Suhara Omar is Human Equation’s grooming and etiquette specialist. Her natural poise and elegance, coupled with two decades of experience in matters pertaining to style, image, etiquette and customer service ensure she is the preferred choice for corporations seeking to groom and equip their people with these desired skills.
Suhara began her career with a ten-year stint at Singapore Airlines, during which she acquired vast experience in the field of communications, customer service, social etiquette, grooming and image management. Suhara has also been involved in the fashion industry, taking on different roles during her career in the industry, which ran concurrent with her stint with the airlines.
She started out as a model ,during which her natural comportment and sense of discipline, coupled with her endearing personality, ensured she was highly sought-after by both local and foreign fashion designers in Malaysia, Britain, Europe, the United States, the Middle East and other Asian countries.
A trained model, Suhara has worked with local fashion luminaries such as Rizalman, Michael Ong,Tom Abang Saufi, Melinda Looi, Khoon Hooi, Eric Choong and Radzwan Radzwill as well as for renowned foreign brands such as Michael Kors, Anya Hindmarch, Dior, Selberan, Van Cleef Arpel,Ben De Lisi and Salvatore Ferragamo. She has also participated in prestigious Malaysian events such as MIFA, STYLO, Piala Seri Endon, India Fashion Week and the Islamic Fashion Festival.
During her ten-year modelling career, she acquired invaluable experience in areas such as grooming and comportment, as well as the use of body language and facial expression to establish rapport with audiences.
A person of initiative and resolve, Suhara decided to start a small side-business selling unique high fashion silver-based jewellery. She started out on a small scale, marketing her jewellery through word-of-mouth and from carts at the Mont’ Kiara bazaar and Bangsar Shopping Centre. The business allowed her to express her creative and entrepreneurial side and soon took off a life of its own through sheer determination and hard work, culminating in an elegant boutique in Bangsar Shopping Centre that she set up in 2008 together with her husband and business partner, Dr Helmut Leitenbauer.
Today, Suhara mentors young, up-coming entrepreneurs in the art and science of growing their businesses and is a role model to men and women desiring to improve their self-image through grooming. She conducts training on style, grooming, deportment and etiquette to young professionals aiming to set themselves apart in a competitive corporate environment in addition to running her expanding business.