trav­el­ling and my work and ed­u­ca­tion have taken me all over the world, from Lon­don and Paris to New York and Copen­hagen. But Lon­don is a sec­ond home. I lived there for quite some time while train­ing at He­lena Ru­bin­stein’s beauty in­sti­tute in Grafton Street. Ox­ford street is one my favourite shop­ping des­ti­na­tions in the world.


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