“BMPRO (BANKE MESHIDA PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP)Makeup and Hair Studio is the first of it’s kind in Nigeria and the ultimate choice for superior beautification. Offering exclusively high definition makeup, the studio was founded by expert Makeup Artist Banke Meshida- Lawal whose credits include, commercials, fashion, editorials, catwalk shows, private events and bridal makeup artistry.
What sets BMPRO apart from others is expertise in the artistry of makeup. To make someone look flawless both in real life and under the scrutiny of a high definition lens, it takes precise application of clever products teamed with an artistic eye and experienced hand.
As professionals in the makeup industry, the BMPRO team led by Banke has made a big difference to the world of beauty, using aquired skills of making women feel and look beautiful with the use of expert techniques and application of makeup. They know how to enhance women’s beauty by paying attention to details the ordinary eye cannot see.All BMPRO locations provide a unique and luxurious environment in which to enjoy world class services equated to those found in top class beauty parlors in London, New York and Paris.
Banke started off her makeup career at the early age of eight and started harnessing her in born skills with fine art lessons. In 2006 she launched her BMPRO Makeup line with 14 world-class products. Today the brand has 65 products in the Nigeria market as well as distributors in the United Kingdom, United States, Ghana and Canada. For her contributions to the Nigerian and African fashion industry, Banke has received numerous accolades and awards for excellence including City People Entrepreneur Of The Year (2002), City People Young Achiever Of The Year (2002), City People Makeup artist Of The Year (2005), Wedding Planner Magazine Makeup Artist Of The Year (2007), The Future Awards Entrepreneur Of the Year (2008), Eloy Awards Makeup Brand Of The Year (2009) and Fab Magazine Makeup Artist Of The Year (2010).
Banke and her works have been featured in various African media including WOW magazine, ThisDay, Vanguard, The Guardian, Punch, City People and Genevieve.
BMPRO Hair and Makeup has been operating from its Ikoyi location within the bustling part of the Lagos metropolis, the brand is however now branching out with two new locations set to launch soon.
An Ikeja studio is set to formally launch on the 13th of November 2011 with a lavish catwalk show in collaboration with ITAM by King’s Signature, a millinery line of fascinators and hats created by Asim– Ita Kingsley.
Kingsley was born with special talents in the arts; singing, sketching and designing are his forte. He holds a degree in Architecture and a post-graduate Masters degree in Business Administration. He has always been intrigued with the arts and as a child he started with sketching designs of hats and clothes for both women and men.
After his education, he worked with British award-winning milliners including Nigel Rayment, Snoxell, Mitzy, Peter Bettley and Phillip Tracy. Kingsley inherited the trade of making and selling hats from his grandmother and mother who sold English hats for many decades.
In 2010, after rigorous market research ITAM went into the millinery business producing from factories in the United Kingdom. So far the label has produced two collections of fourty different designs. Going forward, ITAM aims to showcase two collections of contemporary and unique hats and fascinators every year. Other lines from the label include handbags and footwear.
The soon-to-be-launched Ikeja Makeup and Hair studio is situated at Green Village, 58 Isaac John Street, G.R.A Ikeja Lagos and on November 13th 2011. BMPRO will welcome VIP guests, top-notch clients, personalities and models for the first glimpse of what’s in store.
The Abuja studio, Located at 33 Gana Street, Maitama, in the Federal Capital Territory will be launched in December.
or more information, please visit BMPRO Makeup & Hair Studio:
Address: 13b Awori Road Dolphin Estate Ikoyi
Tel: 070 8182 9441, 070 4223 6077.
Banke Meshida Lawal @ BMPRO Makeup.