Bhagya Lakshmi is a veteran hairstylist who has conquered all the challenges which had come her way while she was rushing towards success. Known for styling divas including Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Sonam Kapoor and more, she has bagged awards for two Telugu films Ñ Gatothgajudu and Amma Donga. Salon India salutes this creative stylist for her achievements
Please share the beginning of your professional achievement.
I used to accompany a friend from the hairdressing industry for the sake of curiosity and to know more about this profession. One day it dawned upon me that even I can join this line and well, here I am! I came to Mumbai in 1994, and after a while joined the film industry. It was really tough to survive and I faced several obstacles. Being from Hyderabad, it was difficult for me to adjust in a different atmosphere, and some people even tried to cheat me, but I thought of it as a challenge and decided to move ahead.
You have been styling Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s hair since long. How do you plan the look for her?
Yes, I have been styling Aishwarya’s hair for the past nine years and it has been a great experience. Her look is decided by both of us and she suggests new ideas and is willing to experiment. She has good quality hair so every style suits her.
How do you keep yourself updated?
There is nothing specific which I do to track the trends. I go through magazines or movies and as per the requirement, I create the style. Also, factors such as costumes and the character being played, are kept in mind while creating the hairstyle.
What kind of products do you use?
I mostly use products from L’Oréal Professionnel and Wella Koleston.
What hair color do you think suits Aishwarya?
What’s your idea of relaxation?
Spending quality time with my children.
Besides Aishwarya, which other celebrities have you styled?
I did Sonam Kapoor’s hair in Delhi 6. Also, I have worked with Jaya Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagma, Nargis, Ramya Krishna, Shweta Menon, Sushmita Sen, Rani Mukherjee and many more.