Women Of Worth 2015

Ship-shape pioneer

Nine years into her marriage, Vandana Luthra brought her dream of starting a wellness centre to life, twenty-six years later, both she and her VLCC Centres are going strong 

Vishal Koul

It all began 26 years ago. In 1989, 30-year-old Vandana Luthra, mother of two daughters, decided to finally step out. She wanted to bring alive her passion and dream of transforming lives through beauty and wellness, which was still an alien concept in India back then. With a loan of ₹3 lakh, Luthra bought an old, loss-making beauty parlour in Safdarjung, south Delhi, to set up her first beauty and wellness centre, which she christened Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC).