Brand Developer & Founder of the Award Winning Sculpt Beauty, Uzma Yakoob was born in January 1980. The successful UK business woman lives in West London and was born an Entrepreneur and is always on the lookout for business opportunities to which she can add value or which hold a particular interest to her.
From the very early age of 12, Uzma Yakoob knew she wanted her own business. Having studied four A Levels, she moved onto London’s finest Fashion school – The London College of Fashion to further her passion in fashion design. Learning the skills of the fashion trade, Uzma was fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names within the fashion industry and then went onto pursue her career as a stylist. Her natural flare for creativity didn’t stop her there as she decided to go back to LCOF to study Make-up Artistry.
At the age of 18, with very little capital and a very clear vision she launched Sculpt Beauty and worked as a Make-up & Fashion stylist. Uzma has worked with some of the biggest names in the beauty and fashion industry including Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Chanel, YSL, Vogue, Harpers & Queen. With a career spanning more than a decade, she has worked with celebrities in the music and television industries and has been a regular contributor to national magazines. Uzma Yakoob’s style is always so unique and creative but yet so inspiring to look at. She has a flawless creative talent which has shone through in every project/client that she has taken on; her talent has evolved to accomplish artistic perfection.
In 2009 Uzma Yakoob was awarded UK’s Best Make-up Artist by Asian Style Awards, the award itself was judged by the leading Beauty and Make-up house contributors in the UK, including the Head of MAC Cosmetics & HABIA International. She was also the first to be awarded this title within her industry.
Towards the end of 2009 Uzma was approached by an investor for Sculpt Beauty, though it took Uzma 3 months to decide to share half the business which was very close to her heart, she decided that it would be the best decision forward in terms of achieving the vision she had for Sculpt Beauty in a shorter space of time. “I’ve never considered taking on a business partner, so when this opportunity came along it was a compliment to me, also the hardest business decision I’ve ever had to make. However it was the best route for the company, we share the same vision but come from totally different backgrounds but together our passion for the brand motivated us to conquer the industry, 2011 was a very exciting year for Sculpt Beauty!”