In the age of international exposure, the salon industry is thriving on customer service, which ropes in multiple aspects including ambience, quality of service, products offered, to name a few. The first impression is always the game changer and holds umpteen opportunities for salon owners. Design and décor speak volume about the brand image. With innovative concepts ranging from minimalism, modernist, green salons, and more. With this as a backdrop, we present the July issue wherein we speak to renowned architects and interior designers to understand the trend, challenges, and more.
In Hair, we interview Calle Lindroth – musician, photographer, hairstylist and educator, all rolled into one. Based out of Shanghai, he travels across the continent imparting education through seminars and workshops. He shares his journey, the special India connection and plan for the future. We present a photo essay by the leading barber, Sheriff Mehmet, Director of Envy Barbers in London. On the homefront, we meet Owner of 24k Tattoo Hair & Oddities in Hyderabad, Karishma Thakkar who has been in the industry for 14 years. Creatively driven, she specialises in cut, colour and styling. She shares her journey with us. We present celebrity endorsed trend on ‘bangs’, the face accentuating and endearing style.
In the Beauty section, we have Delhi-based make-up artist, Mouna Lall, who specialises in bridal make-up with an experience spanning more than two decades. She provides a knowledge sharing platform through her academy to inspire newcomers. S C Sehgal, Founder and Managing Director of Ozone Group, shares his view on their Glo Radiance treatments, USP and future plans. Dr Sameer Karkhanis, Cosmetic Surgeon, Centre for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, shares his view on Blepharoplasty as a trending aesthetic procedure. With the business of nail lacquers and nail art growing at a steady pace, international brands are marking their presence in salons and spas and domestic brands are also expanding their product portfolio to include lacquers, nail accessories, and so on. Taking cue, we have distributors and brands sharing on focus.
In Spa Focus, we present The Heavenly Spa by Westin in Kolkata, one of the most well laid out spas in the East. The modern architecture and design sensibilities are based on the five sensory elements balanced well with the right colours, warm lighting, relaxing music and subtle aroma. Rubu Runku, Spa Manager, Jiva Spa, Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, Delhi, shares her view on the spa and wellness industry, USP, future plans, and more. Whether it is in the idyllic locales of a beach getaway or a rigorous detox regime to glow from within, global celebrities share their preferred choice of spa therapies.
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