Vandana Luthra is an Inspiration for Women Entrepreneurs who are looking their startups or career in beauty and wellness.
Vandana Luthra is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of VLCC Health Care Ltd. VLCC is a wellness and beauty conglomerate represented in Asia, the GCC and Africa. VLCC sells wellness conglomerate and beauty products.
Vandana Luthra is popularly known as “the queen of wellness”
She is an Indian businesswoman, philanthropist, and chairman of the ability council for the beauty and wellness sector (B&WSSC), an initiative that provides training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme.
She started her entrepreneurial journey in 1989 and there were hardly any Indian women entrepreneurs. She had to face a lot of criticism in the male-dominated environment. But she kept moving forward with a belief that her idea was unique, unusual. She introduced for the first time in India, VLCC a wellness and beauty.
Personal Life and Education
Vandana Luthra was born on 12 July 1956 in Delhi. She grew up in an educated family, her mother was running charitable Trust and her father worked as a mechanical engineer. In 1988 she got married to Mukesh Luthra and gave birth two daughters. Today she is a grandmother to three kids.
She is not just a wife or mother but also a successful women entrepreneur.
Education: She completed her graduation from Women Polytechnic in New Delhi and gained expertise from different countries (Germany, UK, and France) in beauty, skincare, fitness and food and nutrition.
Vandana Luthra is Vice Chairperson and has been running NGO called Khushii, which offers a scholarship for free education to those who are underprivileged and physically challenged. NGO has projects like telemedicine centres, a remedial school with midday meal facility catering to 3,000 children, and a vocational training facility.
She is a patron of the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, which pioneered the concept of educating children with and without disability in equal number from nursery to class VIII. The Trust now has over 800 in children in its two schools.
According to Wikipedia, she is a member of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.
Achievement and Award
- Padma Shri in 2013 from President of India Late Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
- Asian Business Leaders forum Trailblazer award in 2012
- Enterprise Asia Woman Entrepreneur Award in 2010
- FICCI Successful Business Woman Award
- Amity Woman Achievers Award
- Outstanding Business Woman Award
- Rajeev Gandhi Women Achiever Award
- She got listed ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India’ for five years in Fortune magazine’s annual listing – from 2011 to 2015.
Vandana Luthra has authored two books on beauty and wellness.
About VLCC (Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves)
In 1989, Vandana Luthra set up a company called VLCC as a Wellness center in Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi .
VLCC is a very popular giant of beauty and wellness. It offers weight management and beauty programmes (skin, body and haircare treatments and advanced dermatology and cosmetology solutions).
Currently the store operates in 330 locations in 153 cities and 14 countries in South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Region and East Africa.
With over 4,000 employees, including nutrition counsellors, medical professionals, physiotherapists, cosmetologists and beauty professionals, VLCC is a leader in the Indian beauty and wellness industry by market share.
The company operates its products business through its subsidiary, VLCC Personal Care Limited in India and GVig in Singapore third party manufacture, which it acquired in September 2013.
The company manufactures and markets 170 hair care, skin care and body care products. These products are also sold through 100,000 outlets in India, over 10,000 outlets across the GCC region and South East Asia and through e-commerce channels.
VLCC also operates vocational training institutes called the VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition.
It has become India’s largest chain of vocational education academies in the beauty and nutrition training segment, with 73 campuses in 55 cities across India and one in Nepal
Vandana Luthra & Family’s: Net Worth is $8 Million to $15 Million USD Dollars in 2020.
Founding Year: 1989
Investors: Wellscience, VanityCube