Blossom Kochhar knows all about beauty. She knows a whole lot of beautiful
women too. This knowledge comes from years of training and inculcating the
art of an aesthetician. It also comes from having honed the beauty of Miss
India’s and Ms Universes. It has been a journey spanning 30 odd years;
one that has led to the creation of her cosmocueticals range “Aroma
Magic” AROMATHERAPY OILS & COSMETICS created out from herbs. A wide
collection of Aromatherapy oils for skin hair, body & moods are a rare
collection, specially blends for individual needs & problems.
A rare synergy of Aromatherapy and Phytotherapy devoid of harsh chemicals that has won a cult following- used not just by Miss World contestants like Aishwarya and Sushmita it is immensely appreciated by leading beauty editors and socialites too. Dr Blossom Kochhar has practiced and researched Aromatherapy & Herbalism for well over 20 years and conferred a Doctorate in the discipline of Aromatherapy. Continuing s an educationalist, developing a Hair & Beauty educational institution in India “PIVOT POINT INDIA” - an associate of PIVOT POINT INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A. , the world's largest network in the trade with 2300 hair beauty school in 52 countries world wide Blossom works with clear commitment to cause.
An author of several bestsellers “ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR
& BEAUTY” “HEALTH & BEAUTY THROUGH AROMATHERAPY” “HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SALON” she continues writing as a regular columnist and TV personality. She is also been actively associated as advisor and consultant with several multinational companies like Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Avon and Hindustan Lever.
She talks to TeleLIFE about her sojourn with beauty and soul:
"Ever since I can remember I always had a keen interest in cosmetics and beauty," she says, thinking back. "I thought of it as an art you can see walking, a movable fluid art for. A friend of mine introduced me to an art school called Bahama School of Art, and I started studying beauty, hair and make-up 30 years ago. My parents were against my decision, because they felt it wasn't a good profession. It was only after marriage that I began to take it seriously though, solely because of my husband's support."
Blossom was fascinated with the art of cutting hair. “Even at boarding school I would carry snipping scissors and a big mug of water aided by a friend and asking people if they wanted their hair cut.” “Times were different then, women were not so experimental with cut or color and we didn't have anyone to practice on. We used to tell our friends that we would pay their sons to get their hair cut. It was hard, back then."
Whatever Kochhar did, she did herself. There were no beauticians to look up to at the time, nor were there any books to refer to. This did not prove to be a deterrent as she worked with kitchen cosmetics, picking up tricks from her mother. "When I was little, I used to wash my face with soap and water," she says, "which is the best thing." She advises teenagers to use a gentle soap or baby soap so it isn't harsh on the skin. This, however, has to be followed by a rinsing of the face at least 30 times. "Another problem is acne. To get rid of it, add two drops of tincture of benzoine to your last rinse. Also try glycerine with lemon. I used to apply that on my face at night. It was a moisturizer."