Chennai, India, April 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Schwarzkopf Professional celebrated its completion of 111 successful years of innovation in the hair care industry. Joining in for the gala event held at the Henkel corporate office in Teynampet were Mr. Patrick Kaminski, Vice President Cosmetics and Toiletries , Henkel Asia Pacific and Mr. Murali Sundar, Country Head, Schwarzkopf Professional along with Ms. Madhu Mohan ,Kanya and Ms. Veena Kumaravel, Naturals. Also present was Mr. C. K Kumaravel of the Naturals Unisex spa and chain of salons.
The event saw a lot of rare visuals that showcased various landmarks in Schwarzkopf Professional’s journey from being a small business enterprise in Berlin to becoming a vast haircare major with a presence in over a 120 countries. The enterprise boasts of a team of highly skilled and sought after hairstylists, who define and reinvent hair fashion trends across the globe.
Kick starting the joyous occasion, Mr. Patrick Kaminski, Executive Vice President, Henkel Asia Pacific said, “It has been a very fruitful 111 years that Schwarzkopf Professional has seen and we are proud to be associated with an organization that is responsible for introducing innovative and effective hair care. The age of the company has a tremendous influence on its reputation. I would like to congratulate each one in the team who has contributed to accomplish a successful journey over the years and for making the brand worth over a billon euros.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Murali Sundar, Country Head, Schwarzkopf Professional said, “Schwarzkopf Professional is a brand that has always evolved through the ages to constantly invent and reinvent itself and has shaped the way people perceive haircare and hair fashion. A brand that was responsible for introducing the 1st liquid shampoo, the 1st aerosol spray, 1st consumer cold perm and the 1st Sulphate free shampoo the world has ever seen! Our history is a milestone in the hair industry and turning 111 years successfully is another big milestone for us! We are extremely happy at this achievement and we thank our partners in the hairdressing fraternity and our customers for their patronage!”
Adding to the array of landmarks in the past were achievements like the start of the first Institute of Hair Hygiene in 1927, the launch of Igora Royal, the 1st most intense color ever and Vario Blond, the 1st eight level lightener. With many such firsts to its name and startling innovations Schwarzkopf Professional has managed to stay ahead in fashion, trendsetting magazines and in product offerings to both consumers and hairdressers.
The team at Schwarzkopf Professional were exhilarated at the completion of Schwarzkopf’s 111th year in the industry. Through the years past and the milestones achieved, Schwarzkopf Professional has always stood by its philosophy- Together. A passion for hair.
About Schwarzkopf Professional: Schwarzkopf Professional is part of the business unit cosmetics/toiletries of the Henkel group, Düsseldorf, and is one of the leading suppliers in the hairdressing business worldwide. Based on a professional partnership with the hairdresser, the focus of Schwarzkopf Professional is to provide innovative concepts and services, which match the needs of international salon businesses. Schwarzkopf Professional is present in over 80 countries. Well known international brands include Igora Royal & Igora Vibrance (colour), BC Bonacure (care), Osis and Silhouette (styling) as well as Straightening brands Glatt and rebonding with Strait Therapy and Natural Styling (form).