In an exclusive interview with StyleSpeak, HBS Ladies Hairdressing Winner Rekha Gupta gives important insights about the winning look

1. What was your inspiration behind creating this look?

Creating this look was all about embracing the vibrant energy of springtime. The fresh blooms and blossoms in full bloom inspired me to infuse a burst of colour into the palette. I wanted to capture the essence of nature’s renewal, translating it into a playful yet elegant ensemble. Each element, from the floral print to the soft pastel hues, reflects the beauty and optimism of the season. Ultimately, my goal was to evoke a sense of joy and vitality, inviting others to celebrate the spirit of spring along with me.

2. Did you face any specific challenge while creating the look?

While crafting this look, one challenge I encountered was striking the perfect balance between boldness and subtlety. Incorporating vibrant colors and floral patterns without overwhelming the overall aesthetic required careful consideration and experimentation. Additionally, ensuring that each element complemented one another seamlessly while still making a statement posed its own set of challenges. Moreover, sourcing the right pieces that embodied the essence of spring while aligning with my vision was another hurdle. However, overcoming these challenges ultimately led to a more refined and cohesive final look that captures the essence of the season. Managing it all with hair was difficult and challenging but I enjoyed and did it.

3. What was the preparation for the look?

The preparation began with gathering inspiration from nature, fashion trends, and personal style preferences. Researching colour palettes, fabric textures, and silhouette options helped refine the vision for the ensemble. Each element was chosen carefully to ensure they harmonized with the overall theme and aesthetic. Once the pieces were assembled, I conducted trial runs to test different combinations and styling techniques. This allowed me to fine-tune the look, making adjustments as needed to achieve the desired outcome. I experimented with makeup looks that complemented the colour palette and vibe of the outfit, aiming for a fresh and radiant appearance. The meticulous preparation ensured that the look came together seamlessly, capturing the essence of the inspiration behind it.

4. Your message for the new contestants?

Stay true to your unique style, push your boundaries, and don’t be afraid to take risks. Be open to feedback, learn from both successes and setbacks, and always strive to improve.