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Salon International is a comprehensive and dynamic magazine about hair and beauty. This Italian magazine was launched in India for the first time in December 2008. The magazine comes in a high prestige format with contributions by national and international hair stylists, aestheticians, architects and designers.
In the new age of beauty and wellness, looking good and leaving a positive impression are of utmost importance for the young and old, alike. Some are blessed with good looks, while others have to make an effort. Gone are the days when resorting to products and procedures to beautify yourself was looked down upon. What was a social taboo in the past has taken the shape of social pressure, now. Consumers want to go to any extent to put their best face forward. The moment we talk about 'face', the importance of a beautiful smile cannot be stressed upon enough. Cosmetic dentistry has made great strides over the past couple of years. Thanks to modern technology, patients have options galore to gain a beautiful smile in a short amount of time. Teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants are cutting edge procedures that are defining a new era in dentistry. While, the global market of cosmetic dentistry is expected to reach US$22,363 million by 2020, the quality of such aesthetic treatments in India, too, is at par with the world, while the cost is one tenth or lesser than that in Europe and North America. Cited as one of the reasons for a sharp rise in dental tourism, we speak with stakeholders in the realm of cosmetic dentistry and image makeovers, who share that a pleasant smile and healthy dentures play a key role in enhancing one’s overall personality. In the Hair section, we have Gonzalo Zarauza, a Spanish hairdresser and Founder of Centro Beta hair school, who is a passionate educator with decades of experience. He plans to visit India soon and explore the industry. International hairdresser, Amy Gaudie showcases her latest collection, He. She. Me, in a visually eclectic photo essay to depict