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Tips from world’s most expensive hairdresser

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 10, 2011 01:08 IST
Ankita Bahl
Ankita Bahl
Hindustan Times
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It’s every woman’s dream to get a haircut that guarantees a second glance. No wonder women worldwide don’t mind spending that ‘little’ extra to get a splendid haircut. Rossano Ferretti, the world’s most expensive hairdresser, who was in the Capital recently, justifies spending big bucks on a haircut almost unapologetically. The Italian hairdresser who has opened his salon, KERASTASE at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, this week, says, "Hair is definitely regarded as less important than music, architecture and painting, but I am happy that I have been able to bring the spotlight on hair."

HairThe hairstylist, who has has 20 salons all over the world, including Madrid, Rome, and New York, says, "I select my own team and train them in Italy for six months." Ferretti charges a $1000 a haircut. "In your world, Rs 50,000 could have fetched you an iPad or an F1 premium seat, five months petrol or a designer bag. But in the world of affluence, it is barely a percentage of the latest Stella McCartney gown or a vintage bottle of French wine," he says. Ferretti also has many Bollywood actors as his clients but he wouldn’t name them to maintain the confidentiality of the clients. "I have many Indian clients in New York. Indian girls are beautiful. India has a great opportunity for this market." Ferretti, who has styled many celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Monica Bellucci, Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Anjelina Jolie and Christy Turlington among others, is unapologetic about the price tag of his services.

His method is the key to create a unique relationship with personality, body and hair, deeply renewing the image of beauty. The precision shows in the way he works too; as you look around 20 different types of shampoos for each hair type from dry hair to oily hair to hair fall or even thin hair. “I believe in the concept of hair cutting in which each strand of hair is believed to have its own structure and movement,” he says. The hairstylist credits his popularity to his work and says, “I am what I am because of my work.”

Look who’s got the cut Actors Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, singer Lady Gaga and actor Sharon Stone have all got their hair styled by Rossano Ferretti.

Pro’s Advice
* Worship your hair.
* Wash your hair every alternate day.
* Get a hair cut every six-eight weeks.
* Use the shampoo that suits your hair.
* Hot air can be damaging to your hair, so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting.
* Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol that dries out hair.