Play Salon’s Biak Lun wins the First Runners Up position at the L’Oréal Professionnel Style

Bengaluru , 24 May 2019: L’Oréal Professionnel is proud to announce that Biak Lun of Play Salon, Bangalore, has won the 1st runner up place at International L’Oréal Professionnel Style & Colour Awards which was recently held @Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Over 1700 hairdressers and salon owners from 62 countries attended the event and created an amazing atmosphere to support all the competitors on stage! Online, over 54 000 people followed the event live on Facebook. The competition was judged by accomplished hair experts from across the world, as it sets a new benchmark in the hair care Industry.

With over two decades of experience in the field of hair colouring Biak’s victory has set a new millstone for industry professionals. Speaking about her glorious win Biak comments “I am thrilled to win this title at an international platform and it’s like a dream come true. As a hair artist I have always strived to get better at my work and being appreciated in front of industry veterans and such a large audience makes the victory even more special” Inspired by the French techniques, Biak’s winning look was chic and iconic.

Earlier this year, Biak Lun was also the winner of the colour trophy at the grand finale of Indian Hair Dressing Awards which was held in Dubai this February. Indian Hairdressing Awards is a platform by L’Oréal Professionnel in India to recognize not only the creative talent of hairdressers but also the business of hairdressing. The competition, in its 3rd edition in 2018-19, culminated in a Grand Finale on the 6th of February 2019 in Dubai, featuring the winners from the 4 regional finals and 4 categories of the competition.        

Biak was the all-star performer at Play Salon under the mentorship of Neeru Radhakrishnan, founder and creative director of the salon, Bangalore. Play is one of the leading salons and the go-to destination for all hair and beauty requirements that involve style, expertise and pampering.

Neeru says, “For me, the best thing of winning an award is when people are cheering for you. But winning this award was different because people were not cheering for Biak or for Play Salon, but for India. It made me feel so proud and blessed for this achievement. I am so happy and humbled that L’Oréal Professionnel India decided to take our look to this prestigious platform to showcase our skill and talent. We have proved the world that we are the best. Creating history once again. Looking forward to many more awards like this.”

Having had the opportunity of introducing the best in the world of hair couture to Bangalore through her earlier ventures, Neeru Radhakrishnan brings in a refreshing change with her new line of hair and personal beauty care called the Play Salon Experience. Neeru is also one of the leading creative Hairdresser in India and a legacy winner being the first from India to win the L’Oreal Professionnel Style & Colour Trophy.

Over the years L’Oreal Professionnel has been a forerunner in encouraging fresh and upcoming talents by strategically supporting the salon partners and hairdressing professionals across the country. The brand has offered in-depth training platforms to harness industry talent and put them on a global arena.


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