Shahnaz Herbals Inc (2) | Massage | Ayurveda



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"I do not sell products. I sell an entire civilization in a jar." - Shahnaz Husain.

CONTENTS Particulars 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Abstract Introduction Highlights Company profile Entrepreneurship ± The Shahnaz Husain Way The Turning Point Expansion and Diversification of Shahnaz Husain Group Training Institutions Shahnaz Husain as an Entrepreneur Products by Shahnaz Husain Achievements and Awards Summary Conclusion Reference Page no. 5 6-7 8 9 10 11 12 13-16 17-18 19-23 24-25 26 27 27


The case discusses the growth of the Shahnaz Husain , one of the leading women entrepreneur and largest producers of Ayurveda and herbal products in the world. It begins with a personal profile of Shahnaz Husain and her idea of producing and marketing ayurvedic products as a substitute for chemical cosmetics, which, she believes, do more harm than good. It then traces the growth of her brand from a niche product in the Indian market to a brand retailed in most of the major stores around the world. The case focuses on the factors that make Shahnaz Husain products what they are and examines Shahnaz's business style. It also takes a look at the subsidiary and ancillary activities of the Group, like training institutes, Ayurveda massage centers and health resorts.


Shahnaz Husain, CEO of Shahnaz Husain Herbals Inc, is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products. Shahnaz Husain is one of India's most successful women entrepreneurs.Her company, Shahnaz Husain Herbals is one of the largest manufacturers of herbal products in the world. It formulates and markets over 400 products for various beauty and health needs and has a strong presence across the globe, from the USA to Asia.

Shahnaz Husain was born in samarkhand she was born in a royal Muslim family which migrated from Samarkhand to India and later held high positions in the princely kingdoms of Bhopal and Hyderabad before India's independence. Shahnaz received her schooling in an Irish convent and because of the influence of her father, Chief Justice N.U. Beg; she developed a love for poetry and English Literature. She thus had the advantage of growing up 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, she developed an interest in beauty treatments and decided to study cosmetology. To support the expenses of the training financially, she wrote articles for the Iran Tribune on various topics under different names. In the course of her studies, she learnt of the harmful effects of chemicals on the human body. Consequently, she turned her attention to Ayurveda, which she believed was the ideal alternative 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.

³It is important to have a dream and to believe in the magic of your dreams´ says Page6 Shahnaz.

After training for 10 years in cosmetic therapy and cosmetic chemistry, 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 to India 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 herbal treatments. She introduced a totally new concept of "care and cure". She also began to formulate her own Ayurvedic products. This was the beginning of the legendary Shahnaz Herbal and other ranges. In fact she has become known for her specialized clinical treatments and therapeutic products for specific problems like acne, pigmentation, scars and blemishes, skin-sensitivity, dandruff, hair loss and alopecia. Shahnaz believes that a true entrepreneur is a person who has independence of spirit. ³One should be innovative, dynamic and willing to try every avenue towards success´.

Aim ³It was my aim to get India on the world beauty map as I felt terrible about the fact that India was never represented at any world beauty congress´. - Shahnaz Husain


y y Shahnaz Husain is both the pioneer and the undisputed queen of herbal care in India. Today, the Shahnaz Husain Group is engaged in the formulation and marketing of over four hundred Ayurvedic formulations for skin, hair and body care, which have not only become widely known, but have received unprecedented international acclaim


Today, she heads an organization that is the largest of its kind in the world, with an integrated system of an international salon chain, supported by product ranges. Shahnaz became the first and only woman in 107 years to receive the World's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success magazine of the USA. She represented the country for the first time in the CIDESCO beauty congress in the late 1970s. She was appointed President for the day's proceedings at the congress. She used this opportunity to focus the world's attention on Ayurveda.




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Janine Sharell, Correspondent, CNN said about Shahnazhusain - "She lives, sleeps, breatheher business. She is consumed with building a successful company which she has done." Page8

The Shahnaz Husain Group is India's leading company in the field of natural beauty and antiaging treatments. Started in the 1970s by Shahnaz Husain in New Delhi, the group has over time vertically integrated to encompass every aspect of Ayurvedic care and cure. The group has activities as diverse as beauty training institutes, growing of its own herbs to manufacturing of its cosmetics line to retail to specialized treatments through its chain of over 400 beauty centers worldwide. The group has received many an accolade, the most recent of which was when it's Chairperson, Shahnaz Husain, won India's highest honor, the Padma Shree, in the field of Industry and trade for bringing Ayurveda to the West. In 1996 Success Magazine, one of the worlds most well-respected business publications, named Shahnaz Husain the Woman of the Year and estimated the brand's worth at over $100 million. This number has grown many times since then. The Shahnaz Husain Group is completely private company, with no outside shareholders.

³I am a strong believer in µword-of-mouth¶ publicity because a satisfied client is the best advertisement´ says Shahnaz. Page9


Shahnaz Husain when started her salon just hanged a banner outside the salon with her qualification and services offered by her and within few days she was booked for the next 6 months, after which she removed the banner and then never advertised until the launch of forever products in 2008, after her grandson Sharik joined the business. Shahnazhusain no-

advertisement policy also gained her a lot of popularity because it proved the very fact that, it is the product and service of an enterprise is what that matters. Shahnaz Husain said in an interview to The Financial Times in 2002 ³I am a strong believer in µword-of-mouth¶ publicity because a satisfied client is the best advertisement´. Shahnaz Husain¶s initial investment of Rs.35000 has now turned into a Rs.250 crore a year. Shahnazhusain herbal employee¶s 4200 people in 650 salons spread across 104 countries. The growth rate of the company in the initial years was 1520% and the present growth rate is 19.4%. Shahnazhusain herbals has a well established R&D whose aim is to produce skin and hair care treatments using Ayurvedic method of treatment, which uses natural formulations and is chemical free and is not been tested on animals. She is the pioneer and leader of Ayurvedic beauty products in the world offering ³Natural Care and Cure´. The Shahnaz Husain Group offers exclusive salon treatments geared to individual needs as well as a number of commercial formulations for the treatment of specific problems like acne, pimples, pigmentation, dehydration, alopecia (hair loss), etc.


According to the Group, ayurvedic products are well suited to human skin and hair as they are non-toxic and have no harmful side effects. The human body adapts well to the natural treatments of Ayurveda while it has an inbuilt resistance toward chemical treatments.

The turning point in her business came when she represented India at the Festival of India in 1980. Her team was given a counter in the perfumery section of Selfridges in London. She managed to sell her entire consignment in 3 days and also broke the store's record for cosmetics sales for the year. And then she was offered a permanent store at Selfridges. From that day there was no turning back and Shahnazhusain captured a good market in the cosmetic industry. Shahnazhusain said in an interview for forbesIndia 'If It Bears My Name, It Catches On' and that is true. Her company produces 400 different products on skin care, hair care and cosmetics. Shahnazhusain says she has no competition when asked about her competitors by Forbes her answer was ³We don¶t have any competitors. Dabur is into health. Clarins doesn¶t do cures. No one does cures but us.´ This shows her confidence and the truth of her products. Currently, the Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 countries. Her group¶s products are sold in leading global stores including Bloomingdale's (New York), Galleries Lafayette (Paris), Seibu (Japan), Harrods and Selfridges (London), and La Rinaeccente (Milan).


Shahnaz Husain products were initially sold only in her salons which where located in and across delhi and in early 1990¶s Shahnaz Husain stepped into the retail market which boomed and gained huge profits for the company after which she stepped in the international market by setting up new Factories at Roorkey and Noida to meet the demand for both national and international market. Shahnazhusain used the franchising mode to expand her business in India and abroad. The company has around 600 franchises and associated clinics aound the world. The company has 400 distribution partners, through which 90 percent of its products are sold. In 2002, Shahnazhusain group obtained distributor rights from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Islands. The most interesting and impressive fact in the Shahnazhusain group franchising mode is that it does not finance it franchises nor does it have any share in the profit it uses the franchise to sell the products and satisfy it customers and provide services needed by them. Shahnaz Husain started a pioneer of vocational training in cosmetology in India, having started her professional schools at a time when only apprenticeship training was available. ShahnazHussain group has expanded and diversified in its 33 years of existence. Shahnaz Husain group has laucheda Fairness creams for both men and women in the name FOREVER. The Group has diversified into Ayurvedic centers for Panchkarma, Dhara and Kerala massage. It has also set up two Shahnaz Husain Ayurvedic Health Resorts, one near Delhi and another in collaboration with the Hyakumata group of Japan in the US island of Saipan. These resorts which can accommodate about 200 people at a time, aim at providing urbanites treatments and programs designed to counteract the stress of modern life. The Group has also been holding discussions with major five star hotels in New Delhi and New York to set up health spas. Shahnaz Husain group has also launched a line of health drinks under the brand name FITNESS FEISTA SHADRINK, these drinks are low calorie, cooling drinks to be consumed in summer. A special range of ayurvedic products under the brand name SHAPET.



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Recently Shahnaz Husain has officially opened their first Franchise (Signature Salon) in

Bindu Grover is a NZ Qualified, CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) Certified and Shahnaz Husain Qualified Beauty Expert. She represents the organisation for New Zealand and Fiji. She has also acquired the sub franchise and distribution rights for Shahnaz Husain¶s Products in New Zealand and Fiji. This Shahnaz Husain¶s Signature Salon is located at 40 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland.

Training Institution:
Over the last three decades, Shahnaz Husain¶s Beauty Institutes have remained committed to excellence in vocational training in beauty by offering professional courses of the highest order, tailored to suit the changing demands of the beauty business. Students have the benefit of theoretical approaches in skin and hair health, body care, as well as the latest techniques in practical skills. They enable students to obtain professional qualifications, in keeping with international standards, opening up a vista of career opportunities. The following courses are available at Shahnaz Husain: 1.Diploma in Beauty Therapy 2.Post Graduate Diploma - Skin and Beauty Therapy 3.Short-Term Vocational Courses

Diploma in Beauty Therapy
The minimum qualification for eligibility for the Diploma Course is a School Leaving Certificate. The duration is 200 to 300 hours, spread over 3 to 4 months, depending on the number of hours put it. It is also possible to do a Crash Course for 6 to 8 weeks, covering 7 school hours a day. This is a comprehensive professional course in beauty therapy, comprising of both theoretical knowledge and practical training, opening up career opportunities as beauty therapists, hairstylists, masseurs, beauty consultants, product consultants, teachers and also


grooms students to start their own enterprise, or gain employment as salon managers. The syllabus of the Diploma Course includes basic anatomy and physiology, diagnosis of specific skin/scalp types and problems, facial treatments, practical skills in facial, head and body massage, hair dressing/styling, normal salon treatments (hair removal, manicure, pedicure, nail art/care and so on), make-up, dietetics, body care, weight control, nutrition, exercise and the use of advanced equipment in skin, hair and health care. Treatments devised by Shahnaz Husain are also part of the course, along with salon / business management and client handling.

Post Graduate Diploma - Skin and Beauty Therapy
The minimum qualifications required for eligibility are School Leaving Certificate and Shahnaz Husain Diploma Course. The duration is 100 hours, spread over 2 to 3 weeks. It is a professional course, with an emphasis on protective, preventive and corrective care, skin therapy, diagnosis, treatment and care of skin/scalp problems, as well as salon and business management. It enables the students to recognize and treat skin and hair problems, covering product knowledge and advanced treatment techniques.

Short-Term Vocational Courses IMPORTANT - The eligibility criterion for all the short-term courses is completion of the Shahnaz Husain Diploma Course. Henna Diploma Course The lessons are conducted on an hourly basis and comprises of benefits and applications of henna treatments. Diamond Facial

repertoire of salon procedures. The course includes diamond dermabrasion, which is one of the most potent treatments, helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Special revitalization


The Diamond Facial, a powerful age-control treatment, is the latest in Shahnaz Husain¶s

techniques are also taught. Based on Ayurveda, the diamond facial is like an elixir of youth for timeless eternal beauty. Gem Facial The Gem Facial, based on 4 different gems, restores and maintains the ideal balances, counteracting harmful environmental effects. The course includes massage techniques, along with dermabrasion, the use of galvanic gadgets and revitalization. The treatment strengthens the physiology of the skin, stimulating blood circulation and removing toxins. Gold Facial The Gold Facial, based on Ayurveda, is a powerful anti-ageing treatment, with revitalizing and rejuvenating effects. Special technique of lymphatic massage is taught, which helps lymphatic drainage and facilitates the removal of toxins and wastes. It also includes the entire facial steps, including deep pore cleansing, skin purification, toning, etc. Aroma Facial The Aroma facial is a massage technique and face treatment with essential oils. Essential oils have potent and specific curative properties that are of particular benefit to the skin. Most important of all, they are extremely effective for inducing relaxation of both body and mind, calming the nerves and reducing stress. The course includes massage and techniques with essential oils. Pearl Facial The Pearl Facial is based on a special facial therapy, using the Pearl Cream and Mask. It helps to strengthen the skin, improve its moisture retention ability and produce an even colour tone. Oxygen Facial The Oxygen Facial is one of the latest techniques of skin revitalization and massage, using the Oxygen cream and mask, in order to create an enriched oxygen layer and purify the skin. Facial Skin Treatment


The course is a combination of three different treatments, devised by Shahnaz Husain. These have become breakthroughs in salon procedures. The three treatments include Veg Peel, Thermoherb and Galvanic Facial. While Veg Peel helps to minimize scars and blemishes, Thermoherb is a face-lift treatment. Galvanic facials use a galvanic gadget for greater absorption. Galvanic Treatment Students learn the use of the Galvanic gadget by which a steady, direct galvanic current is utilized, to introduce water soluble substances through the skin. It heightens the skin¶s capacity to absorb and improves the penetration of the products. The treatment of specific problems becomes easier. Advanced Training in Hair This is a one-month course with a focus on advanced professional hair cutting, styling and hair design, in keeping with various hair textures and contemporary styles. Advanced Make-Up A two-week course in advanced professional make-up techniques for different needs, which includes make-up for television and still cameras, bridal make-up etc. It brings make-up artistry within easy reach of the student. Diploma in Nail Art A one-week course, which provides instruction in nail design extension and nail artistry. Diploma in Dhara and Kerala Massage This is a ten-day course in the different techniques of traditional AyurvedicDhara and Kerala Massage. The course is conducted by qualified Ayurvedic physicians and includes basic principles of ³dosha´ imbalances and how they can be rectified, as well as the treatment of various ailments.


Advanced Ayurveda

Conducted by Ayurvedic physicians, it includes Ayurvedic diagnostic principles and clinical examination, along with the different treatment techniques. The preparation of different packs and oils, based on Ayurveda, is also an integral part of the course. They are useful as Spa treatments. Advanced Yoga Ayurveda being a holistic system of healing, advanced Yoga courses are also offered. The ancient Indian discipline of Yoga, considered to be the traditional path to physical, mental and spiritual good health, has become popular around the world. Teacher Training in Beauty Become a trained teacher in beauty after completing the Teacher¶s Training course by Correspondence. With the growing demand for vocational beauty training, there is a corresponding demand for trained teachers, offering yet another career avenue in the beauty field. The school shares its vast experience, garnered over three decades of teaching students and preparing them for a career in beauty.

Shahnazhusain is an Innovative entrepreneur she can be categorized as a Businessentrepreneur because her life reflects her eagerness to start a business on her own terms and she adopted an innovative method and used AYURVEDA as the base to produce products skin and hair care treatments. She is pure entrepreneur and a first-generationentrepreneur she has achieved the heights only on her terms and thus as she said anything that carries her name catches up is very true. She can be categorized as a Growth entrepreneur who climbed the ladder slowly but reached each height as she desired. Factors that influenced Shahnaz Husain was her desire to make use of her entrepreneurial expertise, she did not belong to a business family but she was from a very well educated family and thus she wanted to make use of her study on cosmetology and ayurveda it


was her desire to produce cosmetics and beauty products which were chemical after she read an article about chemicals in cosmetics and how chemicals were harmful. She then made up her mind to produce products on the basis of ayurveda studies and to produce chemical free beauty,skin and hair care products. Thus it is her personality which is the factor which has made her a successful entrepreneur.

Shahnaz Husain can be given the title of India¶s first successful women entrepreneur. Her dedication towards her work, her ability to dream and exhibit it and to think innovative and to lift her business to her terms is just unbelievable. She is a women who lives for her products as she said her products are chemical free, there is no other exception. Her products are made of pure natural products which are produced as per the AYURVEDA studies and are chemical-free. A product sold on her name carries the purity of natural ingredients and chemicalfree there is no need to cross-check the product and the results are as expected and as per the instructions on the jar. Her customers are her advertisers and the aim of the company is to satisfy their customers and to produce products as per the need of her customers. Shahnazhusain has made her name not only in the beauty business in India but all over the world. Her kohl to her fairness cream for men have been a great hit all over the world. Shahnaz Husain is an inspiration to each and every individual who wants to become an entrepreneur. Future Plans Has started work on formulations that astronauts could carry with them in their extraterrestrial sojourns to protect their skin from the ravages of space travel and slow down the ageing process. Sent National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) free samples of her moisturizers


Products by Shahnaz Husain

Shahnazshaface (herbal facial skin conditioner). Shahnazshafair (vitaminized whitening cream) Shahnazhussain fair one Shahnazhussainshaglow ShahnazShalife (Vitaminized Nourishing Cream) Shahnaz Shamask-1 (Precious Herbs Face Mask) ShahnazShayouth (Precious Herb Mask) ShahnazShasmooth (Almond Under eye Cream) ShahnazShabase (Sandalwood Protective Cream) Shahnaz Oxygen Skin Treatment Cream Shahnaz Oxygen Skin Beautifying Mask


Shahnaz Husain's Cosmetic Products -Description: Shahnaz Cosmetic Products - Shadust, Shaeyes, Shaline, Shacover - I, Shashine - Lipbalm, Hair Touch Up, Shalash, ShahnazVegpeel

Shahnaz Husain's Neem Range Products -Description: ShahnazNeem Range Products - Shaneem - Hair Treatment Oil, Shaneem - Scalp Cleanser, Shaneem - Rejuvenating Skin Balm, Shaneem - Skin Cleansing Cream, Shaneem - Skin Nourishing Cream««
Shahnaz Husain's Flower Power Range Products -Description: Shahnaz Flower Power Range Products - Egyptian Lotus - Ayurvedic Treatment Cream, Morning Glory - Antiseptic Cream, Marigold - Ayurvedic Deep Skin Treatment cream, Pink Lotus - Protective Skin Treatment Base, Wild Rose - Ayurvedic Skin Clear Formula, Wild Thyme - Ayurvedic Hair Conditioning Lotion, White Water Lily - AyurvedicRehydrant

Shahnaz Husain's Gold Products -Description: Shahnaz Gold Products - Nature's Gold Beautifying Mask, Nature's Gold Skni Radiance Gel, ShahnazHussain's Gold Foundation, ShahnazHussain'sMoisturising Cream

Shahnaz Husain's Herbal Products ±[Description: Shahnaz Herbal Products - Shabath, Shabase, Shabeach, Shablem, Shabright, Shacare, Shacleanse, Shaclear, Shaclove, Shaderm, Shadew, Shaface, Shafair, Shafair Soap, Shaflight, Shaflower, Shafresh, Shaglow, Shagrain, Shagrow, Shahair, Shahenna, Shaherb, Shalife,


Shahnaz Husain's Honey Products -Description: Shahnaz Husain's Honey Products - Flower Power - Ayurvedic Honey Intensive Cream, Honey Health Ayurvedic Mud mask«

Shahnaz Husain's Man Power Products -Description: Shahnaz Husain's Man Power Products - Man Collection Kit, Shamen, After Shave Moisturiser«..

Shahnaz Husain's Fair One Fairness Cream Product Description: Shahnaz Husain's Fair One Fairness Cream Products - Fair One Cream«««.

Shahnaz Husain's Oxygen Products Description: Shahnaz Husain's Oxygen Products - Oxygen Skin Beautifying Mask, Oxygen Skin Treatment Cream

Shahnaz Husain's Pearl Products - Description: Shahnaz Husain's Pearl Products - Pearl Mask, Pearl Cream..


Shahnaz Husain's Sun Collection Products -Description: Shahnaz Sun Collection Products - Shahnaz Skin Protective Cream - SPF40, Shahnaz Skin Protective Cream - SPF20, Shablock, Shascreen

Shahnaz Husain's Diamond Range Products -Description: Shahnaz Husain's Diamond Range Products - Exfoliating Scrub, Rehydrant Lotion and Skin Nourshing Cream and Skin Rejuvenating Mask

Shahnaz Husain's Chocolate Range Products -Description: Shahnaz Chocolate Range Products - Chocolate Rejuvenating Mask, Chocolate Nourshing Cream, Coffee Bean Scrub

Shahnaz Husain's Vedapharma Plant Stem Cell Range Products Shahnaz Husain's Serum Range Products Description: ShahnazVedapharma Plant Stem Cell Range Products - Skin Beautifying Mask, Skin Redensifying Serum, Skin Renewal Description: Shahnaz Husain's Serum Range Products - Skin Cream Serum, Under Eye Serum, Hair Serum

Shahnaz Husain's Saffron Range Products -Description: Shahnaz Saffron Range Products - Saffron Hair cream, Saffron Shampoo, Saffron Moisturise


Shahnaz Slim Range Products--Description: Shahnaz Husain's Slim Range Products - Slimcal Slimming Oil, Slimcal Slim & Trim Capsules

Shahnaz Forever Range Products -Description: Shahnaz Husain's Forever Range Products - Body Lotion, Hair Oil, Moisturiser



National Awards 1986 - Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur from FICCI 1986 - Udyog Rattan Award For Export Excellence 1988 - President¶s Gold Medal For Export Excellence 1989 - Indira Priyadarshini Awards from Govt. Of India 1992 - Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal for spreading the cause of Ayurveda 1997 & 1998 - Delhi Government Award for Export Excellence 1999 - Woman of the Millenium Award, presented by LataMangeshkar and instituted by makers of Lata Eau De Parfum in 1999 2004 - IMM Award for Top CEO and Ayurveda Ambassodar 2005 - 2006 - Padmashri Award ± Padma Awards are in highest civilian awards from the Government of India, presented by the President of India International Awards 1995 - Diamond star for Quality from International Marketing Professionals of Europe and America 1995 - Woman of the Year award in U.K 1995 - Quality Excellence Award in Japan

1996 - Arch of Europe International Gold Star for Quality in Madrid


1996 - ³World¶s Greatest Entrepreneur´ award, from success , the prestigious US business magazine, becoming the first woman to receive the award in 105 years

1997 & 1998 - Quality Excellence Award in 1997 & 1998 in Geneva 1997 - Leading Woman Entrepreneur award in 1997 from National Foundation of Woman Business Owners, USA 1998 - Featured in the U.N sponsored ³Woman of the Decade´ 1999 - Golden America Award for Quality Excellence in 1999 in New York 1999 - Selected ³Woman of the Year 1999´ based on the outstanding achievements , by American Biographical Institute USA´ 2000 - The 2000 Millennium Medal of Honour from American Biographical Institute, USA , being the country¶s most notable honour for extraordinary achievement during the last century 2002 - Quality Excellence Award from Global Quality Management UK 2002 - ³Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur´ from Global Quality Management UK 2003 - 2004 - ³Woman of the Millennium´ Award from Global Indian Congress, USA 2004 - 2005 - Woman of the Year Award from the Governor of California, USA


As Shahnaz hussain, indias pioneer in herbal cosmetics. She is from a conservative muslim family who rose to become an international trailblazer in the field of herbals. Her acivements is endless, she awarded by FICCI¶s outstanding woman entrepreneur, US magazine success¶s ³worlds greatest woman entrepreneur´, GQM commitment to Quality awarded. She was married at a young age but she did not sit back as a housewife and mother at the age of 16. She convinced her husband and get the opportunity to study cosmetology in London. After the completion of her study, she return to India and set up a shop in one room, with a statup investment of Rs. 35000 borrowed from her father. She began to launch new product called shalife, a massage cream, which was very popular and more clients are attracted towards that product. She visited cities to lecture on herbals and Ayurveda, inaugurating Shahnaz franchises and salons. Like that now more than 600 salons in India and abroad. The Shahnaz Hussain group of companies has acquired a global presence, with exports to 132 countries including those in the Middle East, South ± East Asia, Australia and all over Europe. Shahnaz Hussain has never advertise her product is an interesting one. So she suggest woman has the capacity to do what I did ± it doesn¶t what you want, what matters is how badly you want it´.


Shahnaz Hussain is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products. She didn¶t set back as a housewife, she has also an innovative minds to think, then only she doing the cosmetology in London, and came back to India and started her own salon is an example for the woman those who wanted become an entrepreneur, in future . She going to be diversify the business into global level and make as a successful one, and her turnover is 800 crores in a year. And coming to the point of services offered to the society giving training to woman, courses offered for the students, teacher training, giving employment opportunities for blind and deaf in her salons. By knowing all these information she is really a great leading woman entrepreneur and I hope with her efforts, knowledge and world wide recognition she acquire a top most position an Indian woman entrepreneur.



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