CEO & Co-founder
Rahul Bhalchandra – is a professional turned entrepreneur with domain expertise in Health & Beauty retail and services. He Co-Founded YLG, a Bangalore based Salon chain along with his better half Vaijayanti, quit his corporate job and moved to Bangalore to set up YLG in 2008. YLG is a pioneer in bringing unique services and quality vocational education to the salon industry. The couple are engineers from IIT’s (Kharagpur and Mumbai) and hold MBA’s from India’s best business schools (IIM Calcutta and Symbiosis).
Prior to YLG, Rahul was Head - Wellness business for the Future Group. He built the Health & Beauty Category, set up the beauty salon chain “Star & Sitara” for the company. He has played the pivotal role in setting up the Sachin Tendulkar - Future Group initiative “Sach”.
Before Future Group, Rahul headed the Branded retail business for Arvind brands (Arrow, Lee, Wrangler and Excalibur). His entry in retail began as the Business Head of Beauty retailer Health & Glow, which today continues to be the most successful format of its kind in India. Rahul started his career with the RPG Group, working at RPG Cables and Ceat Ltd. in various marketing & General Management responsibilities.