"Every celebrity fears experimenting with their hair, said Anker, who started his career in hairdressing in 1986."
By Saumya Mathur

New Delhi, July 17 - It's a good idea to change your look with every season to avoid boredom, says international celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker.

Anker, the newly appointed ambassador of professional haircare brand Schwarzkopf Professionals in India, was in the capital to demonstrate his fashion-altering imagination with modern designs and styling.

He played with messy buns, boho chic braids and curly frizzy hair on models and spoke about the peculiarity of Indian hair types and common hair problems during monsoon.

The international stylist gave a vital evergreen tip for those who like to move with the times.

With every change of season, you need to evolve your look because no one wants to see someone wearing the same clothes for the next 20 years, it's boring, Anker told IANS during an interaction here.

The Australian, who believes himself to be acting as a conduit between the west and India, seeks to redefine the haircare business in the country.

I am excited to start this journey. I want to educate the upcoming stylists and not just create celebrities, he said, clarifying that he doesn't like being referred to as a 'celebrity' hairstylist.

He hopes to bring the hairdressing industry up in terms of getting respect as a career choice.

Hairdressers around the world are considered celebrities for some reason. Globally, there are stylists who're celebrities and that's where we need to take the Indian industry...to not just create celebrities, but actually have the back-end work done so that hairtylists can stand on their own two feet and not rely on a foreigner to come into their country to do something, said Anker.

Anker says nowadays, the accessibility to global trends has increased courtesy the world wide web and social networking sites, but the reason why he thinks they are not applied well here, is lack of back-end education and skills.

With 25 years of experience of working with both international and Indian clients and celebrities including the likes of Kylie Minogue, Deepika Padukone and Elle Macphersan, Anker says that since these known faces are always in the public eye, they mostly shy away from changing hairstyles or their looks.

Every celebrity fears experimenting with their hair, said Anker, who started his career in hairdressing in 1986.

In India, he is the director of Monsoon Salon and Spa, which currently has operations in two northern India states - Delhi and Haryana). The brand is owned by Rod Anker Hair Stylists Private Limited (RAHSPL).


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