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
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.
BRUSHING AWAY STRESS
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.