Mirror Magazine


New 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.

"Rave", 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 hair.

Established 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 creations.

Canice believes 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 hour".

"Rave" 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.

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