A pioneer in the field of hairdressing in the country and founder of the Academy, Nalini had a dream and a vision 35 years ago to run a professional Salon with education as its main focus. Before that there was no salon with professional hairdressing and the need for the same was glaringly visible. Most of the young entrepreneurs in this country have studied and worked in her salon and now own successful businesses of their own. She has trained under global masters at Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Morris School, Rever School & Wella School. In order to keep up with the latest styles, she has had international trainers to update the work at her salon since the last 30 years. Her client profile has included Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Dimple Kapadia, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and many more.
The Academy was started in October 2005, the result of a long-standing dream of Nalini Naegamvala, founder of Nalini of Nalini & Yasmin salons, India. Coupled with a definite need of the hour and her 40 years of impeccable experience, the academy is a natural extension of the brand. The Academy is solidly back by the German giants Wella, who provide the technical association.
Spearheading the Academy is Natasha Naegamvala, Director Education, is an established hairdresser of repute and brings to the faculty her technical expertise, having worked and consulted with various international brands like L’Oreal and Wella. Till date the Academy has trained over 800 students.