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Quikr Acquires Beauty Services Startup and its Partner Salosa

Quikr has acquired Salosa, an on demand in-home beauty services provider. This strategic acquisition is a part of Quikr’s plan to invest Rs.250 crore in its home services vertical, QuikrServices.

Salosa which has been a partner to QuikrServices will further strengthen its beauty services offerings with stylists that have undergone a rigorous process of quality & background checks along with required training.

In line with Quikr’s verticalization strategy, this investment will enable the company go deeper and faster in key categories under QuikrServices.

Founded by Ex- P&G professionals, Piyush Dhanuka and Anurag Nair, Salosa was launched in September 2015, serving customers in Gurgaon and parts of Delhi. Salosa began first as a marketplace for freelance beauticians and stylists before shifting to a full stack model with an in house team.

Talking about this acquisition, PD Sundar, Head of QuikrServices, said, “Beauty services market is close to $5 billion in India and is growing which is evident from the increasing number of requests we see from Tier-I and Tier-II cities on our platform. On-demand beauty services is an important sub-category and Salosa will help bring very real benefits”.

QuikrServices has 250,000 service providers offering over 80 types of services for consumers and is being used by 1,00,000 customers every day.

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