New York physician and beauty expert Dr. Tabasum Mir has been ahead of the curve her whole life, beginning at age 12 when she enrolled in high school in Michigan. After graduating from NYU and building her practice, she expanded her brand to include her own skin care line, MirSkin. She carries her passion for health into the charity world, offering her time, talents, and funds to a host of philanthropic organizations, including Operation Smile and Charity: Water. This NYC beauty doctor let BELLA in on what beauty and life in NYC mean to her …
1. Best thing about living in NYC?
I really love how there is any opportunity you need here at your fingertips. Anything you desire you can get here.
2. Favorite restaurant?
I love Nobu! It’s always good, and I don’t even have to look at the menu before I order!
3. Favorite neighborhood?
Union Square. To me, it’s the center of the city. When I was in training at NYU Medical Center, I was living in Murray Hill, but as soon as I graduat- ed, I moved to Union Square and I finally felt like I lived in NYC.
4. The best part of my job is…
Seeing how happy and excited my clients are after a treatment – that’s definitely one of the best parts. I love getting the happy emails and texts thanking me after. It makes me happiest to see I’ve made other people’s lives better.
5. A visit to New York isn’t complete until…
You walk through Central Park.
6. Subways or cabs?
Cabs! I can take phone calls, answer emails, and get to where I’m going!
7. Best advice you’ve ever received?
I once told my mom that I wished sometimes I could be like other girls we grew up with. They seemed to have it so easy and were so content being married and having kids. She said to me, “You weren’t made that way, so why bother feeling bad about it? You are who you are; wear it proudly!”
8. One “must-have” beauty item?
9. How do you define beauty?
I feel most beautiful when I’m laughing. Happiness is true beauty, when you are smiling from your soul.