Always look your best while working in the fashion industry

As a hair artist, your style is your calling card. It’s how you show your clients who you are and what you’re all about. So it’s imperative you ensure that your hair and beauty preferences reflect the kind of image you want to project. After all, the first impression is everything!

A well-groomed appearance is one of the first things that clients will notice about you. It shows that you take pride in your appearance and that you’re professional and reliable. When they see that, they’ll be more likely to trust you with theirs.

Some of india’s seasoned hairdressers speak about their favourite grooming essentials and their thoughts on the matter.

Vipul Chudasama

Vipul Chudasama Salon – Academy
Grooming to you:
Simplicity and comfort. How people address you is influenced by how you dress!

Personal style: Style is personal, nothing to do with fashion. Fashion fades, but style endures.

Self-styling & grooming tips for hairdressers: As a hairdresser, your image and skill are both significant. Your salon or daily appointment demand is based on these two things. So, make sure you have a budget for your personal grooming and hair education.

Personal favourite products: Skin – Skeyndor; Hair – Kérastase & L’Oreal Professionnel

Preferred salon treatments:
Nearly every 2 weeks, I get a haircut
Kérastase Ritual
Body therapies like aThai or Balinese Massage once a month

Vaishakhi Haria

Salon Director
Splash Salon & Very V Salon
Grooming to you:
Grooming is one of the most essential parts of lifestyle. I believe a well-groomed person has way more confidence. It is also a lifestyle choice. A well-groomed person isn’t just one with glittery eyes, red lips, and flashy clothes; even simplicity is considered well-groomed.

Personal style: My style is extremely basic. I like to keep it classic. I believe in style over fashion.

How do you define it?

Classics never go out of fashion. They’re “forever”.
In terms of skin & hair as well, I stick to bare minimum maintenance and advise my clients to do the same.

Self-styling and grooming tips for hairdressers:Our industry is all about ‘looks’ hence I believe grooming is of utmost importance. It should be one of the basic requirements. It also boosts a client’s confidence in us. If we are well-groomed as hairstylists, our clients trust us way more.

Preferred salon treatments: A pedicure is something I am very particular about. I love to colour my hair frequently, so I also make sure to look after it with suitable treatments from time to time. It keeps my hair healthy.

Deepak Jalhan

Creative Director & Educator
Looks Salon
Grooming to you:
Grooming is a necessity to me because it’s the most critical part of our daily life. Hygiene is crucial, and we should all take the time to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves properly.

Personal style: It is all about comfort. I wear what I like and what makes me feel comfortable.

Self-styling and grooming tips for hairdressers: It’s important to wear fashionable clothing to sell fashion and grooming products; if you don’t look presentable while doing your job, then clients will lose confidence in you. They’ll think, “If this person can’t take care of themselves, how can he take care of me?”

Personal favourite products: I believe that “less is more” when it comes to skincare. I use hydrating and moisture creams to keep my skin healthy and hydrated.

Preferred salon treatments: I make sure to keep my skin clean and my beard well-groomed regularly. I’d say these are my two main self-care rituals.

Karan Deol

Creative Director
Tweak Salon
Grooming to You:
It is all about the hygiene and well-being of a person. It’s a self-maintenance program and I would say it’s better for a healthy work environment.

Personal Style: Over the years, I have developed my own style when it comes to dressing and grooming. I think it’s important to experiment with different trends, textures, and styles to find what looks best on you and complements your body and hair type. This also holds true for playing around with different hair and clothing products and styles.

Self-styling and grooming tips for hairdressers: As a hairdresser, self-grooming is essential to maintain a polished appearance. We are in the business of grooming and we need to look our best at all times. This way, our clients will feel more confident about our abilities. The more influential we are, the more sales we will make.

Personal favourite products: I love L’Oréal Men’s for skincare and Estée Lauder products. When it comes to hair, I only trust Tecni.Art by L’Oréal Professional.

Preferred Salon Treatments: Kérastase Rituals are amazing for keeping your hair looking healthy, shiny, and strong. I personally always use their colour-locking treatment whenever I’ve had my hair colored because it prevents the colour from fading too quickly.