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Q What brought you to the world of hairdressing?
A Hairdressing runs
in my blood, considering
I was born into a family that
belongs to a hairdressing community. up watching I grew
my father run a successful barber
shop in Mumbai and was enamored
by the profession.
Q Tell us about your association with Matrix?
A I joined Matrix in 2007, as a Technical Trainer. The opportunity to work with the world’s no. 1 American professional brand was a big one. Since then, the journey has been exhilarating is many ways. Education is the key differentiator for the brand, which helps hairstylists build on and improve their skills through on-trend education seminars and state-of-theart training programmes. The brand has given me immense exposure as far as evolving techniques, technologies, trends and opportunities to learn from the Matrix international design artists. My profile involves educating hairdressers across various locations and offering them knowledge to enhance their craft. With the largest network of 49 education studios, Matrix holds the unique position of being the most accessible professional megabrand that has trained close to two lakh hairdressers till date.
Q Trend forecast for haircuts and colours in 2014…
A International runways will see a lot of short haircuts with bangs and texturising. In terms of hair colour, darker shades like chocolate, chestnut and mahogany will dominate. We at Matrix look forward to creating inspiring looks with our professional fashion colour ranges SoColor and Wonder.Brown.
Q How important is it for a stylist to be well-trained as far as hair colouring and chemical treatments such as permanent straightening are concerned?
A Our hair is our crowning glory and accentuates our overall appearance. It cannot be repaired instantly in case of damage. It is, therefore, essential for hairdressers to have complete product knowledge as well as practice in order to deliver the right kind of service to the client.
Q Must-do post colour care rituals...
A An in-salon colouration followed by styling will leave your hair looking, soft and shiny. Opt for Matrix Biolage Color Care shampoo and conditioner at home for long-lasting hair colour. Clients should avail the Biospa Intense Condition Treatment with Colorcare therapie, once every two weeks, to ensure that the colour stays true for atleast six weeks.
Faiyaz at a Matrix Look and Learn Session
Faiyaz Shaikh, Artistic Educator, Matrix India