Salon & Store Launch
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Two major salon brands made a splash as they opened doors of their new outlets. Beauty retail business gets a boost with new stores opening up. Beauty Launchpad gives you a lowdown.
Marie Claire Paris debuts in Bengaluru
Marie Claire Paris Salon & Wellness made its grand India debut in Bengaluru. The unisex outlet follows a French theme inspired by Parisian culture. Designed by Marie Claire artistic team in Paris, the Salon has contrasting colours and lights, which make the atmosphere bright. Lighter hues add to the natural, soothing and relaxing ambience. The use of natural plants for décor and bamboo walls adds to the eco-friendly appeal of the interiors. Vandana Bhardwaj, Director, Marie Claire Salon & Wellness India, said, “This philosophy of Marie Claire is reflected in the Marie Claire Salon & Wellness, thus taking the engagement with our clients to the next level. The Salon with its global look, slick ambience and premium fashionable services will make guests feel like its their second home. We will proactively respond to the demands our esteemed customers in this market and deliver wonderful experiences consistently.” The Salon offers hair, skin and body services – Wella, SP & Rene Furterer for hair, Dermalogica for skin and Makeup Studio for bridal services. Some of its popular treatments include Anti Pollution Face Therapy and Hot Stone Therapy.
Marie Claire Salon & Wellness, 515, KMJ Identity, 8th Block, 20th Main Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru. Tel: 7506897976 Website: www.marieclairesalon.in
Bodycraft ventures into Mumbai
The denizens of Mumbai are in for a treat as Bodycraft Spa & Salon has opened its flagship salon here. The leading chain of salon from Bengaluru launched its first salon in Mumbai in an exclusive partnership with COTY. Bodycraft invited actors and supermodels Dipannita Sharma, Alesia Raut and Nethra Raghuraman to experience the unique services offered at the salon. The salon is spread over 60,000 + square feet has dedicated floors for skin and body treatments, hair and nails. There is a special cabin for men’s services, too. It houses renowned brands such as Wella, SP, Sebastian, OPI, Dermalogica and Ainhoa. Swati Gupta, Salon Director and Head of Creative Development at Bodycraft Spa & Salon, said, “At Bodycraft, we are a family. People are our biggest strength. I want to bring in significant change to the world of beauty and hairdressing. We are a country rich with exceptional talent, who have the potential to be global trendsetters.”
Bodycraft Spa and Salon
962/1, Kukreja Arcade, 19th Rd, Near Ambedkar Garden, Chembur East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400071. Tel: 022 2522 3907
Shahnaz Husain Store, New Delhi
The Shahnaz Husain Store welcomed patrons to its revamped avatar at Select City Walk, New Delhi. The new store design boasts luxurious ambience and an efficient customer information system. Apart from the renovated store, the brand also unveiled its new logo. It has Shahnaz Husain’s initials – SH – and its design symbolises the strength of the brand and its brand identity. The new logo also takes us back into time, mentioning the year 1971, when Shahnaz Husain established the concept of Herbal Care & Cure, pioneering the herbal beauty movement and redefining beauty care. The store houses high-end beauty retail and superior beauty products that are free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and synthetic colours. “It has a totally new look, with beautiful interiors that reflect the contemporary international face of beauty retail,” said Shahnaz Husain, CMD, The Shahnaz Husain Group.
Sephora opens fifth store in Mumbai
Spread across 3,130 square-feet, the new Sephora store is located on the ground level of Oberoi Mall in Goregaon. It’s the beauty giant’s 17th store in India. Miss India World 2018 winner Anukreethy Vas along with first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary and second runner-up Shreya Rao Kamavarapu attended the launch and conducted a walkthrough of the store along with Vivek Bali, Chief Operating Officer – Sephora India at Arvind Beauty Brands. Along with Bali, the beauty queens felicitated the winners of the ‘Are you the Sephora Mumbai Girl’ Contest held on social media. The store has new brands like Beauty Studio and Klara Cosmetics amongst others such as Sephora Collection, Benefit, Makeup Forever, Cover FX, Becca, Stila, Smash Box, Glam Glow, Boscia, Burt’s Bees etc. Sephora’s latest animation, Oh! My Doll is on display at the store.
Innisfree in Bengaluru
Innisfree has opened its first flagship store in Bengaluru at Mantri Square Mall. It’s the brand’s 12th store in India but first in the city. Spread over carpet area 600 sq.ft, the store is designed to bring the beauty brand to life. The store interiors aims at connecting with its large network of beauty enthusiasts. It also flaunts an exclusive vertical garden. Innisfree is a Korean beauty brand from Jeju Island. The new store encompasses a unique Jeju experience with all its latest launches across skincare and make-up like Advanced Beauty Geen Tea & Volcanic Color Clay Masks amongst is 320 SKUs.