Preet Nijjar puts her heart and soul into keeping her business afloat.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on her business as a makeup artist and esthetician, like many other businesses, but Nijjar did not give up hope.
“I was pretty much in full safety gear, because I have clients of all ages, from 10-years-old and up, and some with different medical conditions. I had to do whatever I could to keep everyone safe. 2020 was the year that taught me a lot as a business owner,” says Nijjar, who owns Studio 150 Makeup and Aesthetics.
“Then came 2021 and I saw the transition from ‘I don’t think I can survive this’ to ‘No, we got this’. 2022 was by far as one of my best years in business.”
In the coming years, Nijjar has plans to create a certification program for those wanting to learn makeup and pursue a career in it.
Nominator Arianne McQuay has been with Nijjar since the beginning.
“Through good or bad, Preet is wildly tenacious,” says McQuay. “Given the ever-changing environment we find ourselves in, she always ends up on top, and finds herself stronger on the other side of any obstacle thrown her way. She never falters from her course, even through the most difficult and trying of times.”