What inspired you to take up hairdressing?
I come from a family of hairdressers; both my grandfather and father were barbers. I have grown up watching them do their job and at a very early stage in my life I realised this is what I wanted to do, as well.
Please share your professional education.
My elder brother was my driving force in kickstarting my professional journey. In 2004, I came to Delhi for professional training in hairdressing and styling. I, then, decided to open a women’s salon in 2008 as in Jalandhar options for women did not exist. I was one of the first! It fills me with pride that I inspired others to venture into the salon business.
How did you hear about TIGI Backstage Heroes?
TIGI Backstage Heroes is a unique platform that discovers hairdressing talent in the country and gives it a global platform. I participated last year as well and was the finalist. I have had my eye on the winner’s trophy since then!
How did you prepare yourself for the competition?
In August 2018, TIGI Global Educators Ralf Boss and Andy Cheong held a workshop with the regional finalists where we were taught new techniques in cut and styling. This year, when they announced a theme for the finale, the TIGI Education team decided to mentor us. For our Street Style theme, they shared a reference image wherein the model was wear