Kamal Gulati did his Master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Birla Institute of Management Technology. Later, he pursued Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Innovative Institute. It was while observing Zomato, that Kamal wondered how the company reached heights by providing the pictures and menu of the food. He felt spa and gym industry lacked this approach, so he conceptualized The Makeoverz.
The Makeoverz is an online directory for the Salons, Spas and Gyms in Delhi NCR. It give customers a chance to know some very essential but basic information about Salons, Spas, and more. It also allow people to express their views and provide ratings, so that their experience is pleasant from the very first step to the last.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
The Makeoverz is an online directory to the Salons, Spas, Makeup Artists, Skin Centres, Gyms, Fitness Studios and Personal Trainers & Dieticians in Delhi NCR. We have also started selling offers for Salons, Spa & Makeup and will start likewise from other categories soon. Our biggest USP is that we customise deals on the basis of our user’s requirements. No other website has this feature. We have a chat plugin where we interact with our users directly and based on their requirements provide them the best deal. For instance if a user doesn’t require a specific service given in the deal then we will modify the deal so that the user doesn’t have to pay the money for the service he/she doesn’t need. We provide all Information, Actual Pictures, Rate Lists and Offers. We have more than 2200 Vendors Listed on our Website.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
It was about November 2013, when I thought about Zomato and its success. How the company reached the heights by providing the pictures and menu of the food around us. Beauty & Fitness was the industry which lacked information. So it just struck me that how convenient it would be for people if somebody could just provide the information like Rate List & Pictures about Salon, Spa & Gym. I talked to some friends and they told me that a portal like this should exist. So, I visited a couple of salons and told them about the idea where everyone could get all the information with just a click. They got excited and told me that they want to get featured. That research was enough for me to work on it
What is your life mantra?
Give your 200 % if you want to chase your Dream and never say never.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Journey has been very tough but enjoyable too. Everyday there is a new problem and i have to encounter it very quickly. In second week of March, My part time developer made some error and our website didn’t work for 2 days. I kept my calm and didn’t panic. We sent messages to our Old Clients and sold deals at half the profit that we use to sell. We almost beat the record for the maximum deals per day.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We are currently Bootstrapped.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
According to me, One should Work Hard, be passionate about his/her work and also be patient to reach the goal.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Zomato and Amazon
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I think i am very proactive when it comes to work.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I wish i could switch off my mind from Makeoverz when i sleep. It’s been more than 1 year since i slept properly. Work is on my mind 24*7
Answer in less than 50 words
You should enjoy what you do if you want to succeed.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Never be complacent in life.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Nothing can beat Hard Work.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
We wish to capture Beauty & Wellness market in India
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would start very early this time and love to become a Cricketer.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
I haven’t travelled a lot in my life but would prefer Goa any day.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Where there is a will, there is a way.”