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).
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”.