“There are two things that are common to most people: we all want gorgeous hair and we all have at least one hair issue,” said Jawed Habib as he began the ‘Hair Yoga’ workshop organised by the Navhind Times Planet J. The half-day workshop was held at Dempo House, Panaji on Sunday, December 18 and more than 100 students in the age group of 14 to 22 participated along with a handful of parents.

“Hair yoga is all about looking after your hair. If the right clothes and grooming can alter a personality, then the right hair cut also does wonders. It is not just a hair cut that has to be considered because after that comes, caring for your hair that matters,” stressed Habib. After the initial introduction to the concept of Hair Yoga, he spoke about hair types and reiterated the importance of knowing one’s hair type for better hair. “Once you understand what hair type you have and what it needs and requires, half your hair problems will be solved,” he assured the participants. He then explained the types of hair, namely-dry, oily, normal and composite and gave invaluable tips in how to take care of it.

While giving haircuts to excited participants he also explained how the Goan climate affects hair and how excessive use of oil clogs the pores which in turn gives rise to dandruff and other hair issues. “Use oil every day but wash it off after about 5 to 10 minutes do not keep it overnight,” he repeated.

Debunking some myths, he said, “Shampooing your hair every day is good as it keeps the pores clean and allows for better hair growth. However if shampoo is left in the hair, it can be harmful. Hence thorough rinsing is extremely important.” He also elaborated on styling products and their use and highlighted the importance of applying these correctly.

Next on the agenda was pre-conditioning and conditioning. He explained the benefits of both and the process of shampooing hair. “Ensure that the scalp is clean when you are shampooing and this can be done by firmly massaging the shampoo into the scalp,” he said.

On the topic of haircuts, he reiterated the need to choose according to hair texture, shape of the face and features. “A balanced cut is what I recommend for all. Don’t go for cuts simply because it looks good on someone else,” he emphasised.

Speaking about career options in the field of hair styling, he said, “Hair styling is both an art and science and the stylist’s creativity comes through in the final look. Being a hair stylist for me is the ultimate career. If you want to pursue this career path, you need to love it passionately and have the skills and patience accordingly. It is a career that is lucrative as people need a haircut every few months and today hair care is no longer an extravagant luxury as people have become more aware of its importance.”

With over 40 haircuts done under three hours, Habib’s shears’ expertise came shining through.


It was a well-organised workshop and I got valuable tips on hair care.

Pragati Joshi, Vidya Prabodhini, Porvorim

I loved the workshop especially the haircuts that Jawed gave us.


It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed a lot. The information we got was very essential especially since we live in Goa.

Farheen Mulla, GVM’s Highrer Secondary, Ponda

A very creative, innovative and cool workshop. Just loved it!

Sadiccha Sankhalkar, Our Lady of Rosary HSS, Dona Paula

An awesome workshop and a super experience.

Neha Shetgaonkar, Vidya Prabodhini, Porvorim

An extremely educative workshop.

Lynsey Ferrao

My interest in this subject has increased after the workshop.

Alfia Mulla, advocate, Ponda

The most interactive workshop I have attended. Had fun learning about hair care.

Tanushree Chandavarkar, Goa University, Bambolim

It was a great experience and I liked the way Jawed sir explainedeverything about hair care. I enjoyed myself.

Faizan Mulla, AJD Almeida School, Ponda

A very informative and interesting workshop.


Lugelle Fernandes, Presentation Convent, Margao

What we were told today were tips that our stylist will never tell us and in the most fun(niest) ways. The most intellectual hair yogi!

Lisa Macedo, Agnel Institure of Design, Assagao

Fantastico! It was amazing. Got a haircut and feeling great. I leaving here armed with haircare tips.

Mithila Prabhudesai, Mushtifund Aryaan, Panaji

I loved the workshop. Jawed sir is an amazing hairdresser.

Saee Chodankar, Dempo Higher Secondary School, Cujira

It was a very informative and fun workshop. Habib sir’s emphasis on shampooing and preconditioning cannot be missed.

Muskaan Sait, Sharada Mandir Higher Secondary School, Miramar

A truly mesmerising, educative, and transforming workshop.

Inica Celeste Fernandes, Our Lady of Rosary HSS, Dona Paula

It was so good, it was the best workshop ever! Sir Jawed’s sense of humour made the workshop a memorable one.

Ashima Raj, Sharada Mandir, Miramar

A very informative, interactive and fun workshop.

Radha Eklahare, Sunshine Worldwide School, Old Goa

It was an excellent workshop and I learnt how to keep my hair healthy. Thanks Planet J.

Ageema Nazare, Our Lady of Rosary HSS, Dona Paula

An informative and entertaining workshop! It was a good source of inspiration to those aspiring to join the field.

Nadine Monteiro, Sharada Mandir, Miramar

An amazing and fun workshop.

KSN Tanvi, Dempo College, Miramar

It was a great experience and thanks for the free haircut.

Cheryl Da Costa, Goa University

It was an interesting workshop and I learnt a lot about hair care.

Amina Katkol, Institute of Nursing, Bambolim

The workshop was worth coming all the way from Vasco.

Princia Vaz, Carmel College, Nuvem

It was a mind-blowing experience especially with Jawed sir’s sense of humour.

Vinda Polekar

Thank you very much for an amazing workshop.

Anika D’Costa, Nirmala Insitute, Altinho, Panaji

Getting a haircut from Jawed Habib was the, I am in heaven’ moment for me. His sense of humour kept us in the mood throughout. Thanks Planet J.

Tanmaya Angane, DM’s College, Assagao

One of the best workshops I have attended of Planet J.

Siya Wadji, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering