DHARMENDRA MANWANI – FOUNDER & CEO With a deep-rooted knowledge of the beauty and salon industry, Dharmendra Manwani founded Marie Lou & D in 2015. Having spent the last seven years as founder and CEO of Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa group in India, his innovative ideas have placed him at the forefront of salon and spa industry in the country, by defragmenting and offering consumers consolidated services under one roof and pioneering the cause of making premium services more accessible. Under his leadership Jean Claude Biguine group has been featured as one of top 100 brands in India offering high quality services to a base of more than 10,000 customers monthly across their 10 salons. Serving as a model in creating a better salon experience worldwide, Dharmendra created Marie-Lou & D with the same approach. “There is nothing more appealing than having beauty experts from across the world in your neighbourhood to help make you feel your best. Our brand promise is of expertise, trust, confidence, accessibility and consistency, and we hope that together we can make the world a more beautiful and chic place.” Dharmendra’s constant focus on expertise and quality of products and services has led Marie-Lou&D to curate top of the line hair and beauty brands such as Wella, Caudalie, Perron Rigot, Shu Uemura and Kerastase and working closely reference names in the hair industry such as Vidal Sassoon Academy, Romain Colors Paris to ensure the team is constantly updated on latest trends and techniques and ready to offer a fresh take on the salon experience. Marie-Lou&D flagship location in SoHo, NYC is now home to many global celebrities who visit the salon to get pampered by hair , spa and nails experts. Just few months into the official launch, Marie-Lou&D was listed as one of the top 8 Salon & SPA brands by Refinery29 and was featured in many other notable beauty and fashion publications such as the French Vogue, Marie-Claire,Page Six etc. Dharmendra’s vision is to replicate and expand the Marie-Lou&D model to 300 salons in the top 30 urban cities across the world over the next years.