Mansoor Ali of Headturners Salon, Kolkata took home the prestigious title of TIGI Backstage Heroes Season 2 – Winner Copyright Category at the recently concluded TIGI Backstage Heroes Season 2 contest. His interpretation of the theme “Shades of Sunset” channelled the brilliant combination of painted highlights and balayage of deep orange and red tones capturing the warm hues of sunset with the fiery hair colour impressed the judges and audience alike.
Copyright category, named after the popular creative colour range – TIGI Copyright Colour, this category tests the colourists skills.
India’s ultimate hairstyling challenge – TIGI Backstage Heroes, provides a platform for all hairdressers across the country to pit their skills against the best in the business and come out tops. Created ‘By the Hairdresser, For the Hairdresser’, the competition embodies the spirit of the brand and looks to discover new talent that will change the future of the hair dressing landscape in India.
In this season, 3000+ hair stylists from across the country applied under 6 categories – comprising Copyright (Colour), Powerplay (Men’s Cut and Styling), Serious Glamour & Queen for a Day (Long hair cut and styling), Masterpiece (Upstyles) and Upfront (short haircut and style). The top 250 shortlisted contestants then went through a training program conducted by TIGI Global Ambassadors giving them an inside look at the latest cut, colour and style techniques. Based on this, they resubmitted their entries, top 25 were selected to battle it out for the grand prize in the finale held at the Four Seasons in Mumbai. To make the competition even more interesting, each category was given a theme which the contestants had to bring alive in their creations.
The event was judged by a stellar jury comprising Gen Itoh, TIGI APAC Creative Director, prominent hairstylist Savio John Pereira; Mehernaaz Dhondy, Editor, Grazia and Andy Cheong, Regional Education Director TIGI Copyright.
Ikonic Professional, was the tools and equipment’s partner for the contest.
Talking about the association, Rayed Merchant, Director, Ikonic Professional says, “We are thrilled to partner with TIGI for Backstage Heroes as both TIGI and IKONIC share the same values of promoting the hairdressing talent in the country and training them to uplift their skills.”
Speaking on TIGI Backstage Heroes, Pushkaraj Shenai, Head – Professional Beauty, Unilever said, “TIGI is made by hairdressers, for hairdressers. TIGI Backstage Heroes is the perfect platform for us to discover cutting edge hairstyling talent and give them a global stage. The event has seen participation from salons in metros to small towns and our winners show that we have world-class talent in all cities across the country. We are proud to be the medium for the hairdressers to express their creativity and partner them in their success”