When Vandana Luthra founded VLCC (Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves) in 1989, it might have been hard to imagine that the then 30-year-old would one day lead a renowned beauty and wellness business empire, with operations spanning 310 locations in 143 cities in 12 countries. VLCC employs 3,000 professionals today, 70 percent of whom are women!
She entered India’s then nascent beauty and wellness industry with very few success stories to get inspired by (Shahnaz Husain’s being a rare one). In the late 80s-90s, a career in beauty and wellness was not considered a good career option in India.
Meeting this diva of beauty and wellness was an enriching experience. It seemed her innate simplicity and grace were not influenced by her achievements in business. This, despite being a recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India.