Initial years of life
I was born in Delhi, but moved to to the US at the age of 12. Although I went to Rutgers University, New Jersey in pursuit of a degree in Business Administration, I ended up becoming a barber for my close friends. At first, hair cutting and styling was just a hobby, something I did to kill time and make a few dollars on the side, but then started to enjoy it. The response from my friends definitely gave me a boost of confidence and I started taking haircuts more seriously. After spending about 15 years in NJ, I decided to come back to India and expand my hairdressing career. Today, I am a passionate hairstylist based in the city of Gurgaon.
My family can be described as the perfect combination of progressive and conservative. The initial response to me taking up hairdressing as a career option was a straight ‘no’. Their argument was that I had fared exceptionally well in school so there was no reason for me to not follow the traditional route of getting a proper job. I but by my heart was not in it. Fortunately for me, they realised how passionate I was about hair and supported me enough so that I could continue on this path.
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