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I heard about some makeup studios in Egbeda area of Lagos state and decided to visit.

So come with me and let’s take a look at one of them – DEE Q LOOKS

Creative Director 

Damilola Quadri


Suite B27, Solaron Plaza, 15/17 Akowonjo road, Egbeda bus stop, Lagos, Nigeria.




Bridal Makeup

Makeup for all occasions

Gele Tying

Brow grooming and lash extensions

Makeup School

Sales of makeup products.

Upcoming Event

Dee Q Looks is the official makeup artist for The Headies Award coming up on October 19, 2012


Finishing touch on clients’ makeup for a flawless look, in-depth practical classes during training all makes Dee Q Looks studio unique.


Painting faces had always been Damilola’s passion which led her to learning the art of makeup. She started with bridal makeup after which her studio emerged in 2009.

Hope this helps and stay tuned for our next studio tour.






My second studio tour was at the House Of Tara (H.O.T) also in Port Harcourt (not to worry, more to come from Lagos and other states). It occupies a whole floor and actually wide and long, spacious with training rooms where makeup students receive lectures, practical class fitted with work stations, offices, reception, show room and  individual work stations for studio services. See pictures for more info.

(Kindly note that this is not House of Tara’s website but Damsel Makeovers’ so I am not in the best position to advise on trainings and services at House of Tara. For information on House of Tara’s products and trainings, kindly contact the number in the post below.

If you require products, trainings and services apart from those rendered at House of Tara, please feel free to e-mail me and I will try my best to give links/contacts of other makeup schools within your location.

Thank you and God bless.)




Tara Fela-Durotoye

(+234802 292 2921)


95, Tombia extension Road, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt

Contacts/other offices in Nigeria

Lagos: Lekki, Ikeja and Surulere






Skin care, bridals, makeup line, personal makeup, eye lashes, makeup products, eye brow grooming – tweezing and waxing, trainings.

Years of existence

The studio in Port Harcourt (PH) started as a franchise in 2009 but officially became a House Of Tara studio in March 2010.


What makes the H.O.T studio in PH unique is the quality of services rendered, customer relation that always beats imagination and the overall ‘WOW’ experience.


Beauty Rep workshops is slated for February 2012 in PH, Abuja Benin and Kaduna.

The Port Harcourt House of Tara Beauty Rep workshop will hold on Feb 16th, 2012 by 10am @ #95, Tombia extension Road, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt while the Beauty Rep conference will take place in Lagos by September 2012.


The H.O.T studio’s list of clientele includes Good Women Fellowship, Chevron and Mobil just to mention a few. The studio is open to all women of colour. From time to time H.O.T also empowers youths by giving them adequate training needed for their career.

Hope this was helpful to you and please feel free to leave your comments, questions or inform us about any product/studio you’d like us to review and we’ll get back to you.




For any studio that’s related to beauty – makeup, nail, photo, hair, lash and brow etc I visit and write about them.

Hope you can make informed decisions as to where to get your desired beauty services close to you.

Gifty’s Daughter Makeup Studio in Port Harcourt, Nigeria was the first I visited and I must confess that apart from her friendly staff, I was impressed. 🙂 ‘flenty tori dey inside the pictures’ (ie the pictures say it all, hehe)


Funke Tonye-Preghafi


#6, Khana street, D Line Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Contact Number


Contacts/other offices in Nigeria

Parklane Mall, Azikoro road opposite Sunky Supermarket, Yenagoa


Her services includes but not limited to sales of makeup/beauty products, facials, body painting, body piercing, skin care, personal make up, lash extensions and trainings.

Years of existence

The studio started as a mobile studio rendering services to clients from door to door in 2005 and later expanded occupying two floors in PH currently and another outlet in Yenogoa.

Brand of products sold

Milani, Beauties Factory, Muse, Nouba, Clinique, NYX, Covergirl, Kiss New York, Tas Merah, Wild and Crazy, Iman, Black Up, Black’s Secret Makeup, Zuca, Revlon, Smashbox, Jordana, Orekelewa, L.A.Girl, L.A.Colors, Seya, Victoria’s secret, Black Radiance and elf.

The studio’s got the right ambience for the services being rendered.


Close attention to details to ensure clients’ satisfaction

Upcoming Events

Bridal showers in the studio where brides-to-be can come with her friends, be pampered with facials, makeup and end the day with a little get together.

A.O.B (any other business)

Gifty’s  Daughter Makeup Studio hopes to be the No. 1 online makeup store (Naija’s own Sephora), her target market includes both young and old. The prices of products in the studio are quite affordable, I would recommend this studio to a professional makeup artist/any one that loves makeup in terms of the varieties of products to choose from.

Hope this was helpful to you and please feel free to leave your comments, questions or inform us about any product/studio you’d like us to visit and we’ll get back to you.



up next on studio tour is House Of Tara Makeup studio, stay tuned 🙂



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