Veena has been with Colour Me Beautiful for 6 years and is a well-established consultant in Hong Kong. She offers ladies and men’s consultations in a multitude of languages. Veena not only focuses on the external beauty of her clients, but specialises in inner wellness, providing a very comprehensive makeover.
Read on to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Veena!
I am from Pune, India. I came to Hong Kong at the tender age of 4, my father was working in Hong Kong and he relocated his entire family from India.
What made you decide to become an image consultant?
I was a travel agent for over 10 years but there came a point when I had no more zest and passion for my job. I was desperate for a change. I knew that I wanted to be my own boss and have the flexibility to choose my own hours. Moreover, that it should be about something that made a big difference to people’s lives, bring them meaning, purpose, and confidence. I used to watch a lot of makeover shows and that is when I became inspired to train as an image consultant. It transformed me and gave me the self-confidence I needed to share that experience with other people and to make an impact on their lives.
Have you ever had a total makeover? How did it change you?
Yes, I had an internal and external makeover, it gave me the belief that I could achieve anything in life. I knew exactly what looked good on me and it saved me lots of time and money. I always received compliments on my clothes and approach to life.
I had a female German client, who had just given birth. She always opted for comfortable clothes during her pregnancy and post-pregnancy and was in real need of a “lift”, so she came to see me for “The Works” (our head to toe makeover). She was overjoyed with the results and left feeling amazing inside and out. I bumped into her not long afterwards and couldn’t believe the difference, she was following my advice and dressing to show-off her body shape and using her existing wardrobe & accessories in her best colours, to bring out her best features. And best of all? – She was smiling again.
What is your favourite type of consultation?
When the client has no idea that they have been using the wrong colours and styles, and then you reveal to them their best colours and styles! They can actually see it themselves and they gain a newly found confidence. It is a real eye opener and hugely improves the quality of their lives. They might be looking for a relationship or a new job…it brings me so much satisfaction to know that I have made an important impact on my clients’ lives.
Red, blue, pink, and white.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Dramatic, city chic, romantic.
What did you enjoy most about training to become a consultant
I enjoyed making new friends, who I could team up and collaborate with. I learned about myself in a way I never had before! It is great being part of a well-recognized and professional brand. I love the freedom I now have in my life, doing image consultations provides me with a sustainable income and I love doing it.
Giving people the inner and outer confidence they deserve. Once they are able to recognize the best in themselves, I show them how to highlight it and to camouflage the things that don't work for them. A newly found inner light emerges in them, something they couldn’t see before.
Do you have any fashionable words of wisdom to share?
Know your style, know your colours. You are a masterpiece in your own right, so dress for success internally and externally, to bring out the beautiful you! Always smile and make others smile.
How has being a part of Colour Me Beautiful helped you?
“As Colour Me Beautiful is a well-established, recognized brand, it immediately gives me creditability and recognition as a professional in the image industry. Moreover, the invaluable support from Head Office gives me the confidence I need, to provide my consultations. Many times Head Office has recommended referrals or marketing / PR opportunities, which have helped me grow my client base.”