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India’s First Talent Hunt for Professional Hairdressers Announces South Zone Semi-Finalists

After successful events held in Mumbai and Gurgaon, the South Zone Semi Finals of Streax Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2022 were held at the Gokul Sports Arena, Bengaluru on August 30. From thousands of entries that came in from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerela; top 50 hairstylists were selected for this leg.

Contestants were bifurcated into three different time slots and asked to select a category from creative colour (female), commercial cut & colour (male / female), red carpet up-style. Accordingly, each semi-finalist was asked to perform within the respective period and process parameters.

Each hairstylist was accompanied by a muse, who was judged by an eclectic panel of jury comprising celebrity hair stylist Savio John Perreira, ace fashion director Prasad Bidapa, actors Avanthika Shetty and Ragini Dwivedi; alongside technical judges from Streax Professional.

Prasad Bidapa, Ragini Dwivedi, Savio John Pereira,
Advithi Shetty, Sameer Hamdare, Nikisha Bhatia

The winners used a mix of the Hold & Play Funky Colors and the Argan Secrets hair color from the Streax Professional range. After 12 hours of performances and a gruelling post event evaluation; the winners were announced.

Babu Raj (category: Men’s Creative Cut & Colour) of Karnataka New Look Style salon and Abdul Rahim (category: Red Carpet Up style) of Classic 3 Salon have made it to the finals that will be held at Bombay Times Fashion Week in Mumbai on October 2. They have moved closer to winning Rs.5 lakh cash and a trip to attend Paris Fashion Week.

Babu Raj from Karnataka New Look Style Salon (Finalist from South Zone)
Abdul Rahim from Classic 3 Salon (Finalist from South Zone)

Rajkumar Bajagai (Texture Touch Salon) and Keshav Kumar (KS Makeover Professional Salon) made it to the zonal runners up, each winning a cash prize of Rs. 25,000. Bajagai had participated in the female creative colour while Kumar won it in the men’s creative cut & colour category. The winners used a mix of the Hold & Play Funky Colors and the Argan Secrets hair color from the Streax Professional range.

Rajkumar Bajagai from Texture Touch Salon (zonal runner up) with his muse
Keshav Kumar from KS Makeover Professional Salon (zonal runner up) with his muse