2016. Salon International-India has turned seven! I would like to convey my appreciation to the beauty and wellness industry and our readers who have whole heartedly supported us and without whom, we would not have managed to come this far. As we glide into the first month of the year, let me take this opportunity to wish our stakeholders and readers, a very happy and prosperous New Year. For our beauty and wellness industry, may the growth trajectory be enviable, complete with innovative product and tool launches, an empowered and skilled workforce and most importantly, to zip ahead, despite challenges, with an enhanced sense of self having learnt from our setbacks. And much like the catapult, be propelled energetically with redefined plans, but with dreams still quite intact.
On cue, our cover story this month talks about the status of the beauty and wellness industry in 2015 and after having discussed in detail with key components, such as, salon and spa owners, brands, academies, dermatologists and more, we present to you the road map for FY2016-17.
There are guest author articles by eminent personalities, such as Subham Virmani, Sudhir Koneru, Rakshay Dhariwal, Lata Khanchandani, Shahnaz Husain, Lydia Sarfati, Avni Amlani, Priti Mehta who share words of wisdom and their perspectives on the industry.
We have interviews of global celebrity artists in hair and make-up such as, Tracey Devine Smith, Angelo Vallillo and Roseanna Velin, who share their trials, tribulations, passion for their crafts and how it’s been so worth their while to be in the industry and wouldn’t have it any other way! Sushma Khan shares parts of her professional journey as does Sachin Kadam, the young owner of Sachin’s Head Office in Mumbai.
In the Spa Focus section, we feature the Devarana Spa, nestled inside Dusit Devarana Resort & Spa in Delhi and the Banyan Tree Spa in Hong Kong. Both the spas propound oriental therapy and techniques and are so beautifully designed that by merely being on the premises, one is left rejuvenated.
There are several surprises, too, so without further ado, quickly start Á ipping through the pages! Wishing you a fantastic 2016 again