India’s densely populated on-demand space is getting more money. The Home Salon, an on-demand beauty and wellness services platform, has secured seed round of investment from startup accelerator Venture Nursery. The startup was a graduate from Venture Nursery’s 6th Batch that concluded in June 2015.

Co-founded by husband-wife duo Ms Rishika Chandan and Mr Nihar Thanawala The Home Salon (THS) connects stylists, therapists and beauticians to customers who are looking to indulge in convenient and prompt home services and treatments, via its mobile app.

While being principally similar to other startups in this segment, The Home Salon separates itself via its controlled market place model. The entire platform is curated and controls the supply, product and customer with their app-based model. The Home Salon says, that their unique business model provides scalability, while differentiating the model through stringent ownership over the entire value chain.

Beauty and Wellness is still not a mass-adopted regime among Indian women, with the more affluent class making regular visits for such services. And even though numerous beauty and wellness start-ups have sprung up, this market continues to remain a scattered one.

However, the founder-duo aims to disrupt this market, by “making these services a part of the Indian woman’s routine without making them go out of the way to fulfil their beauty needs, saving time and allowing them to manage their responsibilities easily.”

The Home Salon is a graduate from the Sixth Batch of India’s only angel-backed accelerator program, Venture Nursery.

VentureNursery currently conducts four boot camps a year in Mumbai and accommodates two start-ups in each. At the end of each program, start-ups graduating successfully are evaluated for investment by VentureNursery’s strong group of committed and seasoned angel investors.


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