International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements
At Salon International India, we take this opportunity to salute the women entrepreneurs, who have marched and reached milestones hitherto unheard of. Veterans like Shahnaz Husain, Dr Blossom Kocchar, Nalini Negamwala, Bharti Taneja, Lata Khanchandani and recent entrants like Vaishali K Shah, Sonali Bhambri and Nalini Kalra, among others, have persevered hard to be in the top echelons of the industry and are continuing to stride ahead in the face of constant challenges that our beauty and wellness industry is strife with. We present a leaf from their lives, and how against all odds they have carved their names in gold. They serve as beacons of light, as inspirations and role models for others who wish to follow in their footsteps.
In the interview section, we meet Joanne O’Neill, stylist and owner of Joanne O’Neill Hairdressing in UK. Through sheer grit and passion for her craft, this enterprising lady has studied and trained in hairdressing with help from her mentors. Darren Ambrose, a well-known hairdresser, has created history with the Veneration Collection. We present the mesmerising photo essay for our readers. On the home front, we have Jammy Fernando, who learnt the ropes early in life and has progressed to be at Vurve Salon. With an enviable list of Kollywood actors as clients, Fernando is humble and attributes his success to his mentors who he met at work. Alex Rachid Redgem, stylist extraordinaire, shares his story with us and how he is today, on the top of his game.
In make-up and beauty, we have Samer Khouzami, an independent celebrity make-up artist, who shares his amazing journey with us, which will undoubtedly, be a motivation for aspirants to enter the À eld of make-up.
We also offer an insight into the now famous technique of using coloured eyeliners for eye make-up. Renowned make-up artist Sheena Aggarwal shares six novel ways of getting it righ
We showcase the ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. Quiet and peaceful, the spa has design elements which are steeped in tradition, yet blended effortlessly with the contemporary trends of the hotel.
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