YLG Salon is ‘Salon Chain of the Year – South’

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Bangalore, February 14, 2014: YLG Salon (You Look Great!), the Bangalore-based salon chain with over thirty salons in Bangalore and Chennai has won the ‘Salon chain of the year- South’ at the 3rd Indian Salon Awards. Since its inception six years ago, YLG has rapidly expanded its footprint in Bangalore to become the city’s largest salon chain, with a presence across most neighborhoods. YLG Salon has also trained around 1200 students at its own beauty institute – ISHA (International Skin and Hair Academy).

L to R - Jahir Habib and Murali Sundar, Country Manager, Schwarzkopf Professional presenting award to Rahul Bhalchandra, CEO and Director, YLG Salon

The award is India’s leading Salon, Spa and Wellness award that rewards and recognizes the work done by salon chains, spas and fitness centres across the country. The salon industry, currently pegged at USD 2 billion , is growing at a rapid pace, and is expected to touch USD 3.5 billion by 2015. The recent years have seen the rise of professionally managed salon chains catering to a growing number of clientele who feel the need for grooming and wellness services. YLG is one of the country’s first venture funded salon chains and is well-known for introducing unique initiatives such as non-sugar based wax in hygienic disposable cartridges and European light therapy facials.

The award was presented to Rahul Bhalchandra, CEO and Director, YLG Salon by Jahir Habib and Murali Sundar, Country Manager, Schwarzkopf Professional India at a glittering ceremony in Delhi. Speaking about the win, Rahul Bhalchandra said, “We are delighted to have won this award! This is in recognition of our continued focus on quality and excellence in services. South India is a significant market for salons and we are committed to serving this market with our unique offerings”.

About YLG Salon:

YLG (You Look Great!) serves customers at 28 locations in Bangalore and 5 salons in Chennai. . It was launched in 2008 to provide a consistently superior salon experience coupled with the latest technology from across the world. YLG (You Look Great!) provides the full range of personalised beauty services under one roof.  YLG has been founded by Rahul Bhalchandra who has over 20 years of experience in the retail industry. He has quickly established YLG as the most innovative salon in India through a combination of unique services and customized products. YLG also runs a world class beauty institute International Skin & Hair Academy (ISHA) in Bangalore. YLG is funded by Helion Venture Partners and Everstone Capital.

 Bridal Hairstyles from YLG:

YLG (You Look Great) Salon, had also  organized a personalised beauty camp called ‘YLG Look Gr8 Season 1’ in Bangalore on 18th January.  They had put together a few bridal hairstyles during the workshop. Here are some photos from the event:

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All images: courtesy Aim High Consulting



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