Nayana Karunaratne

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Nayana Karunaratne
Born Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan

Nayana Karunaratne is a well known Sri Lankan beautician and a fashion designer. She owns the company called Salon Nayana established in 1980 and a founder of Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers And Beauticians (SLAHAB) established in 1996.[1]


Today Salon Nayana owned by Nayana has grown to become a leader in the hair salon industry and to date operates ten branches throughout Sri Lanka and India. She launched her first overseas establishment Salon Nayana at Chennai in April 2002.[2]

Nayana also the official beautician for Sri Lankan Airlines has undergone extensive training at globally acclaimed institutions like The Alan School of Hair Dressing in London, Rever School of Hair Dressing in Hong Kong, Wella, Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden and Schwarzkopf in Germany.

Around 1,500 member, the Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers And Beauticians (SLAHAB) was established in 1996 through the endeavors of Nayana with the aim of elevating the profession of hairdressing in Sri Lanka to an international level. It was initially inspired and encouraged by Jun Encarnacion, a world-famous hairdresser and longtime president of the Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association of the Philippines (HACAP).[3]

Nayana conducted a training at a session of a live hair cutting demonstration at Karachi, Pakistan in early 2007. The program was sponsored by a leading multinational company in collaboration with Pakistan Hair and Beauty Association (PHABA) and Sri Lanka's SLAHAB.[4]

Image Consultants another company owned by Nayana offers short and long term courses on hairdressing, professional make-up and beauty. The course covers various aspects like positive thinking, body perfect, personal hygiene (hair, nail and skin care), make-up, dress sense and posture, also social etiquette, dining etiquette, time management, working wardrobe etc. They conducting workshops in leading corporate establishments like John Keels, ANZ Standard Chartered Bank and Colombo Hilton Hotel. Nayana explains about this company's objective, "According to me, a good degree is not just enough. One has to evolve into a fine personality as well. We at Image Consultants hope to fill this lacuna by offering personality development programmes. The packages are attractive and cover individuals and corporates".[5]


  1. ^ "SLAHAB holds open forum for fashion extravaganza - The Sunday Times". Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  2. ^ "About Salon Nayana". Official Website-Salon Nayana. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Nayana and SLAHAB". Official Website-Salon Nayana. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  4. ^ "For the crowning glory". Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  5. ^ "The mane attraction (Metro Plus Chennai)". The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 

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