Bring on the OOMPH!
By Nishal Lama | Published: April 10 2010
Oomph brings edgy to luxury in hair styling to Bangalore, in collaboration with Schwarzkopf Professional launched the Oomph Salon & Academy at Koramangala yesterday.
Madhuri Bhattacharya is also one of the Director's of Oomph
The launch of the beauty salon was a star studded affair, with film star Madhuri Bhattacharya flying down from Mumbai for the launch. Madhuri, who also happens to be one of the Directors of Oomph is hopeful that the salon will be able facilitate world class service to its clients. The salon is in partnership between Madhuri and Shalika Kunwar, a hair stylist who has been in the business for more than a decade.Oomph will not only be a luxury styling salon with world class facilities, that will cater to women, but men and children too.
Cutting edge styling
Addressing to the media, Shalika, Director, Oomph, said, “Beauty and hair businesses are there all over Bangalore. But we are proud to say that only Oomph is capable of providing quality treatments and training. We look forward to our association with Schwarzkopf as it will provide challenging and competing curriculums that imparts the right education and training to our students.” About the collaboration, she added, “Only a specialized course such as that provided by Schwarzkopf Professional can make aspiring beauticians and hair stylists stand out in the crowd and excel in highly competing environments.”
Funky hair extensions
Oomph is a salon and an academy, with courses running between 12 weeks to 6 months. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of Oomph, Madhuri said, “Today, Bangaloreans are well travelled and demand only world-class, great quality products and services. We, at Oomph, will provide them that quality experience, both in the Salon and the Academy.” When asked about her venture with Shaliki, she said, “I know her for long, and I am quite aware of what she is capable of. She has been in business long enough to understand what would be the best for her clients, and she can surely meet the expectations. Hence, we both decided that we should do something together”. “Everything that you see here has been carefully selected by us, right from the colour of the walls to the equipments that we will used here have been personally designed. Most of the things that will be used here have been brought form Mumbai, and each one of us has spent a lot of time working on it.”
Speaking on the occasion, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Technical head of Schwarzkopf Professional, a German-based company said, “This Academy is conceptualized for the students to provide a package which fulfils theoretical and practical learning. The Academy training will hone skills on technical education and provide excellent guidance that will ensure good placements, based on individual performance.” He added, “The courses are getting innovative in terms of offerings as the fashion industry is upgrading every level, so is the curriculum. Schwarzkopf Professional is trying its best levels to provide an edge above with their experience, talent and association with an International brand,” added Najeeb.
A very stylish updo
Later, Shalika Kunwar, Director, Oomph gave an orientation of the salon and a round–up on the Academy training and skills that would be imparted by the Schwarzkopf professional team for the aspiring students for various courses.
The highlights of the salon are the SEAH HAIR SPA and the OPI Nail Lounge which were unveiled by Najeeb Ur Rehman. SEAH is the premium hair care range to provide effective Hairspa treatment that uses innovative active ingredients like Amaranth Oil, otherwise known as the “Gold of the Incas”, to achieve a previously undiscovered level of weightless care. Ingredients and active technologies like Hyaluron Active and Marine Collagen formulated with sensuous ingredients such as Blue Lotus, Japanese Cherry, Cashmere, wild rose are used in these products.
Najeeb Ur Rehman, Technical head of Schwarzkopfw with Mahuri Bhattacharya and Shalika Kunwar the Directors of Oomph
Schwarzkopf Professional is part of the business unit cosmetics/toiletries of the Henkel group, Düsseldorf, and is one of the leading suppliers in the hairdressing business worldwide. Based on a professional partnership with the hairdresser, the focus of Schwarzkopf Professional is to provide innovative concepts and services, which match the needs of international salon businesses.