Bollywood actors and actresses feel handicapped without their favorite celebrity hairstylists and for good reason. These master hair-dresses know their crafts inside-out and are responsible for the cool, beautiful and funky new hairstyles celebs flaunt every day. Be it Adhuna Akhtar and Avan Contractor who gave us trendy goatees in Dil Chahta Hai or Aalim Hakim who’s a favourite with Bollywood boys Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor – the contribution of hairdressers cannot be ignored.
And mind you, hair styling is no easy job – being available at all call times, attending page 3 parties, dealing with star tantrums – they have to do it all. Here are some of India and Bollywood’s top hairstylists:
1. Adhuna Bhabani
Fans might know Adhuna as actor-producer Farhan Akhtar’s ex-wife but this feisty lady carved a niche in Bollywood as an established hairdresser first. She has won critical acclaims for her work in movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Don and Baar Baar Dekho. She runs a successful salon chain called BBlunt and also has her own line of products.
2. Aalim Hakim
When it comes to naming one of the best celebrity hairstylist in Bollywood, it has to be none other than Aalim Hakim. He is the hot favourite of top B-town celebs including Sidharth Malhotra, Bipasha Basu, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
3. Jawed Habib
The record holder for giving 410 haircuts, Jawed Habib is no new name in the country. This celebrity hairstylist has set a milestone for aspiring stylists and is known for his extraordinary salons all over the world. Salons franchisees on his name across Indian are also in plenty.
4. Avan Contractor
Avan Contractor is another famous hairstylist who works with Adhuna and has styled many industry bigwigs. Remember the Ghajini haircut for Aamir Khan? She was the one who did it.
5. Sapna Moti Bhavnani
The tattooed lady Sapna Moti Bhavnani’s is one of the most loved celebrity hair-artists in Bollywood. From Hrithik Roshan to Priyanka Chopra, she has styled almost every star in B-town.
6. Daniel Bauer
In a very short span of time, Daniel Bauer has made it to the leading list of hairstylists in Bollywood. He is prominently known for styling Bollywood fashionistas including Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez. He also does makeup.
7. Namrata Soni
If you have been drooling over Sonam Kapoor’s beautiful braids or her tousled tresses, the credit goes to her personal hairstylist Namrata Soni. She has also groomed Malaika Arora Khan, Athiya Shetty and works for popular fashion magazines and international fashion weeks.
8. Purushottom Hans
Purushottom Hans is the latest entrant in the list who has styled Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sophie Choudry and Kiara Advani. He also keeps sharing selfies with his gorgeous clients.
Fun fact: Kareena Kapoor calls him by the nick name Pompy. Awww!
9. Priyanka Borkar
Hairstylist Priyanka Borkar works with one of the top stylists of Bollywood, Ami Patel and has groomed divas including Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Alia Bhatt so far.
10. Dilshad Pastakia
SRK’s hair has charmed one and all, and Dilshad Pastakia is best known for styling the fabulous Shah Rukh Khan in the industry. She has also worked for Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
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