The Shahnaz Husain Group is India’s leading company in the field of natural beauty and anti-aging 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 200 beauty centres worldwide.
Being a girl married at a teenage and a daughter at 16, she wouldn’t have imagined building a beauty empire someday and becoming one of the most famous women globally.
But as they quote, only dead fish follow the stream, Shahnaz too fought against all the odds and ultimately became a brand in herself.
Shahnaz is known as the “Queen of Herbal Beauty Care” and was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2006.
She is the most prominent businesswoman in India, who has her business running over 138 countries, which has around 600 franchises and associated clinics across the world.
She said “I never miss this routine; it’s extremely important to be consistent.
I use the same mask that we use in our salons. My night care routine is also extremely important to me.
I have to remove makeup and get rid of the pollutants and grime that collect on the skin during the day.
I use an aloe vera and lemon cleanser to remove eye makeup, and then nourish the skin with a cream containing wheat germ and carrot seed oil,”
Recently, Shahnaz was invited by Harvard Business School to speak on how she established an international brand without commercial advertisements.
she said “I was invited by Harvard Business School to speak on how I established an international brand without commercial advertisements.
I became a Harvard case study for brand creation and am now part of a Harvard subject in Business History for Emerging Markets in recognition of the market for Ayurvedic beauty care created by me.”
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