Salon India in congruence with Salon International returned to Mumbai on 18 th and 19 th
September for its second edition and played host to some of India’s most inspirational hair
educators. The show saw over 400 hair professionals visit the show from across the country
to be treated to top class education over two days.
Salon India was conceptualised in 2016 as a hub for hair creativity focused on building a
platform for the hair stylist community to come together to learn from leading educators
about latest trends and skills leaving them inspired to take the best of hair techniques back
to their clients.
Day one started with the inspirational Savio John Pereira leaving the audience spellbound
with sleek and sassy hairdo’s followed by multi-award winner Seema V. Jerajani who
showcased Mastering Updo’s with some sensational avant-garde hairstyles. The day
concluded with Depot artists, Dharmesh Hingorani (DODO), Educational Director and
German Munster, Ambassador, Depot rocking the stage with an exclusive focus on men’s
grooming and styling.
Day two kicked off with Vipul Chudasama launching his Academy Collection- Romance, a
collection that beautifully illustrated the romance between the artist that is the hairdresser
and the canvas that is the hair. The finale for Salon India was a fantastic educational
masterclass from TIGI Creative Director, Ralph Boss and Regional Education Director Andy
Cheong who showcased the latest global cut and colour trends for the upcoming season
including 3 high-drama fantasy looks using TIGI Bed Head’s copyright colour.
TIGI also hosted their Backstage Heroes Hair Competition at Salon India across 7
categories with 31 finalists recognising and rewarding some of the most talented hair talent
from across the country. Judging the competition was an eminent panel of industry leaders;
including Kapil Bhalla, Make-up Artist; Nandita Mahatani, Fashion Designer; Nonita Kalra,
Editor, Harper’s Bazaar; Seema V. Jerajani, Consultant and Educator, Hair and Make-up,
SVJ Academy; Bina Punjani, Art Director, Bina Punjani Salon, Academy and Bridal;
and Apeni George, Hairstylist.
Speaking on the occasion, Ralf Boss, Regional Education Director Tigi (Asia) said, “It
has been an absolute delight to witness the young talent in the Indian hairstyling industry.
Salon India brings in a wave of new talent to lead the growing industry in India along with
some cutting-edge styles for the upcoming season and it has been an absolute pleasure to
be a part of this moment.”
Vipul Chudasama, Director, Hair Education commented, “This was second year in row to
be part of the most sought hair show Salon India. The show was spectacular right from
arrangements to the audience. It was overwhelming response from hundreds of hairdressers
to watch our new Academy Collection "Romance" between an artist & hair. This is the great platform for an artist to inspire today's hairdressers.”
Seema V. Jerajani, Consultant & Educator, Hair and Make-up, SVJ Academy
commented, “I had a great time presenting 11 looks. Having opened the show with avant-garde hair from my collection 'Rudra' and immediately changing each look into an editorial
hairstyle gave an interesting twist to the show. Looking forward to Salon India 2018!”
Salon India will be back on 1 st and 2 nd October 2018 for its third edition with a new line-up of
hair artists, exciting collaborations and new show additions and competitions to wow and
inspire the stylist community. To join the community and keep up-to- date with show related
updates and news, please visit www.salonexhibitions.in or contact 022 261713218.