2019, a brand new year promising innumerable opportunities to realise aspiration and dreams. The first month of the year is also the time when Salon International-India completes 10 glorious years with the support of renowned brands, industry veterans and professionals, who have religiously contributed for trend forecasts, industry insights, marketrecces, and more. We are thankful from the bottom of our heart. Your support encourages us to keep doing better!
The innate need of humans to look good makes the business of beauty infinite. Beauty no longer lies in the eyes of the beholder, but in the hands of those who are in the business of beauty – be it salons, spas, skin care and hair care products or tools. This is more relevant today with the culture of selfies and mobile uploads of images on various social media platforms. The movers and shakers from the business of beauty in India share with us key industry highlights from the year gone by and their forecast for 2019 in the cover story. In the ensuing pages, we share with you critical takeaways from the year gone by and the plans for the year ahead.
In Hair, we meet and interview Kobi Bokshish, Art and Salon Director at Intershape Hair in Australia, who is an artist with an impeccable eye for detail. Known for his innovative styling techniques, Bokshish has won several prestigious awards. Back home, young and dynamic hairdresser, Vipin Tamta shares his inspirational journey of eight years in the hair industry. Najeeb Ur Rehman, PPS Director, Schwarzkopf Professional, Henkel Beauty Care India, shares his views on the hair and beauty education in India. Adhuna Bhabani, Co-founder, BBLUNT, ceases the day by predicting sensational cuts and colouring techniques for face shapes along with a step by step guide to achieving it. We have creatively designed the visually spectacular photo-essays by Spanish hairdresser, Ulises Mesa, who draws inspiration from the young millennials and common people on the street.
In Beauty, we meet David Maderich, the New York-based make-up artist and the proud winner of NAHA 2018 Makeup Artist of The Year. He believes make-up is not limited to beautification of one’s face, but is more of an artistic expression. On the home front, we have Saba Khan, Head Make-up Artist, MUD India, who is in sync with the brand’s vision of reaching a milestone in education. Dr Debraj Shome, Cosmetic Surgeon and Director at The Esthetic Clinics, gives an insight into Lip Reduction, as a trending aesthetic procedure. Sana Dhanani, Founder of The White Door in Mumbai, decodes the hottest trends in nail art, colours to go for, nail care tips, and more.
In Spa Focus, we present the visual grandeur of JIVA Grande Spa in Delhi. The design simplistic, yet luxurious, allows guests to indulge their senses in the ambience created by the fragrances and sounds that are unique to the brand. Also, the award winning Ayspa at Ayada Maldives gives inspirational design goals. Aditya Bhutani, COO at AIS Glasxperts throws light on glass as a sustainable design element.
All this and a lot more in the anniversary special. Keep reading, liking and sharing on FB and Insta. Here’s wishing you a fantastic 2019!