Amid growing concerns at the time about the novel strain of COVID-19, the impact continues to weigh heavily on the wedding industry. It’s getting harder to envision our motherland, Malaysia, returning to “normalcy” anytime soon.
For many who work in the wedding industry, including photographers, caterers, and make-up artists, the pandemic has led to a loss of income. They have been struggling to keep their businesses afloat and running during this unprecedented time.
Yogeshwari Vaishnavi Suresh, Shantini Kumari, Ashwani and Gomati are among prominent make-up artists that have witnessed their livelihood change dramatically. Their business has come to a crashing halt with zero income.
It is obviously going to be hard for them with most of the weddings being postponed to next year. They have had no work or a source of income due to the lockdown and strict SOP’s. Such times make one fear for their future, but we know that in time, this too shall pass.
Many of us can do basic makeup and hairstyle, but doing it with perfection and precision requires skills and experience. It is a form of expression.
Those involved in the wedding trade, remember that all hope is not lost yet. At the same time, these folks in the creative industry need to carry on with their business, the trade remains as their source of income. Hopefully, the government allows those in the beauty, make-up and hair industry to start operations soon enough, provided with strict SOPs.
Source: Uma Braba