look hair show by Rumours
by Vidushi Seneviratne
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", - A phrase
we've heard over and over again. But there
are some people who dedicate a lifetime to making people beautiful.
Taking into consideration their efforts, beauty, we'd all agree is
sometimes in the hands of our "beautician"!
This is precisely
what the "Rumours" beauty salon has been doing for almost
20 years - making people look beautiful. As a celebration of this
achievement, the salon will hold a hair show with a totally new
look. "Rave", will be held in a warehouse, and thus will
be an experience Lankans have never had before.
will feature about 80 models, most female for the obvious reason
that there is a bigger choice of styles which could be done on longer
in 1982, the salon had hairdressers who were trained in the United
Kingdom, back then as well. As time went on, they branched out by
setting up salons in hotels, but feeling that they could give their
customers a better service being at one location, they opted to
limit themselves to the salon at Inner Flower Road. Incidentally,
this was their location at the inception and has seen many 'facelifts'
over the years.
The owner of
"Rumours", Canice Rajamahendran has been living in London
for the past 17 years and has worked with many reputed salons in
London. Her sister Chantal, has been with the salon from the very
beginning and now conducts training for the new staff. Special mention
should be made of Conall Beekmeyer, their main stylist, who heads
the team at "Rumours" and has followed many courses in
hair and beauty culture abroad. Conall who has been with them for
14 years has had special training in Caci non-surgical face and
body lifts. The staff of 13, are all young and enthusiastic and
have followed courses at Robert Fielding, Alan International, Vidal
Sassoon, Tony and Guy, L'Oreal, Wella, Complexions and Andrew Collinge.
Over the years,
says Canice, conservatism seems to have taken a back seat. Being
a pioneer in the aspect of hair colouring, she recalls how when
they initially introduced the concept, there were apparently many
agendas to be fulfilled. Before doing such a 'drastic' thing as
colouring your hair in another shade, girls apparently had to receive
the go ahead from a long list of people ranging from parents and
hubands to boyfriends. Canice went on to say that Sri Lankans now
though, are quite adventurous and ever ready to try new styles and
that each customer must be given ample time and so leave the salon
satisfied. In her words, "To do a good job, you need a full
will be held on July 6 and "Rumours" promises to tantalise
your senses so you will "Rave" till the wee hours of the
morning with an internationally renowned DJ flown down specially
for the occasion. The show will be produced by Taru.