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The right hairstyle can give you the persona you always wanted. It can recreate your entire look (just look at Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry!). Hence, it’s not a surprise that skilled hairstylists are in such high demand these days. Whether you are an aspiring hairstylist looking for inspiration or just a curious soul, check out these Indian hairstylists, who are killing it both nationally and internationally.

Jawed Habib


Guess who popularised hair colouring among the Indian youth? Jawed Habib, of course. The Limca book record holder for maximum haircuts in a day pursued specialization in Hair Design from The Morris School, London. Official hairstylist of all the contestants on Femina Miss India Beauty Contest, brand ambassador of the famous hair care product brand Sunsilk, chain of salon’s all over India; things could not have been better for Mr Habib. No wonder he is the most known hairstylist of the country.

Adhuna Bhabani


Known to be interested in hairstyling even as a kid, Adhuna Bhabani went to England to further master her skills. Upon return to India, she opened her own salon named ‘Juice’, which was later renamed as B-Blunt. She then slowly made her way into the film industry where she has styled for many films, one of them being Dil Chahta Hain, for which she also won critical acclaim.

Savio Pereira


Savio, having worked for more than 12 years in his chosen field, is one of the topmost hairstylists in the game right now. He also is the creative brand ambassador for leading hair care brands like L’Oreal and Schwarzkopf. He has his own salon in Mumbai, and rumour has it that it only caters to the upper class and the super-elite.

Sapna Bhavnani


This is one hairstylist who has worked in almost every sphere of television. You will find her contributions in movies, sports, politics and even business. After her name became a brand that could be trusted, she came up with her first salon in Mumbai named Mad-o-Wot. She is a great example of someone whose passion finds them. She hadn’t planned on becoming a hairdresser and settling in Mumbai, but destiny (and hardwork, of course!) brought her to where she is now. Some of her famous clients are Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gauri Khan, Siddharth Mallya and Mandira Bedi.

Sylvester Rodgers


Brought up in Kolkata, Sylvie left her career as a surgeon in London to pursue hairstyling. Such passion is so rare! She came back to India during the 1980s and began working in a salon. Things were especially hard for her because of her sexuality and her courage to flaunt it openly. Sylvie, however, soon picked up the pace and now has her own salon at multiple places.

Aalim Hakim


He is well known for his quirky inputs and creative ideas. Aalim Hakim not only is one of the most sought after hairstylist in the fashion industry but is also trusted by most celebrities like Dhoni, Tendulkar, Ranbir, Deepika and Shahid. He is one hairstylist whose imaginations look as amazing when actually carried out as they do in his head.

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