“Always do what you enjoy and you will be successful, no matter what hurdles come your way”
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I am Mashael Ajeel, a Kuwaiti makeup artist and owner of Mashael Ajail Salon and Spa.
Tell us about your education.
I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Philosophy.
Tell us about your career journey.
I opened my salon in 2013, before I had decided to be a makeup artist. In 2014, I attended several courses in makeup and in May 2014, I officially began my journey as a makeup artist.
How do you manage your time? Describe your average day.
My day begins at 8am and I spend an hour exercising before completing important tasks such as at the bank etc. I work at the salon from 12 noon till 8pm and then either go home, have meetings, finish some advertisements, or sometimes go out with friends.
What is your biggest strength?
My love and dedication to my work.
Do you have any weaknesses?
Have you made any mistakes that have made you stronger?
Yes, of course.
What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced during your career?
The hiring and management of staff was the most difficult and challenging part.
How do you stay motivated during challenging times?
Being positive and dedicated is the secret.
What do you to relax?
What has been your proudest moment so far?
When I pass by and see my name on the salon.
What is your biggest fear?
I don’t have any fear.
What is your favourite quote?
“Where focus goes, energy flows”
Name one item in life you can’t do without?
What’s the best advice you have ever taken?
Learning never ends, even if you are at the top of your career.
Share three books on your nightstand.
1.The monk who sold his Ferrari – by Robbin Sharma
2.How to plan your life – by Salah AlRashid
3.Release the giant that is within you.
In your opinion, what are the three keys to success?
3.Believe in what you do
What is next for you? What would you still like to achieve?
To reach Bollywood!
What advice would you give to young women starting out in their career?
Always do what you enjoy and you will be successful, no matter what hurdles come your way.
How does it feel to be a CP Woman of Substance?
I am very proud. Thank you for the opportunity.
Your message for the team at CP magazine:
Thank you for your hospitality and for your keen interest in promoting the youth in every field. Keep up the good work.