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25325555 Entrepreneurship Shahnaz Husain

25325555 Entrepreneurship Shahnaz Husain

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Shahnaz Husain
,CEOof Shahnaz Husain Herbals Inc, is a prominentIndianfemale entrepreneur best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularlyskin careproducts. Shahnaz Husain is one of India's most successful women entrepreneurs. Her company, ShahnazHusain Herbals is one of the largest manufacturers of herbal products in the world. Itformulates and markets over 400 products for various beauty and health needs and has astrong presence across the globe, from the USA to Asia.
Shahnaz Husain was born in samarkhand she was born in a royal Muslim family whichmigrated from Samarkhand to India and later held high positions in the princely kingdomsof Bhopal and Hyderabad before India's independence. Shahnaz received her schooling inan Irish convent and because of the influence of her father, Chief Justice N.U. Beg, shedeveloped a love for poetry and English Literature. She thus had the advantage of growingup in a traditional family and receiving a modern education. She was married at the age of 15 and was a mother by the next year. When her husband was posted in Teheran, Iran, shedeveloped an interest in beauty treatments and decided to study cosmetology.To support the expenses of the training financially, she wrote articles for the Iran Tribuneon various topics under different names. In the course of her studies, she learnt of theharmful effects of chemicals on the human body.Consequently, she turned her attention to Ayurveda, which she believed was the idealalternative to chemical cosmetics, which not only harmed the human system but also led to
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.

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