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Grand Finale of Season 2: India’s Most Inclusive Hairdresser Competition set to dazzle the ramp at Bombay Times Fashion Week”

Top 12 national finalists of Streax Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2023 will compete in front of an international jury to win the coveted prize.

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Strea’x Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2023, Grand Finale

In a thrilling culmination of India’s pioneering talent hunt for professional hairdressers, the Streax Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2023 competition has now entered its grand finale. Following successful semi-finals held in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore, and Kolkata, this spectacular showdown is scheduled to take place during the 12th edition of Bombay Times Fashion Week on October 29, 2023. Over thousands of entries that poured in across 60 cities, top 200 hairdressers were selected to perform at the zonal semi-finals, from which 12 finalists (3 from each region) will be performing at BTFW at The St. Regis Mumbai.

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The Grand Finale promises to be an unforgettable affair as the competition format has been designed and will be judged by renowned international celebrity stylists, including Vipul Chudasma, Yolly Ten Koppel, Savio John Pereira, and Joakim Roos. Adding to the excitement, a team of technical experts from Streax Professional will also be in attendance.

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Vipul Chudasma, Yolly Ten Koppel, Savio John Pereira, and Joakim Roos

In preparation for the grand showdown, the finalists will undergo grooming and mentoring sessions from October 25, 2023 in Mumbai. This crucial stage will serve to fine-tune their skills and elevate their artistry to new heights. The culmination of their hard work and dedication will take center stage at the pre finale show styled by veteran designer Samant Chauhan on October 2023 Sunday at 8 p.m. at Bombay Times Fashion Week

IHI Grand Finale October 2023 schedule
  • 25th October 2023: Contestants travel and land in Mumbai & models casting
  • 26th October 2023: 2 pm – 6 pm: Grooming session (Media & PR)
  • 27th October 2023 : 11 am – 6 pm: Mentorship session (Technical Training)
  • 28th October 2023: 10 am – 2 pm: IHI Final Competition & Judging
  • 29th October 2023
    • 3 pm – 5pm: IHI Industry presentation
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: IHI Grand Finale Show at BTFW
    • 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 pm: Winner announcement & presentation

“Streax Professional & Times of India collaborated to bring Indian Hairstyle Icon award. We firmly believe in empowering and celebrating the hairstyling community, and as IHI is maturing, I can see it going beyond being a competition to be a unifying platform”, Dheeraj Arora, CEO, HRIPL said.

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Dheeraj Arora,CEO HRIPL; Samant Chauhan, Designer; Rochelle Chhabra,Head Technical, streax Professional

Added Rochelle Chhabra, Head Technical, Streax Professional; “The brand shall be unveiling its annual hair collection, “Spectrum,” at BTFW. The colour collection embodies the rich and vivacious range of hair shades that Streax Professional offers, reflecting the vibrant spectrum of life itself. Spectrum is replete of shades like yellow, green, orange, and violet, mirroring the diverse and lively range of hair colors.”

The show is styled by Samant Chauhan, explaining his inspiration, Samant says; Stepping into the world of Spectrum at Bombay Times Fashion Week, in collaboration with Streax, is an incredible journey. This fusion of vibrant hair colors and the ethereal ‘Jheeni’ white collection is like painting with the purest of palettes. White and ivory, as the canvas, symbolize purity and grace, making these pieces the ideal choice for moments of significance.

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