Meghna Butani is a celebrated hair artist of the Indian Cinema. She is known to give iconic hair glam to the Bollywood beauties like Maliaka Arora and Tabu. When asked about her journey and the dynamics of the hairstyling industry, this is what she had to say.

How did you go about your journey? Were you formally trained at a traditional beauty school?

I used to assist a makeup artist 15 years ago who gave me the best advice ever that was to learn hair and makeup. And that’s when I joined Bblunt (juice then) and worked in a salon for my training in hair styling. Following this, I did a one-week makeup course, back then there were no makeup courses in India so that’s all I did in makeup. Eventually, a few years ago I did a body painting and airbrush makeup course in America where I learned extensive neon airbrush bodypainting and high definition makeup, I also did many hairstyling courses around the world

When you are working with an actress in a film, what’s the rapport like?

On any set, your relationship with the celebrity is very important. She has to trust you and it is always a team effort. So far, it’s been good on all the sets that I have worked on, never really had an issue.

How do you keep up with the changing trends – beauty is just as traditional as it is volatile in its trends?

I keep up by buying the latest products and following online blogs and keeping an eye on the latest trends.

What are the 3 things you’d like to change in the industry?

The thing I would change is laziness in the newer generation of makeup artists who want the glory without putting in the years of hard work and delayed payments by production houses.

Where do you see the beauty industry going in the next few years? The beauty industry will grow faster and everything will be high definition.