Bollywood’s Top Celebrity Hair Stylists
The last few years have seen a fashion revolution of sorts in Bollywood. Stars are more conscious of what they wear, are style-aware and are finally inching towards being worthy of those “style icon” tags And at the helm of this change is an army of super stylists. So we bring you a round-up of the real style stories behind the stars.
One of the best who has styled some of the biggest A-list actors in Bollywood including Kareena Kapoor. Purshottam Hans, also known as Pompy amongst the members of the Indian Film Fraternity, is a well-known celebrity hairstylist. Born in Amritsar, Punjab, he started to work with Lakme and then went on to assist veteran hair and make-up stylist Cory Walia; that’s when he entered the glamorous world of Bollywood and Indian fashion shows.
Pompy has been working with Kareena Kapoor as her official hairstylist since the duo worked together in Kambhakt Ishq where ‘Pomps’ as he is called by ‘Bebo’, gave her the ultra-glam look.
He is a celebrity make-up artist and he has worked with almost everyone in Bollywood but he works more in fashion shows now.
From cricketers to some of the most fashionably dressed men in B-town, Aalim Hakim is the name trusted by some of the most well known faces in India. Dhoni and Tendulkar use his talent to quirk up their hair, while Ranbir, Saif, and Shahid regard him a part of the team With legendary hair stylist Hakim Kairanvi playing the role of mentor and father, it’s only natural that he carries on the legacy.
Popular second-generation hairstylist Aalim Hakim has contributed significantly to the country’s hair styling scene. Some of the most popular celebrities have got their hair styling done from Aalim. These renowned celebrities include Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Deepika Padukone and many more.
He is a stylist who believes that a person should surrender himself to the stylist and trust him blindly. Hakim, who is a favorite of many Bollywood actors, learned the tricks from his father, Halim Kairanvi, who has styled veterans such as Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna.
The king of hair styling in India, the Jawed Habib’s name is synonymous with style, care and awesomeness. The official hair stylist for Femina Miss India and the record holder for giving a whopping 410 haircuts in a day.
Jawed Habib is a renowned celebrity hairstylist and has been the official hairstylist for the Femina Miss India beauty pageants.
One of the most renowned hairstylists the fashion world has been Sapna Bhavnani. She is one hairstylist who has gained fame just because of her keen interest and desire in hairstyling. Sapna has styled the celebrities from almost every sphere, be it movies, sports, politics or business. Some of her famous client list includes Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gauri Khan, Siddharth Mallya, Mandira Bedi and many more.
Adhuna Akhtar, wife of the famous actor, director, singer, Farhan Akhtar, is a very famous Indian hair stylist. She started her career as a Bollywood hairstylist with the movie Dil Chahta hair and made her stand in Bollywood with the unique and stylish looks she gave to each of the leads. Later she had also contributed as a hairstylist in movies like Lakhshya.
Sharukh Khan’s new hairstylist and the one who challenges that no one else is allowed to touch a Sharukh’s hair is Dilshad Pastakia. She is so confident about her talent in a style that she confidently says Sharukh Khan loves to get styled only by her. Not only Sharukh but many famous b-town actors have gotten their styling done from this styling diva. Some of these famous celebs include Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Neha Dhupia, Aishwarya Rai, Amrita Rao, and Kareena Kapoor.
UK-based Asgar is the man behind many a red carpet hairstyles. One of Bollywood’s favorite hair stylists abroad, Asgar has styled Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Rekha too. In fact, the hairstyle he created for Hrithik later became the inspiration for the Bollywood star’s wax figure at London’s Madame Tussauds.
After doing courses in haircut and styling from Toni and Guy and Vidal Sassoon in London and in color from the L’Oreal Technical Training Centre, his hands-on training at Nalini and Yasmin has given his skills an edge. with a starry line-up of clients such as Shilpa Shetty, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, Leander Paes, Ajay Jadeja and Kelly Dorji are sporting his hair-raising styles, he is among the best of best hair stylist in India.
Named Shivarama Bhandary and fondly known as ’Shiva’, he started his journey in the industry 25 years ago.In the recent advent of him celebrating 25 years in the film industry, the who’s who of Bollywood turned up to congratulate the most loved hair stylists. Apart from being the hair stylist to the top Bollywood celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Vidya Balan, Amrita Rao, Amitabh Bachchan, Ashutosh Rana, Mugdha Godse and Neil Nitin Mukesh to name the few.
Vikas Marwah is probably one of the youngest hairdressers and stylists in the fashion world today. With a solid education and experience with leading hairstyling brands to back him up, he runs his own salon and a training academy where he uses innovative technology to teach hair cutting and styling techniques.
He ensures exclusive individualized service and fashionably styled hair, keeping in mind personalities, lifestyles and preferences. This blend of perfectionism and charisma has gained him lots of A list celebrity clients, including famous industry icons, movie stars, top models and television soap actors.
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