MEET OUR FOUNDERLama Bazzari
LAMA BAZZARI, serial entrepreneur & philanthropist was ranked 25th on Forbes Magazine’s 200 Most Powerful Arab Women in Family business Awards, is CEO & Founder of NStyle International. NStyle International, the parent company that owns the premium grooming brands NStyle Nail Lounge, Urban Male Lounge & NStyle Nail Care, was established in Bahrain in December 2001 after she spotted a niche in the market for premium grooming concepts that were luxurious yet affordable.
Twelves years later NStyle International is recognized as one of the region’s largest organically grown companies managed by a female entrepreneur with 25 branches spanning Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, UAE & Canada; offering premium beauty services to the over 50,000 male & female customers that walk into one of its stores on a monthly basis.
Under her vision & business leadership, Lama has won numerous awards including being named twice on Forbes Most Powerful Arab Woman lists & Business Woman of the Year by Arabian Business Magazine in 2012 and named Business Woman of the Year by Dubai Quality Group’s Emirates Woman’s Award & by the Gulf Capital AMEInfo Awards for her Business Leadership. She is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization in Dubai.
The CEO’s innovative acumen and creative vision is attributed as the force behind the flourishing success of NStyle International that presently employs a 100 strong senior management team that offers a turnkey and full operational support across all business functions to the over 700 staff that work across its regional & international stores. Under her entrepreneurial leadership the company has achieved rapid organic growth, market share and heralding a highly profitable business model attracting franchise approaches from across the globe and driving the companies growth that will entail doubling its stores by end of 2015.
She is sought after regularly to speak and attend industry, business and entrepreneurial events regionally and internationally including the prestigious Arabian Business Women’s Forum, Forbes Women Empowerment Conference, and the International Beauty Conference and acts as a mentor to women across the region who are seeking to set up their own businesses or enhance their careers.
At the heart of NStyle International’s growth has been its Corporate Social Responsibility platform named Give NStyle and under its helm and Lama’s passion for the field of micro finance, the company has offered angel investment funds and micro finance loans to impoverished women across the Middle East in the objective of empowering them to become active participants in their communities and as an effective tool of creating jobs and alleviating unemployment that currently sees over 60 million Arabs living on less than AED 6 a day. The company aims to build its own factory that manufactures its NStyle nail polish and beauty retail lines regionally as part of its objective of creating thousands of jobs for the region’s youth and contributing for a better society and complementing this with the companies successful angel investment and micro finance initiatives.
The CEO will continue to ensure that NStyle International incorporates innovation as its route to meaningful charitable engagement while spearheading its mentorship programs as the company expands into new markets aligning business expansion with advancing the Give N Style CSR platform with the objective of contributing for a better society.
Whilst balancing family and work, Lama is a dedicated philanthropist & launched a CSR program & under its helm has offered angel investment funds and micro finance loans to over 2000 impoverished woman across the region empowering them to launch their own businesses and become active participants in their communities. Lama will continue to ensure that her business expansion incorporates innovation as its route to meaningful charitable engagement while spearheading its mentorship programs as the company expands into new markets aligning business expansion with advancing her Give N Style CSR platform with the objective of contributing for a better society.