About Kalyani Bhagat Umrani
In the always evolving and competitive beauty industry, Kalyani Bhagat Umrani believes ethics precede knowledge and skills. “The prettiest make-up won’t last if the base coat isn’t applied right. Similarly, everything will crumble someday if not built on ethics,” muses Kalyani.
Kalyani’s work style wears a clinical approach where she is more focussed on what is right and necessary for the client rather than the bucks she could make out of the deal. Her honesty is what tugs at impulsive hearts and turns them into lifetime clients.
A multi-tasker, Kalyani delves into not only hair, beauty, make-up, and spa but also management and development resulting in building many women entrepreneurs. Her personal make-up workshops have the highest conversions in town. Donning so many hats has also brought out the taskmaster in her ensuring that the organization functions smoothly. Trained from Tony and Guy (Singapore), Kimage Academy (Singapore), One Academy (Singapore), Kryolan (Germany) along with a commerce graduation (BMCC, Pune, 1999) and a scholarship at Goldman Sachs 10K Women Entrepreneurship Programme help her drive and manage Impression Hair and Beauty Clinic and Impression Academy beautifully.
An alumnus of various institutes worldwide, Kalyani also credits her learning at Alma Mater and Infinitheism as the backbone of her persona. She draws inspiration and confidence knowing that her spiritual guide and mentor – Mahatria Ra – is walking with her in silence. “Meditation and long walks keep me rejuvenated to take each day head on!” These small habits are the foundation for the milestones of her journey so far.
Kalyani graduated from CIDESCO (Switzerland University, 1999), completed BABTAC (London University, 2000), pursued CIDESCO post graduation in Aromatherapy (2002) and subsequently completed training in Advance Hairdressing form L’Oreal Professional, BlackBerry Worldwide, achieved post graduation in Spa Management and Development (Thailand, 2008), added another CIDESCO post graduation in Spa (2009), studied Salon and Spa Management and Development Diploma (Thailand, 2009) and completed Airbrush Make-up Course from Kryolan (Germany, 2009).
She started out in the year 1994, her struggle was such that she had to clean the tiny parlour room by herself before the clients stepped in. Owing to her hard work over the years she has done 10000+ makeovers on brides, models, and celebrities as a Bridal and Fashion Makeup expert. Her entrepreneurial flight took off from a small salon setup that her mother, Mrs. Pushpa Bhagat, owned. From riding a Luna to country-hopping today for workshops and as a national representative in competitions, Kalyani surely has traversed an impressive graph.
Cringing from the culture of paid awards, Kalyani holds the ‘Inspiring Infinitheist’ awarded by her spiritual guru, Mahatria Ra of Infinitheism, as the most precious one. She is a staunch believer that success is incremental and every day. “Nothing happens quickly. Everything takes time, and it is built day by day,” Kalyani speaks experientially.
Kalyani has attended Rotaract International Convention (Singapore and Malaysia, 2002), World Skills Competition (Leipzig, Germany, 2013) CIDESCO World Congress (Wuhan, China, 2014; Athens, Greece, 2015; Dublin, Ireland, 2017). She is a representative of CII delegation from India at Abu Dhabi World Skills (2017), Skilling India Mission (Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council since 2015 as National Jury for India Skills), and is also a part of syllabus designing, moderation, finalizing QPs for Beauty Therapy Course.
As a ravenous learner, Kalyani chooses horizontal expertise over vertical. “Expertise in various fields keeps me on my toes to take the next big leap at any given moment!” While inculcating new developments in her industry, Kalyani’s main goal is to create ethical students. “There is no sacred oath in our industry. Hence, the dire need of ethical people. That’s the only way our field will earn the deserved respect,” concludes Kalyani.