Let your hair down, go wild, and be the one with the magic wand as Sapna Bhavnani, the famous hairstylist of Mad-O-Wot salon (Bandra) would say, “Hairstylists are a cross between a magician and a shrink”.
The hairdressing industry has known significant success with time. The tentacles of fashion have managed to awaken both the plebeians and the glamorous to embrace an identity that appeals and attracts. Bhavnani believes that the hairdressing career is the only career that can change how a person looks at themselves in half an hour without even spending a bomb. How true when a chic look can actually build ones self-esteem and to be the creator of that look spells benevolence urging one to take up this career.
Do you doubt that this could be a thriving place for you? Well the hairdresser at Mad-O-Wot believes that everyone and anyone with passion for cuts and curls could look at it from a career perspective because everyone loves a good hair day and everyone knows how much fun one can have with hair.
So if you’ve found yourself intrigued by your hairstylist’s swish and swoosh of scissors and thought about the geometry of perfecting that cut or styles don’t miss a try. Now what with hair coloring, straightening, perming and wigs you could find yourself a haven in hair studios, salons, photo studios, fashion magazines, even film where they could use a stylist to give fashion its highlights.
People from all walks of life respect that blob on their head, if I may say and see to cater it now and then even caring to style it when an occasion calls for it. For the fashion conscious i.e. ALL, they crave to stand out in the crowd, get heads turning and all that would depend on your ability to play with hair. Hence its goes from a simple trim to visualizing a haircut that would suit even before its delivered and your creative expertise that will earn you a client’s trust.
Sapna Bhavnani herself has had no formal training, but her love for it helped her dive in and explore. However one could always develop this skill, precision, sense of control, and various hairstyling techniques at parlors having courses like the Harish Big Boss Beauty Parlor in Mumbai and the Eves Beauty Parlor in New Delhi, Elle Passion professional hair academy in Faridabad, the Lotus Kohli Beauty Academy in New Delhi, Habibs Hair Academy Men’s World International and Smiles.
Hairstyling industry has a never ending scope for learning and experimenting new trends that is always welcomed. ‘Humility’ according to Bhavnani is the most important requirement not only in this but for all other careers. This friendly approach must accompany good communication skills, willingness to embrace long hours of standing on your feet, strong sense of hygiene and being up to date with fashion. But if it is what you love these would seem minor hurdles.
You’d know how rewarding this profession is economically if you heard it from the hairdresser herself. She admits her lack of knowledge of the business side of things but she is satisfied with her lovely apartment, yummy food, freedom to travel at choice and the shopping sprees. “It can’t be that bad now, can it?”
“Hairstylists are a cross between a magician and a shrink”.Sapna Bhavnani