Hanan Dashti showed a passion for painting and colours when she was a child. She mastered the art of mixing colours to produce beautiful artwork, and to further nurture her talent she pursued her studies in France and across Europe where she delivered outstanding results.

A Kuwaiti woman with a high social status and blessed with an outgoing personality that helped her grow a network and set herself apart in the world of cosmetology and photography both locally and in the Gulf, Hanan achieved great success in festivals and events taking place in Kuwait and the Gulf.

With a lifelong love of photography, Hanan always dreamed of becoming a renowned makeup artist in the Arab world and internationally. She sought to build her knowledge, and so she majored in journalism and media and paved her own career along untraveled paths as she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media with distinction. Following this accomplishment, she started to seek bigger goals; she pursued her academic studies in fine art photography in France then turned to studying in the renowned French Institutes of Cosmetology.

She loved painting as well as everything related to cosmetology and beautification, and was keen on boosting her hobby with an academic certificate, so she studied cosmetology and became a professional. In 1998, her talent and art were brought to the fore as she worked on highlighting the beauty of women in the Gulf, particularly in Kuwait.

The first Hanan Dashti Beauty Salon was opened in 1998. Other branches were later opened to provide high quality services to clients in Hawally, Abou Halifa and Al Baskati International Hotel.

Through this expansionary strategy and vision, Hanan Dashti Beauty Salons spread and evolved rapidly into the reputable high-end salons they are today. Hanan continuously looked to explore new fields to back her main business and so she was the first woman in Kuwait and the Gulf to ever launch a makeup brand (HANAN DASHTI) and makeup products that carry her two initials (HD). This steady growth helped her to develop the skills of makeup artists working with her to highlight all shades of beauty.

In 2007 she published a book entitled “Beauty and Beauty Secrets by Hanan Dashti”; it was the first book with makeup tutorials and photos of celebrities taken by Hanan Dashti Studio photographers.

She has participated in many exhibitions to display her makeup brand between 2006 and 2018, including the International Perfumes and Cosmetics Exhibition that takes place in Kuwait International Fairs Ground in Mishref.