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 South India’s first and India's second L’Oreal Hairdressing Academy comes up in city
L'Oréal Professional International Hairdressing Academy forays into Hyderabad

Hyderabad|India|August'2012: Hair makes a fashion statement. Behind those hair styles are the hair stylists and hair dressers. Unlike in the past, now they are the most sought after professionals. Hairdressers are your new-age style gurus now. With increasing influence of film stars and their hairstyles, there is a greater influence in our outlook than ever before. Hair dressers today are not mere workers who skillfully maneuver scissors and comb, but they are new style gurus. People have become conscious of their looks and spend money accordingly.

They transform a simple individual to a modern looking people. Hair dressers were never in spotlight until recently. But, things have changed. Hyderabad based Manea, The School of Hair and Beauty in collaboration with L’Oreal brings state-of-the-art L’Oreal Professional International Hairdressing Academy to the city.

Giving details Ms. Padmini Raja, Managing Director of Manea informed that they plan to offer 4 month full time Hair Dressing Course for Beginners. The course will commence in October. For which they seek admission now. This is the basic course on Hair Dressing, informed Ms. Padmini. The course also includes one month Salon Work Experience. Only 10 candidates are allowed in a batch. Faculty are trained and certified by L’Oreal.

Those who are 10th passed and have passion for creative work need to apply. The course is open to both the boys and girls. Creativity is the most important prerequisite. A hairstylist should know what kind of style would suit a certain person. The individual should have the ability to pay attention to minute details and should be well organized. There will be a strict selection process, after which one can get admission informed Mr. Sachin Dakoji, Creative Head and as well as head of Manea, The School of Hair and Beauty. He is acclaimed as one of the ten best hairdressers in India. Sachin is trained by Guy Kremer, London and Frank Provost, Paris. Sachin’s clients include many film stars and whose who of the city.

Sachin was one of the five from India and only from South India to participate in a show in Paris. He participated in 2004 International Haute Coiffure Francais, the `mother of hair shows' to be held in the mecca of fashion in Paris. There he also worked with Parisian stylist Laurent De Creton, a sought after hair stylist. He also mastered colour, cuts and styling techniques at the L'Oreal head quarters.

Mane'a draws inspiration from it’s creative director, Mr.Sachin who has over 20 years of experience. He won Creative Stylist/Makeup-1998” award at Salon International. He has also participated in several training sessions including those conducted by Guy Kremer, Trevor Sorbie, Toni & Guy, UK and Frank Provost, Toni & Guy in paris, France. Young generation in city can draw inspiration from him and have benefit of Sachin’s experience. Sachin’s dream is to make many youngsters as most sought after hairstylists like him.

Some of the topics covered as part of this program include Cut, Colour, Communication, Hair Science, Hair Care, Texture, Hair Design, Colour Technology, Chemical Processing on Hair, Salon Management and Clientele and Relationship etc and other. Manea has a full fledged Academy and state-of-the-art Salon at Banjara Hills.

The career opportunities for a professional hairstylist are abundant. Candidates can opt for either only hair cutting and styling or only hair colouring and hair care, or he or she can go in for everything. Once an individual decides to go for a career in hairstyling, there are several avenues open such as opening one's own salon, working with another established stylist, or entering the world of celebrity hairstyling. They can enter other glamour fields like films, advertising industry and TV production houses as hair stylilsts. One can work either freelance or full-time, depending on one's preferences. Initially, one might have to start out as an assistant to an established stylist, and gradually grow towards one's goal. The opportunities are a plenty. We at Manea have already drew our expansion plans in the state. We will soon be establishing our own Salons in Vishakhapatnam, Nellore, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Kakinada and other important towns in Andhra Pradesh. We ourselves need lot of professional hairdressers. Hence, students can find immediate placement upon completion of the course, informed Mr. Sachin.

Throughout history, people have worn their hair in a wide variety of ways, largely determined by the fashions of the culture they live in. Hairstyles are markers and signifiers of social class, age, marital status, racial identification, political beliefs and attitudes about gender.

Demand for hairdressers is more now than before. India needs 2.5 lakh professional hairdressers. Those upon completion of the course can find jobs immediately. Academy also provides job assistance. Campus interviews will also be arranged.

-Augsut 2012

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