The hair tools market in India is largely unorganised. However, it is slowly showing signs of life with local players getting active and working towards streamlining their processes. Several international brands are showing a warm interest in the hair care industry, while a few have already established a veritable presence. Even our homegrown players are realising the potential of hair tools like brushes, combs and scissors and are enthusiastically adding them to their product portfolios.
On this premise, our article on the trade dynamics of hair brushes has been framed. We spoke to leading brands and distributors in the business, who have shared their challenges and opportunities available with our readers. Brands like Wahl India, Ikonic and distributors, such as PID Imports, who introduced the UK-based Tangle Teezer to India, have given reasons to rejoice to our set of salon owners and stylists
Since we are on the threshold of spring, an article on the opportunities presented to salon and spa owners and brands is imperative. From revisiting their menus to introducing treatments and products, this season looks to be a promising one with tangible business possibilities.
In the interview section, we meet Heather Nelson, stylist and owner of Nelson Hairdressing in UK. Through sheer grit and passion for her craft, this enterprising lady has studied and trained in hairdressing and progressed with help from her mentors. Allen Ruiz, a well-known name at Aveda, has created history with the Vinyl Collection. We present the mesmerising photo essay for our readers. On the home front, we have Saleem Gulzar, who learnt the ropes from his father and has carved a name for himself. With an enviable list of clients who visit his Waves Salon, Gulzar attributes his success to his father and mentors who he met, namely Najeeb Ur Rehman, the name that needs no introduction, from Schwarzkopf Professional.
In make-up and beauty, we have Bianca Louzado, an independent celebrity make-up artist, who has persevered to reach where she is after overcoming several challenges. Her victorious journey will undoubtedly, work as motivation for aspirants looking at joining the line of bridal make-up artists. We also offer an insight into the famous technique of cut and crease eye make-up! With origins in erstwhile Arabia, the in Á uence and its fusion meets present-day trends, heralding it as an absolute hit. Renowned make-up artists Aashmeen Munjaal, Gauri Kapur and Abhilasha Singh share tips and techniques on getting it right.
In trends, we have L’Oréal Professionnel, yet again, proving its leadership. With the launch of four new shades of Mocha in hair colour, being at the forefront of fashion and style is guaranteed. TIGI has presented À ve new hairstyles to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Go for them and watch love spin a warm cocoon around you! All this and lots more in this issue. Do keep writing in and looking up our FB and Twitter pages.