Journey of a Young & Vivacious Female Entrepreneur
No matter where you come from, your dreams are valid. Success stories ignite a sense of inspiration in all of us. While the onset of COVID was a heart-wrenching phase for most people, there were some great minds working on a new business plan. Some businesses failed and others got a major boost right after the lockdown restrictions were put aside. The lockdown proved to be fruitful for some great minds as they could build a product from scratch. They also got the time to think through what the buyers need and the ways to perfect the product. All this reminds us of a vivacious young entrepreneur. She’s just a small-town girl, with grand dreams. Parul Gulati has proved to the world that your bank balance and place of birth do not define you. Dreaming big can be audacious, and this young female entrepreneur from Rohtak is basking in the sunshine and enjoying sweet success.
Parul Gulati owns Nish Hair, India’s first-ever online hair extension brand. Buyers can purchase these hair extensions in different colours and styles. Lately, the young entrepreneur has been travelling to different cities to promote her brand. She personalizes the whole experience and interacts with the prospective clients as well. The brand sells clip-in bangs, hair toppers, curly, straight, and wavy hair extensions. Hair extension enthusiasts might have seen her donning a toupee for men. The video made rounds on the internet as she demonstrated the whole act of putting on the toupee.
Besides owning a business, Parul is also an actor. The young entrepreneur and actor have appeared in series and Punjabi films. She started out her career as an actor and feels lucky to be receiving immense love for her product line.
Parul grew up in a small town and went to a Hindi medium school. Her family didn’t have much, but she would dream with open eyes and waited for an opportunity.
As a young female entrepreneur, Parul is aware of the challenges one could face in the real world. Nonetheless, she feels that having great friends (and a therapist) can really help.
“It is extremely healthy to have a therapist’’, she said. In today’s world, young and dynamic individuals have a lot of pressure to get ahead in the race. They have to prove their worth time and again. Mental health is important – no matter how much we try to suppress our emotions; it is healthy to speak to someone and share our grievances. Parul shared that speaking to a mental health professional can prove to be beneficial, especially when there are hardships in a relationship, career, or family. She considers her mother an inspirational source and looks up to Priyanka Chopra. Parul believes that Priyanka Chopra is everything she wants to be in the near future.
Life is a constant battle – and everyone is running to get to the finishing point. Nonetheless, Parul likes to take it easy on Saturday evenings. She finishes her meetings and work chores early part of the day and relaxes in the other half. Considering she runs a successful business in the hair industry, her work takes her to unknown places at the oddest hours. The young female entrepreneur is open to these challenges because she realizes her business would require her presence at any time of the day.
Parul has quite a few hobbies such as reading autobiographies of people and taking clues from them to tackle life and business issues. She likes skimming through Instagram stories and posting relevant material related to her business and acting assignments. ‘’Scrolling through Instagram has become an unavoidable hobby’’, she said.
The journey towards success was not easy. As a young girl from a small town, she knew that challenges are going to be a part and parcel of life. However, she does not let those weak days get the best of her. When the young actor and entrepreneur feels weak or low, she picks herself up and continues to hustle harder. There are days when Parul likes to run away from everyday problems, but she realizes that nobody else is going to take care of her responsibilities.
Passion brings you closer to your goals. Parul Gulati is a living example of this quote. She is passionate about her business and acting – that is exactly what motivates her to get up and achieve the impossible. ‘’Passion towards anything is key’’, she said. If there is no passion, everything will seem blurry and unachievable.
Parul Gulati’s mantra for success is quite simplistic yet powerful. She believes in the, ‘never be afraid to dream’ notion. If she had not seen grand dreams or chased them with all her might, running a business or getting key acting roles wouldn’t have been possible. A small-town girl dared to dream. Despite not knowing English and growing up in a conventional society, she came to Mumbai with her dreams and achieved all of them. Parul says, ‘’Dreaming is the first step and then having a plan on how you fulfil that dream is the 2nd step.’’
Parul Gulati has taught the meaning of ‘never giving up’ and ‘following your dreams.’ She’s the perfect example of ‘passion will get you closer to your dreams.’
While she did an exemplary job in Girls Hostel, her brand, ‘Nish Hair’ is certainly garnering attention all over India. The credit goes to her incessant efforts to build her brand and offer high-quality products to her customers.
An active participant on social media platforms like Instagram, Parul has been continually putting the effort into launching new products for both men and women. Parul Gulati is most certainly an inspiration for small-town girls who are too afraid to dream big. Her journey shows every young woman that dreams, no matter how grand they are, can be achieved with incessant efforts and passion.