IFFA Brampton

Spotlight: Mr DMG Himself!

IFFA Brampton

Darick Gangaram
Lead Stylist
President of DMG Designz

DMG Designz was created and founded by Darick Mohammad Ghannie-Gangaram (or Darick Gangaram). At the early age of 12 he discovered he had a talent, to create things by just looking at a picture. He learned how to transform a person, with hair and make-up and give them confidence everyone should have. Getting his mother ready for any event become a hobby for Darick, His mother is his Queen and he loved making her feel like one. But he never expected people to notice her hair and makeup, but they did. That is where the questions started “Who got you ready, you curls are still in and you look fabulous.” His mother told them that her son did, and everyone was shocking wondering how a 12 year old can do this with no training.

Darick also known as DMG has an eye for things, he would look at a person and know how to make them look like a star. Then the word got around and now 8 years later DMG was created. DMG entered the industry working for another established make-up artist, but she tried stealing his technique and belittled him. That’s when he created DMG Designz with his friend Neelam Saini in 2008, and it has bloomed to where it is today. Struggling to show people his talent, he kept networking and people kept talking about him. He did multiple events for free or without pay just to show people what he’s got. DMG is believer of the saying “Just get your foot through the door.” Now his work is being featured in magazines and in multiple fashion shows around the GTA and Montreal.

People started noticing DMG is not only hair and make-up but also a trained choreographer.  Darick and Neelam both have a solid dance background, they used these skills to create different looks at photo shoots and be able to take an average girl and make her into a model. DMG was a teacher at Lets Dance Studio Mississauga and for many events in the GTA, being the choreographer for Miss Kohinoor International, Miss Pakistan World, Candles of Hope, St. Augustine’s Fashion show and many others. Darick created the term “are you DMG approved!” to show pride in everything he does, he will tell you when something does not look right, and he lives for the compliments of his clients after their event. Teaching you your best angles and different poses for the camera is something DMG does for all of his clients, already included in their service 🙂

“Everyone can be a model, its just a matter of the right make up the right hair and the right angle”
– Darick M G

“Take life as it is, Live everyday like its your last, But still plan for Tomorrow, Because it may still come, Dream, Accomplish and Never give up!”
– Darick M G

“Live, Learn, and represent what you believe in… Dont affiliate your name or companies name with people you feel are not worthy”
– Darick M G

“Having PRIDE in what you do is what we stand for, We enjoy give our clients make overs, and we enjoy working with others in our Industry!”
– Darick MG