Tina Malhotra Talks Bad Hair Day Fixes and Her Passion for Hairdressing

It’s #WisdomWednesday! Get to know the people who make up the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa! To be New York’s leading beauty destination, it takes a dedicated, stylish, and forward-thinking team. Join us every Wednesday and meet a new Julien Farel team member. Hear about their favorite trends, beauty advice, career advice and even learn something no one knows about them! This week we will be featuring Styling Assistant Tina Malhotra who is best known for leaving her long and successful career in Public Relations to pursue her passion for hairdressing.

1. What’s your favorite hair trend right now? I love how everyone is going shorter with their hair. I've always been a long hair girl and I recently got a lob (long bob). I've never felt more young, sexy and free! Plus it gives me less to worry about when styling it. 2. What’s your favorite part of working at Julien Farel? Julien created an entire environment that focuses on health and restoration of hair. I love how he concentrates on the natural beauty of the hair and how to improve your hair’s health and texture. 3. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? The hair industry is always changing and evolving. Therefore, you will never encounter a point where you will stop learning or growing professionally. There is such a vast amount of things to learn and see. Be open minded and patient. It takes time. 4. What question do you hear most from clients? Clients are always asking if it is bad to wash your hair everyday. I don’t think it’s good to use shampoo everyday because of the negative effects that harsh sulfates can have on hair’s health. Look for shampoos with mild surfactants that derive from natural ingredients for an effective cleanse without stripping the hair. 5. Provide one tip to fixing a bad hair day instantly. Braiding is always a great fix! It only takes a few minutes to do and it gives a cool and stylish look, while taming the bad hair day. 6. What is something people don’t know about you? I had an audition for American Idol! 7. What’s your favorite Julien Farel product? I’m obsessed with Magnifique Fortifying Serum. It is such an easy product to use and it helps your hair in so many ways! Magnifique will improve the overall hair health by refining hair texture, stimulating hair growth and preventing hair aging. I love using it because it feels like I’m giving my hair a little health treatment at home. Another favorite of mine is Julien Farel Flexible Paste. I hate hairspray, so this product is a great alternative to get volume and body to my hair. 8. What’s your favorite service at Julien Farel? That's impossible to pick! I love every single service at Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa from our deep tissue massages to hair styling. I truly think my colleagues make up the most talented team I've every come across. "Like" us on Facebook to see more #WisdomWednesday spotlights on employees!