The month of March brings to an end of the financial year 2017. It packs both prospects and hurdles for the new financial year ahead, keeping in tow the fiscal policies. With the recently announced Union Budget for FY2018-19 in support of ‘Make In India’, further accelerates industrial development and expansion in Tier II, III and beyond. The idea is to shift the focus from the metro cities. Grappling with the aftermath of two whirlwinds – demonitisation in 2016 and GST in 2017, the recent budget is supposed to bring a positive momentum. While stakeholders all over India have started to plan and prepare for the year ahead, the beauty and wellness industry is no exception. We speak to a few stakeholders to know which way the industry is going – is it still bullish or has it slowed down considerably?
In the Hair section, we meet Andrew Tetley who juggles multiple hats at KEVIN.MURPHY Singapore. He leads education, marketing, sales and training, and was on a recent visit to Delhi. We present a photo essay of Resurrection Collection by Mary Alamine, Creative Director and owner of internationally acclaimed Royals Hair in Sydney, Australia. In the homefront, we have Amelia Daswani, Founder of London Blow Dry Bar in Mumbai, who was inspired by her career stint at a top blow dry bar in London and has gone ahead to remodel the age old salon concept in India. Daswani further aims at expanding her brand reach by introducing franchise business models across India. Vikram Bhatt, Director, Enrich Salons & Academy, shares his perspective on the new mirror-less salon in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. We showcase The Lakmé Salon Free Hair Color Collection launched at LFW. The mesmerising collection is inspired from both global trends and popular cocktails.
In Beauty, we have Mainak Das, the Kolkata-based celebrity makeup artist who believes in implementing new trends and techniques to make a mark of his own. With years of expertise, he has worked hard to build an esteemed clientele that includes, celebrities, models, reputed brands, and more. Dr Rajib Roy, Consultant Dermatologist & Laser Surgeon, Gracia Cutis: Skin, Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, Kolkata, shares his views on the trending aesthetic procedure, Cheek Lift.
In the Spa section, we present the luxurious and picturesque Dolder Grand Spa at Dolder Grand Hotel, located in one of Zurich’s Slopes. The spa is an oasis for people who want to relax and contemplate their time and select from a plethora of carefully curated therapies. Samantha Kochhar, Deputy Chief Expert World Hairdressing & Managing Director, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, shares her views on the spa and wellness industry, brand USP, marketing strategies, and more
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