Pawan Om Duggal, Founder and Creative Director, pod Hairdressing Salon and Academy, Mumbai, is a hair artiste and educator who aims at making a difference to the Indian salon industry.
An absolute people’s person, Pawan Om Duggal loves working with hair of all types and textures. His keen interest in people helps him design looks that fit their personas and lifestyles. He is famously called the hair whisperer. Currently, he helms the pod Hairdressing Salon and Academy, Mumbai.
He began training in 2003 under the masterful guidance of hair whiz Adhuna Bhabani. He rapidly moved from styling to become a technical trainer for L’Oreal Professional’s Matrix division in 2005. After working as a salon director for well-known salons in India, he went on to become Regional Head for Schwarzkopf Professional, India. He has trained over 21,000 hairdressers and 3000 salons in India.
Duggal owes his craftsmanship to the mentors and brands that he has gained knowledge and experience from in his 15 years long career. Some of the key industry brand names that he was associated with include the Lewanna Group, Femina FLAUNT salons, SSIZ International Private Limited and Biotop Professional.