I remember as a kid I would stand in front of the mirror trying to replicate my mother’s braided updo. Of course, with my short hair and chubby fingers, it wasn’t possible. But I kept trying, at least till I was bitten by the trend bug in my teens. From then on it was a rapid succession of styling changes, courtesy the hot styles donned by actresses on screen. From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s long layers to the uber cool ‘Rachel Green’ look sported by Jennifer Aniston, I tried a lot of hairstyles. Today, when I see hairdressers chalk out new trends, I realise that creating trends is all about working with the factors that influence you.
Fashion hits international ramps and we instantly adapt certain styles that suit our sensibility. But in the world of hairstyling, we are not always the borrowers. The Eastern countries, India particularly, have been known to influence trends in the West. Stylists across the globe exchange notes on cuts, colours and styles to give their sophisticated customers an in vogue look. Taking a cue from this commingling of influences, we bring you the ‘East meets West’ issue of .
You will find styles that can change your look dramatically in our feature Styles across the seas. We invite you to join in the colour fest as we present to you our favourite hues to flaunt this season in Edgier is classier. And there are styling choices to indulge in; all you need to do is turn to our feature Hair to wear now.
For beauty aficionados, we bring you beauty secrets by ace make-up artist Puja Taluja. Give yourself a fruity treat and get radiant skin in the bargain – to know more read Fruit for thought. And there is plenty of information on new beauty products, make-up trends and skincare tips in the pages that follow.
So, without much ado, I leave you to enjoy this issue.
ON THE COVER Hair Nick Malnko at Royston Blythe
Photography Richard Miles