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Salon International – March 2021

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Every day is a great day to celebrate the amazing women in your life, but International Women’s Day gives you an extra reason to do just that. Celebrated every year on 8th March, the day encourages all people to actively choose to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for womenfocusedcharities. On cue, In Focus we are celebrating strong women from the beauty and wellness industry. They share their inspiring views on the meaning of the day.

In Hair, we meet Alfonso Martinez who has hairdressing in his blood. Martinez had a tough and demanding mentor in the form of his father, but through persistence and passion he wasable to overcome most of the challenges and today, Martinez is Director of Hairkrone Salons in Madrid and the Finalist for Spanish Hairdresser of the Year 2020/2021 at the Fígaro Awards. He shares his journey. In International Stylist, celebrity hair artist Christian Ríos presents the Polaris collection, a mesmerising photo essay inspired by the colours of the Northern Lights. In Trend Alert, renowned hairstylists in India predict on-point chic hairstyles for the spring of 2021.

Since March 2020, India has been impacted by the deadly Coronavirus. The beauty industry was hit hardest because of the nature of work and resultantly, several salons and spas had to face closure. The segment which saw smooth sailing was online education, as now the academies used the various platforms as an opportunity to address more students and include more courses. We take a look at the different teaching and learning system.

At 19, Lokesh Verma introduced tattoo artistry to India and today, he is an award-winning and an internationally experienced artist who owns Devil’z Tattooz. Verma reveals that despite the meteoric rise, his journey has not been an easy one. In the business of make-up artistry for 20 years now, Riya Chandra has mastered every aspect of make-up whether it is bridal, fashion or editorial. She has also setup her own make-up academy by the name of ‘Be Beautiful with Riya Chandra’. She shares her vision and plans. Get the Look Amanda Bell, Global Director of Education and Artistry at Pixi, shares a step-step guide to achieving DaphneBridgerton’s make-up look. Dermatologist, Trichologist Dr Vidushi Jain, Medical Head Dermalinks, shares her perspective on Skin Bio Remodelling. Kryolan’s Digital Complexion range made with innovative ingredients has harnessed the latest technology to empower the make-up artist and the client.

In Spa Focus we present an array of the best spa designs in the world – from linear layouts to plush exorbitance, from elegant hamams to whimsical pools, the design of a spa is intrinsic to its success. This and more in this issue of Salon India!