The Z Squad
Zahret is the brainchild of two sisters who wanted to provide today's modern brides with an all-inclusive solution to everything they may need to make their wedding a dream come true. Our style is sophisticated, vibrant, and elegant. Zahret's mandate is to provide a luxurious, couture experience for brides and their attendants, which covers everything from makeup to clothing and jewelry. Continue reading below to get to know us.
Maria Tarar - Owner/Makeup Artist/Stylist
Maria holds an MBA in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accountancy; but her true passion has always been helping people realize that we are all royalty in our own way, and looking great is not optional, but a necessity. That is the foundation of what we do here at Zah’ret Makeup Art and Curated Styling. It is our undeterred conviction that has made Zah’ret a name to reckon with in such a short time. Today the brand has grown one ZBride, ZGal and ZLash at a time into a cohesive community of women (and men) who know and feel their beauty. We invite all of our clients to meet with us, get to know us, and help us share their vision for the momentous moments before they make any commitments.
Maria is formally certified thrice as a makeup artist; from Maliha Khan Makeup, a local NJ academy specializing in contemporary South Asian bridal makeup, and then again from Nina Makeup, a prestigious state-recognized beauty school in the Garment District. And finally she has taken classes from Sohal of the Blue Rose Artistry fame. Maria is recognized as a makeup artist specializing in bridal, editorial, and runway looks by the State of New York. When Maria isn’t working on making your dreams come true or being a mom to her two wonderful boys, she can often be found indulged in a good book. She loves to travel and luckily her work takes her everywhere her wanderlust desires. Her role models include Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Eleanor Roosevelt and OF COURSE, Coco Chanel. She loves Coco’s story so much that she’s nick named her niece Coco after the style icon.
“Even Superman had a day job”
Laila Rehan - Chief Operations Officer
Laila has built her career around the client experience. From business operations and strategy to sales, she has been in front of clients, aligning her objectives to their success. Though her day job is in healthcare technology, she is a ZGal through and through. She wholeheartedly believes in the importance of invoking a luxurious feeling when a client works with a brand through lush aesthetic, white glove service, and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
Working behind the scenes so our talent has all the tools she needs to make your big day memorable and fun, Laila supports all aspects of Zahret to ensure each client gets the attention they deserve. In her personal life, Laila loves all things beauty and fashion, and strives to set an example of “brains and beauty” for her infant baby girl.
Tricia Torres - Marketing/IT
Tricia is a marketing intern at Zahret and maintains Zahret's snazzy website and social media profiles. Tricia has worked in finance for many years before returning to school to earn a degree in marketing. She is also an actress and writer, and just completed her very first screenplay, turned it into a web series, and it is currently in post-production. It will premiere on YouTube (and web festivals) until it is picked up by a major television network and lands a number one spot on prime-time television. Tricia is also a licensed Esthetician and has been practicing skin care in New Jersey for the past 13 years. She is married with two fur babies - Jake, a 6-year-old shelter rescue, half black lab/half basset hound, and Harlow - a feisty, spunky 3-year-old Boston Terrier.