In what is a matter of great honour for the Indian hairdressing community, renowned hair designer and make up artist, Samantha Kochhar, has been appointed the Deputy Chief Expert Hairdressing by World Skills International. It is for the first time that the Hair Dressing Category India Skills has secured this title amongst 67 countries. This inclusion in the world body, will see Samantha Kochhar being a part of the World Team in organising and conducting the World Skills Hair Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Also, Samantha Kochhar from India is the first person, amongst all the other Asian countries, to have been chosen as the Deputy Chief Expert Hairdressing by World Skills International.
The World Skills International sent Samantha Kochhar, a congratulatory note informing her of her appointment.
Speaking about this appointment, Samantha Kochhar, said â€œIt is a great honour to get the position of Deputy Chief Expert World. I am very grateful to my Chief Expert and the World Skills Team for choosing me for this post. It is a great prestige to be a part of the World Skills Team because India entered the World Competition only last year in the Hair segment. I was the Technical Expert of Hair Dressing Skills for the World Skills 2015 Competition and trained the Indian competitor.Â I feel privileged to be representing my country on a World Forum. When you are part of the Skill Management Team you are technically getting the whole competition going so for me it will be a huge learning experience. India is being recognized on an International platform and this only empowers me to create more winners for India. As a representative of the Indian Hairdressing Community in the World Forum I believe that with this cap in our feather, the Indian Hairdressing Industry has been acknowledged on a Global Level.â€
Samantha Kochhar is the young and dynamic Managing Director of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies. As daughter of renowned Aromatherapist, Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Samantha has been groomed into this industry from the tender age of 11. She also brings to the table her remarkable professional and creative flair in the hair, make up and beauty industry. She has been associated with many prestigious projects such as the Miss World 1996 Pageant, numerous Indian and Foreign films including the French film Eight to Nine and Meera Nairâ€™s film, Monsoon Wedding.
A dynamic businesswoman, a passionate hairdesigner, a Make Up Artist par excellence, an avid horse rider, a wonderful painter, an educationist, Samantha Kochhar has groomed and taught many professional who have gone on to become big industry players. Her passion and years of experience for the hair and make up industry was recognised by NSDC (National Skill Development Council) who appointed her as the Technical Expert in Hairdressing for the International World Skills Competition which was held in Brazil in August 2015. The latest appointment as the Deputy Chief Expert Hairdressing on a Global platform is a further recognition of her talent and dedication to the industry.