General Body Members
Ms. Nayana KarunaratneInstitute of Hairdressers & Beauticians Confederation (IHB)
Ms. Prajakta ParanjapyeTrustee
Butic Institute of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing
Ms. Elisha ChauhanCEO
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.
Mr. C. K KumaravelCEO & Co Founder
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”
Ms. Gita RameshJoint Managing Director
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.
Dr. R.M. NairOwner
Dr. 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.
Dr. Richa Rajkumar JainChief Executive Officer
Dr. Richa 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 KochharManaging Director, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies
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 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.
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.
Ms. Aarti AmarendraDirector
Ms Aarti 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 & Wellness Sector Skill Council).
Ms. Gayatri DivechaHead of CSR
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 MainiDirector
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 KalraGeneral Manager
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 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.
Mr. Chirag SethiFounder
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). Mr. 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. Mr. 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.
Ms. Kalyani UmraniDirector
Ms Kalyani, is an 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 KhandekarOwner & Founder
Ms Leena is the Director of Lee’s Beauty Centre and Spa and operates Lee’s Beauty and Spa Training Institute. Ms. Leena 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. Her beauty centre has done more than 17000 faces till date.
Ms. Chandra Kiran Kaur BawaFounder
Professionally, she started working closely with her group Bawa Hospitality in the year 2001, where she imbibed management and people’s skills. The group has been in the hospitality industry for the past 30 years with hotels in and around Mumbai. Taking this further, she decided to equip herself with professional training in beauty treatments and cosmetology and hence went for formal education in cosmetology from a UK based institute and also did a course on Spa Therapies at a USA based institute. She now presents her 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.
Ms. Bharti TanejaFounder
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.
Ms. Anuradha ChapiyalaFounder
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.
Mr. Uday TakkeFounder
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.
Mr. Munish BajajFounder
United House Group
Mrs. Bhakti SapkeFounder & Director
International School of Aesthetics & Spa (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 has made sure that all the courses have unique skills to be taught which none of the other institutes in India offer. Ms Bhakti 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
Mr. Rahul BhalchandranFounder
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, 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.
Ms. Nayana KarunaratneChairperson IHB & Salon Nayana
Ms Nayana 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).
Ms. Preeti SethDirector
Ms Preeti 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.
Mr. Sukhi GillDirector
An MBA from a prestigious college can never beat the MBA gained from real life business struggles, Mr. Sukhi, a very famous entrepreneur from Patiala, is a person who has actually been through a life which we have just seen in movies.
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 PatnaikFounder
Ms. Sukirti, 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.
Ms. Yukti AryaDirector
Ms. Yukti Arya – Director, Yes Madam-Home Salon, Mrs Asia Pacific Universe 2019, Mrs Universe Fitness body2019
YES MADAM is India’s Most Affordable Home Salon and a tech-enabled platform for beauty and wellness that brings salon and spa services to customers’ homes.
With over 1 million+ customer, 2000+ beauty professionals, and a presence across 35+ cities of India, we strive to be the one-stop-Salon and Spa for a consumer.