Are you bored of the same old hair do? Need a change in life? Never fear, the pros are here! In this exclusive interview with That’s So Gloss, Vikram Mohan, C.E.O of Bounce Style Lounge, Chennai and Sunit Trikha, Top Stylist, Toni&Guy, Chennai, who have carved a niche for themselves in the hairstyling industry, highlight why women should definitely consider going short. Our very own Greeshma Rai was convinced and gave it a go!
Gloss! : A lot of women hesitate to cut their hair short. Why do you think that is?
Sunit: Yes, I do agree that a lot of women hesitate getting their hair short. Maybe because they feel it won’t go well with Indian outfits. Let me tell you, it’s a myth. Indian women can carry off any kind of Hairstyles. Short, long or medium. It’s about how you carry yourself & how you can make it useful for your life style. It’s all about our attitude.
Vikram: Especially in India, beauty is associated with long hair. Most women think of themselves as beautiful as a result of their long hair. You hear many stories of elders encouraging the younger generations to use oil, henna, egg etc to make sure their long hair is in good condition. Also most brothers, fathers and husbands prefer to see the women they know with long hair. This out dated thinking is what makes most women keep their hair long.
Gloss! : Can a woman can go short and be very attractive at the same time?
Vikram: Of course! In my opinion it is important for a woman, at least once in her life, to experience short hair. Having short hair and carrying it with pride brings a certain confidence to a woman. All she needs is a good stylist, the right styling product and the right attitude.
Sunit: Yes, woman can go short & look attractive at the same time. I can name a few who have managed to carry off short hair brilliantly. Tinu Verghese being a model, experimented with all kind of looks. She even shaved her head & stunned everyone. Also, Jesse Randhawa, Indira Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. Changes are good for life. J
Gloss! :This summer, would you recommend a short cut for teenagers/women?
Vikram: The summer is the best time to experiment with short hair. It’s easier to keep you hair clean, healthy, well groomed and off your neck!
Sunit: Why not? Summers, everything goes short…your clothes, your appetite, so why not your hair. Short is sexy! And short is practical. Sweat is your biggest enemy as it causes dandruff and can lead to hair fall. Short hair is manageable and is easy to maintain.
Gloss! : If yes, how should one decide whether or not such a cut would suit her? What are the factors to be considered when a woman decides to trim them all off?
Sunit: If you are decide on a short hair cut, always go to a professional who has experience in cutting short hair. Based on your hair texture, your face cut & life style, they will tell you what will look nice on you & how you can style them.
Vikram: Always consult with your stylist, make sure you ask him/ her any doubts you have with regard to short hair and also ask him/ her to suggest and show you how to manage your hair. Keep in mind your shampooing routine, the time you have to spend on your hair, your job, the texture of your hair. Be realistic when choosing short hairstyles, look at pictures of people who seem to have a similar hair texture as you i.e. wavy, curly or straight.
Gloss! : Which is the best and trendiest short ‘do right now? (Pixie, Bob etc?)
Vikram: The bob is a classic and will always be in fashion. The trend these days however is to wear your hair with its natural texture. So sleek and styled is not always the way to go. Messy, textured, curly and wavy is encouraged nowadays.
Sunit: If you carry yourself well, you set a new trend, even with a classic hair style. Pixie is good option for teenage, Bob is good but it’s out dated now. You can have a twist in bob by having layers so it that it looks more textured. Neck line bob from the back & a bit long from the front with a lot more layers will add on some volume & give you a more stylish look.
Gloss! Your tips for women who want to cut their hair short. (But hesitate to do so because of social acceptance, etc)
Sunit: Keep faith in yourself and you can carry any kind of looks. Give 2 weeks to your new look. It’s human tendency to adapt to a change. When you go from long to short, there will be people who will give you more comments than compliments. Be ready for it. Do not let that boggle you down. Keep your look confidently. Think positive, Look smart.
Vikram: Do one thing today that is unfamiliar and different. You’ll live the thrill forever. And as a hairstylist myself, we are always there to help you. Don’t be afraid.
Gloss! : Anything else you would like to add to encourage women to go short!
Vikram: If you need more incentive to go short this summer, think of 45 minutes more sleeping time in the mornings. Short hair requires less time with shampooing, conditioning and styling for those of you who struggle to get out of bed.
Sunit: Can you eat the same food and wear the same clothes or colours every day? Then why not change the way you dress your hair? Worst case scenario, it will grow back! But I am sure you’ll love it. Leave it to us to get you gorgeous!!
Article By: Greeshma Rai
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Love these pro tips? Give Vikram and Sunit some love, or let us know of your own experience with short hair in the comments below!