Salon India in congruence with Salon International returned to Mumbai on 18th and 19th September for its second edition and played host to some of India’s most inspirational hair educators. The show saw over 400 hair professionals visit the show from across the country to be treated to top class education over two days.
Salon India was conceptualised in 2016 as a hub for hair creativity focused on building a platform for the hair stylist community to come together to learn from leading educators about latest trends and skills leaving them inspired to take the best of hair techniques back to their clients.
Day one started with the inspirational Savio John Pereira leaving the audience spellbound with sleek and sassy hairdo’s followed by multi-award winner Seema V. Jerajani who showcased Mastering Updo’s with some sensational avant-garde hairstyles. The day concluded with Depot artists, Dharmesh Hingorani (DODO), Educational Director and German Munster, Ambassador, Depot rocking the stage with an exclusive focus on men’s grooming and styling.
Day two kicked off with Vipul Chudasama launching his Academy Collection- Romance, a collection that beautifully illustrated the romance between the artist that is the hairdresser and the canvas that is the hair. The finale for Salon India was a fantastic educational masterclass from TIGI Creative Director, Ralph Boss and Regional Education Director Andy Cheong who showcased the latest global cut and colour trends for the upcoming season including 3 high-drama fantasy looks using TIGI Bed Head’s copyright colour.
TIGI also hosted their Backstage Heroes Hair Competition at Salon India across 7 categories with 31 finalists recognising and rewarding some of the most talented hair talent from across the country.Judging the competition was an eminent panel of industry leaders; including Kapil Bhalla, Make-up Artist; Nandita Mahatani, Fashion Designer; Nonita Kalra, Editor, Harper’s Bazaar; Seema V. Jerajani, Consultant and Educator, Hair and Make-up, SVJ Academy; Bina Punjani, Art Director, Bina Punjani Salon, Academy and Bridal; and Apeni George, Hairstylist.
Speaking on the occasion, Ralf Boss, Regional Education Director Tigi (Asia) said, “It has been an absolute delight to witness the young talent in the Indian hairstyling industry. Salon India brings in a wave of new talent to lead the growing industry in India along with some cutting-edge styles for the upcoming season and it has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this moment.”
Vipul Chudasama, Director, Hair Educationcommented, “This was the second year in row for us to be part of the most sought after hair show, Salon India. The show was spectacular right from arrangements to the audience. It was an overwhelming response from hundreds of hairdressers to watch our new Academy Collection "Romance" between an artist & hair. This is the best platform for an artist to inspire today's hairdressers.”
Seema V. Jerajani, Consultant & Educator, Hair and Make-up, SVJ Academy commented, “I had a great time presenting 11 looks. Having opened the show with avant-garde hair from my collection 'Rudra' and immediately changing each look into an editorial hairstyle gave an interesting twist to the show. Looking forward to Salon India 2018!”
Salon India will be back on 1st and 2nd October 2018 for its third edition with a new line-up of hair artists, exciting collaborations and new show additions and competitions to wow and inspire the stylist community. To join the community and keep up-to-date with show related updates and news, please visit www.salonexhibitions.inor contact 022 261713218.