The beauty and wellness industry is booming in India, thanks to the growing desire among both men and women to look stylish and feel good. Indeed, a KPMG report projected that the size of India's beauty and wellness market would nearly double to Rs 80,370 crore by 2017/18 from Rs 41,224 crore in 2012/13. Of this, industry experts say makeup alone would account for over 40% of the market size, relying heavily on the ‘big fat’ bridal makeup.
Making a mark for itself, Monsoon Salon & Spa started organised salon chains to make this industry affordable for everyone and relieve it of the ‘only for the rich’ tag. Currently operating nine company-owned-company-operated model of salon & spa chain business across Delhi-NCR, the India’s most awarded salon’s USP is its unique way of focusing in each of the five verticals – hair, beauty, makeup, nail and spa.
For hair, they have famous Aussie hairstylist Rod Anker, who is also the Creative Director of the salon chain. Anker to his credit has various awards like Vogue Colourist of the year 2012, Elle Beauty Awards Jury 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, to name a few.
Now they have collaborated with Vidya Tikari, one of the most-sought-after makeup artists in India. Known for her professionalism and versatility, Vidya is a deft in managing fashion week madness to wedding season rush. She has also created stunning and exquisite looks for Bollywood celebrities like Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, etc. for over two decades.
Shubhi Johari, Operations Director of Monsoon Salon and Spa, says, “To bring the best quality of all services, Monsoon believes in the experts to lead its departments. With Rod and Vidya, Monsoon would be a one-stop solution for hair and makeup for brides to fashion designers to magazines to TV shows to advertisement campaigns to corporates to brand events.”
Vidya will be the face of makeup at Monsoon. “Till now people had to shell out a lot of money to get a ‘branded’ makeup for weddings, brand events, movies, TV shows etc. This will change soon as I am with Monsoon now,” says Vidya who will train, strategise and look after day to day operations at Monsoon to make the service a standardised one in terms of quality, verity pricing etc. To know more about Vidya’s association and the pricing, visit www.monsoonsalon.com.
This association is also good news for the would-be brides for upcoming wedding season. “It will bring branded quality makeup services to the brides all across Delhi with Monsoon's wide network at nine different strategically located locations, at affordable rates and packages. Our Mobile Salon initiative will also bring branded quality makeup to the luxury of your home or location of your preference if you are planning a destination wedding,” adds Prakash Johari, Strategic Advisor, Monsoon Salon and Spa.
Anker feels this association would bring quality makeup at people’s doorsteps. “We are a premium service provider and this association is going to make ‘branded makeup’ affordable to everyone. Moreover, with the experience Vidya has, she would definitely add to the quality of services Monsoon offers,” he adds.
About Monsoon Salon & Spa
Monsoon Salon & Spa was awarded with the 'Best Spa and Salon Chain in Delhi' title for the year 2013 by World Travel Brands. They currently have 9 company-operated salons chains across Delhi-NCR and are a pioneer in doing the hair and makeup for various fashion events, like the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Hunt for Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2014, Auto Expo 2014, to name a few. For more details visit www.monsoonsalon.com
Photo caption: Vidya Tikari and Rod Anker are the two faces of Makeup and Hair for Monsoon Salon & Spa