An Evening with Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gentle­men

What do you get when you put two of the finest bar­bers from Bri­tain on stage with In­dia's finest celebrity hairstylists in the au­di­ence? A spec­tac­u­lar evening...

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The In­dian School of Hair­dress­ing (ISH) re­cently hosted celebrity Bri­tish bar­bers Chris Fos­ter and Erik Lan­der of the Bri­tish Bar­ber’s As­so­ci­a­tion (BBA) for a week, cul­mi­nat­ing in ‘An Evening with Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gentle­men’. The starstud­ded event, with Aalim Hakim and Ramesh ‘The Bil­lion­aire Bar­ber’ Babu as guests of hon­our, saw Chris and Erik en­thral au­di­ences with an evening full of the lat­est styles and tech­niques from the UK. The BBA is the lead­ing as­so­ci­a­tion for the bar­ber­ing in­dus­try in the UK, and this was ev­i­dent by the mas­ter-class put on by ace Bri­tish bar­ber duo, who can boast a com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence of over half a cen­tury. Chris and Erik launched The King’s Row, the BBA’s newest col­lec­tion in­spired by the lat­est in UK hair styles and fash­ion trends. Each look in the col­lec­tion— Hunts­man, Ri­p­ley, and Squadron—is as dis­tinct as the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind them. An Evening with Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gentle­men marked the be­gin­ning of ISH’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with BBA to reach out and teach tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als who are aim­ing to be­come lead­ing fig­ures on the global bar­ber­ing and hair­dress­ing scene. At the event, Aalim Hakim and Ramesh Babu in­spired the au­di­ence by shar­ing their jour­neys to the top of the in­dus­try. Also speak­ing at the event were celebrity stylists Jawed Habib and Avan Con­trac­tor who have wit­nessed and con­tributed to the trans­for­ma­tion of In­dia’s male groom­ing in­dus­try. The In­dian School of Hair­dress­ing aims to pro­vide the most su­pe­rior, ef­fec­tive and prac­ti­cal hair train­ing in the coun­try. Their col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Bri­tish Bar­ber’s As­so­ci­a­tion is a mas­sive step in this di­rec­tion. Along with the spe­cial event, the BBA team also con­ducted four-day work­shops at the ISH Acad­emy, fo­cus­ing on men’s groom­ing and tra­di­tional wet shave. The knowl­edge picked up by ISH’s own in­ter­nal ed­u­ca­tors at the four­day ac­cred­i­ta­tion event will even­tu­ally be im­parted to sa­lons across In­dia, up­grad­ing skills and pro­vid­ing a boost to the In­dian bar­ber­ing and men’s groom­ing in­dus­try.

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