C&E Media was formed in 2002 as a part of Conferences & Exhibitions. C&E Media has three titles under its umbrella – StyleSpeak, Spa Mantra and GlamStar.
StyleSpeak is India’s first trade journal for the salon and spa industry, at the time of inception, StyleSpeak was a breakthrough achievement, which not only showcased and celebrated the work of salon professionals but also educated them on trends and products. Spa Mantra was launched in 2011 as a premier spa and wellness magazine. The rapidly growing subscriber base of this magazine stands in testimony of the expanding need for a trade publication that spoke to this audience. Launched recently in October 2014, GlamStar is the go-to Hindi language magazine for any aspiring salon professional, which acts as a definite guide, with content rich in local relevance and global flavour.
In addition to its publications, C&E Media also created some key properties for its brands given the need for education within the industry. StyleSpeak Spotlight was one of the earliest offerings in this endeavor, which held seminars and look-learn workshops across the country featuring the top artists and stylists. StyleSpeak’s 10th anniversary marked the release of the Cut & Style DVD, featuring video instructions to 10 innovative haircuts exclusively created by the acclaimed L’Oreal Professionnel Dream Team in association with StyleSpeak. ..
For the nail industry, C&E Media launched the NAILATHON championship, where the budding nail industry congregates to watch top nail technicians compete, to meet nail salons and network with industry peers and professional nail brands.
For the spa industry, Spa Mantra has been a long standing supporter of ISWA (Indian Spa and Wellness Association) and has collaborated with them on several events as a co-organizer and media partner. In 2014, C&E Media hosted the National SPALON Conference at Professional Beauty India, Mumbai.. The conference analysed the genesis and future prospects of the merged salon and spa format, with panel discussions and speeches featuring the top names in the Indian spa industry.
In its latest offering, StyleSpeak has attempted to raise the existing bar of bridal hairdressing and makeup in Indian salons with the launch of India’s first professional look and learn lookbook ‘The Contemporary Indian Bride’. The book has collaborated with 14 acclaimed industry artists to create 24 looks for the modern Indian bride.
C&E Media is also involved in creating and managing digital content and providing multimedia solutions for various websites and organizations.