Summer, as a season, bursts with business opportunity for the beauty and wellness industry! New brands in hair are joining the brigade and the consumer is scouting the market for fresh hair cuts, care and colour options. It is true that potential and competition go hand in hand, hence, it is essential for professionals to stay updated on innovative trends and techniques. So, what are the top hairstylists suggesting to be ‘the’ trend of the season?
On cue arrives the second lead feature, which gives us an insight into the hair products category. The hair market in India is going through a major paradigm shift. With consumers ready to experiment with new products and services, and marketeers churning out new products at an impressive rate, there is a sense of excitement in the industry. It gets even better, as reports state that the category is estimated to grow further – at a CAGR of 17.1% till 2023.
In our celebrity interview section, we feature Rafael Bueno. The Spanish hairdresser stood out with his avant-garde hair looks at the International Visionary Awards. He won the Runner Up Award in the second international final and consolidated his position as one of the most valued Spanish hairdressers. He shares his professional journey with us. In a mesmerising photoessay, we present Bernat Sayol, celebrity stylist with Salones Carlos Valiente. His F2 collection is inspired by the people themselves. It showcases the range of distinct styles that can be found across the world, from Nordic to Asian, to European and Latin, they all come together to create the collection. Length, texture, and colour play their parts in this striking feminine collection. From India, we feature Biak Lun, Technical Director at Play Salon, who was declared the first runner up at L’Oréal Professionnel Style & Color Trophy held in Paris.
We also showcase Clover Wootton, multi-award winner and a champion in prosthetics. She shares her journey and thoughts on sustainable beauty. Dr Batul Patel, Medical Director and Dermatologist at The Bombay Skin Clinic reveals her view on the new fad – Micro needling to rejuvenate ageing skin.
In Spa Focus, we share Healing Sanctuary Spa and Acqua Sanctuary at The Farm in San Benito, Philippines. It is spread across 3,456 sqm and is architecturally designed to amaze guests, relieve them of their worries and allow the body to cleanse itself naturally. Zeeshan Qasim, Spa Manager at The Rejuve Spa, The Lalit Grand Palace in Srinagar, shares his view on the growing wellness industry, strategies, future plans, and more.
All this and more in this issue of Salon International-India. We are on Instagram @saloninternational_ind and Facebook @saloninternationalindia.
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