The face of Indian hairstyling, Jawed Habib is renowned for his association with fashion and film celebrities. Innately a creative, flamboyant and vivacious person, he is an ultimate optimist with an amazing zest for life.
Back in the late 1940s, Jawed’s grandfather was appointed as the official barber to the President of India, and also cut the hair of Lord Mountbatten, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and other dignitaries. This is how hairstyling became not just a profession, but also a passion that runs in the Habib family. Jawed remained a keen observer and learnt a lot from his father and grandfather. Later, after studying French literature in Delhi, he went to London’s Morris School of Hair Design specializing in Hair Coloring & Setting and Dressing Out.
Jawed Habib believes that education can add value to any profession. That is why, he started a chain of academies where young hair stylists are trained and moulded every day. Not only are they taught the intricacies of hair styling, but are also trained on providing excellent service experience to the customers.
Jawed believes that learning is a never-ending process, and hence, encourages brushing up one’s skills and knowledge every once in a while. In fact, he, too, hones his skills and keeps learning every day. He attributes success in this profession largely to education.