Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiatives
Kashmir with its scenic beauty of the valleys, sizzling climate and apart being a tourist paradise is also a haven for business.
A new era has emerged for women entrepreneurship in Kashmir with Women Entrepreneurs being capable of achieving great heights in every field.
Likewise Muslim Women Entrepreneurs have gradually made their mark in their business profession. They are proving nothing less in the business field as Women Entrepreneurs.
Notably the Union Territory is identifying & empowering Women Entrepreneurs that includes Muslim Women Entrepreneurs as role models.
There is no field- political, social or economic in which the women of Jammu and Kashmir haven’t earned accolades and prestige. Infact, the social status of women in the society of Jammu and Kashmir is very much better than other parts of the country.
In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur of Srinagar Kashmir who is known for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Beauty who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Mahreen Kapra, she share her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com Correspondent Priyanka Yadav.
Startup Name : Mahreen Kapra
Founder : Extensions Beauty Studio
Brand Category : Beauty Brand
Area of Operation : Srinagar
Find her on Social Media : https://instagram.com/extensionsgr?utm_medium=copy_link
Kashmir not only boasts for its scenic beauty and an admirable valley, but also boasts of incredibly beautiful Women around. Some Women have dabbled into Entrepreneurship in the set up of Beauty Spa Studio to groom Women to look more beautiful and enchanting in their personality. Infact Beautiful face adds to the personality of a Woman.
One such ambitious enterprising Woman who looks up to Beauty as an added personality to a Woman is Mehreen Kapra. Even as a Computer Engineer and holding a Masters in Business Administration she has forayed unto Beauty Studio. Notably she has made her name to reckon with in the Beauty Environ in Srinagar City of Jammu and Kashmir. She has set up a leading Beauty Studio in the name and style as “Extensions” in the Barzulla area of the City in a bid to introduce the latest technology. She has given a new name to the Beauty World in Srinagar with “Extensions”.
Infact, Mehreen ventured into this Beauty business with her sister Janat. As a matter of pride they belong to a reputed business family in the City of Srinagar. After successfully completing her Graduation in Computer Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, she opted for the setup of her own business venture.
Her Beauty Studio caters to both men and women with all latest designs and technologies to look their best. This is the first ever nail, hair ,lash, permanent makeup and spa studio in Kashmir valley.
It was Mehreen’s cherished childhood dream to emerge as an entrepreneur rather than to go in for government and private jobs in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts. She accomplished her Mission successfullyin 2021with the launch of the “Extensions” in Srinagar.
As per Mehreen, the business activities of her family allowed her conscience to drift into business entrepreneurship
She gathered intricate information, experience and learning skills from her family members and gained excellent knowledge of all pros and cons for setting up her own business venture in Srinagar. It wasn’t rosy or a cake-walk at the initial stage.
Born and bred in Srinagar, she got married in Jammu and is a proud mother to daughter Tia.
Noteworthily, ‘Extensions Srinagar’ provides services like nail extensions, hair and lashes extensions, micro-balding, manicure, pedicure, head massage , permanent makeup, body massage and foot massage.
According to Mehreen their venture specializes in extensions which ranks as one of its kind in the Kashmir Valley. It is not gender specific as at ‘Extensions’ offers manicures and pedicures for men and also provide hair extensions like dreadlocks and braiding for men.
The motive for setting up something alien always crops up with hundreds of hurdles and this happened to Maureen.
According to Mehreen, setting up something in Kashmir is difficult as the business has yet to ease. It’s difficult to procure material and also the climate is not always doesn’t look favorable.
For Mehreen her family has always been supportive and that’s what matters as it has made Mehreen even more confident to surge and grow in her business.
Extension Srinagar is garnering tremendous response and queries from every part of the valley.
It is Mebreen’s firm belief that successful launch of “Extensions” Beauty Studio at Barzulla, paves the way for opening of two more Outlets at RajBagh and DownTown in 2022 as all necessary formalities are in the pipeline.
Hopefully the new outlets will start functioning in October – November, 2022 and will attract more and more clients of the Srinagar City both in Upper Town and Down town areas.
Mehreen also believes that there is no iota of difference between a male and a female entrepreneur in Kashmir Valley. If you are good, and have a good idea , you can accomplish anything.
It’s a clear positive message from Mehreen Kapra to all the young and budding entrepreneurs of Kashmir valley “if you have an idea just put it to work. Don’t think about what others might say. Have faith in yourself, you are good enough. What is the worst that might happen? You will fail. So what? I have failed too. All businessmen fail at one point, then they learn from their mistakes and then get up and do it again. Failing is not the end of the world. You can never know the odds. You can’t win if you don’t play!
Mehreen Kapra is accessible on Mobile No:+91-9419004274 / email: [email protected]
News Input by Dr. Bazillah Yussuf