the deterioration of the environment in the long run.After leaving Teheran, she trained extensively in cosmetic therapy for 10 years in some of the leading institutes. After training for 10 years in cosmetic therapy and cosmeticchemistry, at leading institutions of the West, like Helena Rubinstein, Arnould Taylor,Swarzkopf, Christine Valmy, Lancome and Lean of Copenhagen, Shahnaz returned to her roots and studied Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of herbal healing. On her return toIndia in 1977 she set up her own salon at her house in Delhi with an
initial investment of Rs. 35000
. In contrast to the existing salon treatment methods she devised her own herbaltreatments. She introduced a totally new concept of "care and cure". She also began toformulate her own Ayurvedic products. This was the beginning of the legendary ShahnazHerbal and other ranges. In fact she has become known for her specialized clinicaltreatments and therapeutic products for specific problems like acne, pigmentation, scarsand blemishes, skin-sensitivity, dandruff, hair loss and alopecia.