Shweta Kekal, the owner/ CEO of Meshail, Meshail Unisex Salon and Spa is a Luxury Salon with premium services. Our CEO, Shweta Kekal is an alumni of CIDESCO (Zurich) and City and Guilds (UK), Advance hair dressing diploma (Bejing, China)
“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds herself in the perfect mirror”, this quote by Rabindranath Tagore beautifully encapsulates Shweta Kekal’s inspiration to start her career as a bridal make up specialist. Over her career of 18 years her aim has been to bring out the inherent beauty of all her clients and not to create a fake look. Her dedication to her craft has seen her start Meshail unisex salon & spa with four branches spread across Pune, start her academy where she passes on her experience and knowledge to inspire a fresh wave of make-up artists, win a plethora of awards and most importantly leave an indelible smile on over 3000 brides through her work.
Rajshree: “I have curly hair which is always a challenge when it comes to experimenting with styles. Shweta handled my hair with expertise and I just loved the results.”
Rajshree: “Best experience ever. The cut, the make-up all of it was top class. She is extremely passionate and professional when it comes to her work.”
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
When you have a clear vision of what you want to be and you spend years perfecting your craft it is no surprises that you will receive a lot of recognition of your skill. Her unique style and approach to hair and make-up have seen Shweta win a surfeit of Awards throughout her career of over 18 years.
Gold Cup in “Contemporary Bride” category in the make-up pro competition by HBS, India (2018).
1st Runner up Lotus Star, Lotus Professionals (2013-2014).
Make-up and Hairdressing partner for Femina Stylista Diva Event, St.Regis, Mumbai (2017)
Gold Cup in “Contemporary Bride” category in the make-up pro competition by HBS, India (2017).
Shweta Kekal has done more than 3000 Bridal Makeups. She brings out bride’s best features and makes them look most beautiful version of themselves on their special day. She has won many awards for exclusive bridal make-up.
- Best bridal makeup Lakme and green room Academy (1997) By Vikram Gaikwad.
- Best Bridal makeup Rotary Club, Pune.
- Best bridal make up Angatarang Academy (2002) by Pandhari dada Jukar.
- Best Bridal eye makeup & fashion makeup by Ada and fly and flying feather events (2009).
- Lotus Professional, National winner beauty Star 1st Runner up (2012-2013).
- 1st Runner up Lotus Star, Lotus Professionals (2013-2014).
- City winner, Lotus Professional (2014-2015).
- Grooming partner for football Club of Pune City (2015).
- Gold Cup in “Contemporary Bride” category in the make-up pro competition by HBS, India (2017).
- Participated in “Avant Garde” category in the ladies hairdressing competition by HBS, India (2017).
- Participated in “Red Carpet” category in the ladies hairdressing competition by HBS, India (2017).
- Make-up and Hairdressing partner for Femina Stylista Diva Event, St.Regis, Mumbai (2017)
Shweta’s success in her field has led to her starting two key business ventures. Her chain of Salons is conveniently located across Pune where you can experience not just a great makeover by creative and professional stylists but also get pampered in the most relaxing environment at the spa.
Her Academy trains the next wave of professionals, with courses designed right from beginners to professionals. The personal attention at her academy is unmatched which has helped many stylists gain immensely from Shweta’s experience.
Learn the Latest Techniques in Hair cutting, colouring, straightening and others using top of the line equipment and products. We offer a unique learning experience that ranges from enhancing and styling hair naturally to completely transforming hair for a glamorous make-over. Academy offer wide range of courses for Beauty, Hair, Make-up, Nail art & extension and Spa.
The courses are available for every level of expertise from beginners to professionals. We also 1 on 1 customized training program specially developed to suit your need. All the instructors have been trained by L’oreal professionals, CDESCO and City & Guilds.
Meshail Salon is dedicated to style and beauty with 4 branches across Pune. The team of 20 professionals are all trained and spare no effort in pampering you while creating a unique look that enhances your style. All the products used at Meshail salon for hair straightening, streaking and coloring are exclusive by L’oreal.
The Salon also has a spa where the masseuse will pamper you with Swedish, Ayurvedic, Balinese, Thai, Deep tissue and Aroma massages. For more details visit here. We also have body scrubs with natural products, like coffee, sugar, honey, coconut, saffron, and almond makes one feel good and the body wrap at Meshail with fruit pulps enshrines one with the utmost caring aura.
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE BRANDING
Shweta Kekal’s logo showcases her love and passion for her craft, whilst being tasteful yet stylish. It is a true reflection of her style. It is minimalistic yet conveys a lot. Stylised in just the right amounts. The S is inspired by a strand of hair. It is an appreciation to her love of hair and make-up. The K has several elements to it. It represents the mascara pencil, her favourite tool. A mountain pea mnemonic signifying her achievements and the location of her salon as seen from Google maps. The styling of the letters is sleek to denote class and a sense of minimalism. To top it off the beauty spot on the top right adds a touch of oomph to her oh so stylized look.