Butic Institute of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing
Ms Elisha is one of the youngest achievers in the world of hair and beauty. She has her own business in India and operates academies specializing in skin care, hair designing and make-up artistry.
Born and raised in a small town of Cuddalore near Puducherry, Mr. Kumaravel, along with his wife Mrs. K. Veena, operates the chain of beauty salon that started in Chennai and now has over 550 outlets across the country. Mr. Kumaravel strongly believes that “entrepreneurship is the ability to think differently”
After having done Bachelor of Alternative system of Medicine and M Sc. (Biochemistry), Mrs. Gita Ramesh utilized her knowledge & expertise to the fullest and decided to accomplish her vision of taking Ayurveda to a different level. with sincere visionary steps taken by Mrs. & Mr. Ramesh, KAIRALI has proved to be a benchmark for others to benefit people across the globe with 5000-year-old medical science called “Ayurveda”.
The first petal bloom in the year 1989 in the form of Kairali Ayurvedic Centre (New Delhi) and later other outlets, in the form of highly acclaimed resorts and Ayurvedic centers & spa’s, nodded up to form a beautiful flower that helps people to have a healthy body, mind and soul. She also started Kairali Franchise Division to bring Ayurveda and its benefits close to people across globe and offered Ayurvedic Centers to entrepreneurs of different nationalities under various Franchise modes.
Also authored an Ayurvedic Book called “Ayurvedic Herbal Massages”. Today Mrs. Gita Ramesh is Joint Managing Director of many companies and provided employment to over 700 employees in 35 locations across 9 countries.
Dr. R. M Nair is one of the prominent faces of Naturopathy in India. As a young Naturopathic Medical Graduate, he started Bapu Nature Care Hospital & Yogashram, Delhi in 1985 as a small OPD centre.
Today, it has become 50-bedded full-fledged Naturopathy and Yoga Hospital empanelled with CGHS, DGEHS, PSUs etc. He has experience of leading various Naturopathy & Yoga based projects for drug-de-addiction programs; clinical research of ICMR, research project of DST & Ministry of AYUSH.
He is the working President of All India Nature Cure Federation and is a Governing Body Member of the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy; Govt. of India, New Delhi & National Institute of Naturopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Pune. He is also the recipient of various awards including UN awards for drug abuse & illicit drug trafficking, UNODC Award 2006, Bhaskar Awards (Bharat Nirman), Arogyam award, etc.
Dr. Richa Jain who has vision of a pioneer and has worked tirelessly to take Unique Slim Point and Beauty Clinic to the greatest heights in the industry. It is one of the leading suppliers of physical health & physical beauty services.
Ms Samantha Kochhar is the young and dynamic Managing Director of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies. As daughter of a renowned Aromatherapist, Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Ms Samantha has been groomed into this industry from the tender age of 11 years. She also brings to the table her remarkable professional and creative flair in the hair, make-up and beauty industry. She has been associated with many prestigious projects such as the Miss World 1996 pageant, numerous Indian and foreign films including the French film Eight to Nine and Meera Nair’s film, Monsoon Wedding.
A dynamic businesswoman, a passionate hair designer, a make-up artist par excellence, an avid horse rider, a wonderful painter, an educationist. Ms Samantha Kochhar has groomed and taught many professionals who have now become big industry players. Her passion and years of experience for the hair and make-up industry was recognised by NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) who appointed her as the Technical Expert in Hairdressing for the International WorldSkills competition which was held in Brazil in August 2015. The latest appointment as the Deputy Chief Expert - Hairdressing on a global platform, is a further recognition of her talent and dedication to the industry.
Aarti Amarendra Gutta is one of the pioneers in the beauty salon industry in Chennai with impressive credentials. She has trained extensively overseas and has completed programs from Kimare International School, Singapore, Cosmoprof Make-up in Bridal Artistry & Special Effects, Singapore, Advanced Ladies Sculpting & Creative Cuts, Pivot Point, Toni & Guys Classic Cutting, Singapore, Diploma in City & Guilds, UK and more. Aarti has also designed the curriculum for BWSSC -India (Beauty And Wellness Sector Skill Council).
Ms Gayatri heads CSR for Godrej Industries and associate companies. She has over 13 years of experience working in the development sector across a range of roles and organisations including academia, private sector and non-profit organisations. Prior to Godrej, Ms Gayatri was a part of the Corporate Sustainability team at HSBC India, and she has also worked at Dasra and led their advisory research and business development teams. Ms Gayatri has consulted for several multi-national corporations, leading Indian companies and Harvard University’s South Asia Institute. She holds a master’s degree in development studies from University of Westminster, London.
Ms Joban says, Nail Pro inspire and educate nail technicians, nail salon owners and other beauty professionals that provide nail care services with the latest nail style trends and products.
Ms Nalini Kalra is the General Manager of the Christine Valmy International Academy of Beauty (CV) in India. CV has the main school located in Andheri, Mumbai with branches in Pune and Hyderabad.
She has been responsible for setting up the Christine Valmy Academy of Beauty in India. Ms Nalini is a US trained and certified Cosmetologist & Aesthetician with 20 years of experience in the beauty & grooming industry. She has worked in this field in Tokyo & New York for about 11 years before moving to Mumbai in 2004. In America, Ms Nalini was involved in organizing beauty events & shows throughout the US, apart from imparting training to Cosmetology & aesthetics students.
A master’s degree holder in sports physiotherapy. He holds certifications from American College of Sports and Medicine(ACSM), National Council on Strength and Fitness(NCSF) and American Council on Exercise(ACE). Chirag holds expertise in Sports Supplementation, Lifestyle & Weight Management, nutrition -exercise counselling and Health Coaching.
He has played instrumental role in educating over 3000 fitness professionals till date. He is also the founder of India’ leading fitness academy, Classic Fitness Academy. Chirag is also council member for the skill selection committee under skill India , which is currently designing educational programs for fitness education approved by the government of India.
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the cosmetics industry and is skilled in retail, yoga, dietary supplements, spa, and aromatherapy. Strong professional with a Masters/ Post Graduate, focused in commerce and aesthetics from Maharashtra Vidyalaya.
Ms Leena Khandekar is the Director of Lee’s Beauty Centre and Spa and operates Lee’s Beauty and Spa Training Institute. Ms. Khandekar has completed her graduation from and post-graduation in Spa from CIDESCO (Zurich) and CIBTAC (London). She has completed her training in hair, make-up, beauty and spa treatments from London and Singapore and Dubai. She has worked in Dubai to expand her knowledge in the same field. Ms Leena has won many more prestigious awards for her work. She works on make-up assignments, nationally as well as internationally. Her beauty centre has done more than 17000 faces till date.
Professionally, I started working closely with my group Bawa Hospitality in the year 2001, where I imbibed management and people’s skills. Our group has been in the Hospitality Industry for the past 30 years with hotels in and around Mumbai. To name a few, Kiran Bawa Hotels at Dadar, The Bawa suites at Khar, The Bawa Continental at Juhu and the Hotel Bawa International at the domestic airport. This gave me ample opportunity to hone and develop my capabilities to the fullest, still not losing the sole focus of carving a niche for myself in the world of beauty. Taking this further, I decided to equip myself with professional training in beauty treatments and cosmetology and hence went for formal education in Cosmetology from a UK Based Institute and I also did a course on Spa Therapies at a USA Based Institute. This helped me understand a gamut of therapies & the luxury of feeling harmonious with oneself and the advantages of holistic healing. Armed with in-depth knowledge, single minded focus and a burning passion, my dream finally took shape into reality in 2009. With utmost pleasure, I now present my venture in the world of Beauty & Wellness – IOSIS which is a fusion of 4 i.e Spa, Salon, Slimming & Skin. IOSIS is a joint venture with Bollywood star Ms Shilpa Shetty, who is synonymous with Beauty & Wellness.
An entrepreneur, a leader, a visionary, a veteran beauty expert and a teacher, Ms Bharti Taneja is all rolled into one. The founder and director of Alps Beauty Group is a name to reckon with in the world of skincare and makeup.
A perfect partnership of four fabulous sisters, Ms Anuradha, Ms Annapurna, Ms Anupama and Ms Anirudha; the accomplished Anoo’s sisters have explored new frontiers by placing a small, family – owned business to the dais of the largest company in South India. They have that impeccable personality complete with good values, patience and learning capabilities.
Anoo’s is a well-known beauty and clinical brand with an ambition to consolidate and expand in the South India and across the country. Being the pioneer’s to “Weight Reduction Management” in Telugu states, Anoo’s has emerged as a destination for quality standards.
With all the knowledge he gained and the expertise he acquired in Hair, Mr. Takke is a well renowned name in the Beauty Industry. He has pioneered the concept of creative and stylist hair dressers, going beyond the known industry standards to make expertise on a global scale. He worked for esteemed brands in hair grooming industry like Streaks, Godrej, Wahl, Gillette, P&G, Enzstyl, Stars Cosmetics, Ikonic, Nouvelle colour and the list is still on.
With a thought that art of hair dressing should penetrate in all levels society, especially on grass route levels, he chose medium of seminars and hands-on workshops for masses to educate them with the art and technique and fetch more skilled artists in the hair dressing industry.
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ISAS imparts training under several sub-domains like beauty therapy, spa, and body therapy, hairdressing, professional makeup, nail techniques and salon/spa management and Ms Bhakti Sapke has made sure that all the courses have unique skills to be taught which none of the other institutes in India offer. Ms Bhakti Sapke is the owner & co-founder of International School of Aesthetics & Spa (ISAS). Ms Bhakti worked with some of the leading cosmetic brands in the world as a technical trainer and thus got to know the domain from an insider’s perspective
With health, hygiene and fitness being the new trend today, more players are now getting in the business and trying to prove their USP. Mr. Rahul Bhalchandra, CEO & Co-founder of YLG Salon, tells us how he tried to differentiate YLG from other players through their strategy of consistently offering best global class services to Indian women at extremely affordable prices. He also spoke about how a USP is not a consistent differentiator and anyone could copy it.
Ms Nayana Karunaratne is primarily known in Sri Lanka and the Asian region for her immense contributions to the hair and beauty industry. Her renown industry-wide is based on her reputation as a pioneering stylist and female entrepreneur, the successful operation of a vastly successful salon chain across Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, the running of an academy offering world-accredited programs of hair and beauty education, the operation of an industry-renowned academy of personality development, and her status as a well-respected Director and a Board Member of OMC – Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (World Federation of Hairdressers).
Her work in the past decade and a half as President of the OMC Asia Zone, however, have included a parallel focus on the development of skills and training programs aimed at both the private and public sectors, across numerous industries. She reserves the unique distinction of imparting knowledge through her lectures at every University in the country, including those in the Jaffna District.
Ms Preeti Seth is the founder and mentor of Pachouli Wellness Clinics who started her career in the wellness sector in 1999 as a nutritionist and cosmetologist with a renowned wellness brand and soon garnered popularity among the many who were striving to get themselves back in shape.
Ms Preeti as a Nutritionist empowers clients to break free from the diet mindset and discover a revolutionary new approach to healthy, lasting weight loss without restricting diets, extreme programs, or even a single gimmick. She teaches an “intuitive eating” approach to help clients reconnect with their body’s natural signals of hunger, fullness, and satisfaction. Pachouli’s goal is to help you create a healthier, happier relationship with food, so you enjoy the health that lasts a lifetime.
This highly qualified expert has 21 years of experience in the cosmetology industry. She is a licensed cosmetologist and educator and is certified in cosmetology.
As a Cosmetologist the spectrum of her knowledge and experience encompasses salon and spa products, service standards, protocols, processes, and procedures, as well as service techniques and salon/spa technologies. These include: cosmetology standards of care and practice.
An MBA from a prestigious college can never beat the MBA gained from real life business struggles, Mr. Sukhi Gill, a very famous entrepreneur from Patiala, is a person who has actually been through a life which we have just seen in movies.
Beginning his life from a small village of Patiala he has travelled to 35+ Countries and owns multiple companies today, but the journey was definitely not a cakewalk, it demanded day & night efforts and he has proved that with will power no dream is distant.
Managing 200+ employees directly and 2000+ employees indirectly he has his own brand “Headmasters” which has its presence across India along with having a real estate business and a immigration venture he plays a keen role in guiding through the process of growing our venture and planning expansions, confidence is the key and taking swift and correct decisions is what he is known for amongst the Indian business community.
Ms. Sukirti Patnaik - Founder & Managing Director of Indulge, a chain of salon based in Eastern India.
She started her career as an IT professional. She has vast experience in the Telecommunications and Banking sectors in the UK and mainland Europe. While living in the UK, she pursued her passion for Beauty & Wellness through various courses at renowned institutes in Europe.
She began her entrepreneurial journey with her first outlet in 2010 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and has since ventured into various towns and cities in Eastern India. In 2021, she started Indulge Bridal Mall, India's first one-stop destination store for all wedding needs.
She is a strong advocate of women's empowerment and promotes women's entrepreneurship through numerous initiatives in the state of Odisha.
She is also the founding member and head of India's First Women's Entrepreneurship Group of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Under her leadership, the group has transformed into one of the most dynamic women's entrepreneurship groups in India.