KARACHI: An entrepreneur, a philanthropist and one of the pioneers of the hair and beauty industry of Pakistan with the Depilex Group which hosts Pakistan’s largest chain of salons, Depilex Beauty Clinic and Institute, Masarrat Misbah received Lifetime Achievement Award at Lux Style Awards 2015 on 30th Sept 2015 on her tremendous contribution to the beauty industry of Pakistan.
Mussarat Misbah contributed to not only beauty industry but to humanity as well. As a Philanthropist she opened ‘SmileAgain Foundation’ which helped female survivors of acid violence in Pakistan by providing them appropriate medical attention and reconstructive surgery, psychological/psychiatric support, shelter and vocational training.
She had received formal training of makeup, beauty therapy and skin treatment from world prestigious beauty centres in USA, UK, Germany and France. She started her beauty salon with the name ‘Depilex’ in 1980, when the market for beauty salons was extremely small.
Her artistic beauty techniques brought her to direct the make-up for catwalk shows, advertising campaigns and editorial shoots for the renowned Pakistani fashion brands and publications. Today after three decades of passionate work, 38 branches of ‘Depilex’ have opened across Pakistan. Trained makeup artist around the world including UAE, UK, and USA operate under the Depilex brand.
Recently, Masarrat Misbah had contributed again to the beauty of women by launching her own Halal-certified cosmetic line named Masarrat Makeup.
Masarrat Makeup is available online for customers in Pakistan and USA, available online for international and credit card customers, as well as at leading outlets across Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.