Invest in Beauty, Invest in growth!

With a footprint of over 220 salons, Lakmé salon delights over 5 million demanding customers. And with 130 franchise partners growing with us today, we are becoming bigger and bigger everyday. We hold the promise of progress and income along with the assurance if dealing with one of the most respectable companies of India.Earn your revenues through the services offered and products retailed at the Lakmé Salon, enabling you to enjoy a profitable and successful future.

  • Investment Required: 40-50 Lakhs
  • Achieve operational break even within 3-6 months
  • Receive pay-back of approximately 3-3.5 years

Being a Franchisee

A franchisee has to have high level of ethics, needs to possess initiative and be resourceful and most of all needs high degree of customer orientation. Passion being the critical factor; one has to display passion to serve and delight the customer. The network consists of franchisee from different walks of life ie., businessmen, women entrepreneurs, housewives, corporate professionals.

With established Standard Operating Procedures and processes, Lakme Salon aspires to be one of the best franchisee management business in the country.



Heritage: The brand Lakme

Set up at the behest of the first Prime Minister of India, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Lakme brand was established in the year 1950. It is the country’s first beauty brand and takes pride in being the expert of Indian beauty for over 50 years. The brand has evolved through the years and is today the contemporary beauty expert with an in depth understanding of the Indian customer. The brand offers its customers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services. Lakme brand operates in color cosmetics, skin category, beauty salons and is also the pioneer of the Fashion event: Lakme Fashion Week in the country. The bond with beauty & fashion is manifested though the Lakme Fashion Week.


The salon industry made up of the organized and the unorganized salon is witnessing tremendous growth. Steering this growth is the organized segment which is forecasted to grow at an average of 25% per annum. Growth in the salon industry is driven by newer customers and existing customers who have started frequenting the salon more often and their ability to spend more per visit. The industry has been growing at a CAGR of 25% and forecasted to grow at the same rate in the years to come.

200 salon across 50+ cities and
towns- Making India Beautiful

Growth with Lakme Salons

Lakme Salon operates more than 200 salons in 50 plus cities, under Lakme Lever Pvt Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindustan Unilever Limited. Lakme Lever operates the Lakme Studio, Lakme Absolute Salon in addition to its popular Lakme Salon format. Lakme Salon is predominantly a franchisee owned and franchisee operated (fofo) model. The network boasts of 122 franchisee partners who own and operate 155 Salons. There are 103 franchisees who own and operate more than one salon and are multi franchisee owners. One third of our existing network every year set up new salons, thus signaling that the business proposition & model are attractive and viable. Lakme has an ambition to grow the category and be the biggest organized player in the beauty and wellness category.

155 Franchise salons- A
Solid Partnership

A Lakme Franchisee Initiative

Lakme offers comprehensive support to a franchisee helping them set up, operate and succeed in the business. Lakme Salons offers guidance and help around site identification and selection, layout, design & project management, training & recruitment support, launch model & sustenance and lastly established & proven systems and processes to operate the business. A dedicated new salon opening team works along with the franchisee to ensure that the business is set up for success.

The franchisee owns the project and brings in their understanding of the local catchment, time & involvement in running day to day operations, in addition to the required capital investment of approximately 50 lacs. A Franchisee also has a responsibility to retain talent working in the salons.



A franchisee earns revenues through services offered and products retailed at the salons. A franchisee achieves operational break even within 3-6 months and can target a payback of approximately 3 – 3.5 years. A franchisee retains 82% of the service revenue while retail products offer an approximate margin of 25%-30%.

Lakme Salons hold the promise of growth & earnings and the assurance of dealing with one of the most respectable companies in India.

To partner us in this growth, do talk to us today !