Sirat Sodhi

Sirat longed for a career that would never become too predictable and would allow her to express her creativity, so makeup artistry was an obvious career choice for her.
"My interest in makeup was always apparent to me growing up. However, I never thought to pursue it as a career. For many years I explored options in science and health as I was quite good in these fields but never felt excited about where this would take me in the future.
SRA was the most realistic approach as she wanted an NZQA recognised qualification. The academy had also been recommended to her by many friends who were previous students. Seeing how well they were doing with their qualifications made her more confident in her decision.
“I have had the most amazing time at SRA. I felt so loved and respected by the training team at the academy and still keep in touch with them all. In the relatively short time that I have spent there I have learnt so much and gained such a vast set of skills.”
Being a mother, it was very important that SRA allowed her to work around her family. Graduated with a Certificate of Excellence was definitely the biggest highlight (among many) of her makeup career as it confirmed all her dedication and hard work had paid off.
SRA has opened up many doors for her and new opportunities continue to arise. She is currently freelancing as a makeup artist doing weddings, photo shoots, special occasions and even theater.
“With the makeup industry expanding so rapidly I can see a very bright future for myself and because of SRA I am now instilled with the skills and knowledge I need to turn my passion into a career."