The Salon and Beauty Industry in India has gained tremendous traction in the last five years. Market & Research has predicted that by 2018, the global beauty industry will be valued at $460 bn. The obvious reason for growth is the clear-cut inclination of clients to enhance their personality and wellness quotient. Therefore, it is no surprise that to cater to the rise in demand, the stakeholders are working twice as hard. With an eye on the ‘next big thing’ in terms of product ingredients, technology, tools and equipment, expectations that each category has from the other too, have increased. To understand these ‘expectations’ and bring them to a larger platform, we write the cover story.
In the interview section, we meet Kai Wan, the award-winning hair stylist and owner of P .Kai Hair Salon in UK. He is a great mix of a mentor, session stylist and entrepreneur, all rolled into one. Wan’s eye for detail speaks volume of his three-decade long association with this industry. On the home front, we have Amit Thakur, who has a strong foundation in academics and has carved a name for himself. With an enviable list of clients, Thakur is humble and attributes his success to his mentors, who he met at work. Ribu Dewan, Co-founder and Head Trainer at Texture Touch Salon in Bangalore, shares his story with us and how he is today, on the top of his game.
In make-up and beauty, we have Mansi Midha, an independent celebrity make-up artist, who has persevered to reach where she has after overcoming several challenges. She shares her victorious journey with us, which will undoubtedly, be a motivation for aspirants to enter the À eld of bridal and fashion make-up.
In trends, we have TIGI Bed Head’s ultimate guide to gorgeous hair for Valentine’s Day. From products that are known for their quality, watch love spinning a warm cocoon around you!
We showcase The Spa at the Leela Mumbai. Understated and elegant, the spa is also high on providing indulgent comfort and pampering with its bouquet of Indian and western therapies carried out by a well trained team of therapists. We meet Krishna Semwal, Spa Head at the Rejuve Spa at the Lalit in Chandigarh as he shares priceless wisdom with us.
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