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QHow does it feel to get back home after 25 years?
A I’m heart-warmed with the welcome, love and support that the people of Kerala have showered on me without hesitation. I plan to open three more salons here — in Trivandrum, Kottayam and Kozhikode.
is ‘Ambikapillai’ different from the other salons?
A Ambikapillai has got heart and soul, and my team is passionate about what it does. At the salon, we not only cater to the crème de la crème, but also to clients from all walks of life, by keeping the rates affordable.
QWhat made the launch unique?
A It was Rohit Bal’s splendid fashion show that showcased beautiful make-up and hairstyles that made the launch so special.
many awards to your name! What does it take to be a successful hairstylist?
A It’s not about winning awards. The awards are highly appreciated when they come your
way. But, the dream is to stay consistent with your work and keep raising the bar.
QOne favourite look that you have created for a Bollywood celebrity…
went A Aishwarya’s hand-in-hand look with in the The feel soft, of the natural film. look QOne
celebrity you’d love to style…
A Rekha! QList
down a few beauty essentials that need to go into every woman’s vanity kit…
A Lip balm, kajal, a cream blusher, a gloss and a lipstick of your choice.
tip of the season…
A From vintage-inspired pin curls to overnight braiding, get texture into your hair with styling products.
A I plan to open more salons in India and bring in the Ambikapillai make-up, skincare and accessories line. Named after India’s most accomplished hair and make-up expert, the launch of Ambikapillai Salon, Kochi, has taken the South by storm.
PRIYA CHAPHEKAR finds out more.
journey Describe your Professionnel… with L’Oréal
and Fruitful, eventful
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me and walked held my hand
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