- Please Introduce yourself
Shephali Bulsara, I am a home science graduate (in textile as a subject), holding degree in textile and fashion designing. Worked as an assistant designer for 3 years. Presently working with SAKS as a senior stylist…Previously worked with Juice for 7 years. I believe in exploring trends and incorporating in my creations
- A little bit about your hair training schooling background
Trained a Juice Academy in 2004
- Where did you learn the art and skills
Started at Juice, followed by color training by Loreal and schwarzkopf. Haircuts and color placements by Toni and Guy. Advanced haircuts by Davines (Italy), Make up by Christine Valmy (basic) - Marvie Beck (advanced).Also attended various hair seminars
- Why and when did you know you wanted to become a hair stylist
During my stay in South Africa, I was inspired with different hairstyles sported by people there. Also as I was already from the creative field, thought of pursuing with hair as well, wherein I get to see the transformation of the person instantly, unlike designing which takes a few days to see the final result
- How did you get your start in the industry?And how long have you been in the industry?
I started with Juice and been in this industry for 7 years
- What is your personal style?
Haircuts, colors and perming
- What inspires you?
Nature, Style and Fashion inspires me
- Which iconic hairstyles do you love?
Victoria Beckams bob, Shakira's bleached curls
- Who inspires you?
My source have been names like Asha Hariharan, Seema Jagani, Guy Kremer, Shailesh and Anthony Mascalo
- What is your favourite kind of hair to work with?
Wavy to Curly Hair
- What is your favourite hair look?
Messy, tousled look with lots of volume, "S" waves for international look
- Have you worked with any celebrity clients?who are some of your favourites?
Sushmita Sen, Kim Sharma, Ali Merchant and Jay Bhanusali. I personally like Jay as he is quite experimental and like to try new looks
- What are your favourite hair products?
Moisture Kick (Schwarzkopf), Loreal and Toni & Guy
- Which styling tools do you use most often?
Dryers, Iron, Diffuser and round brushes
- What are some good tips for young people trying to break into the industry?
Follow your passion and there's no stopping to it. Be Creative and put in your best in whatever you do
- How do you feel hair relates to personal style
Hair is an important part of grooming, it should be styled in a way to enhance individuals looks and should go along with their personality and profession too, these will definitely help boost their confidence.
- Are there any types of products you would advise people to stay away from?
Yes, firstly heena should be avoided. Also, metallic dyes which are cheaper and easily available are very harmful. Besides these, duplicate branded products, easily available in the grey market is also something clients should stay away from.
- What are some of your hair styling do's and don’ts?
Do's: Use only reputed brands, which suits ones hair type. Trim hair to maintain style every 2. 5 - 3 months. Before ironing/ blow drying, use heat safe products to avoid further damage to hair. Use of leave-in conditioner/ serum leaves hair nourished and soft. Don’t's: Don't tie damp hair, as it takes the shape and doesn't fall as per the style given. Never iron hair when wet/ damp. Avoid application of styling products on the scalp.
- What hairstyles would you advice for the following face types: Oblong, oval, round, rectangular, square, triangular, diamond, inverted, heart?
Oblong: Layered with fringe or bangs, to get weight around the face, and to cut the length of the face. Oval: All hairstyles look good. Though I would personally like a cropped or a graduated bob for this face type. Round: Long layers, slicker look. Rectangular: Forward graduation starting from below the jawline, with round layers. Square: Cheek bones can be highlighted by going shorter by giving bangs, but the rest of the layers, (forward graduation) covering the jawline. Triangular: Volume around the temple and forehead. Jawline needs to be softened by layers falling around the face. Diamond: Volume around the crown and forehead and layers all over. Inverted: Round layers or a bob. Heart: A solid fringe/ Graduated bob.
- Quick tips for: Hair loss, Oily or imp hair, Dry or damaged hair, itchy scalp, and dandruffs?
Hair loss: Use wide tooth comb after conditioning. Be gentle to the hair. No harsh chemicals/ products to be used. Oily/ Limp hair: Use shampoo with oil balance. After wash, dry hair against the roots, to give lift to the roots. Before styling, use light, water based products. Stay away from oil based products. Dry/ Damaged hair: Medium to dark colurs will make hair look healthy. Use heat-safe products (with conditioning agents) before styling. Itchy Scalp: Use shampoos meant to calm the scalp. Before colour, one can use L'Oreal Sensipost shampoo. Dandruff: Use Anti Dandruff shampoos. Avoid oil massages.
- What products from Saks would you suggest for the above problems? And what services?
Hair loss: 1) Aminexil. 2) Bain Prevention - hair fall shampoo once a week. Ritual : Stimulating Oily / Limp hair: 1) Volume active shampoo 2) Bain divalent. Ritual: Clarifying Dry/ Damaged hair: Cement Anti Usure 2) Masquintense. Ritual: Smoothning and Intense nourishing Itchy Scalp: 1) Bain Riche Dermo Calm 2) Vital Dermo Calm Dandruff: 1) Bain Gommage 2) Instant Clear 3) Power Clear. Ritual Purifying
- Which current hair trend so you like?(Abroad and India)?
Abroad: Clean Cuts India: Layered haircuts
- Which hair trend do you think will make the waves next (Abroad and India)?
Working on waves, curly, voluminous looks will be in fashion, with few placements of colour to enhance the cut. (India & abroad) In short haircuts, sharp edgy look & solid fringes would be in.
- Which indian do you think has a very trendy hairstyle?
Sapna Bhavnani, Niharika Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar.
- Your experience with Saks? Are you excited Saks has finally come to India?
Saks has been very informative in terms of styling and cuts. It’s a dream come true to have Saks in India.
- Why would you suggest Saks to anyone?
It's an international brand, has it's own style, and a step ahead in the hair industry.
- Saks product or service that you think defines the salon and makes it unique?
It’s the ambience and the elegance that defines the salon.
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