6 Best Hair Colourists in Mumbai
A change in the season will tempt you to try something new, like breathing fresh life into your current color or maybe even a complete hair overhaul. But, if you are a mane addict like us, then we’re very particular about our color, artist and so on. In fact, among us, Shereen has been professionally trained in hair styling and make-up too.
Moving on, we feel that with many pros out there, finding THE hair colourist is like finding a diamond in the rough – you’ll want a hair painter who’s not only trustworthy but also with it! So, to make your colorful hair day dreams a reality, we’ve got some experts for you. Call ‘em Magicians or even Mavericks, these are best the city of Mumbai can offer –
What do celebrities like Twinkle Khanna and Parineeti Chopra have in common? They rely on this creative soul to up their hair game. Well, her experience of almost 3 decades is matched by her instincts for creating modern looks and nowadays she is experimenting by painting on hair extensions.
Her inspiration – “I am drawn to the vibrancy of a peacock feather”
Current obsession: Even though her color skills run the gamut, she is favoring – variations in Balayage technique which is meant for highlighting hair. Here, the dye is painted on in a way to create a bespoke and natural looking effect.
If you’re wondering who created my (Shereen’s) rose gold color, then look no further than hot.hair.balloon. Being the youngest in this lot, her love affair with coloring started in 2011 and since then she has worked thrice with Lakme Fashion Week, for a few Vogue covers, styled Ali Zafar the film – Dear Zindagi, assisted make-up artist Namrata Soni etc. Plus, she focuses on hair styling and bridal hair too.
Her underlying curiosity – “I’m always looking to evolve and convert every canvas of hair into a masterpiece.”
Current obsession: The popular technique of color melting. This requires 5-6 shades of the same color family to create a seamless blend of colors, giving hair the illusion of color melt. Now, that’s epic!
While bringing edginess to the forefront, she is an accredited member of L’Oreal Professionnel Dream Team India and has participated at the India in Paris Hair Show too. Her artistic vision stems from nature and these days, she is busy educating younger hairdressers.
So, what’s her colouring style like: “Adaptable and chic.”
Current obsession: Babylights (super, soft highlights) and under colour (hidden hues) as they are the coolest trends, taking over.
Having a natural approach, she is the go-to colourist for actor Sonam Kapoor, producer/stylist Rhea Kapoor etc. And we’re not quite sure how she manages to do it all – handle her salon along with styling celebrities for events and even getting involved in film projects. Phew!
Thoughts on the beauty of a color: “It truly stands out when its personalized and well-crafted.”
Current obsession: Shades of Rose Gold, Chocolates, Caramels and Mocha – perfectly complement the Indian skin tone.
For over 9 years now, her fascination with colour and experimental energy have assisted Avani in deriving new ideas. Also, what she loves about her work its therapeutic as it allows her to artistically express her creativity by painting on a living canvas. Mane masterpieces, anyone?
Other specializations – “Hair tattoos, olaplex treatment and haircuts.”
Current obsession: Metallic, Grey and Galaxy hair like deep ink, purples along with emerald. And we’re getting starry-eyed.
Along with her partner Dodo, she started her salon in 2009 and handles the creative aspect as well as focuses on the advance education of her team. Zing’s attention to detail is second to none and having grown up in Assam, she attributes her style sensibility to that region.
Her Forte : “Although I specialize in haircuts and cornrows; color correction is my thing.”
Current obsession: The newest cool-girl trend is the hair bleed colouring technique that’s basically a very soft, blended highlight hand painting method.
And, now that we’ve found the masters of their craft – who will get you out of the rut, spice things up and surpass all your expectations, we don’t know what’s keeping you waiting from – taking the plunge!
Written by Amaira Chhabria