(26 Feb 2009) SHOTLIST :
Kathmandu, Nepal , 2009
1.Wide of street leading up the former Royal palace
2.Mid shot of street
3.Various of women street-vendors selling vegetables, with hair tied in a bun or a plait
4.Various of mannequins with stylish wigs outside a fashion store
5.Tilt down from shoppers to shoes lined up on the rack
6.Man with long hair looking at jeans on display
7.Tracking shot of man with hair tied in a knot checking out clothes on display
8.Mid shot of girl with coloured hair
9.SOUNDBITE: (Nepali), Rajesh Rai, local resident
"It is always good to update hairstyles to attain a new look that suits the new generation. New hairstyles give a fresh look.Initially I had shorter hair and I often shaved my hair off. But then I decided to keep my hair long and I feel I look good ."
10.Mid shot of hair stylist Sujata Gurung with a customer in her salon
11.Close of hair extension rollers in basket
12.Gurung using rollers for hair extension
13.Mid shot of coloured hair pieces
14.Mid shot of coloured hair pieces being attached to customer's hair
15.Wide shot of hair styling products
16.SOUNDBITE: (Nepali), Sujata Gurung, hairstylist and salon owner
"People who visit us are basically modern and stylish, they seek new and trendy hairstyles. Initially they used to come for a hair cut and trim. Now they come for hair straightening, hair extensions and colour highlighting."
17.Various of young men in a hair salon looking at style magazines
18.Various of young men getting their hair styled
19.SOUNDBITE: (Nepali), Ritesh Shah, student
"I actually belong to a small remote village. We used to come to the city to watch movies. We also used to buy different fashion magazines which often featured a variety of attractive hairstyles. I used to have curly hair, but always wanted to have a stylish hairdo. When I came to Kathmandu I heard about this salon , so I came here to get the style I wanted."
20.Wide of trainees practicing hair styling
21.Mid shot of instructor demonstrating hair styling on a dummy to a trainee
22.Mid shot of dummy head
23.Wide of trainees using dummies to learn about facial structures
24.SOUNDBITE: (Nepali), Smita Neeroula, trainee hairstylist
"As a fashion designer, I have to participate in many fashion events and stage shows. Since we have a special concept in our mind regarding a particular look for the model like make-up etc., sometimes we fail to match the hair to the clothes.But if we have some knowledge about hair styling , it becomes an added advantage and can go well with the dress design."
25.Mid shot male student
26.Close pan of female student cutting hair
27.SOUNDBITE:(Nepali), Uday Shrestha, trainee hairstylist
"Hair designing is in fact very creative, you can even design a hairstyle and name it after you. I have seen that young people, especially students in Nepal are slowly becoming aware of the latest trends and are attracted towards them."
28.Various of long-haired musician Shyam Nepali playing his violin
29.SOUNDBITE: (Nepali), Shyam Nepali , musician
"It is the 21st century so it is a matter of personal choice and style. Some people style their hair to suit the structure of their face. I feel it is more about your comfort and style."
30.Wide exterior of a local hairdressers
31.Mid shot of man getting a hair cut
32.Close of an old man on the street
33.Mid shot of women with different hair styles on street
34.Mid shot of young man with long hair walking by
Short. Long. Curly. Straight. Dyed or tied or bobbed - hairstyles crown the fashionable set's latest looks.
And in the former Himalayan kingdom of Nepal the under thirties are experimenting with what's hot for 2009.
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