Rakovi Mocha: Inspire People, Utilise Talents and Contribute to Building a Good Society

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Hairdressing is an industry that is significantly all about making people look and feel great. Hairdressers who love their craft are never out of work. A Hairdresser cuts, colours, straightens, perms, treats and maintains their clients’ hair. The greatest hairdressers understand their clients’ needs and have outstanding technical competence and matchless knowledge of products, the latest tools of the industry and most importantly key trends. On top of that the best feeling of all is the satisfaction that his or her work has helped brighten up someone’s day. There is a high demand for hairdressers and barbers with the right mix of technical skills, artistic sense and a good way with customers. If the individual has the talent and the right work ethic, hairdressing can take them around the world, behind the scenes at fashion shows and many more. Hairdressing is a dynamic career choice and a rewarding career choice that once made, is seldom regretted.

Passion to pursue the creative art of hairstyling carries on. Once qualified, the pathways for a hairdresser are numerous; it is up to the individual where they would like to take their career. Some people have known since childhood that they wanted to be a hairdresser. Others fall into it by accident. Here is one such person whom we would like to introduce. We got in touch with Rakovi Mocha from Zhavame from Chakhesang tribe, owner of Cutz & Glitz Unisex Salon’ in Dimapur, Nagaland to tell us about his own experiences of getting started his business in the year 2016, and some of his tips.




Something about yourself
Never in the wildest of my dream did I imagine to become a hairdresser till I came across an advertisement one day on hair and beauty. Without giving much thought, I simply appeared for the interview and got selected. Once I started undergoing the training at Lambency Chrysalis Academy for Beauty hair and Spa (Habia) Delhi, I found out how exciting the profession is as you can make good money by making someone look beautiful and attractive and make them happy.
Some tips for hair care and product you would suggest
1. Condition the hair
After every hair wash one should apply conditioner for a healthy and smoother hair.
2. Hair Spa:
Apart from the daily routine, going for a hair treatment once or twice a month is recommended. It smoothens the hair strands and rejuvenate the hair, besides keeping the head free of scalp disease like dandruff which causes itchiness and scratching, injuring hair follicles which somehow leads to hair loss.

*Tips for dandruff-free scalp:

1. Olive oil: The composition of olive oil contains moisture and liquid which not only eliminate dandruff but also makes the hair smoother.
Warm up few tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Adjust the temperature so that the oil is not too hot. Then apply the oil to the hair and scalp and massage gently for 10-15 mins, then use warm towel or steamer for about 30 minutes. Shampoo the hair as usual.

2. Lemon: Lemon is considered as the“archemeny” of dandruff because they can confront with dandruff balance pH and oil on the scalp and it has a very pleasant aroma.
Squeeze a lemon and mix with water. Use a lemon peel to rub on your scalp and massage gently for 2 mins. Take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water, apply on the hair and scalp, then rinse off with clean water. Do it once a week to achieve a desired result.

3. Aloe Vera: Take some aloe vera gel and rub into the scalp. Leave it for 10 mins and then rinse off. Wash the hair with herbal or low pH shampoo.

Product for hair care:
1. BC Peptide Repair Rescue
2. BC pH 4.5 Color Freeze
3. BC Hyaluronic Moisture kick
4. BC Collagen Volume Boost
5. BC Keratin Smooth Perfect
6. BC Q10+ Time Restore
7. BC Oil Miracle
8. BC Fibre Force
9. BC Fibre Clinix
10. BC Scalp Genesis

I would also suggest Schwarzkopf products.

Advantages of salon treatment
Salon treatment has got a lot of advantages as it gives you comfort on what treatment you go for, as it is done professionally. One most important thing is that, we give treatment according to your hair, skin type or according to your face shape and colour.
Tip for healthy skin and skin care and product you would suggest or recommend
I would suggest that one should wash their face every morning and evening. Apply the CTM (cleanse, tone and moisturise) formula irrespective of gender and not forgetting sunscreen depending on the skin type. Massaging and exfoliating is also an essential part of the regime. I don’t want to recommend on products as it depends from person to person and skin types. There are plenty of products available in the market and the only thing I would suggest is, go for a quality and trusted product and most importantly drink plenty of water, sleep adequately for a healthy, plump and dewy skin.

What makes a person feel more beautiful, with or without make-up?
It all depends on the way a person think. Being from a beauty industry, I feel a person is more beautiful with make-up as it enhance the look, but one should know how and when to use the product as there are different types of make-up such as day make-up, light make-up, occasion, parties, etc.

Advice to teenagers having an acne problem
Teen acne typically starts around the age of puberty, as early as the age of 9 and can go on for a few years. Pimples may also appear on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulder.
Do daily facial care
a. Gently wash the face twice a day.
b. Apply apple cider vinegar. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and three parts of water (use more water for sensitive skin). After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball. Let it sit for 5-20 sec, then rinse with water and pat dry.

Repeat this process 1-2 times per day.
*Important- Applying apple cider vinegar to the skin can cause irritation or burning sensation. So it should always be used in small amount and diluted with water.

c. Apply aloe vera gel. Scoop the gel from aloe vera with a spoon. Apply gel directly to skin as a moisturizer. Repeat 1-2 times per day or as desired. You can also buy aloe vera gel over the counter but make sure it is pure aloe without any added ingredients.
d. One should also be stress- free as the hormones released during periods of stress may increase sebum production and skin inflammation, making acne worse. Hence I would advice doing the following activities–
· Get more sleep
· Engage in physical activity
· Meditate
· Practice yoga
· Take deep breath

Your opinion about beauty
Beauty includes both the inner and outer qualities. Outward beauty would include maintenance of one’s appearance (hair, face and body) and the inner qualities would be kindness, love and patience.

Your message to the youths of Northeast
Northeast people are blessed with different talents, good culture and beauty. I would encourage the youths to be a good role model; inspire people, and utilise their talents and contribute to building a good society.

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