Getting trendy with hairstyle guru


Looks like August is going on to become the most happening month of the year so far. First it was Urmila Matondkar who added some Bollywood oomph to our Capital followed by our very own Manisha Koirala. And August 19 saw none other than the hairstyle guru Jawed Habib, who was here to conduct a special workhsop on latest hair styling methods, colouring techniques.

If you don’t know who Habib is then have you seen the ad on gangofgirls? He is ‘the Habib’ that girls refer to in this ad.

An eight-hour workshop, even if it’s with the icon of a hairstylist, is a bit too long, isn’t it? And yes, Habib knew it and he interspersed his lecture demonstrations with a lot of jokes to keep his audience’s attention. (Perhaps he didn’t even need to do it as was evident by the number of autograph seekers and ‘let’s take a photo with Habib’ crowd that surrounded him during lunch break. Guess just being Habib is enough to grab all ladies’ attention).

And here’s something that will grab your attention. According to Habib, there is nothing like the latest trend. “The latest trend is you. Your personality, age, hair texture and lifestyle become a style for you. A good smile on the face, positive thinking, good haircut and shampoo, and a take-it-easy attitude are some things that make you trendy.”

And though he believes that it is time enough to start having designer haircuts (like designer wear), he however, claims that people still think of his profession to be that of a naike (barber).

“I am here to show some techniques on how to create a style,” he says and demonstrates his talent as to why he is the master hairstylist in India after whom even celebrities run.

“When you are in a professional’s hand, you should trust that person. A hairdresser is a hair doctor, who is trained and qualified to style you up to suit your personality,” says this suave stylist. But adds, “Success lies in how we handle our customers. And for this we need good communication skills.”

If you are a hairdresser, this workshop was something you should not have missed as it was an opportunity to learn the mantras for professional success and many other tricks of the trade from the master.

A total of 410 people from beauty parlours in the Valley had participated in the workshop. “This is our annual function. The concept behind organising this seminar is to promote this year’s trend and to give an idea of what to look out for next year,” said Arpana Mohpal, managing director of Trends Advertising and Marketing Consultants, the organiser of the workshop.

Habib’s tips:

• Haircut is that single factor that can make one look young or old or trendy

• Put your money on the cut than the beauty service

• Hair colour is the determinant of a person’s personality

• South Asians with dark complexion should have lighter shade of hair colour as this gives a brighter look

• Hair colour does not damage hair, however, one must know how to do it

His trendy recipe:

• The latest trend is you.

• Your personality, age, hair texture and lifestyle become your style

• A good smile, positive thinking, good haircut, take-it-easy attitude make you trendy