The year 2018 kickstarted with opportunities galore in the hair and beauty industry. Social media is continuing to call the shots and is directly impacting the dynamics of the industry. When it comes to innovation, the sky is the limit, thanks to global collaborations, access to international ramp and beauty shows, to name a few. While potential and competition go hand in hand, it is mandatory for the professionals to stay updated on the trends and techniques
Taking cue, we speak to veterans in the hair, make-up and nail businesses like, Shailesh Moolya, Truefitt & Hill Salon, Abhijit Chanda, Kryolan India, Nail Spa Experience and present the trends that will be popular in 2018.
In the Hair section, we meet Margaret MacDonald, Senior Global Education Manager for Wella Professionals, who is an expert colourist and firmly believes in knowledge sharing. Armed with an expertise of over 30 years, MacDonald has been named one of the top 10 Flipped Learning Corporate Trainers in the world. Owner of Pink Tree Salon in Kolkata, Lyvia Wu is a style prodigy in true sense. She calls the shots at her salon with a client-centric focus. Wu shares her journey, salon management strategies, views on the salon industry, and more.
We present a market report to understand the salon and spa equipment segment. It is true that there is far too much competition in this industry, which makes it difficult for the small to mid segment brands to survive. We speak to a few distributors who share insights on the strategies adopted to stay afloat.
In Beauty, we have Bhumika Bahri, Delhi-based make-up artist who is on a mission to set a benchmark in the industry with her skills. She is trained under industry stalwarts like, Mario Dedivanovic and Samer Khouzami, and specialises in fashion, editorial, bridal and party make-up. Shahnaz Husain presents a comparative study on the scenario of the beauty industry, then and now. Dr Sameer Karkhanis Cosmetic Surgeon, Centre for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, shares his views on the trending aesthetic procedure, Jawline Surgery. Rahul Agarwal, CEO, Organic Harvest shares the USPs of the brand, marketing strategies adopted, views on skin care industry, and more.
In Spa Focus, we present the visual grandeur of The Heavenly Spa at The Westin Gurgaon. The spa provides a sensorial experience in a serene environment designed to inspire and renew the spirit of guests. The décor echoes elegance and regeneration through its lighting, essence and the services offered.
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