January 2018 – a glorious start to the brand new year with umpteen hopes, promises and opportunities. It is also the month when Salon International-India celebrates its nineth anniversary. We are excited and inspired to leave no stone unturned in bringing the best in global insights on hair and beauty right here in India. In the spirit of our anniversary issue, we are thankful to the industry stalwarts, who have shared their expert views to enlighten us on the trends and issues relevant to hair and beauty industry. Sudheer Koneru, Andrew McDougall, J Tara Herron, Dr Geetika Gupta Mittal, Viveck Vermaa, Presley Coelho and Arpit Jain, share their words of wisdom.
In this issue, we applaud a few brands in the beauty and wellness industry that are unique in their offerings. In sync with the times, these unpretentious, yet ambitious brands are on the route to super success. We present a market recce. In the Hair section, we interview Silas Tsang, Creative Director at Blushes in Ottawa, Canada. The winner of Awards like NAHA, Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards, Contessa Awards Winning Collection, Tsang has a simple philosophy of staying true to his roots. On the homefront, we meet Natasha Naegamvala, Director, Nalini of Nalini and Yasmin Salon. As the daughter of the veteran hairstylist Nalini Naegamvala, has hairdressing in her blood. She shares her professional journey. Vipul Chudasama, Celebrity Hairstylist and Director at Vipul Chudasama Hair Education & Studio presents an eclectic photo essay of his collection Romance.In Trend Alert, we forecast the hair, make-up and nail looks for the year ahead, with sharp vision of Celebrity Hairstylist, Asgar Saboo, Celebrity Make-up Artist, Prasenjit Biswas, and Technical Director – Nails, Juice Nail Bar, Shonshon Ragul.
In Beauty, we meet renowned Japanese make-up artist, Aya Kudo, a young style prodigy who firmly believes in challenging herself to etch her expertise on the industry. Based out of New York, Kudo’s outstanding work spans editorial, fashion, photography, catalogue, to name a few. Shubhika Jain, Founder, RAS Luxury Oils brings direction to almost 20 years of research and development by introducing pure and honest skin care products. Jain share her view of the Indian skin care industry, brand’s USP, marketing strategies, and more. Dr Batul Patel, Medical Director and Dermatologist, The Bombay Skin Clinic, sheds light on the trending aesthetic procedure, Hollywood Peel.
In Spa Focus, we present the visual grandeur of Della Spa at Della Adventure & Resorts located in Lonavala. Kanchalika Meesuk, Group Spa and Wellness Manager, Ayurah Wellness Centre, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, shares her insights into the global wellness industry, USP of the spa, business strategies, and more.
All this and lots more in this issue. Happy reading, liking and sharing on FB, Twitter and Insta!