Legacy of LakméThe Beginning In 1952, under the personal request of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, JRD Tata launched Lakmé as a subsidiary of Tata Group. Simone Tata joined as Director and later became its CEO, spearheading its exponential growth into a household name. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, and peek into how Lakmé Salon came into being.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru invites the Tatas to launch the first Indian beauty cosmetic brand.
Lakmé expands into skin-care, introducing moisturisers and sun-care products. Around this time, Lakme also launches its first salon business as a centre of learning and to understand consumer preferences.
Lakmé Lever Limited formed as a joint venture between HUL (erstwhile HLL) &Lakmé Limited
Lakmé Beauty Salon begins expansion through franchises.
Lakmé partners with Fashion Week, and there’s no looking back. In the years to come, the name ‘Lakmé’ becomes synonymous with Indian fashion and glamour.
Lakmé has a network of 240 salons spread across 50+ cities and towns. More than 170 of these are franchise salons owned by 100+ entrepreneurs.