‘Tis the season of festivities and weddings and the most promising time for our beauty and wellness industry. From service menus being revised, hiring of staff to renovating the interiors and increasing footprints – stakeholders leave no stone unturned to rake in the moolah and make the last quarter of the year to be a memorable time.
We kickstart with 13 hair and make-up artists, dermatologists and brands, recommending hair, skin and make-up tips with the bride and groom-to be. As weddings are also high stress times, our hair and skin needs utmost attention and pampering. Therefore, the who’s who of the industry share pearls of wisdom with the bride and groom to-be on hair, beauty and wellness. They are Najeeb Ur Rehman, Nitin Passi, Ritesh Mastipuram, Bina Punjani, Seema V Jerajani, Apeni George, Saloni Arora, to only name a few.
In the hair section, we interview Owner and Director of Dean Jones Hairdressing in Edingburgh, master hairstylist Dean Jones who is applauded for his skills across the world. Being a content soul, he is happy mentoring his great team and watching them grow, and in the future, plans to expand his footprint. On the homefront, we meet Vaishakhi Haira, Director at Splash – The Salon in Mumbai. She ventured into hairdressing at an early age of 17. One of the seven esteemed ID Artists with L’Oréal Professionnel, Haria is determined to educate and assist aspiring artists and provide them with a platform where they can excel. We also have the Mumbai-based Celebrity Hairstylist, Aasif Ahmed, who gave up a promising career in public relations and film marketing to pursue his passion for hairstyling. After braving many storms, he has come out victorious all thanks to the love for the craft.
In beauty, we interview Kalpana Sharma, Make-up Artist, The Body Shop India. She has an enviable career that spans 11 years and has been associated with international brands such as, L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Chambor, and Revlon. Sharma has won accolades on both national and international platforms and continues to inspire with her journey from a make-up artist to a national trainer. Acclaimed dermatologist Dr Kiran Lohia, shares her insights into the Korean beauty trends, and Dr Soma Sarkar gives insights into Ultherapy, an aesthetic skin care procedure.
In the spa section, we bring to you the Sublime Spa at Aamod Shoghi in Himachal Pradesh which is nestled atop a hill and provides a 270° panoramic view of the valley below. With a focus on ‘getaway’ concept, the spa operations excels in branding, positioning, functioning and offerings. The spa has its roots in tradition that reflect in its pure rustic interiors and an array of traditional massages on its service menu. Charu Lal, Director of Spa, Woo Wellness Spa & Salon, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, shares her insights into the spa and wellness industry in India, USPs, future plans and more.