In con­ver­sa­tion with Ad­huna Akhtar...

Hair - - Expert At Work -

Q Tell us some­thing about the looks that you cre­ated dur­ing the ses­sion.

A The looks I and my team cre­ated for this Look & Learn ses­sion were from the col­lec­tions that our stylists had put to­gether for b:blunt sa­lons. The looks shown here were taken from our ranges such as Peaches, War­rior Women and Bri­dal col­lec­tions. Our as­so­ci­a­tion with L’Oréal Professionnel goes back a long way, and re­cently, with Vipul Chu­dasama (Art Di­rec­tor, b:blunt salon and academy) join­ing our team, we have be­come more in­volved with train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion.

Q How is the new sea­son shap­ing up in terms of hair trends?

A Hair is be­com­ing softer, a lit­tle freer. For our next col­lec­tion, we are work­ing with a lot of soft­ness and a lot more tex­ture in the hair. It will be more nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring tex­ture. For colours, I think it’s more im­por­tant to work with colours that com­ple­ment the skin tones and not just do it for the sake of fash­ion. While you can take your cue from fash­ion, hair colour now will be bet­ter blended and not in-your-face. With re­gards to the tech­nique, it will be more of a free hand method of coloura­tion, al­most like a paint­ing.

Q What do you fore­see for men’s styling?

A As with hair­dress­ing for women, even the men’s styling will be heav­ily in­flu­enced by the ’20s and ’30s. Short sides and slicked-back hair will be in.

Q What’s more dif­fi­cult – be­ing a hair­styl­ist or a salon owner?

A A salon owner def­i­nitely! Be­ing a cre­ative per­son, I find the busi­ness as­pect a bit cum­ber­some, but Osh (Osh Bha­bani) takes care of it. I am good at work­ing on the floor, with my team and chan­nelis­ing my cre­ativ­ity. Yes, Osh and I do have dif­fer­ences, but if it’s about hair, I win, and if it’s about busi­ness, I know he’s the boss.

Q What are your plans for b:blunt sa­lons?

A Right now, we have 17 sa­lons and 4 acad­e­mies. We re­cently opened a salon in Dubai, our first in­ter­na­tional ven­ture. So, ex­pan­sion is def­i­nitely on the cards. We are con­stantly look­ing out for part­ners to grow and ex­pand.

Q Which is your favourite styling prod­uct?

A Hair­spray, hair­spray and hair­spray! I love us­ing L’Oréal Professionnel’s El­nett spray!

Q One celeb you would love to style…

A Ev­ery­one! All the ones I haven’t styled yet!

Q What will be your new per­sonal style state­ment?

A I change my style ev­ery six weeks. Right now, I am grow­ing out my hair. So, you will see a new look on me pretty soon.

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