#18/70, Halls Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai - 600 010.
The Paulsons Group of Companies is a conglomerate of several businesses that operate across India under the guidance of Dr. SR Sam Paul – the founder and legal head of the group. Spanning businesses as diverse as education and beauty/lifestyle, the brand has also ventured into FnB and Hospitality, with a yearly turnover of around $25million. Centred in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; the business and its many subsidiaries are present across 10+ States in India and continue to grow every single day.
Serial entrepreneur, Industrialist, educationalist, actor and advocate! Sam needs no introduction and is a rolling stone when it comes to setting up new businesses and exploring new verticals. The “King of Retail” is only picking up speed and his latest foray is into the world of fitness with his new venture Slam Fitness. Business is his favorite hobby which is what makes him so passionate about every brand he brings in.
Centered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; the business and its many subsidiaries are present across 10+ States in India and continue to grow every single day. The group owns master franchise of Toni&Guy – the world’s #1 hairdressing brand and Essensuals a diffusion brand from Toni&Guy along with premium brands like Häagen-Dazs and Ponnusamy Hotel Elite.
The group also launched homegrown brands like Chakra Urban Spa, Jonah’s Bistro, Slam Lifestyle and Fitness Studio, Provoke Lifestyle Magazine – TV & Radio, Sulthan’s Biryani, Kalutai – an online gaming app and its maiden ice cream brand, Big Scoop.
Toni&Guy has long been renowned as an innovator within the hair industry, bridging the gap between high fashion and hairdressing.
A diffusion brand from Toni&Guy, Paulsons owns the master franchise for Essensuals in the Indian States/Territories of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal and Odisha.
With two renowned salon brands in our kitty (Toni&Guy and Essensuals), the natural progression was to further our services to the consumer by adding a high-end urban spa that could function out of our existing branches.
As a fitness enthusiast, Sam was always interested in body-building and body aesthetics. The lack of a proper gym that focused solely on these aspects of fitness led to the opening of Paulsons' only fitness brand – SLAM.
Being a fitness enthusiast, Sam wanted to open a proper women's gym that focused on various aspects of fitness. He believed that body-building and body aesthetics was not just for men but also for women, which led to the opening of Paulsons’ only women's fitness brand – PLAY.
The journey of a father and son over their love for food, travel and adventure is what led to the opening of Jonah’s Bistro.
As a connoisseur of traditional Indian food, Sam was excited when he came across this delicious take on the traditional Tamil Muslim wedding biriyani.
Paulsons has partnered with Ponnusamy Hotel Elite and has upped its game by offering a traditional fine dining experience while keeping its authenticity intact. The hotel also serves North Indian, tandoor & Chinese dishes along with their Traditional South Indian Menu.
One of the world’s most popular ice-cream brands, the Paulsons Group owns the franchise (Häagen-Dazs) for the city of Chennai.
Bigger scoops of ice-cream for a more affordable price– that’s what our homegrown ice-cream brand ‘BigScoop’ stands for.
“Doner Kebab” is a fast food retailer that has created a healthy and nutrionally balanced approach to traditional kebabs. Our kebabs are made from quality ingredients that are exclusive to Doner Kebab Restaurants.
As a media enthusiast, Sam had always been interested in the functioning of Indian media, and his love for the ‘right kind of news’ led to the creation of South India’s premier lifestyle and social causes magazine – Provoke.
An extension of Provoke Lifestyle Magazine, Provoke TV is a popular YouTube channel that covers various social issues, lifestyle, food, music, art, films and a whole range of other trending topics.
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