Paulsons Beauty & Fashion Private Limited started its journey with Sam Paul Educational Trust. With a rich experience in the field of education, the trust has promoted a number of educational institutions in and around Pondicherry. Christ College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. S.J.S Paul Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Stansford International and Billabong International are a few to name.
The story was not going to be limited to just educational institutions. The company has introduced various international brands in the city of Chennai over the last few years and aims at representing fashion and quality at global standards. Below is a brief introduction of the few brands owned and operated by the Paulsons group.
It began with a franchise of a European bistro concept outlet that could cater to people of possibly all age groups, called Casa Picola in 2005, which gained tremendous popularity in Chennai. Providing thorough excellence in quality, food, management and ambience, they branched out with a one of its kind 24-hour delivery / takeaway restaurant called Dawn & Dusk.
In 2010, Toni&Guy - the world’s #1 Hairdressing brand was launched in Chennai by Paulsons. The group also owns the Master Franchisee for Essensuals, a diffusion brand of Toni&Guy.
The company’s association with premium brands was strengthened by the inclusion of Haagen-Dazs franchise. Haagen-Dazs is one of the most premium brands in the ice cream desserts category, globally. Paulsons had taken a franchise of Haagen-Dazs and established the first flagship High Street Shop at Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam (Chennai) on the 17th of January 2013. The constant endeavor in maintaining the brand and giving customer the best experience yielded huge appreciation and acceptance from the people of Chennai. It also resulted in the success of the brand and the franchise which paved way for the second outlet in Chennai at Phoenix Markey City. This store is only the Second Island restaurant in the world for Haagen-Dazs designed on the sunshine model and is touted to be the best performing outlet in the entire country. Shortly, we are opening the third store in Palavakkam, East Coast Road too.
Over a period of a few months, Paulsons also launched home grown brands like Chakra Urban Spa, Jonah's Bistro, Slam Lifestyle and Fitness Studio, Provoke Lifestyle Magazine, Sambhar - An Exclusive Vegetarian Restaurant, Nellai Nadar and Dukes Bar.
The group has also opened a chain of hotels called Anbu Park Group of Hotels in Villupuram, Trichy and Pondicherry.
Jonah’s Bistro is a brand that is very close to Sam’s heart. The journey of a father and son over their love for people, food, travel and adventure is what began Jonah’s. Jonah’s Bistro is looking at expanding all over India and abroad. The chronicle of Jonah’s started with ‘The Original Jonah’s Bistro’ in Besant Nagar specializing in European Cuisine. Jonah then travelled to Japan in Phoenix Mall with the reputed brand Momoyama under the tag line Jonahs goes to Japan; he later met Chef Willi at Poes Garden for a Tuscan Menu and went to the West Coast. He then fancied a fishing trip with Chef Willi at Palavakkam, ECR and now is at his pitstop in Bangalore with one of its kind resto-bar under the tag "Jonah's by Chef Willi". Needless to say Jonah will be travelling a lot and connecting people over food.
SLAM, a lifestyle and fitness studio is the brainchild of Sam Paul. The Concept Gym features top notch equipment, a studio, a spa and a salon. The fitness mantra of SLAM is to keep programs simple, timeless and results based. SLAM is 10 gyms old now and going pan-india shortly.
Provoke magazine is a monthly magazine which over an year old. Over time, this magazine has a readership of over 2.75 lakhs and is circulated and sold in over 13 cities in South India.
Sambhar - is an exclusive vegetarian restaurant with a menu to accommodate choices and food habits of all kinds. Headed by renowned Chef Srinivasan, the restaurant intends to serve traditional indian vegetarian food with a dash of imagination.
Another wing of the Paulsons group is the film production and distribution house, ‘Paulsons Media Private Limited’. The media house aims at producing top-notch movies that are of value to the society. Paulsons Media debuted into the Tamil Film Industry with the movie ‘Night Show’ featuring Sathyaraj in the lead and will make its way forward with few good scripts shortly.
The Paulsons Group constantly looks for means to reinvent themselves and set fresh standards of quality and this belief is what has led to the company to its consistent growth and stability.