The second edition of Salon Management Congress concluded here on Tuesday. The one-of-its-kind business forum is a joint initiative between Professional Beauty India and Beaut Espace Media.
The Salon Management Congress came to a dazzling conclusion with hair maestro Jawed Habib speaking about the biggest challenges in the salon business.
The event was attended by leading lights from across the country and some top international professionals as well. India's fastest growing salon chain forum had representation and insights from across the board on topics that ranged from skills, to building million dollar salon businesses to other most relevant subjects.
It included hygiene and its direct link to impacting the bottom line, how to create that perfect deck for investors and the nitty-gritty of salon design, eco-friendly salons and hygiene and health.
The inaugural panel had Anand Mohan Jha, Head, Skill Sector Council Governance at NSDC and Anu Wadhwa, CEO, Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC). Asha Hariharan, Founder, Beyond The Fringe Salon, discussing skill gap in the salon industry. These experts agreed that now the time is changing and need for skilled professionals is growing exponentially.
Market leaders such as Pammy Kaul of Headmasters, Sonali Bhambri of Toni & Guy Salons and Jagpreet Kaur of Westin clearly emphasised the need of establishing SOPs and relentless training of staff for immaculate Hygiene and Sanitation in salons.
The essentials of financial wisdom were served on a platter by Chunchreek Singhvi, of HFCL Group who gave a powerful step-by-step breakdown of the financial aspect of building salon business.
Speaking at the occasion, Ritoo Jhha, Founder, Beaut Espace Media said, "Indian salon business dwells in extremes - from the most modern salons with formidable structures and trained and semi-trained staff to the single beauty parlour run out of homes and corner shops; the little barber shops skilled in giving the quick, no frills cut and shave to the now growing formalisation of 'salon at home' services. In this clutter, there is a growing presence of schools and training centres. The government has recognised this sector as an industry less than four years back. Salon Management Conference is a seminal effort by Beaut Espace Media in collaboration with Professional Beauty to bring all stakeholders together to share knowledge and good practices, she said.
Industry analysts have pegged the growth of the Professional Salon Care market in India at a CAGR of 27.07 per cent over the previous five year period. According to a KPMG report, the size of India's beauty and wellness market is expected to touch INR 80,370 crores by 2017-2018. This includes the beauty products and salon and spa businesses.
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