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SMC Delhi ’19: Meet the Speakers

SMC Delhi ’19: Meet the Speakers

As we countdown to the 4th edition of Salon Management Congress (SMC) at Professional Beauty Delhi Show on 1-2 July 2019, here’s a look at the eminent panel of industry gurus, experts and successful professionals scheduled to share their knowledge, experience, advice and more on some of the biggest questions surrounding India’s salon industry today. 


Dr Blossom Kochhar
Chairperson – Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies
A visionary way ahead of her time, Dr Kochhar is the pioneer of aromatherapy in India and is globally recognised for her work. She also heads the Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts & Design (BKCCAD) that offers prestigious international certifications. Dr Kochhar is also a Member of the Governing Council for Beauty and Wellness Sector Skills Council, NSDC, as well as the president of National Hairdressers Association.

Pammy Kaul
Technical Director – Headmasters
CEO – Scratch Salons
Pammy Kaul’s international acclaim extends to expertise and knowledge in hair, nail, and beauty. She is best known for pioneering the launch of Nail Art in India and has been at the forefront of beauty and hair education by providing professional training through her academies, salons, and spas. She ventured on her own to start the brand SCRATCH in 2008, which since then has become a full-scale multi-city salon brand.

Indra Ahluwalia
CMD – Grace Beauty Clinic
Heading a chain of salons and academies across Punjab and in Mumbai, Indra Ahluwalia has been contributing to the beauty and wellness industry for over three decades. Indra is also the creative director of Grace Academy and has represented North India as a leading Skin Expert at a Beauty Conference held in Japan by the Govt. Of India.

Vikram Mohan
CEO & Co-Founder – SPALON India
Vikram’s passion for hairdressing comes from his mother, Latha Mohan who owns Kanya salons. In 2004, Vikram launched Chennai's first-ever unisex salon — Bounce Salon Lounge with the help of his mother who has been in the business for over three decades.

Kohinoor Mandal
Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Ltd.
Master Franchisee – West Bengal & Jharkhand
A business journalist turned entrepreneur, Kohinoor Mandal has been associated with Jawed Habib for almost 18 years now. As the Master Franchisee of the brand in two states, there are 75 salons and eight training centres operating under him.

Pankaj Killa
Founder-Director & C.E.O
Head Turners Salon
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Pankaj Killa ventured into the salon business in 2000, with the first Head Turners Salon in collaboration with L’Oreal Professional opening in Kolkata. Since then, under his leadership, Head Turners has become one of the largest salon chains in East India, with 37 branches and 2 internationally-accredited academies.

Samir Srivastav
Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa, India
With 22 years of experience with reputed brands and corporates, Samir understands the need to introduce and encourage an international standard of quality in service. He has worked closely with the National Skill Development Agency to develop skilled workforces across industries. He also played a key role in the progress made by the government to increase PPP ventures in the beauty industry in select states.  

Sachin Kamat
Director, Employee & Customer Engagement
By pioneering innovations in customer experience, people practices, quality assurance initiatives, and technology adoption, Sachin has been instrumental in elevating ‘Enrich’ as a thought leader in the Indian salon industry.

Raman Bhardwaj
Owner & Director
ANJOHN Salons & Academy, KolkataOne of the most popular and well-respected hair professional in Kolkata, Raman’s 22 years of hairdressing experience has earned him several achievements through his salons and academy. Trained in hairdressing at prestigious international academies, such as Vidal Sassoon, Toni&Guy, and SAKS, Raman has been an L’Oreal Creative ambassador and Dream Team Member. The brand ANJOHN has 5 salons and one hair academy located across Kolkata and is planning to expand to other cities in India, soon.

Rachit Malhotra
Creative Director
Femina Plus Salon & Spa
Rachit is a gifted creative designer and educator who strives to inspire inspires creativity and expands people’s knowledge of art, design, and the salon business. He loves travelling, mentoring and sharing his knowledge about the different trends and facets of the hair industry and salon business at tradeshows, conferences, workshops and seminars. As an entrepreneur, he established four high-class salons and spa in Ambala, Panchkula, Mohali & Chandigarh, employing over 100 staff. Among his multiple achievements as a hair expert, Rachit has been a Creative Ambassador (North) for Schwarzkopf Professional India and a WEAT team member at WAHL India.

Veer Kaul
Managing Director
Headmasters Salon
An experienced & innovative Business Manager with a career spanning over 22 years, Veer Kaul is a partner & director at Headmasters Salon Pvt Ltd — a premium standalone salon & day spa based in Chandigarh.

Subham Virmani
Director – Sales & Strategy, Esskay Resources
As a young entrepreneur, Shubham has launched many leading hair, beauty and nail brands in India. Within a span of 5 years, he has travelled to more than 50 cities, conducted various educative seminars and workshops pan India and taught more than 3000 students on Effective Business Management of Hair and Beauty Salons.

Deepak Jalhan
Creative Director & Educator – LOOKS Privй
Deepak has been in the industry for more than a decade. He mastered his professional skills from reputed academies like Vidal Sassoon, London and Toni&Guy, Singapore. He has also won several awards including the prestigious L’Orйal Professionnel Indian Hairdressing Award.

Savio John Pereira
Celebrity Hairstylist
Renowned for his avant-garde styling, Savio’s skill and expertise are evident from his impressive clientele including Priyanka Chopra, Neha Dhupia, Sonakshi Sinha, Shilpa Shetty, Kangana Ranaut, Mary Kom and Cricketer Yuvraj Singh. He was also the official hairstylist for Liz Hurley’s wedding in Jodhpur. 

CEO – NEU Salons
With a revolutionary philosophy and desire to change the landscape of the beauty industry, Vibhoar embarked on a journey to build NEU into a global brand at just 16. After 2 years of quick-learning and studying the industry, Vibhoar completely immersed himself into the business from a managerial role and now drives the brand towards a more unconventional and unique path.

Viki Thakkar
Director & Owner – Viki Thakkar Design Studio
Viki Thakkar is a renowned name in the salon industry since 1999. He has designed more than 200 salons in the last 18+ years and was recently awarded the “Best Salon Design” title at the IHA awards for his work on Vipul Chudasama Salon and Academy.

Anjum Bhardwaj
Make-up & Beauty Expert
Anjum’s natural flair for the art and craft of makeup draws inspiration from artists like Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown. With over 9 years of industry experience, her knowledge extends to multiple specialities including corrective makeup, prosthetics and special effects, character makeup, airbrushing techniques, bridal and ramp. 

Ruchi Vedwa
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Vanity Lounge Grooming & Wellness
In the last four years, Ruchi has been involved in establishing several salons in Delhi-NCR, including Vanity Lounge outlets in Alaknanda and CR Park. She is also the founder/director of RBV’s Unisex salons and has undergone training in beauty and cosmetics. 

Ubaid Dandekar
R Nail Lounge
Having worked in the beauty industry extensively, Ubaid ventured into the nail art business in 2013 with his brand Glam Nail and R Nail Lounge. Since then, he has been working earnestly towards improving the standards of nail art services in India. 

SMC 2019 at Professional Beauty India Delhi is your one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore what’s new and trending as well as improve your entrepreneurial skills.

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