Award winning, Celebrity Makeup & Henna Artist founded an internationally recognised Beauty Brand based on the pillars to educate, empower and create opportunities for others. Through careful orchestration and attention to detail, he has built this brand through discipline, dedication and determination and delivers luxury, elegance, style and sophistication.
Like a true artist at heart, Ash Kumar wanted to inspire, educate, empower and create opportunities for others. As a result, this led him to start his very own Training Academy in the UK, Canada and the USA. Ash Kumar is the first South Asian Beauty Brand to break barriers into the western beauty world, becoming a cutting edge leader in henna, hair and makeup. Encompassing Training Academies across Europe and North America, a Professional Line of Henna Products and World Renowned Bridal Services. It has been Ash Kumar’s delivery of excellence that has made a coveted name in Asian beauty globally.
Ash Kumar was born and raised in London yet his inspiration has come from his travels across the globe and architecture, modern arts to culture. A student of life - his ethos is to inspire, share, celebrate and learn more about the world.
Ash Kumar's international portfolio spans from working with Corporate Organizations, Hollywood, Bollywood & Musical Stars. Over the last decade he has had the opportunity to work with; Virgin Media, Swarovski, Thorntons, XFactor UK, Aveda, Estée Lauder, Emirates, Cadenzza, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwariya Rai, Julia Roberts, Madonna as well as many others.
Most recently Ash was asked to create work for non-beauty related companies, he was sought out for his for his artistry, design & creative direction. Ash Kumar succeeded as he challenged the traditional henna perspective from an artistic angle and brought it into the modern age by creating a lifestyle through his masterpieces. This soon became several projects from global brands and AK Artist was formed.
Founded in 2004, with humble beginnings in a rented 300 square-foot space in London, our Academy has now grown offering courses world wide training hundreds and hundreds of students globally.
The Ash Kumar Academy prides itself in its state of the art training academy equipped with the industry’s top contenders in hair, makeup and henna. For well seasoned beauty experts as well as novices, the “Ash Kumar Academy” provides not only the skill set needed to succeed in the competitive beauty industry, but a community infrastructure that provides a supportive, nurturing and encouraging environment for its students even after completion of courses.
Graduates from the Academy have the benefit of walking away from a course with not only newly honed skills and a refined awareness of the beauty business, but also a sense of belonging to a greater community of like-minded individuals. Providing their students with not only knowledge, but also tangible tools to further their careers is what sets this academy apart from the rest. Students have been quoted to say that being trained at the Ash Kumar Academy has been “a life changing experience”.