The ‘Purple Lotus Beauty Salon and Training Academy’, the first beauty parlor for transgender in Pune was inaugurated on Monday afternoon at the Rameshwar Market in Budhwar Peth, in it’s own unique style. The unique selling point of the parlor is that it is solely dedicated to transgender and will dole out beauty treatments to them. This unique facility will not only give the transsexuals the solution to their all beauty problems but will also allow them means of livelihood and free space in life. This is off course much better and respectful than prostitution and begging.
Purple Lotus Beauty Salon aims to give the clients a service and experience that satisfy all their needs. The range of make-ups and skin care products are especially chosen to ensure that clients receive satisfactory results from each beauty treatment. The experienced therapists have all the special training and equipments to carry out the necessary treatments and provide the clients adequate undivided attention to meet their needs. This parlor has been started by Swapnil Sikchi, an activist in a Pune-based NGO, the Samapathik Trust, which works with homosexuals and transsexuals under a community initiative to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS in Pune.
The parlors dedicated to women do not take transgenders and those intended for men makes them a subject of ridicule. So the transgenders who want a feminine appearance found it impossible to get beauty solutions anywhere. Hence a parlor for the transgenders was conceptualized and started with the individual effort of Swapnil, himself a transgender. Purple Lotus will not just be a parlor but will also be a training centre for the community. It has been decided to add a ‘course counter’ which will be equipped with all the essentials to make a parlor tick.
A range of facial services has been included which are as follows
- Sircuit Encounter- Ideal for all skin types and helps to removes dead skin cells, evens skin tone, improves skin texture. It stimulates collagen production, and protects the skin from sun damage and increases cell turnover.
- Signature Facial -Ideal for dry-dehydrated to sensitive skin conditions. Exclusive facial designed to cleanse, exfoliate and rehydrate. It provides relief and relaxation for stressed skins.
- Sircuit Power Peel Facial – Ideal for oily, congested skin or skin prone to breakout.
- Devine Intervention Facial- Ideal for combination to oily skin and great for male clients who are concerned with congested acne caused by bacteria on their face or back. This facial is great for deep cleansing, pore refining, acne fighting, anti-bacterial and stimulating your skin.
Other than this there are creative manicure, Spa pedicure, tanning, waxing, make up, body treatments and many other services.
- New feature:
A new feature has been introduced known as The Bioline JaTo range which will include 6 different solutions: Comfort Body Spa, Ocean Force, Algamater, Model Shine and Lipo-Easy. The treatments are great for individual concerns regarding the reduction of cellulite, fatty deposits, stretch marks and retention fluid. Others parlors refuse services like waxing to transgenders. Pune has over 2,000 transgenders. So this parlor will be a great place for this community to become more beautiful.