Located near Miramar beach on Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, the Bina Punjani flagship hair studio is one of Goa's most sought after hair salons. Frequented by discerning residents of Panjim, it also attracts a regular list of patrons from across India and the world seeking elegant and contemporary hairstyles.
Supported by the stand-alone Bina Punjani Academy across the street, the state-of-the-art studio houses some of the most exciting talents in the country, including Bina herself.
Bina Punjani Hair Studio offers a diverse array of services for a discerning salon experience:
Haircuts: Their signature haircuts are customised so hair stays in shape, is easy to maintain and grows out well. Guests can choose to have their hair done by either of the Stylists, Creative Stylists, Senior Stylists and the Art Director, Bina Punjani herself.
Hair Colour: Guests can achieve sophisticated, stunning and personalised results in their hairstyle, thanks to the team’s expertise in hair colour, which lets you get the right shade and placement using the right technique.
Straightening & Perming: Extensively trained technicians ensure that straightening and perming services are carried out with extreme care, with minimal use of chemical products, thus ensuring that the patron’s hair retains its health and vitality.
Hair & Scalp Treatments: The studio offers a full range of Kérastase Paris hair and scalp rituals that address specific problem areas. Its expertise lies in reliable diagnosis and suggestions to execute a positive treatment for optimal results.
Haircare: The studio offers a full range of Kérastase Paris and L'Oréal Professionnel products, as well as select hand-picked offerings, to address their patrons’ requirements to experience the most suitable results.
Bridal & Creative Hairstyling, & Makeup: The studio has expertise in hairstyling and makeup for destination and local weddings, photo shoots, editorials, TV and film work etc, which is on par with the best in the country. Services are provided both at the studio and on location.
Support Services: Patrons can avail high quality beauty services such as manicures, pedicures, head and shoulder massages, nail paint, threading and facial hair trimming.
BINA PUNJANI ACADEMY
Bina Punjani Academy is an in-house talent acquisition and training platform for hairdressing in India. Realising the lack of talent to meet her standards, Bina set up the academy in 2014 to train hairdressers and ensure a steady supply of talent for the future. Students here undergo extensive training in hairdressing and styling with a complete set of international contemporary techniques, which prepare them for a career in the industry.
With an assured supply of fresh talent and the infrastructure to re-train experienced hairdressers, the brand is able to confidently grow without compromising on the quality it is known for today.
Following her her MA in Economics from Mumbai University, Bina decided to become a hairdresser in 2002. After training and working in London with one of the biggest international brands for over five years, she returned to India in 2008, and worked for three years with a leading salon brand in North India as a Creative & Technical Head. She soon came to the realisation that if she truly wanted to do her kind and quality of work, the only option was to set up her own brand. This, coupled with a desire to stay away from the madness of Indian metros, and lured by the charm of Goa, led to the opening of the first Bina Punjani Hair Studio in 2011.
While Bina handles the creative and technical aspects of the brand, the other aspects of the brand, such as Operations, Strategy, Growth, Marketing & Promotions, Design etc are handled by Bina’s husband, Pralay Bakshi. An IIT Bombay, London School of Economics and UCL Insitute of Education London alumnus, Pralay brings close to twenty years of varied experience across industry, radio & startup. He is an independent voice artist and radio consultant.
Bina and Pralay have a son, Neil, born in 2013.