The shehnaz Herbals.
. India's leading company in the field of natural beauty and anti-aging treatments. The group has over time encompassed every aspect of Ayurvedic care & cure. has been valued at Rs 4 billion (US$85 million).Profile :
Shahnaz Husain Started Shehnaz Herbals in the 1970s in New Delhi.
Chain of over 400 franchises in India and abroad.
Shahnaz's father. was a progressive man who instilled in her a love for poetry and English literature.U Beg. Justice N. Her family originally came from Samarkand (in Pakistan) & later held important posts in the princely kingdoms of Bhopal & hyderabad before India's independence.Growing up
Shahnaz Husain was born into a royal Muslim family.
She was married at the age of 15 and had a child by the next year.
. A western education coupled with a traditional family background gave Shahnaz Husain wide exposure and developed her into a well rounded personality. Shahnaz Husain received her schooling in an Irish convent.
Broke the store's record for cosmetics sales for the year. Shahnaz Husain was also the first Asian whose products were retailed in the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Difficult to enter the highly competitive western markets
Represented India at the Festival of India in 1980. She was offered a permanent counter in Selfridges.
The Seiyu chain in Japan.Shahnaz Husain products were carried by many prestigious stores across the world. Sultan Stores in the Middle East .
. other exclusive outlets in the Middle East. Asia and Africa. The Galeries Lafayette in Paris. such as : Harrods and Selfridges in London. Bloomingdales in New York.
Representing India Internationally .
Exploring avenues abroad . India was not represented in any international beauty forums.
Shahnaz Husain represented India for the first time in the CIDESCO beauty congress (The world's major international beauty therapy Association).
She was appointed as President for the day's proceedings in CIDESCO.
. She used this opportunity to focus the world's attention on India and ayurveda.
growing of its own herbs. retail to specialized treatments through its chain of beauty centers worldwide.
. manufacturing of its cosmetics line. Diverse Operations:
beauty training institutes.
Janine Sharell. She is consumed with building a successful company which she has done.Vision & Philosophy…. I sell an entire civilization in a jar.
• "She lives.” • . breathes her business.
• I do not sell products. Correspondent.“ • .Shahnaz Husain. sleeps. CNN
more than three decades after Husain first took her products abroad. "I am looking for the right kind of investment and open to the idea of a joint venture for global operations in the US and Europe. Europe
NEW DELHI: Ayurvedic cosmetics and beauty products maker Shahnaz Husain is looking for potential joint venture partners of strategic investors for her global operations.
. But she declined to mention names of potential investors she was in talks with.Current Operations
• Shahnaz Husain scouting for JV partners in US." Husain told ET.
"All these years we have remained a completely private company.
. is in talks with international private equity firms to raise up to Rs 200 crore to expand her business globally as well as to launch a coffee and book shops chain." Husain.. says. "But the time. a first generation herbal cosmetics and beauty salon entrepreneur.Shahnaz Husain may raise Rs 200 cr PE to expand business. launch coffee and book shops
NEW DELHI: Shahnaz Husain. chairman and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain Group . with no outside shareholders..
S. the Padma Shree.
India's highest honor. by Global Quality Management. the Arch of Europe Gold Star Award for Quality. the Golden America Award.
two prestigious international awards for Quality Excellence and Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur 2002. She is the first woman to be so honoured. in London. The World's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success Group of the U.A.
the Indian Government Awards for Export Excellence. in the field of Industry and trade for bringing Ayurveda to the West. in the 107-year history of the Success awards.