Salon Nayana Case Study

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Today “Salon Nayana” has become a familiar phrase all around Sri Lanka. The story of Nayana Karunaratne the founder and owner of Nayana Chain of Salons is a very exemplary role model for future entrepreneurs and leaders. At present Salon Nayana has spread its branches not only in Sri Lanka but also in India which is the second largest market in the world. Therefore Salon Nayana has become a leading company in the industry. She is the official beautician for Srilankan Airlines and is the founders of Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers And Beauticians (SLAHAB) in 1996 which now has about 1500 members island wide. She has expanded her business with the introduction of Image Consultants, a company that offers short term and long term courses …show more content…
Raja Tilekeratne and Mallika Seneviratne are Nayanas’ parents who worked as journalists at the Lake House. She was the second child in a family of four children. Nayana attended Visaka Vidyalaya and Bishop’s College for her education. Nayanas’ ambition to become a leading beautician was able to kick off with the meeting of famous beautician Janet Balasuriya at a function. It was a challenge during that time because beauty culture as an industry was not very highly rated for a young girl to venture into. Nayana was so determined and she had the vision of what the industry may become in future. She wanted to become a role model in an industry which had a lot of potential but wasn’t demotivated by the position of the industry among the society then. So she enlisted for the beauty school
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With the success of her first business she was able to start a salon with one hair dryer and two assistants in 1980. Nayana enrolled for the School of Hairdressing and Raymond Young School of Beauty in London and Rever Hairdressing School Hong Kong for widening her knowledge in the industry. She also worked with Wella Germany, Schwarzkopf Professional Germany, Lancôme Paris, Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy UK, L'Oréal, Pivot Point and Elizabeth Arden Singapore to gain better exposure to the modern trends of beauty

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