Shaminy Waran (@sham.waran) is the entrepreneur behind the Sham Waran Luxury Hair Collection.
She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the impact of growing up as an introverted middle child, how she deals with “mom guilt”, helping customers who have severe health conditions like alopecia, not wanting to jeopardize friendship for the sake of business, not being a big risk taker but risking $30,000 to give her business a chance to grow, being a people pleaser when she was young, and much more.
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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Shaminy Waran
01:45 – Did Shaminy’s childhood spark her entrepreneurial fire?
04:10 – Being introverted as a child
05:32 – Listening versus being loud; its impact on securing sales?
07:53 – How Shaminy entered the world of makeup and hair
10:30 – Doing makeup and hair less after launching her luxury brand
11:51 – What led her to launch Sham Waran Luxury Hair Collection
15:55 – What her business model looks like
17:23 – Find a vendor to source grade 10A hair (the highest quality)
19:34 – The growing demand for her rental program
20:49 – The connection between hair and confidence
24:32 – Does she have any business partners?
26:19 – Dealing with ‘mom-guilt’ and how she copes; slowing down
30:48 – Maintaining friendships with her busy schedule
32:30 – Starting her business during COVID-19; having a physical studio
34:39 – How Shaminy went about building her team
37:39 – What success looks like to her three years from now
38:34 – Plans to expand her rental program to all ethnicities/hair textures
39:31 – Doing custom and pre-orders
41:53 – One of her biggest learning lessons in the past few years
44:07 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self; follow your gut
46:04 – The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for
47:06 – Creator Confessions
51:42 – The Wrap Up
Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan