I can’t begin to explain how excited I was when I first heard that celebrity hairstylist, Rossano Ferretti was all set to launch his services at Levo Spalon, Gurgaon. Not only did I get an opportunity to personally interact with the superstar stylist but I was also pampered by his team. Royals may be on his speed dial, but Rossano is refreshingly humble and you can tell how much he loves what he does!
He went to his first hair-styling school in London from Italy at the age of 15 (an age when most of us were making bad teenage decisions), went back to his mom and told her that he wanted to change the business. Driven by his love for hair styling, he introduced ‘The Method’- a revolutionary hair styling technique. Here’s what he had to say about it:
I realized that I cannot improve hair cutting if I don’t move my body a different way. I need to follow the natural force of hair. So from that moment I started to dance around it. I started to move the body and not the scissors, so it doesn’t chop the hair but it just flows.
I was curious to know his thoughts on being one of the world’s most expensive hairstylists (Google him, if you don’t believe it!) He reasoned that out like this:
For me, it’s not about price, it’s about giving value. People are willing to spend 50,000 bucks for a bag, but sometimes they forget that the hair is more important.
After my quick tete-a-tete with him, it was time for my hair makeover. The Kérastase team sat me down sat me down for a hair and scalp consultation first.
How does that happen, you ask? Well, they have a really small camera like device, which clicks to great depths of your hair and scalp. The diagnosis told me that my scalp and hair were both really dry (blame the weather)! After getting some expert guidance on how I can work on improving my hair quality, I was taken for a hair wash session. Nothing special, except I sat on a massage chair! It’s not everyday (and in every salon) that you get a body massage while getting you hair washed, do you?
Disclaimer: I wouldn’t remember much of what happened after this. The experience was umm… inebriating!
A few minutes of product application and some sprays later, I got the best head massage EVER. I could have died in peace after those 30 minutes … no exaggeration! After I got out of that state of trance, the super team at Levo danced around my hair and the result was gorgeous! So this is how my locks look all the time *eyes rolling*
And THIS is how they looked after the styling, you guys! Genius, would you say?
I had given up on my hair. I really had! Nothing could have gotten those unruly curls and faded hair color to look nice; until I left the salon. For the first time in life, my curls fell straight into place.
Do yourselves a favor and please visit them already! You can thank me later :)
P.S- Rosanno has left behind his team of supremely talented stylists across India, who will be happy to give you the hairstyle of your dreams. For all the folks in Gurgaon, there is Dimitri Lafianadra and Michele Finessi at your service. If you are visiting his salon in Mumbai, you should ask for Alessandro Calvio and Sangeeta. People from Bangalore, don’t feel left out- Carlos Savedra is your hair guide available at Ritz Carlton.