Women Of Worth 2015

Makeover queen

From being a naive teenaged hairstylist to B:Blunt's big boss, Adhuna Akhtar has trimmed all the obstacles along her path

A decade ago, hairstyling meant spending hours figuring out a neat haircut for yourself, going to your friendly, neighbourhood ‘parlour’ and asking the hairdresser to follow your instructions. Cut to today, when I walk into B:Blunt, a salon in the tony south Mumbai locality of Kemps Corner. The hairdresser at the minimalistic outlet greets me with a friendly smile, seats me on a high chair and gets to work. Minutes later, I have an edgy yet extremely flattering haircut, without having to intervene or interrupt the hairdresser’s work. This flawless process is thanks to the salon chain’s founder Adhuna Akhtar, given that her focus from the time her first salon opened in 2004 has been to provide a great experience to the consumer.