Up-and-coming South Indian actor Poorna on Thursday launched Naturals family beauty salon at Sri Sai Bhagwati Towers beside Sarada College on BRTS Road in Gandhinagar.

This is the 78{+t}{+h}franchise of Naturals in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Addressing a gathering after the inaugural function, she said beauty salons and spas played an important role in lending a glamorous touch to a city.

“They help people change their lifestyle,” she added.

Regional manager of Naturals family beauty salon and spa Arvind Kumar said the Chennai-based chain of salons had been attracting fashion enthusiasts across the country for the last 10 years. He said the brand laid emphasis on women empowerment and was open to the idea of franchising with women entrepreneurs.

“Almost 70 per cent of Naturals’ partners are woman entrepreneurs in A.P. and Telangana,” he informed.

Spread across 1,850 square feet, the new beauty destination is divided into different sections — unisex area, women’s exclusive, and VIP zone, besides a bridal room, cosy facial rooms, spa with steam, shower, pedi-spas, and cutting stations being other features, said franchise partner Sirisha.