We are in December – the time to let your hair down and enjoy the nip in the air! Before the year 2017 draws to an end, we are inclined to retrospect and rewind the good times, people who have enriched our lives, our personal and professional achievements, knowledge of our strengths and weakness, to name a few. We want to extend our gratitude to each and every person who has encouraged us to push our boundaries in pursuit of our goals, and want them to continue to do so in 2018. These role models from every quarter of our lives set examples with their enthusiasm and dedication in whatever they do, and our hair, beauty and wellness industry is no exception.
The phrase ‘looks of a winner’ stands true for some of our industry veterans. They start young and when others are waking up, they are inching closer to their version of success. Bestowed with intangible qualities such as clear foresight, an inclination to be perfect in their craft and an enormous capacity for hard work, their determination to excel gives them edge, and in no time, they become role models for millions of aspirants. We handpick such power-packed professionals, who are today mega brands in their own right. They are driving the business with their passion and zeal to change perceptions, and put India’s rewarding industry on the world map.
In the hair section, we meet up with Rossa Jurenas, NAHA 2017 finalist in the Hair Colour category. Jurenas wears multiple hats as North American Color Director for Schwarzkopf Professional and also works alongside with the Global Team of the brand on the Essential Looks Collection. Jurenas is a true visionary and believes that education is the key to success. International hairdressers present festive special hairstyles for men to sport this festive season. On the home front, we showcase the talent of Karan Deol, Owner of Ellora Salons in Ludhiana and one of the seven esteemed L’Oréal Professionnel ID Artists. Deol is a style prodigy who has grabbed every opportunity to learn and stay relevant in the industry.
In beauty, we interview celebrity make-artist, Kaajee Rai, who is a powerhouse of passion and inspiration. With industry experience of 15 years, Rai gets excited and inspired to learn everyday. With A-list clients such as Neha Dhupia, Rajdeep Ranawat, to name a few, Rai is constant work in progress. Eurpean dermo cosmetic brand, LOOkX is all set to venture into the Indian beauty and skin care market with its unique ‘dermo cosmetic’ concept and breakthrough technology. Bas van Duivenbooden, Co-founder, LOOkX Dermo Cosmetics, shares his business strategy, brand USP and future plans for the Indian market.
In the spa section, we present the visual grandeur of Shamana Spa at Grand Hyatt in Goa. Dr Ranjan Kapoor, Area Director – Spa & Wellness, Six Senses Spa Hotels, Resorts and Spas in Thailand, shares his views on the spa and wellness industry, spa USPs, future plans and more.