Looking immaculately coiffed

Looking immaculately coiffed


Looking immaculately coiffed

IN PLACE: A model sports a new look.

The Puttana Chetty Town Hall that usually plays host to cultural programmes was once again the setting for an unusual event, Unique 2009, the annual convention organised by the Akhila Karnataka Beauty Parlours’ Association.

Over 300 people in the beauty business from urban and semi-rural areas throughout Karnataka were anxiously absorbing information, taking notes and competing in the various beauty related competitions that were being conducted at the venue.

The programme also included a highly competitive event viz the State-level make-up and hairstyling competition with participants from Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Gulbarga and
Chitradurga vying for the prizes by coming up with different techniques and styles for various skin and hair types.

Unique 2009 began with a seminar on beauty and technology with experts demonstrating different types of cosmetology equipment and the correct ways of using them.

Hair styling professionals and advisors Biak Lun and Pradeep gave the gathering tips on colouring and styling hair and also discussed other topics like hair reduction, hair re-growth, acne treatment and tan removal.

The beauticians raced against time to finish both the make-up and styling on the models who then strutted their stuff on the ramp and showed off their freshly coiffured locks that were curled, straightened, streaked, gelled or blow dried.

Anitha Sharli, President of the Association, who has been in the beauty business for the last ten years felt that exposure to professional training will help smaller parlours update their methods and give their clients better service.  “Our association aims at promoting advanced certified courses in this field to enable women to earn a decent livelihood. We also strive to set standards of practice for all beauty parlours thereby reducing the number of parlours run by untrained beauticians.”

Manjunath, one of the winners in the make-up category, demonstrated his skills on a model with average coloured skin tone using different halves of the same face for two different techniques of make up. Other winners included Uma from Mysore for best make-up and Malika from Bangalore for best hair style. Rajashekar won in the best mehendi artist category.