When Dallas master stylist Patrick O’Hara first accompanied his partner, NYC PR guru, Jitin Hingorani, on a luxurious trip to India for a family wedding in the fall of 2014, Patrick was mesmerized by the hospitality, luxury and decadence offered by this under-stated, developing country. Jitin was able to re-experience his homeland, a place he had left more than 25 years ago to move to the U.S., through Patrick’s unfiltered and unbiased eyes, making him fall in love with Incredible India all over again. The journey they embarked upon together has led them to another, more fulfilling journey – creating O’Harani Luxe Experiences for the discerning traveler who does not want to compromise when it comes to comfort, cleanliness and class. These lifelong wanderers have hand-curated their dream team of travel professionals, knowledgeable guides, private concierges and one-of-a-kind experiences, so that you can fall in love with India too.
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Arts and entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development and Marketing, Senior Publicist, Event Manager are all titles Jitin Hingorani has successfully held in his career in journalism, non-profit management and public relations. His first job was working in broadcast news at CNN’s sister station in Texas, News 8 Austin, a Time-Warner-owned, 24-hour news channel, where he covered arts, religion and general assignment news, as well as anchored the weekend newscasts.
Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered women’s movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence, where he media-trained victims’ advocates and launched several public awareness campaigns, as the male spokesperson of the movement.
To garner international event management and PR experience, Jitin joined The Miracle Foundation, a non-profit that brings life-changing care to the world's orphans, as their Director of Development and Marketing. During that time, Jitin organized the grand opening of an “ideal village” of orphanages in one of the poorest states in India. His ties with the Bollywood community enabled him to invite a major celebrity to serve as the “brand ambassador,” which led to earned media coverage in Times of India, BBC World, Associated Press and many other outlets.
When he moved to New York, Jitin served as the Senior Publicist for Great Performances and Sunday Arts at WNET/Thirteen, New York’s PBS affiliate. He has also been moonlighting as the Manhattan arts and entertainment reporter for Asian Variety Show (AVS), a South Asian Bollywood entertainment program. As a television personality, Jitin has emceed the TimesofMoney Group’s “Light of India Awards” and the “METLIFE South Asian Spelling Bee,” both of which were broadcast on Sony Television in 150 countries around the world, as well as several fashion shows, film festivals and dance events in New York City.
Jitin started JINGO Media (www.jingomedia.com) in June 2010, and since then, his boutique PR and events management firm has retained several South Asian and mainstream clients including: Wells Fargo Bank, AARP, The Times of Money Group, United Breweries Group, Pratham, Akanksha Foundation, Chetna, Lodha Group, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, American Foreign Policy Council, New York Indian Film Festival, I-View Film Festival, Indo-American Arts Council, Exclusively.IN, Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna, The American University of Antigua, Kornhaber Brown, Amrita Singh Jewelry and several others. JINGO Media has also successfully pitched and secured coverage on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Variety, New Yorker Magazine, Time Out, John Walsh Show and several other major mainstream and South Asian media outlets.
In addition, Jitin has launched multiple brands, starting with Forever Rakhi (www.foreverrakhi.com), a chic men’s accessories line, followed by Dallas’ first-ever South Asian Film Festival (www.dfwsaff.com). In 2015, Jitin will create “Texas Spice Route,” the Lone Star State’s first-ever Indian Food Festival, as well as “The O’Harani Experience,” a luxury travel brand for curated trips to South Asia and around the world.
Patrick O’Hara is one of Dallas’ premier stylists, acknowledged by national and local media for his “creative genius” and “innovative practices.” His signature signature brand, the Patrick O'Hara salon, has provided fashion-forward haircuts, color services and styling to some of the city’s top professionals and entrepreneurs for the past two decades. His loyal clients consider him a “tastemaker and trendsetter.”
The Patrick O’Hara motto is hard work, perseverance and nurtured relationships. His style team has been trained extensively by various masters on different coasts and, even, across the pond. They bring their different backgrounds and perspectives to their craft, all united by a similar ideology – strive for creativity that leads to excellence every day.
Patrick has been written up in Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, just to name a few, and he was recently awarded the top stylist for blonde hair in Modern Luxury Magazine’s 2015 Salon & Stylist Awards.
Patrick trained extensively at the Trevor Sorbie Hair Academy in London before starting his own salon in Dallas. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (www.dfwsaff.com). His next venture is to launch “The O’Harani Experience,” a luxury travel brand for curated trips to South Asia and around the world.