We are in the month of April, and soon the spring in our footsteps will be replaced with thoughts of dealing with summer. With the temperature soaring as high as 40°, across the country, necessary lifestyle changes are making their way. From that favourite linen shirt to countless refills of slush, and then fretting about the heat, we seem to have a love-hate relationship with the season. Industry stakeholders are left with no choice, but to up their game with the sudden shift in consumer demand. Brand innovation is at its peak and the market is flooded with ‘summer specials’.
Taking a cue, we present a market recce of the salon and beauty industry as they gear up to brace summer, as it opens up a world of opportunity for the salon and spa owners. From revised menus to alluring concepts, they are ready to go that extra mile to be. We speak to industry veterans like, Savio John Pereira, Sheetal Chheda, Neema Gariyal, Aashmeen Munjaal, Nalini Naegamwala and Kinjal Doshi, to understand their agenda for the season.
In the hair section, we meet Luke Benson, Global Artistic Director at D&J Ambrose, who won the London Hairdresser of The Year 2016 award at BHA. He expertly juggles editorial shoots and shows around the globe. On the home front, we have Reema Bajaj and Elvis Mortier, the dynamic husband-wife duo, who have taken their salon, Elvis & Reema to a top notch level. They refrain from being a part of the rat race, instead focus on effective salon management for 100 per cent client satisfaction. Naina Gunjikar, Joint Proprietor and hairdresser at High Gloss Salon in Bangalore, shares her passion and views on the industry with us, along with a sneak-peek into the hair trends for the season. Amit Thakur, Celebrity Hairstylist, decodes tantalizing hair looks for us.
In the beauty section, we feature the Ahmedabad-based independent make-up artist, Rajjat Chopra. He aspires to be an educator and leaves no stone unturned in sharing his knowledge by hosting seminars and workshops pan India.
In the spa section, we showcase the visual grandeur of Conrad Spa at Conrad Hotel, Pune. The spa presents international therapies and massages amidst rich French-influenced interiors, thereby striking a balance between luxury and wellness. We also interview Mahima Sharma, Multi-Director of Spa, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel & JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. She shares her views on the wellness industry in India.