The Beauty Co boss believes disregard for dressing well can creep in during WFH

Suraj Vazirani likes to dress chic and casual for work.

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Lockdown gave The Beauty Co founder Suraj Vazirani a chance to experiment with hair and beard styles.
Suraj Vazirani, founder, The Beauty Co, rues the fact that he can’t enjoy his new winter coat:

Before a video call…
“When you’ve been at home for a long time, a sense of disregard for dressing up can creep in. I make sure I dress well whether I have a meeting or not. For a casual meeting, I stick to a T-shirt with jeans, track pants or shorts. For a more formal meeting, I wear a crisp shirt with a smart blazer. Before any video call, I wash my face, fix my hair and spray on some cologne. It instantly puts me in a certain headspace, feeling fresh and active.”

Stable style
“Even before the pandemic, I used to work from home, so my look hasn’t changed much. We are a young team that loves to dress chic and casual, unless we have a meeting where we need to dress formally.”


Go-to style
“I prefer a relaxed yet put together look. A comfortable pair of jeans or shorts with a casual T-shirt or shirt has been my go-to outfit this lockdown. My favourite brands for loungewear are Zara and Marks & Spencer. For shoes, I prefer loafers. They provide the slip-on feature of a flip-flop combined with the sleek look of a shoe.”

Locks in the lockdown
“The lockdown has given me a chance to experiment with my hair and beard. Personally, I am enjoying my long and edgy hair, as well as my beard style these days.”

One item I miss wearing
“A long winter coat that I had purchased for my annual vacation to Switzerland this year but haven’t got a chance to wear. When it comes to taking care of my designer wear, I make sure they are stored well in fabric covers in a clean, dark and cool place. This ensures that they last longer and are protected from dust, moisture and any kind of fading.”
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