In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur of Leicester who is known for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Beauty and Lifestyle (Mehndi) who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Fazila Fatiwala, she shared her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com Team.
Fazila Fatiwala :
Famous As : Henna/ Mehndi artist
Based : Leicester UK
Find Her of Social Media :
Welcome to my Profile,
Myself Fazila Fatiwala, 39yrs old. I come from a small town called Valsad-Gujarat India. I am master graduate in Financial Management from Middlesex University London. I am 2nd child from 5 siblings.
Currently I am residing in Leicester UK, happily married and have 2 daughters 7&5. My younger daughter just diagnosed with autism. I am self taught Henna/ Mehndi artist and a young not so young entrepreneur. I have online henna shop on city.
As a kid I was always passionate about mehndi. I started doing mehndi when I was 12 yrs old. I did my first engagement bride when I was 16yrs old.
I have participated in lots and lot of competition for mehndi as well as art through out my school and collage life and won so many prizes. I won first prize for Rangoli competition when I was just 4yrs old, since then I knew I love art. But due to education at some point I had to leave it. I had Instagram page since 2011 but I have never posted anything related mehndi. When pandemic hit I realized that I want to start selling henna online. So first time I posted add on Facebook in June 2020 and the response was amazing. I jus had 1kg of henna powder but demand increased and after that there was no coming back. I have few followers on Instagram I started selling on Instagram as well, but then one day due to my mistake my page got deleted on IG. I was nervous but then I started new page with new name, I did do branding made logo and started my online shop on city. In 2019 I have made page on tiktok for fun but when I saw few artist from India was posting about mehndi, so I have started doing that and my video got viral.
I gained 7 million views and I have gained nearly 100,000 followers in few months. But then tiktok got banned in India and my videos views got less but then I started posting about my henna recipe and I have got huge response from all over the world. My most of the customers are from tiktok. Today I have nearly 200,000 followers on tiktok and 5k on Instagram. I am thankful to each and everyone who follows me and who has helped me in this journey.