Wahanda: Booking beyond beauty

The online beauty marketplace has grown rapidly to become the largest player of its kind in Europe

Wahanda is the biggest online spa, beauty and salon booking website in Europe and has become a classic start-up success story. The London-based company was founded in 2008 by Lopo Champalimaud and Salim Mitha – veterans of lastminute.com and Yahoo! respectively – and it quickly became the biggest online beauty booking provider in the UK.

Wahanda’s concept is simple: beauty salons, hair salons and spas can sign up at wahanda.com, listing their business address, treatment menu and other information online. The salon listings are structured in categories – Hair, Hair Removal, Massage, Nails, Face, Body and Spa Days & Breaks – and customers can search for a salon according to region, city or neighbourhood.

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