January 23, 2022
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Wedding season boosts business of salons and beauty parlours – Times of India


Pune: After a lull in business for months, salons and beauty parlours are witnessing a surge in clients with the onset of wedding season.
“Covid restrictions, such as functioning at 50% capacity, have impacted our revenue. We have not been able to bounce back ever since the lockdown until a few days before Diwali. This is the first time since the lockdown in March 2020 that people are going out and celebrating a festival, and the wedding season is also bringing in many customers, women as well as men,” said Kanika Solanki, who runs a beauty parlour in Viman Nagar.
“I had to cut down on staff strength since we were catering to just about 30% of pre-pandemic clientele. Since the end of October, the number of clients has doubled, and we had to call back some of our staff members who were working on a freelance basis,” said Nisha Singh, who owns a parlour at Wagholi. Customers are opting for hair treatment, colouring and skin treatment, said parlour owners.
“After we reopened in June, clients were most turning up for low-cost services such as threading, waxing, facials. Now, we are seeing a surge in appointments for Keratine treatments, hair straightening and contouring,” said a stylist at a nationwide salon chain.
“The metrosexual revolution started a long time ago, but salon trips took a backseat as people wanted to spend their money on essentials Now, that some normalcy is returning, clients are coming and asking for various types of beauty treatments ahead of the wedding season,” said Jitendra Kumar, a salon owner in Kondhwa.
“Not just to-be brides and grooms, but their family members and guests are also opting for various types of beauty treatments,” said make-up artist Sonali Joshi.


Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/wedding-season-boosts-business-of-salons-and-beauty-parlours/articleshow/87690923.cms

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