Blossom Kochhar on Beauty and the Impact of Craft

Zoya, the exquisite diamond boutique from the House of Tata, presents “Finely Crafted Journeys” – conversations with women achievers, whose creativity and commitment to their craft has created something truly distinctive. Zoya’s muse was Dr Blossom Kochhar, a pioneer of Aromatherapy and a respected name in the field of Holistic beauty. A clear visionary who has been way ahead of her time, Dr. Kochhar is the founder & Chairperson of the Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies.

What inspired you to pursue your craft? 

I love making people feel & look good and therefore, I became a beautician. I have always felt that there are no ugly people, everyone has something beautiful about themselves and that is what we should concentrate on. When I started working in this industry, I realised there was no scientific and systematic approach towards beauty and that is when I decided to educate and skill people in this field. You can wear the best clothes, but people will always say your clothes look beautiful, but when you have the right makeup and hairdo, they say you look beautiful.

What does creativity mean to you?

For me human structure is an ideal art form and to bring out the best in a person through hairstyling, makeup and skin care is creativity for me.

What do you enjoy most about your craft? 

After grooming or a beauty session the smile that comes on the clients face and how their personality changes gives me immense happiness. It also has a deep psychological impact on them because when they look good, they also feel good. Also, because of my work I get to meet people from different walks of life and get to learn something new every day.

Zoya and me:

Zoya is impeccable in their craft. All their jewellery pieces are finely crafted, and a lot of thought and creativity goes behind their creations. I really like the way they put so much detailing and create something new every time.