September. A beautiful time of the year when you can feel the weather change, the fervour of festivity is high as is the sense of anticipation. In a bid to look and feel good, a pampering session at a spa or wellness centre seems most befitting. With this in mind, in the September issue of Salon International-India, the country’s premier business-to-business beauty and wellness magazine, we present our focus story.
The spa and wellness industry is on the rise due to a number of reasons, like, awareness created by the Internet, everyone wants to look and feel young and healthy, rising disposable income of those aged 25, to name a few. Therefore, not only do we see a proliferation of day spas and wellness centres, we also see a boom in destination spas. There are more spa-used brands today, both domestic and international. However, the challenge that the industry faces is of finding skilled therapists, hence some spa academies have also come up. We speak to top brands and industry stakeholders in the business to learn more.
In the hair section, Michael Piastrino and Adrian Rotolo of Ibiza Hair in Melbourne, Australia are a young and dynamic team. They have kicked up quite a storm by winning prestigious industry-organised awards. In a mesmeising photo essay, we present international celebrity hairstylist from Syria, Elie Kashi, who presents ‘Sumood’, a hair collection that reflects the war ravaged nation. Full marks to the hairstylist’s creativity and zeal to live! Closer home, Creative Director, NEU Salonz in Gurgaon, Brij Kishor is on an incredible journey to bring Indian hairdressing on the world map. He brings in latest trends and techniques for his clients and to educate his team.
In the beauty section, Vardan Nayak is one of the most sought after make-up artists in Bollywood. He shares his professional journey with us; Minash Bablani, Founder, Ellement Co. shares her views on the salon and beauty industry, brand USP, and more; Dr Viral Desai, Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon, DHI India and CPLSS, shares his views on Butt Implant as a trending aesthetic procedure; Product launches in skin care, and more. Best known for her supporting work in mainstream productions and roles in independent films, Swara Bhaskar shares her skin care and beauty mantras.
In our spa section, the Bodhi Spa at Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram specialises in traditional art of healing and offers a wide range of services including, signature massages, Ayurvedic therapies, body wraps, and more. The rustic nature-inspired interiors transport clients to a tranquil haven; Spa Manager, Alila Diwa Goa, Dr Arjita Kumari shares her view on the spa industry of India; Best selling spa therapies; Spa packages and more.
All this and more in a visually delightful issue. Keep reading and liking on Facebook and Insta!