Despite all the struggles she went through during her childhood, she worked hard to become what she wants, and to go where she belongs. Logina Salah is one of the strongest women we have ever interviewed, so here is the story of her success, and her ambition for a prosperous future.
Would you tell our readers more about yourself?
I’m just a ordinary girl who had a challenging childhood due to my skin discolouration, which I discovered when I was 13 years old. Of course, I was bullied many times, but I decided to overcome this and turn my weaknesses into strengths. As for me now, I’m a 29-year-old mother, a make-up artist, and an entrepreneur, I’m working currently on a massive project but I don’t want to reveal anything now.
What are your priorities in life?
My daughter is my top priority; she is all that matters and the reason why I want to go further. Work is my second priority. Family is also paramount for me as I have never missed a family gathering. Self-improvement is a goal that I always have in view; I am endeavouring to learn read, and go beyond my comfort zone all the time.
Which lesson has been the hardest to learn?
You can be rejected by everybody and still manage to thrive and realize great achievements, proving that those people are wrong about you: People kept satirizing my dream to be a make-up artist, claiming that a make-up artist is supposed to be a beauty icon. However, I disregarded their narrow-mindedness and did what I wanted to do.
What’s the best advice that was given to you?
The best advice that was given to me was from an old woman while I was studying in the U.S to be a make-up artist. I worked as a waitress to fund my studying because my father didn’t accept the idea of me becoming a make-up artist. The old woman told me: “Don’t wait for people to accept you. If you love and accept yourself, people will be obliged to accept you.”
What inspired you to be a make-up artist?
I’ve loved colours and make-up since I was young, and I used to put them on my face and body to cover up the discolouration. Since then I had an obsession with colours and make-up, and I was astounded when I learned about The Colour Theory.
Did you plan to be a make-up artist from the start?
No, I studied accounting and was very good at it. I used to work in a bank and had a totally different career path.
How did you regain your self-confidence after discovering you have vitiligo?
My work as a make-up artist made me popular, and I started teaching in some make-up workshops. I was giving a lesson about ‘scars’ and how to cover them to hear my assistant asking me: “why won’t you be the model for that lesson?” I asked her: “Do you think people will accept me?” She said: “Yes they will, you are unique and simple the way you are.” I went for it, and it was my first time to post a before-and-after photos for myself to promote my work as a make-up artist. I was surprised when people showed me their acceptance through their sweet comments. I was incredibly amazed and overwhelmed.
If you weren’t a make-up artist, what else would you like to be?
Banker or a business woman.
What kind of plans or projects do you wish to implement in the future?
My plans for the future are endless. I want to become a business woman and have my own make-up line.
Your happy place?
Your teen crush?
Your favourite food?
Tortillas with minced meet and pigeon stuffed with rice.
Three things in your bag you can’t live without?
Sanitizer, lip palm, and my wallet.
“I was bullied many times, but I decided to overcome this and turn my weaknesses into strengths.”