Salon Owners

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Perspectives Salon chain owners
Salon owners across the country grapple with issues of business building, staff retention, product choices and much more, combining business with the creative art of understanding trends and what customers want. Salon India profiles some of their hopes and aspirations from across the country Location Three salons in Goa – Panjim, Colva and Calangute Website Email

Neomi’s Hair & Beauty Salon
Name: Neomi Barneto and Mario Barneto Designation: Owners Business model: Proprietorship First salon opened: June 8, 1997 Growth plans: “We don’t intend to open any more branches at the moment, but are in the process of expanding our existing outlets.” Business mantra: “To maintain standards, keep a positive attitude and work towards achieving our goals.” Challenges faced: “Staff retention.” Products: Hair: L’Oréal Professionnel; Skincare: Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals; Make-up: MAC Furniture and equipment: Remington, Muster & Dikson and Tondeo for equipment; Maletti for furniture Outlook for 2010: “To work hard and make Goa rock!”

Location 11 salons in India and one in US Website Email

Name: Anuradha Ch Designation: Director Business model: Company owned First salon opened: 1982 Growth plans: “To increase the number of salons in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. We plan to expand in Tier III cities such as Tirupati, Guntur and Karimnagar through a franchise based model.” Business mantra: “Our priority is to constantly upgrade our service offerings and procure the best.” Challenges faced: “Finding and retaining good staff and offering customized beauty service to customers.” Products: Hair: Anoo’s haircare range, L’Oréal Professionnel, Schwarzkopf Professional, Matrix; Skincare: Anoo’s herbal range Furniture and equipment: We get furniture customized locally and import equipment from different parts of the world Outlook for 2010: “This year is very promising for India especially for the beauty industry.”


Green Trends and Limelite
Location 44 outlets of Green Trends Family Salon 11 outlets of Limelite Unisex Salon and Spa Website Email

Name: R Gopalakrishnan Designation: General Manager Business model: Company owned First salon opened: July 2002 Growth plans: “We plan to expand in the current areas of presence.” Business mantra: “Customer-centricity in all areas.” Challenges faced: “Availability of skilled manpower.” Products: Hair: L’Oréal Professionnel, Schwarzkopf Professional, Wella Professionals; Skincare: Janssen, Être-belle, Skin Miracle Furniture and equipment: Chaoba, Wahl, Wella Professionals, Schwarzkopf Professional, Remington in terms of equipment; Jaguar, Fenny, Toni & Guy for accessories Outlook for 2010: “We have plans for new salon models and franchise options.”

Shahnaz Husain Signature Salon
Name: Shahnaz Husain Designation: Chairperson and Managing Director Business model: Sole Proprietorship First salon opened: June 1971 in Kolkata Growth plans: “To launch more company owned, franchised salons and Ayurvedic spas across India as well as grow overseas.” Business mantra: “To bring ancient Ayurvedic beauty care combined with modern advancements in skincare to salons across the world.” Challenges faced: “Maintaining brand loyalty and keeping abreast with the latest developments and techniques of salon care.” Products: Shahnaz Husain haircare and skincare ranges Furniture and equipment: Imported from London Outlook for 2010: “We plan to introduce new product ranges such as plant stem cells for our niche clientele and Shahnaz Forever in the mass range.”

Location Six company owned salons in Delhi and more than 400 franchise salons all over India and abroad Website email


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