Oldest Hairdressing Salon

Kerala Hairdressers
Kerala Hairdressers, Pondy Bazaar

Kerala Hairdressers is perhaps the oldest surviving salon in Madras, other having failed to withstand the onslaught of the modern salons and spas. Started in 1939 by Sankunni Nair from Trichur at the same site in Pondy Bazaar, it has retained its old-world decor and charm even though  Pondy Bazaar itself has undergone sea change under the Smart City project.

The salon is now run by the grandson of the founder and claims many celebrities – past and present-as its regular clients.

Captured during The Chennai Photowalk – Retrowalk #69

There are several other old salons which I have covered in Madras Nalla Madras Blog.

Here are links to a 65- year old salon: https://madrasnallamadrasblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/65-year-old-hair-cutting-saloon/

One from Seven Wells: https://madrasnallamadrasblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/the-artist-and-the-canvas/

Hair Stylist at Work



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