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Hygiene: A Pillar Of Luxury

Hygiene: A Pillar Of Luxury

Impeccable hygiene is a prerequisite for a luxe experience at a salon or a Spa. Hygiene is one of the most important elements that helps you build trust with your clients and gives them an unforgettable experience. Maintaining highest standards of hygiene is significant for the comfort of the client and gives them an intangible experience of luxury. One needs to pay meticulous attention to finer details that usually get unnoticed by the clients. How are you going to maintain hygiene when no one is watching?

Sterilization of all equipment

Sterilization is an extreme physical or chemical process that eliminates all forms of microbial life, including transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and all bacterial spore forms). Sterilization is required with any implement or tool that penetrates intact skin and contacts the vascular (blood)system and can be achieved by applying heat, chemicals, or irradiation. Once an equipment has been sterilized it is safe and healthy for everyone. The entire process of sterilization should be embedded in the minds of all the stylists, therapists, and helpers responsible for managing the salon.

Purification of Air with air purifiers

While we all are extremely discerning about the sorts of food and drink, we put into our bodies, we’re markedly less so when it comes to the quality of air that we breathe. Investing a few bucks in a premium quality air purifier for your valuable clients to breathe purified air is certainly a good idea.

Significance of Clean Towels

Filthy towels are hands-down the most worrisome if you aspire to build a luxury spa or salon. Clean towels are your secret weapons to fight the germs and keep your clients safe and protected. Use of clean towels reduces the risk of bacteria and cross infection by a drastic margin.

Hygiene is a dominant force that influences our decision to choose a salon or a spa. Paying minute attention to details of hygiene is the prime responsibility of all stakeholders. Everyone needs to be a leader while maintaining hygiene and set high standards to inspire others. As far as the trends in the luxury salon and spa segment are concerned, quality control will remain paramount and promoters of luxury spa’s and salons will have to ensure rigorous verification process by all quality inspectors present in the salon. Indians are notoriously status and value conscious, they need to be made the owners of the luxury.



From the moment, she said ‘Yes’, she hasn’t been able to sleep well. Yes, it’s the magnificent bride to be. As a girl embarks on a journey to enter womanhood, a thousand emotions like the happiness of uniting with loved ones, jitters for the new life, anxiousness for the preparations and a tinge of sorrow for leaving behind the family are running through her mind. The wedding day look is etched in the memory and the wedding album for years to come. Make a note of all the rituals you need to follow for your very own showstopping moment:


Your bridal hair countdown begins a month before wedding day. The first step is to get the bridal haircut. Tune and colour your hair around two weeks before the wedding. Beauty of your hair is justified when they are edgy but fuss free. Don’t shy away from having hair extensions for your wedding day; it’s way less of a drama than it may sound. And no one needs to know—it can be our secret! Don’t forget that you deserve a luxury treatment in the presence of an expert who analysis your hair texture, thickness, and health quotient.


Your skin reflects your beauty and it should be thoroughly pampered. Exfoliation is an essential part of a bridal skin care routine as it removes the dead skin cell and reveals a more flawless smooth look. Chemical or physical exfoliation with an over-the-counter scrub will give your face all the elegance that you need. Your skin needs special attention of experts who have a deep knowledge and understanding of skin types. Don’t forget to use non-comedogenic make up products to add glitters on your beautiful skin. Non-comedogenic products are less likely to irritate the skin or clog your pores. These products won’t cause blocked pores and prevent you from those irritating acne. Aim for nothing less that the most elegant and confident look.


Some brides get stress breakouts close to the wedding – if this happens let your therapist know as soon as possible. Stress breakouts tend to happen on the cheeks but can appear anywhere as little flat red dots. These can be treated with calming products and perhaps an anti-histamine. You can perhaps opt for a salon that works on your perfect look in the most hospitable environment.

The journey of the Magnificent bride is eternal which allows her to scrutinize every little detail that can make her look the most beautiful woman on her special Day.


Bhawna Rastogi

Absolute Bliss. Perfect Location and warm & elegant interiors. You will love the detailing of the latest equipment which makes one really comfortable. I recommend you must try their Kerastase Sublime Oil Ritual and Reflexology to pamper yourself . The staff is well trained and does a brilliant job, with a genuine smile on their face. What more can one ask for?


Juhi Singh

A must visit salon,  loved the ambiance, the staff is very friendly. I tried the skin treatment at Magnifique which turned out to be more than satisfactory 🙂 would strongly recommend this place !!


Women Entrepreneurs – 5 Checks for Those Starting Up!

Do entrepreneurs have a specific sex? Well, my answer is no! Have you ever heard, Men Entrepreneurs? No? So, if anyone thinks that entrepreneurs are men by default, they are wrong. I am not against the male human race. I have a very efficient and capable male co-founder. Now, if you are thinking, why am I writing all this in an article, who’s title starts with ‘Women Entrepreneurs’. The answer is that I wanted to bring this point and put it on the top of the checklist. If you are a woman, starting a new entrepreneurial venture, here is the checklist:

You are a woman, you are special

No matter how much we discuss and debate equality, men and women are not equal, no one is more and no one is less. Both are special in their own ways. So, as a woman you need to understand and believe that you are special, you need to discover the qualities that makes you special. Once you have discovered your good qualities (strengths) and bad qualities (weaknesses)—if you believe that you don’t have any weakness, that’s your biggest weakness—you are up for the game of war.

How good is your ammunition?

Entrepreneurs are like warriors; in a war, you can plan and expect but unless you are into it, you can’t predict the outcome. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you should have clarity about the objective of your business. You must map your strengths & weaknesses with the objective. This will give you a clear picture of what you should and should not do.

What must be avoided is more important than what must be done

When you start, ideas are unlimited and resources are limited. This means, you should know, what must be avoided and it’s more important than knowing what must be done. A few wrong steps can put you in a vicious circle. Sometimes these few mistakes become so grave that the businesses can go into ICU. It can also get into comma, wherein it stops responding to any stimuli. Trust me, you don’t want to get into this situation.

Time Play

Women of different ages have different time management issues. If you are an entrepreneur with kids, you are running two entrepreneurial ventures simultaneously. Both need your utmost attention. You worry about kids while doing business and vice versa. Time management is directly proportional to the success of the business in most of the cases for women entrepreneurs.


Revenue-Profit-Brand Equity

What makes you an entrepreneur? Do you want to attract investors by generating huge volumes in terms of revenues/customer acquisition; or are you in the game to make profit, everything is based on profit goals and top-line doesn’t matter; or do you want to build a brand with a long-term Brand Equity. You can focus on one or you can have a mix of all. Deciding this mix should be an important part of the business plan.

Everything said and done. In the age of technology driven innovation, the business situation has become very complex. The environment is ultra-dynamic and no rules or mantras are applicable to all women. Therefore, the prime mantra is being aware and being vigilant about your industry. Be aware, be a student, keep learning.



5 Things an Entrepreneur Must Know Before Venturing into the Luxury Beauty & Wellness Business

‘Entrepreneur’ is the most misused word in the recent times. All the people who start new business are not entrepreneurs. Before you know the things that entrepreneurs should know, you need to know if you fall into entrepreneurial category or you are just a business person, who has started a new business. Economist Robert Reich has rightly described leadership, team building and management as essential qualities for any entrepreneur. You may have a different mix of these qualities but the more you are near to the right mix (the right mix is specific to the business type), more successful entrepreneur you are going to be.

Based on my experience as an entrepreneur (well I consider myself as one), following are the 5 most important things an entrepreneur must know before he/she ventures into the Luxury beauty and wellness business:

Clarity is the key. Confusion is death.

It is very important that you have a profound clarity about the Luxury beauty and wellness business before you venture into it. Luxury is an extremely complicated segment and you must be extremely cautious about the strategic business plan—that you chalk-out. You need to understand and evaluate every minuscule detail.

Saving the Luxury.

There is a very thin line between Luxury, Premium and Expensive. If you deviate a bit, Luxury will eventually lose its tag and become Premium. If the erosion continues, consequently, it will be throned as Expensive. So, as an entrepreneur, who’s into Luxury beauty and wellness business, you should consistently be persistent to hold the flag of Luxury by maintaining the basic nuances that Luxury business demands. When it comes to Luxury there are no adjustments and compromises in infrastructure or service standards. Everything must be of the highest standards.

You need to HOLD on.

It’s not a business, it’s a patience test. It will take time to show results and you need to hold on till that time. Luxury beauty and wellness business is like a cricket test match; it tests your patience and mostly players who have patience and sound technique excel. My recommendation—Get your basics right and maintain them as far as you are in the business.

Unless you are a Superman, you need to Focus.

Trust me there is only one superman and he’s busy making movies, so, you are not the one. If you are not a superman, you can’t waste your limited energy and resources. This means being focused is paramount for an entrepreneur in any business. You need to choose how and where do you want to invest your time, energy and money. Trust me, you can’t do everything, you must enlist areas that need your maximum attention. You need to be wise enough to use Pareto principle—which states that your 20% inputs are responsible for 80% of results and remaining 80% of inputs will give you 20% of results.

Don’t fit into the calendar, be all over it.

There are no specific working hours or working days. An entrepreneur is like a solider, who is always on duty or like a mother, who is always available for her child. Being an entrepreneur is all about the continuity, you can’t just switch off. Continuity turns chances into opportunities and opportunities into success. You don’t want to be out of the reach when opportunity knocks your door. Therefore, don’t try to fit in the calendar, be all over it.

Like the things I have mentioned above, there are many things which are helpful for an entrepreneur but all may not be true for every entrepreneur. And this is the beauty of being an entrepreneur, you have the liberty to take your own road and break the notions with innovations. Keep innovating.



#9 Trends Which are Going to Rule the Beauty & Fashion Industry this Year

Beauty trends are mostly faster than The Flash. They run so fast that catching up with them and updating your style catalogue is an art. The combined effect of technology, innovations, and of course what the fashionistas say has a compounded effect on the industry. As the world is going back to naturally crafted products, 2017 is going to see trends in this direction; where 2016 talked about organic products, this year will demand products even more raw and closer to their natural state.

An important consumer behaviour to notice is the individuality that the new era consumer is embracing. They want products crafted specifically for them and high customization is already seeping into the luxury lifestyle. I think following trends will rule in 2017:

Environmental Hazards will give birth to a new range of Antipollution products

Be prepared to see a huge line of products waging a war against skin damaging micro-particles. Antipollution products aim to fight against minute pollutants which not only effect your beauty but also damage your skin.

Technology will take over

Ever heard the term ‘Smart Mirror’? This latest technology can diagnose your skin problems and recommend ways to address them. It can even print 3D patches of makeup matching your skin tone to mask your imperfections. Not just diagnosis, soon you may also expect robotic limbs assisted by experts applying the make up for you. All said and done, technology needs experts to handle it. If the technology goes wrong, it can do an unrepairable damage. Choose your salon and experts wisely.

Probiotic Luxury

People are now aware that natural processes are marginally better than chemical ones. This has led to development of probiotic-based luxury products. These products make use of helpful bacteria like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Brands which are working on this segment want to change the traditional ways upside down and are looking to snowball the impact in 2017.

K-Pop and J-Pop will have heavier than ever influence on the market

Just confined to Asia till date, the dolled-up style inspired from manga is now a global craze. Contact lenses with pop designs will see a huge boost. Eye make-up will not be limited to eye-lashes and eye liner, but it’s going to beautify your iris too.


The intersection of food and cosmetics, i.e., gastronomia is a trend started by YouTubers. Though originally aimed towards preparing your own cosmetics in the kitchen, the procedures to make some of these cosmetics is cumbersome. People want to use the exact same products and if they can’t learn to make them at home, they are not shying away from taking help of an expert. Many high-end luxury salons offer services to create a customer specific cosmetics in front of the customer. If not completely made from home based products, customized care products will shadow the complete industry.

The purest water

Luxury brands are going an extra mile to create water based products with purest of the pure water available. They are willing to climb mountains, combine solution bases from multiple sources, and visit the remotest lagoons to create products with purest possible droplets. Brands are taking water transparency literally by welcoming their customers to take a peek into their manufacturing process.

Quick, Fast, Energetic

To keep up with vivacity of the world, cosmetics which promise an energized feel will be preferred. Most of these products require an assistance of an expert and a certain ambience to take their effect completely.

Embracing Inner Beauty

Consumers have now understood that elevating the level of their health will directly impact their beauty. Many luxury brands will be seen collaborating with food brands to promote their products. The concept of salons offering health drinks while you get your treatment done might spark this year.

Give me Skin and Tonic

Minimal processed products ensure that the product reaches the consumer in the freshest possible state. Luxury salons have already started offering treatments which use products of this niche. Preserving cosmetics’ nutrients so that your body can breathe and chew it properly will become a necessity. Customized beauty kits could be saved by customers in their favourite salon whose products will be used specifically for them.

One cannot completely pin point a specific trend which is going to take off in this dynamic industry. Individuality, technology, rawness, and extreme hygiene will be the apt key words to sum up the trends in coming year.



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