A hairstylist, also known as a hairdresser, is a person whose precession is to cut a person’s hair or style a person’s hair to give them a change of look. They can do this by providing different shape cuts to a person’s hair by coloring their hair, sharing their hair a highlight, king texturing techniques to style a person’s hair, etc.
We all need a change in life where we want to look different from our same old casual hairstyle, and that is where a hairstylist comes into the picture. A person can get various styles done to their hair and choose a hairstylist according to their style based on his/her expertise.
You will find a hairstylist in almost every area in India, but a few professional hairstylists have gained fame for themselves and are the very best at what they do.
Top Hair Stylists in India
There are different types of hairstylists in India. One is who cuts hair as their occupation; the other is the one that only styles people’s hair, and the third one is who cuts and styles a person’s hair.
A few of the renowned professional hairstylists are:
1. Hiral Bhatia
Hiral Bhatia, the magician behind our fashionista, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s noteworthy hairstyles. Whether it’s sleep ponytails, classic buns or stunning updos. she knows how to work her magic done and turn the heads around!
2. Amit Thakur
A dream of becoming a top hairstylist and being proudly called out today! Amit Thakur has been working with our Bollywood industry’s top names like Katrina Kaif, Tara Sutaria, Anushka Sharma. Kareena Kapoor Khan, and many others. His Instagram account is filled with hairstyle inspiration and lots of unseen photos from fashion or movie shoots.
3. Priyanka Borkar
If you are a fan of Alia Bhatt or Priyanka Chopra’s hairstyle like us, you got to check Priyanka Borkar’s Instagram profile to find the best hair inspiration as she is nothing but the best in business. She creates the most beautiful carpet-ready hairstyles, making them stand out anywhere you go.
4. Gabriel Georgiou
Gabriel Georgiou is the go-to hairstylist for Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, and many other Bollywood actors for their reel and even real-life events. He is the man behind Deepika’s boho floral hairstyle at the reception and stunned the fans with this look.
We can scroll through his Instagram account for hours and still not get enough of it.
5. Ritika Kadam
Our love for Indian weddings introduced us to the queen of bridal hairstyles. She does real magic, turning your dream wedding look into a reality. For all the #bridalhairstyle inspiration, you must head to her Instagram page RN, where you will find everything you are looking for – from the Mehendi ceremony to wedding and reception.
6. Jawed Habib
Let’s be honest! Who doesn’t know about the brand Jawed Habib? A person who loves to get different hairstyles frequently and also the ones who get their hairstyles done occasionally know about Jawed Habib for sure. He is one of the biggest names in the hairstyling industry and is one of India’s most famous hairstylist.
Jawed Habib has good large scale salons set up throughout the country and also has express salons where you can get a quick hair cut done at your convenience. Even though the excellent hair salons are not set up in every area, you will indeed find an express salon in your area.
7. Adhuna Bhabani
Adhuna Akhtar was a kid, she had interests in many fields, but she was always keen on styling hair. When her interest grew more substantial, and she was old enough, she decided to take up hairstyling.
It is when she went to England to learn professional hair styling. When she returned to India after completing her course, she opened a salon named ‘Juice.’
Yes, the famous salon that all of us know about. Her first big moment of appreciation was when she took her profession into Bollywood and styled Dil Chahta Hai’s actors.
8. Savio Pereira
Savio Pareira is a celebrity hairstylist who has been a hairstylist in Bollywood for over 15 years. Savio is known as the God of hairstyling and knows every cut and every style on point.
He is very famous and appreciated for his work throughout the country. He works with many hairstyling brands and is a creative brand ambassador for brands like L’Oreal and Schwarzkopf.
He does not have a salon in all the cities but does have one set up in Mumbai, and we can surely tell by the looks that it is set up to cater to the upper class and the super-elite people.
9. Aalim Hakim
Aalim Hakim is the son of the legendary hairstylist Kairanvi Hakim. He has followed the footsteps of his father and carried on his legacy in the field of hairstyling. Aalim is a very famous hairstylist in not only Bollywood but is also trusted by some fantastic cricketers.
Sachin and Dhoni are legendary cricketers who have appreciated his work in the field of hairstyling. He is also trusted by some famous Bollywood celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, and Ranbir Kapoor.
10. Vikas Marwah
Vikas Marwah, a famous and renowned hairdresser, is probably one of India’s youngest hairdressers and hairstylists.
He is a known face in the fashion world and has substantial experience in hairstyling. He had a good education in hairstyling, and he is also super experienced, which makes him one of India’s best hair stylists.
He has his salon in Mumbai and runs an academy where he teaches tips and tricks on hairstyling. The salon and academy go by the name ‘Vikas Marwah’s Hair Salon and Academy.’
11. Dilshad Pastakia
Dilshad Pastakia is one of those hairstylists admired for her work by everyone in the Bollywood industry. Even Shah Rukh Khan, who is the king of Bollywood, has appreciated her for her work.
She even had her dressing room in Shah Rukh Khan’s house Mannat and used to work on the third floor of his house. She had a keen interest in hairstyles when she was as young as 15 years old.
After completing her studies, she even went to the UK to study further hairstyling.
12. Sylvie Rodgers
Sylvie is a South Indian girl who is bought up in Kolkata. She later moved to Darjeeling for her education. She was a successful and fantastic surgeon in London when she realized that she is interested in hair styling. It was when she left her career as a successful surgeon to pursue her interest in hairdressing.
She is one of the most famous hairstylists in the fashion industry in Mumbai. She is an excellent example of ‘Do what makes you happy, and success will follow you automatically.’
13. Sapna Bhavnani
Sapna Bhavnani is a renowned, celebrated celebrity hairstylist hailing from Mumbai. To conquer all the difficulties, she decided that she had to do something big for herself.
Hairstyling was not something that she had thought she would do, but there’s no looking back when destiny calls for itself.
She started working at Juice salon, through which she discovered her passion for hairstyling. After gaining enough experience and learning to manage things, she started her very own hairstyling salon and let herself achieve all her dreams.
14. Ambika Pillai
Ambika Pillai is a famous Indian hairstylist who was born and bought up in Ooty. She had a powerful urge, desire, and liking towards hair stylings and decided to take up hairstyling as a career.
Throughout her career, Ambika had won many awards, but not just limiting herself to hairstyling; she had won numerous awards for her work in the makeup industry.
Being a vast name, she has equally ventured into advertisements, photoshoots, fashion shows, fashion films, editorials, and many more.
She worked with known celebrities, top industry designers, and international fashion shows and ran many salons in different parts of the country.
15. Pompy Hans
Purshottam Hans is very lovingly known as Pompy, is one of the most well-known and renowned names in hair styling. Starting his journey as a hairstylist at Lakme salon gained him great exposure to experiences and knowledge that helped him become a famously known hairstylist.
A well-known talented hairdresser in the Bollywood industry with work being widely appreciated by every known person and having the most famous faces as his top clients.
His work can be seen in many advertisements and working on faces like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, etc.
16. Shehnaz Husain
With a pure heart of gold, the next top hairstylist on our list is Shehnaz Husain. She does not work just for fame and money but sets a mark on her work and changes their profession.
While she was in London, she studied/learned about the damage caused to our skin and hair due to the harsh chemicals present in the beauty products. She did a lot of additional research, and when she returned to India, she started her salon that had only Ayurvedic products.
She has been awarded the Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian award. Her herbal Ayurveda products are appreciated worldwide, and she also runs salons in different parts of the country.
17. Samantha Kochhar
Samantha Kochhar’s mother opened her salon when Samantha was at a very young age, and she used to spend almost all her free time at the salon, which made her gain interest in the field of hairstyling.
She gets her sense of responsibility to change the hairstyling industry from her mother and her late father, who told her that she was responsible for all the people who work at her company.
It made her work day and night to achieve the dreams she had dreamt of and made a big name in the hairstyling industry. She worked with the most known beauty junkies like L’Oréal, Wella. Samantha Kochhar is currently leading the company Blossom Kochhar.
18. Sumit Israni
Last but not least, on our list is Sumit Israni. He has a vast inventory of clients that is not only Indians but also Foreigners. Done hairstyling for the most famous candidate who ran for America’s Presidentship, “Hillary Clinton!”
A very known and famous name in the hairstyling industry and is excellent at whatever work he chooses to do. Several years of internships with L’Oréal and then studying hair skills at prominent Uk and England helped him gain a lot of experience in the styling industry; he has received a known appreciation and guarded his status.
Sumit is a celebrity hairstylist with more than 80 Gitanjali Salons.
Qualities of a Good Hairstylist
- The best hairstylists are the ones who have experiences in the field of hairstyling and like to offer their best quality services and help understand what their client wants.
- A good hairstylist is always aware of the expectations of his client and helps in accomplishing them.
- It is essential for a hairstylist to know their way with the equipment types and should be well qualified before taking scissors in their hand.
Now that you know about the best hair stylists in the country choose the right one for you and get yourself the much-deserved hairstyle and the fresh look that you have been longing for the entire time.
Let them work on your hair and allow them to make you look like the beautiful gorgeous diva that YOU are!