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Students spend big bucks on fests

The fests at Delhi University (DU) have got a lot bigger and better this time around. Be it getting A-list celebrities to perform or getting ready for the big events at the fests, students are leaving no stone unturned. In fact, many have spent big bucks to look their best at these fests.

art and culture Updated: Feb 17, 2012 00:57 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

The fests at Delhi University (DU) have got a lot bigger and better this time around. Be it getting A-list celebrities to perform or getting ready for the big events at the fests, students are leaving no stone unturned. In fact, many have spent big bucks to look their best at these fests.

From cosmetic treatments such as anti-tan facials, instant glow cleansing, hair re-bonding, nail extensions to renting a dress and a luxury car for the DJ nights, the list is long. “Lots of youngsters are coming for hair and skin treatments. Hair re-bonding has the maximum takers.

Both girls and guys are worried about their skin, especially acne. They just don’t care about the costs, they just want to look good,” says beauty expert Blossom Kochhar. “Non-surgical body reshaping treatment is a hit with college-goers. The cost of the treatments sometimes go as high as Rs 20,000, but students have no problem in spending that much,” says Seema Mallik, managing director at Eleganza Rejuvenating Clinic. Another sought after treatment here includes a therapy that involves an injection of anti-oxidants and anti-pigmentation serums, which costs around Rs 15,000.

Some youngsters even want to look like Bollywood celebrities. “They want the most trendy haircuts, hair streaks and even hair extensions, for which they are ready to spend up to Rs 15,000,” says Vishwashreshtha Shanti of Hair n Shanti salons.

Students are also brushing up on their speaking and grooming skills. “Many of them are going for total personality development courses that even include the right way to sit and talk,” says Meyhar Bhasin, grooming expert.

Be it outfits or a luxury car, renting seems to be an easy option with youngsters this fest season. “I will be taking a dress on rent for the DJ night at my fest. It’s the only day when boys from other colleges come to ours,” says a student of an all girls college on condition of anonymity. “We have been getting a lot of bookings from youngsters who want to take a car such as a 7 series BMW or a 5 class Mercedes for four to eight hours,” says Sakshi Vij, head marketing, Carzonrent.

Here’s what they are spending on...
Rs 50,000
Six class course for personal grooming, development and training
Rs 20,000
Non surgical body reshaping, in order to lose bulges and fats from certain areas of the body
Rs10,000
Rental for a car such as a 7 series BMW or a 5 class Mercedes for a period of six to eight hours
Rs 5,000
Beauty treatments and therapies such as hair rebonding and acne removal

What the experts have to say..
College students don’t care about the treatment costs, as they want to look good —Blossom Kochar, beauty expert
Non-surgical body
Reshaping treatment is a hit with college-goers.
-Seema Mallik,
Beauty expert
Students want to look like their favourite Bollywood stars with trendy hairdos
—Vishwashreshtha Shanti, hair expert
We have been getting a lot of bookings from youngsters who want to take a luxury car on rent
—Sakshi Vij, Carzonren

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