Future Of Salon Business In India 

on Jul 28, 2021 | 37410 views

Written by Deepak Sah                                                                             July 28, 2021

The beauty salon industry in India is one of the most essential industries and it is growing at a decent pace. It is growing at a rate of around 15-20% every year and we all have seen the new trends in the salon industry and it is now no more hidden and unspoken subject in India. The market size of the salon industry in 2019 was around USD 950 million and it was expected to reach around USD 2.68 billion in 2020 but the sudden attack of COVID altered this figure and the industry suffered a loss at the rate of 30-40% in a pandemic.

The road ahead 

We all know that the beauty salon industry is dominated by unorganized players and there are few big players in the market and COVID has hit the beauty salon industry hard and the unorganized players suffered the lot because they were not properly organized to tackle the pandemic, as a result, many salons closed in this lockdowns and some were about to close. We all know lockdown promoted social distancing and people are now very conscious about health and COVID so when unlock was done people chosen organized players for grooming and hair cutting because of their safety protocols and here the beauty salon industry took a new direction and accepted the challenge and came with many trends like safety protocols, went digital, took salon to home and many more steps were taken. And now the organized players are dominating this industry in this pandemic. People don’t want to compromise with their health, as a result, they are choosing a salon that offers maximum safety during a haircut. Now people are concerned about two main things, safety, and cleanliness. And now almost all organized players are growing with one motto that is Safety is a new luxury.

Another important thing is that only those beauty salons were affected badly which were in a single business that is only hair cut. The organized players survived because they have multiple businesses in their store which forced the customers to visit them after lockdown.

Medha G Seth, a cosmetologist, and aesthetician with 15 years of experience, says for the spa industry to regain some momentum post-lockdown. Many organized players like L'oreal, Chop-shop, etc are handling pandemic well, they are training them all staffs, franchisees to follow the safety norms which is not available in the case of unorganized sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has got people talking about a whole new salon and spa experience, due to growing awareness about hygiene and cross-contamination. Already, social media has shown how salons and aestheticians are adapting to the new norm: head-to-toe plastic suits, continuous washing of hands and of the space, and crowd control.

According to Sam Paul, Chairman and managing director of Toni and Guy salons in India,” There is no doubt that haircuts are an essential service and cannot be done at home in the long run. There is no question of getting afraid. I don’t see any hit on the salon industry in the long run, it is a recession-proof and nothing can affect it in a long run”

Top 10 salon franchises beyond 2021 

Chop-Shop: "The Hippest Barbershops in India''. Chop Shop is a North American-owned male grooming brand & chain of upmarket Barbershops that draws inspiration from New York in the ’20s and delivers exceptional North American quality grooming services. Premium Hot Towel Shaves, killer haircuts, rejuvenating facials & awesome locally sourced fresh coffee. Chop Shop is the only Barbershop brand in India to have GBBA Level 3 UK Certified Barbers. The Chop Shop was founded in 2018 by Martin Prihoda and their wife Tonia Clark, along with Co-founders Kenneth D'Souza and Chris Downer.

Investment :40 - 50 lakh

Space - 1000-2000 sq feet.

Why should you prefer the Chop-Shop Franchise?

  • Fully designed store and easy to use E-hub

  • Learning from veteran barbers and stylists 

  • Video training library

  • Growing business model even in pandemic

  • Lower investment, high return

  • Stand out in the crowd business model

  • They got your back in need

  • Turnkey ownership 

Jawed Habib: Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Ltd. is one of the earliest and the finest hair and beauty salons in India. Through these years, they have won the trust of several celebrities and millions of commoners who are their loyal patrons today. Besides this, they also help aspiring stylists achieve their dreams, with Jawed Habib Academy, their chain of hair education schools spread across India. Operating in 24 states and 110 cities in the country, they currently have 636 outlets in addition to establishments in Singapore and London. Through their professional services, they relentlessly strive to give customers an experience that they would love to revisit. They have evolved together as a family over the last 3 generations and have espoused a culture of science and understanding that is used to style hair. Their employees are our assets who are meticulously trained on the innumerable scientific methods of hair cutting and styling that would directly benefit their treasured customers. To be even more specific, the methodology that they follow is what they call science-based styling and not just styling based on products.

Investment: 20 lakh -30 lakh

Space : 250-500sq feet

Why should you prefer the Jawed Habib Salon Franchise?

  • Brand recognition

  • 12 years of experience

  • 30-60% return on investment

  • Both pre-opening and post-opening support

  • Training and marketing support

Lakme Salon: Lakme Salon is India’s first and leading beauty salon chain that provides services related to make-up, haircare, and skincare. The company has a dedicated team of over 3500 trained professionals who work hard to give top-most quality services to the customers. Lakme Salon has been in existence for more than 35 years as it was started in 1984. Since then, the company has spread throughout India with more than 400 Lakme Salons in 125 cities of the country. Lakme is the number 1 cosmetics brand in the country. In the year 2012, the Brand Trust Report ranked Lakme as the 104th in India. In the following year, the same report ranked Lakme as the 71st most trusted brand in IndiaThe Lakme company is also a sponsor of the Lakme Fashion Week, a fashion event that is held twice a year.

Investment : 50 lakh-70 lakh

Space : 250-500sq feet

Why should you prefer the Lakme Salon Franchise?

  • Expert on Indian Beauty for over 50 years.

  • It has a footprint of over 1200 assisted sales outlets,

  • Brand recognition

  • Training and marketing support

L’Oreal salon: Over the years, L’Oréal has actively contributed to the dynamic Indian hairdressing sector. Training and education are the bedrock of the industry and L’Oréal continue to invest a lot in these key development areas, along with upgrading salons through superior products, revolutionizing the consumer experience, and providing hairdressers with platforms like the Indian Hairdressing Awards, to showcase their talent. L’Oréal has trained over a million hairdressers over the last 10 years and partners with 45,000 salons through its brands L’Oréal Professional, Matrix, Kérastase, and Cheryl’s Cosmeceutical. L’Oréal India has been present in the country as a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A. since 1994. Today L’Oréal India is present in all distribution channels with 14 brands, available in mass-market channels (L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New-York, NYX Professional Makeup); in hair and beauty salons (L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kérastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals, Decleor); in selective distribution (Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diesel).

Investment : 20 lakh - 30 lakh

Space required: 250-500sq feet

Why should you prefer the L’Oreal salon Franchise?

  • Brand recognition 

  • Training and support

  • Expert in hairdressing 

  • Award winner 

Naturals Salon: Established 19 years ago, Naturals has revolutionized the beauty and franchising industry with over 650+ salons spread across India. We are happy about the fact that Naturals has created 400 women franchise partners and trained over 10000 staff. Thanks to our 30 lakhs+ customers! Today, Naturals is India’s most prominent chain of hair and beauty salons. Thanks to world-class service, courteous staff, and loyal support from patrons, Naturals now has 650+ salons across the sub-continent and aims to expand to 3000 salons by 2020.

Investment : 20lakh -30 lakh

Space : 250-500sq feet

Why should you prefer the Naturals  Salon Franchise?

  • Low investment, High return

  • Brand recognition

  • Special training and support 

  • Marketing support

  • The core team will always support you.

Green trend Salon: Green Trends offers trendy haircuts and color services, complete skincare solutions, and bridal packages, at affordable rates. Equipped with the knowledge of a wide variety of professional hair & skincare products, their well-trained professional stylists provide friendly service. Conveniently close, They're located right in your neighborhood. You can also find your favorite world-class hair care brands, like L’Oréal, Matrix, Wella, Schwarzkopf, and many more at Green Trends.

Investment : 40 lakh - 50 lakh

Space : 1000-2000sq feet

Why should you prefer the Green trend salon Franchise?

  • Reduced Cost of Investment

  • Brand Value

  • Special Training for the Franchisees offered

  • Proven Higher Return of Investment

  • Complete Marketing Support

Shahnaz Husain Group: It is India's leading company in the field of natural beauty and antiaging 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 centers worldwide. The group has received many an accolade, the most recent of which was when its Chairperson, Shahnaz Husain, won India's highest honor, the Padma Shree, in the field of Industry and trade for bringing Ayurveda to the West.

Investment : 15 lakh - 20 lakh

Space : 250-500sq feet

Why should you prefer the Shahnaz Husain Group Franchise?

  • Beauty Franchise is always in demand

  • With low-cost investment and an established brand image, you can earn high ROIs

  • complete support from the franchisor

  • High ROI 

JUICE: It is one of India’s trendiest salon chains with 31 branches spread internationally. In India Juice has a widespread presence across metros and mini-metros catering to the beauty needs of ardent fashion followers, trendsetters, and celebrities. Being in existence for almost two decades, JUICE has become a leader and benchmark in the hair, beauty, and nail care industry. This leading salon chain aims to bring the latest fashion trends and cutting-edge technology to their customers in a comfortable and sleek environment, using the best international products in the market. Being an extremely trendy, stylish as well as international brand, JUICE has experienced a period of drastic growth over the last two decades along with that they continue to keep their art of hairdressing fresh and alive.

Investment : 30 lakh - 40 lakh

Space : 1000-2000sq feet

Why should you prefer the JUICE Salon Franchise?

  • International reach

  • High ROI

  • Brand recognition

  • 20 years of Industry Experience Reputed brand Pan India presence

  • Complete marketing support

Marie Claire salon: It is an international magazine, founded by Jean Prouvost and Marcelle Auclair, first published in France in 1937, followed by the UK in 1941. Since then various editions have been published in many countries and languages. Marie Claire Online reaches more than 9 million readers each month and has an engaged and growing social media fan base of more than 6 million followers. They operate a beauty salon under this brand name and have 50 outlets. We are now looking to expand our footprint through franchising. Marie Claire holds an extended licensing program with more than 50 partners around the world, for products such as fashion accessories, ready-to-wear, home decoration, cosmetics, perfumes as well as beauty services. Marie Claire who is known as the Trendsetter for Fashion & Beauty now extends its Licensing Vertical to India for Salon Spa & Vocational Academy for Wellness & Aesthetics.

Investment :12 lakh - 40 lakh

Space: 200- 1000 sq ft

Why should you prefer the Marie Claire  Salon Franchise?

  • Global reach

  • Brand recognition

  • ROI 40%-80% per annum

  • Marketing support

  • Training and support 

Blossom Kochhar: AROMA MAGIC is a creation of Dr. Blossom Kochhar and has been in operation since 1992, with a range of reliable, safe, and natural beauty products. Apart from writing books on health, beauty, and aromatherapy, she runs India’s finest chain of hair and beauty education institutes under the banner of Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design (BKCCAD). They have ‘Earth to Bottle’ 170 signature aromatherapy skin, hair, and wellness products - sustainably blending nature’s plant extracts to provide natural healing from within. From care for skin, love for hair to gentle caress for your heart and soul, they have created a niche in the fashion, lifestyle, and wellness industry alike.

Investment : 15 lakh - 40 lakh

Space : 400- 1200 sq ft

Why should you prefer the Blossom Kochhar  Salon Franchise?

  • 1000+ beauty parlors and salons

  • Global reach

  • Marketing and training support

  • High ROI

  • Brand recognition

  • Natural beauty products

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