Interview With Neelam Chahal About Her Journey As A Beauty Specialist & Owning A Salon
There is a famous dialogue ‘Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to puri kayanat usey tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai’. The inspiring lady on our blog has got to tell a similar story.
Here’s welcoming, beauty expert Neelam Chahal the name behind ‘Shabnam Beauty Salon’, one of Panchkula’s renowned salon chain. Born in a Jatt Family, she withstood all odds to fulfill her dream of becoming a beautician. Making others beautiful and feel confident about themselves, gives her immense pleasure. We got the brilliant beauty expert to answer some questions about her journey, entrepreneurship, beauty and more. This interview is about how confidence and patience can make you go a long way—keep your spirits high as you read on!
Tell us about yourself and your work?
I am in the beauty line since 15 years, working in partnership with Mr. Sonu. We started with a small cabin and now own four salon branches in Panchkula. Our business is going on well. I am very passionate about my work and just cannot stay at home after 10 am.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the Beauty industry?
Since the beginning, I had an inclination towards beauty industry. As a child, I used to keep trying different styles on my sisters. It’s when I got married and through my mother-in-law’s support, I could follow my passion and opened a salon in Karnal. When my husband got transferred to Panchkula, we moved here. Soon, I realized sitting at home and doing nothing just wasn’t my cup of tea. However, I opened a salon by the name ‘Shabnam Beauty Parlour’ in partnership with Mr. Sonu. He has a good hand in hair. It’s through our combined efforts that we are now able to manage four branches in Panchkula with a workforce of 40 employees.
What you admire the most about your job?
I am passionate about styling my bridal clients and making them feel happy. As they are going to step into a new phase of life, all I wish for them is happiness. The best part for me is seeing them happy about their look and they being contented with our services. I also like to help my clients in making their skin better and guiding them. Other than beauty I guide them about their eating habits too.
A quality one should possess to make a mark in this industry?
Confidence and Patience are the keys to make a mark in this or I should say any industry. Why specially beauty? Because sometimes the client doesn’t think at all before speaking so you have to be patient to manage such situations.
What are your plans and dreams for the future?
We are coming up with something big in sector 20, Panchkula. You can expect an announcement soon. We are also planning to establish our brand name in Chandigarh. I also provide free training to 2-3 girls every year and employ them in my salon on a minimum salary of Rs 15,000. These girls pick up really fast as they have a fondness for learning. Seeing them and their family happy gives me a lot of satisfaction.
Any Beauty Tip you would like to share with the audience?
I have one advice for the ladies that always keep your skin clean and wash it before going to bed. Eat healthy and drink plenty of water. Avoid junk food or have it once in a week. Tomato juice is beneficial for the face. Apply tomato juice regularly to remove blackheads and open pores. It is helpful for covering them up. Take fruit or juice two times a day. We can cure the skin by 50% with facial as if done on monthly basis. But 50% you have to do with yourself. Middle aged ladies who are 40-50 years old, should apply coconut oil before sleeping during winters.
A message you would like to convey to all the women out there?
For your self-respect, try following something that you are fond of. It’s not that difficult to manage family and business. We women are not weak and thereby should go ahead and live our dreams. You may open up a boutique or tiffin service, but ensure you do something that you like. Nothing is impossible in life.
Do you know about KittyBee? Share your views.
I feel very positive about KittyBee. They share some wonderful beauty and health tips and the best part is they are organic. The facility that they provide for arranging kitty parties- it’s the best. They have made everything so much easier for the ladies. They are doing the work all so well. I wish they keep doing such great work.
We thank Mrs. Neelam Chahal, for a wonderful interview and inspiring our audience through her journey.
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