The Cosmetic Lady: Shahnaz Husain

Born in a royal Muslim family, Husain was introduced to both modern schooling as well as traditions. She got married at a tender age of 16 .However, the monotony of her life made her do something more than a housewife. It was during her husband’s posting in Iran that she realized her keen interest in beauty and cosmetology. She pursued it with great passion in many leading institutes like Helena Rubinstein, Arnold Taylor, Swarzkopf , Christine Valmy, Lancôme and Lean of Copenhagen and supported her education by writing for the Iran Tribune. She realized that chemical treatments are harmful and have long lasting negative effects. She was thus attracted towards the ancient treasure of Ayurveda. She came up with many natural Ayurvedic chemical free products for beauty care. She firmly believes in the power of „care and cure‟ of the nature than chemicals. she started her saloon on a humble budget of Rs. 35000/- in Delhi and soon she was booked for 6 months in advance. Turning point came in her career when she was given an opportunity to represent India in London during The Festival Of India in 1980.Her products created a huge stir and soon she captured a huge market there. Now, her company produces more than 400 different products which have a market in over 138 countries. The Shahnaz group has diversified into health resorts, spas as well as low calorie health drinks. it seems that nothing is unconquerable for Husain.

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Sandip Foundation
Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre
Department of Management Studies