The monsoon season brings with it innumerable challenges and opportunities for the beauty industry, both at the same time. Consumers are always on the look out for innovative products as skin and hair are not always on their best behaviour. To make things worse, the high humidity index can play a spoil sport in an effort to keep make-up in place. Industry stakeholders on cue bring in innovation, awareness, top notch marketing strategies, to name a few, to stay ahead of competition. From beach-proof to heatresistant beauty products, the market is flooded with options.
In the cover story, we speak to top make-up brands and renowned make-up artists in the business to understand the concept of weather-proof make-up, trends, top line innovations, star products, and more.
In Hair, we interview Lesley Jennison, Global Colour Ambassador, for Schwarzkopf Professional and Essential Looks. With an experience spanning over three decades, Jennison loves everything about hair and styling, but her absolute passion is colour. We present a photo essay titled Pezzonovante Collection by celebrity hairdressers, Michael Piastrino and Adrian Rotolo. On the homefront, we meet Samantha D’Souza, owner of one of the most sought-after salons, Samantha’s Salon in the plush locales of Bandra West in Mumbai. In its sixth successful year, the salon is the result of D’Souza’s quest for creative freedom. We present the top hair and make-up trends from the five-day extravaganza at the India Couture Week ’18. The artistic blend of hair with make-up, gave us an insight into the immense variety in looks available for the modern woman of today.
In the Beauty section, we have the renowned bridal and celebrity make-up artist, Pakkhi Pahuja Siroya, who trusts her instincts instead of following trends. With the launch of Team Vanity, her own salon, she has embarked on a mission to redefine the in-salon experience for brides-to-be. Dr Batul Patel, Dermatologist and Medical Director at The Bombay Skin Clinic shares her view on Lip Tattoo as the trending aesthetic procedure. Shahnaz Husain sheds light on the importance of a possitive professional image.
In Spa Focus, we present the Sakura Spa at The Marriott Suites, located in the upscale Koregaon Park neighbourhood. The spa focuses on integrated healing and wellness modalities to rejuvenate the body and mind. Japanese-inspired architecture restores the sense of calmness and serenity and prepares one for an invigorating experience. Ankit Rawat, Director Spa at the Ritz- Carlton in Bangalore, has a passionate take on the key elements that make an ‘it’ spa. He shares his meritorious journey of 15 years.
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