Samir Srivastav appointed CEO of Looks Salon
By Retail4Growth Bureau | March 29, 2023
Samir, who comes with 22 years of industry experience, will be seen leading the group business at Looks Salon, which currently has 190 outlets across 51 cities and aims to become India's largest luxury Salon with 500 salons by the end of 2026.
Looks Salon, India, has announced the appointment of Samir Srivastav as its Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Samir will be seen leading the group business and driving the growth strategy, emphasising the emerging regions of West, East and South India and building the company's global presence through focused approaches to scale it to greater heights. In addition, he will play a pivotal role in mentoring the Directors, Samay Dutta, Sabhya Dutta and Shivam Dutta.
Samir Srivastav will augment the growth path along with Samay Dutta, Managing Director and other senior management. Currently, Sandeep Dutta, Director – Finance; Sabhya Dutta, Director, leads the Looks Franchise & Partner operations in India & International geographies and Shivam Dutta, Director, leads The Salon Factory, which is the private label business of Looks.
Continuing with his winning leadership streak, Samir aspires to expand the Looks brand in the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, thus offering brand familiarity to the Indian diaspora in these markets. Furthermore, as a part of its growth strategy, Looks Salon plans to tap into the rapidly growing beauty industry & male grooming segment and harness its full potential with Looks Barber Shop - one of its kind male grooming services salon. Yet another expansion on the cards is The Salon Factory, where the brand plans to create a Skin Care & Body Care range of products and other essential beauty accessories under its banner.
Looks Salon currently boasts a total of 190 outlets across 51 cities, and 50 more are in the pipeline. With the ambitious aim of becoming India's largest luxury Salon with 500 salons by the end of 2026, it intends to introduce luxury hair and beauty services to its Indian consumers through salon formats with international brands, according to the company statement.
Samay Dutta, Managing Director, said, "Looks Salon is ranked as one of the Top 10 brands in the beauty and wellness space. Samir is particularly known in the industry for building brands using a champion framework. He has the right blend of experience and knowledge to lead the group business and scale the growth path. With Samir at the helm, we are excited to see the next phase of expansion for the brand."
Samir Srivastav, CEO, Looks Salon India, said, "Being part of a revered brand like Looks Salon is an honour. I am excited to merge my experience with global brands and introduce the latest innovations to build Looks Salon as a truly aspirational brand. In my current role here, I look forward to elevating the brand's presence and offering bespoke services across markets in India and globally."
Samir Srivastav is an industry veteran with 22 years of work experience; his last successful stint was as the CEO of Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa (JCB Chain of Salons).