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Neehan Sheikh

Nov 10th, 2018

Karen is an incredible makeup and hair artist!

I researched quite a bit when it came to finding a makeup and hair artist that would work for me. I was looking for someone who would be able to make me look like my best self on my wedding day. I did not want to have an overdone bridal South Asian look on my wedding day and I was trying to stick to a reasonable budget. I reached out to many makeup artists and many of them came out with ridiculous price ranges and crazy demands on when they could fit me in for a trial.
I finally found exotic looks by Karen and when we first spoke I could immediately tell she was kind, responsible and easy going. She was able to come to my apartment for a trial and executed exactly what I was looking for in my bridal look. I hired her the next day for myself and 12 bridesmaids / family members.
On the big day, she was punctual and professional. The final look on the day-of was even better than what I expected and looked amazing! My husband told me I looked like a movie star  :)
Karen also took care of my mom and mother-in-law who were really happy with their looks. With a multi-cultural wedding, all of the makeup looks came out flawless.
I would highly recommend Karen for your bridal look!


Sep 4th, 2016

Karen is amazing! Her calming personality can make any nervous bride feel at ease. She's passionate about what she does and it shows in her work. What I love best about her is that she focuses on enhancing your natural beauty and not making you look like someone your not. She's extremely professional at the same time makes you feel like you've known her for ages! We did 3 separate events with Karen and she was prepared and on time to every single one. Sign with Exotic looks by Karen for your next big event and consider the job done!!!!

Oct 31st, 2015

Absolutely amazing services provided...I felt so appreciated as a client and was offered the most thoughtful advice by Karen leading up to my wedding day...she is one in a million and the ELK team is so professional...Karen and her team outdid themselves...thank you guys so very much…

Nov 22nd, 2013 

As being a wedding planner I was very particular in picking the right vendors for my wedding. I was referred to Karen Kaur by a well-known decorator. They told me they were sure I would choose her n they were absolutely right. The minute I saw her I knew she was the one I was looking for to make me look the way I always dreamed off. Usually, most south Asian makeup artist tend to be traditional n often make their brides look lighter than they actually are. I explained to Karen the look I was looking n she nailed it for every occasion whether it was my bachelorette to my mendhi to my wedding to my reception. I can never thank her enough for what she did for me n my family. She was inquisitive n was very detailed. Very punctual unlike many other makeup artist. She is very talented n knows exactly what to do. If u want a great makeup artist don't look further hire her bc u will be the Cinderella that u deserve to be. Thank u Karen u r simply the BEST in the industry

Enny Tatla
Aug 1st, 2015

Karen is amazing ! She dolled me up for 3 events (Mendhi, wedding and reception) and I could not be happier. She is a professional and puts your vision to life. A bride can make or break a wedding and she made my wedding spectacular. I have never received that many compliments in my life :) She made my wedding Thank you again Karen !.

Sonali Chandra
Model  "Ifab Miss India 2014 

Karen was my make-up artist for Jewel of India's IFAB (Indian Fashion, Art, & Beauty) Fashion Show launch at the Indian Consulate in NYC (the 1st event of its kind at the exclusive venue). She is so kind & talented, and truly cares about her client's needs and concerns. These skills are what I seek most in a professional.
In addition, I was honored thrilled to win the Miss IFAB Model of the Year award that evening, and know for sure that Karen's make-up skills played a great part in making that happen!
I look forward to working with Karen Kaur in the future.

May 30th, 2015

Karen really went above and beyond for our May 30, 2015 wedding. I had initially booked another make up artist that backed out on me 2 months before my actual wedding which made the wedding preparations more stressful. Karen knew about this and was very responsive from day 1 with any of my concerns and questions. We had a hair and make up trial and I told Karen a few concerns I had with my makeup. She was understanding and on the day of the wedding nailed how I wanted my hair and make up to look like. She got to the event early and went right to work. My mom's make up was also outstanding and she was very happy with it. Thank you again Karen for being such a professional and making me feel beautiful on my wedding day!

Nisha Kalamdhani 
Super model 

Being a face that's always in front of the camera I need a makeup artist who can give me a flawless and beautiful look. Finding Karen was definitely a blessing because she knows EXACTLY how to bring out my best features and never fails to make me look beautiful. What I love the most is how she listens and understands exactly what her clients want. From all the makeup artists I have seen, she is hands down the best! I only go to her :)

Sep 6th, 2014

She is good and knows what exactly the bride wants. I'm very particular about my make up and she made me feel very comfortable the moment she gave me the trail. I definitely recommend Karen.  She is perfection.

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