Says Henry Ford, an American industrialist, “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” I think succinctly, he has defined the beauty and wellness industry of India!
In the first quarter of the new À nancial year, taking inspiration from the great personalities around us, we have penned the cover story. It will give you an insight into the fresh and novel ideas of how the business is being done. We have come a long way from being an unorganised sector, to one that is fast moving and changing the landscape dynamically. There is more focus and more effort that our players are making to reach heights in their space and in turn, instilling the smart and aware customer, with more confidence with global trends and offerings. There is prompt service and tailor-made treatments with innovative brands taking the lead. Technologically too, we are moving ahead with Apps being in vogue! Read all about the new initiatives being taken here!
In the interview section, we meet Marlo Steenman, winner of NAHA’15 in the Hair Colour Category, who harmoniously blends style, passion and creativity. Steenman believes in constant learning and taking inspiration from fellow artists to perfect her craft. She shares her NAHA journey, future plans and more with us. Reto Camichael, the Sebastian Design Artist of global fame, shares his perspective on life and rewards of being an intrinsic part of the hair dressing industry. In a glorious photo essay, Nicola Smyth, who set foot in the hair dressing industry at 14 and was a pro at 25, shares her enigmatic collection Rebellion Culture. Kanruethai Roongruang, Vice President/Executive Director-Spa Operations, Banyan Tree Spa and Gallery, shares the essence of Banyan Tree Spa chains, future plans and more. On the home front, we showcase the skills and dedication of Roger Peter Ross, Area Trainer – Karnataka for Green Trends Unisex Hair and Style Salon. In make-up and beauty, we have Sohni Juneja, independent 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 field of bridal make-up.
In trends, we have MATRIX, America’s number one professional hair colour brand, who have now introduced the Hair Strobing technique and encourages clients to walk in, try it and walk out looking like new with such a beautiful hair colour. TIGI presents four new hairstyles to celebrate spring summer 2016. Go for them and watch heads turn!
We showcase Sohum Spa & Wellness Sanctuary in Kochi, the spa has design elements from south India that justify the Ayurvedic therapies offered. All this and lots more in this issue. Do keep writing in and hey, looking up our FB and Twitter page