Sachin Tendulkar, Farhan Akhtar and Aalim Hakim award Gillette scholarship to the Barbershop Girls of India
Jyoti and Neha from Banwari Tola are India’s first Barbershop girls, who had the honour to be the first girls to shave Sachin Tendulkar and Farhan Akhtar
India, 2019: Growing up in a small village in Banwari Tola, today Jyoti (18) and Neha (16) run their own barbershop in the village near Gorakhpur. Challenging gender stereotypes, these girls took over their father’s barber shop while also ensuring they do not skip their education.
Gillette took a step forward to celebrate both Neha and Jyoti and the men in their village. Their inspirational story has been narrated through an unconventional ad film by Gillette which has gone viral on the internet with 25 million views currently. As a part of Gillette’s ongoing ‘Safalta Apni Mutthi Mein’ programme both the girls were presented a scholarship covering their education and professional needs. Gillette salutes them for challenging the stereotype and inspiring millions with their success. Sachin Tendulkar handed over the Gillette ‘Safalta Apni Muthi Mein’ Scholarship to both the girls.
Gillette will be providing Neha and Jyoti skill set training for styling and grooming, through a top salon academy. After completing the training, both Neha and Jyoti will get a job opportunity to work at one of India’s premium salon, Hakim’s Aalim.