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As we approach October 2013, we cannot help but be enthusiastic about India hosting the mammoth event – the Global Spa and Wellness Summit 2013! Spread over three days, from the 5 to 7 October, the Summit is a platform for wellness professionals to network and discuss the larger picture of the wellness indsutry of the world. In our Spa Focus section, we present diverse views of spa experts from across the country. From being in the nascent stage to a predicted brigh tfuture, the Indian spa and wellness industry is ready to go. From a little push from the Government of India, it won't be long before we are at par with spas abroad. Shikar Agrawal, Director General, Ministry of Labour and Employment, is driving a lot many intiatives in the line. October is also the time for weddings in India. The season brinsg with it tremendous opportunities for all professionals in the line of hair, make-up, nails and spas. It's exciting to see salon and spa owners, make-up artists, hairstylists and personal care brands come together to offer the bride-to-be such a plethora of products and services. Read about it in this month's Cover Story. In Trends we bring you Eugene Souleiman, Creative Director, Wella Professionals, snazzy hair look inspired by DKNY's A/W collection, Chelsey Llyod, Creative Head, TIGI and Mark Leeson, Finalist British Hairdressing Awards 2013. In Success Story, we meet Sameer Lakhani, Creative Director, Juice Salon in Mumbai. Born and re-born twice in this lifetime, he shares with aspirants the struggle he was up against. In a three-city tour, Petra Lau Bau, from Babor, shares her marketing strategy for the country's beauty industry. Last but certainly not the least, L'Oreal India has made its maiden acquisition! It has bought over Chery'ls Cosmeceuticals. Keep yourself updated with new openings, marketing tools and more in this issue of Salon!
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.