The in­spi­ra­tional diva

PRIYA CHAPHEKAR in con­ver­sa­tion with TIGI’s in­ter­na­tional spokesper­son and award-win­ning hair­styl­ist Ais­linn Trod­den, who was in the coun­try to ‘edu-tain’ In­dian stylists.

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Your jour­ney in the hair­dress­ing world has been…

...14 years of fan­tas­tic work and ded­i­ca­tion! I be­gan my jour­ney with Toni&Guy and later went on to be­come a suc­cess­ful salon owner for a decade. Af­ter win­ning a few awards, TIGI ap­proached me to be their Ed­u­ca­tion Man­ager for Ire­land. To be cho­sen to be­come TIGI All star by Nick Ir­win, Global Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, was a huge hon­our for me. It meant that I was now an ex­ten­sion of TIGI’s In­ter­na­tional Cre­ative Team. I’ve trav­elled all around the world as a part of this in­spir­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, tak­ing part in shoots and shows as well as ed­u­ca­tional train­ings.

TIGI, for you, is…

My re­li­gion! The brand is all about pas­sion, fun, cre­ativ­ity, imag­i­na­tion, mo­ti­va­tion and ‘edu-tain­ment’.

The best part about be­ing an in­ter­na­tional hair­styl­ist is…

Be­ing able to work with and learn from var­i­ous cul­tures. In­ter­act­ing with more peo­ple makes me a di­verse stylist and broad­ens my hori­zons.

Work­ing with In­dian stylists feels…

Great! They are pas­sion­ate about their work and ex­tremely hos­pitable.

The best part about them is…

They love ed­u­ca­tion and strive hard to be­come bet­ter at their job.

They need to work on…

Time-keep­ing (laughs).

In­dian hair is…

The most ex­otic hair for ses­sion and avant garde styling. And now that TIGI is here to spice things up, we’ll be wit­ness­ing more va­ri­ety in lengths and tex­tures.

A/W trends…

A/W trends will be con­trolled by min­i­mal­is­tic tex­tures. From dark ro­man­tic looks to Hol­ly­wood glam­our — ev­ery­thing sleek and el­e­gant.

Five hair prod­ucts that ev­ery woman must trea­sure...

TIGI Copy­right©olour, Bed Head’s re­cently launched Su­per Fuel Recharge and Elas­ti­cate, S Fac­tor Won­der­ful Tonight, Candy Fixations Su­gar Dust and Bed Head Head­rush.

Your favourite hairdo...

Any­thing TIGI! In our new col­lec­tion — Masterbrand — I love Akos Bodi’s cut, which is a long bob with a lived-in grunge ef­fect and a loose, ex­pres­sive fin­ish.

Your favourite TIGI prod­uct...

There are so many! But if I had to choose one, it would be the Bed Head’s Res­ur­rec­tion sham­poo and con­di­tioner.

A hair­styl­ist’s se­cret you would like to spill...

TIGI also has a great range of pro­fes­sional tools for hair­styl­ists. I would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend the TIGI Pro Hair Curl­ing Wand, which gives in­stant soft curls within min­utes.

Your fu­ture plans...

‘Edu-tain­ing’ stylists, in­spir­ing Team In­dia in ev­ery way pos­si­ble and al­ways be­ing part of this fan­tas­tic com­pany.

Ais­linn with a model at an in­ter­na­tional shoot

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