Grooming skills for CRPF men from celebrity hair stylist Habib

Grooming skills for CRPF men from celebrity hair stylist Habib

 Personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) can now flaunt a dash of glamour in their turnouts, courtesy celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib who is set to train barbers from the paramilitary force.

"I will be conducting a 6-day workshop in basic hairstyling and grooming skills for barbers of the CRPF. The aim is to enhance and upgrade outdated techniques and equipment with fresh ones," Habib told PTI.

The inaugural ceremony for this initiative took place at CRPF's special duty group campus here recently.

As with other forces, the CRPF sports a functional non glamorous look and Habib says he does not intend to introduce anything drastically different.

"Currently the haircut they sport goes by the name of 'katora cut'. We are going to create a new style," says the stylist who is now a common name in the country and who has many celebrity clients.

"It is a welcome move of CRPF to think of styling their battalions and I am particularly happy that they chose me to associate with this cause. It is indeed a pleasure in guiding the barbers to give our Forces a fresh, smart look," he says.
The workshop aims at improving the knowledge of CRPF's 1,000 odd barbers and introduce them to modern hairstyling techniques of basic hair structure knowledge, scissor practice, tools knowledge, personal hygiene and personality, sterilization and public sanitation etc.

Moreover, the barbers who are trained will be receiving a certificate from the Habib Academy.

"We are giving a certificate from our academy which the barbers would be able to utilise even when they retire from the force. It will also help them set up their own centres too," says Habib.The training and workshop would, however, be exclusively be for men, says the celebrity hairstylist.

There the CRPF, one of the oldest and the most widely deployed paramilitary police force in the country comprises 210 battalions with approximately 1200 constables each as well as three battalions staffed entirely by women.

Jawed Habib's grandfather was employed as a barber in the Viceroy House and served the last British viceroy, Lord Mountbatten. After independence, his grandfather is said to have served various Presidents and Prime Ministers of the country including Jawaharlal Nehru.

Habib incorporated Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Limited (JHHBL) in 2006, and currently runs 312 outlets across 90 cities in India. JHHBL also runs a total of 46 academies, franchised across 36 cities.

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