Tina Ghafurian: Transforming Tips & Toes Into A Global Beauty Powerhouse

Tina Ghafurian: Transforming Tips & Toes Into A Global Beauty Powerhouse

Tina Ghafurian , Chief Operations Officer

Tina Ghafurian

Chief Operations Officer

In the dynamic realm of business, leaders who propel companies toward greater achievements embody the essence of an entrepreneurial spirit, strategic thinking, and sincere dedication. They are the catalysts that drive innovation, inspire teams, and navigate through uncertainty with resilience. Armed with a visionary mindset and a passion for growth, these remarkable individuals possess the rare ability to identify opportunities amidst challenges, chart new paths, and create transformative impact. By demonstrating strong commitment and possessing strategic expertise, leaders like Tina Ghafurian not only shape the trajectory of their organizations but also motivate and encourage others to surpass their limits and achieve remarkable levels of success.

The Chief Operations Officer of Tips and Toes, Tina Ghafurian brings more than 20 years of experience in the beauty and wellness industry, and her contributions have been instrumental in driving Tips and Toes' growth and achievements. She is deeply passionate about delivering exceptional service and is dedicated to empowering her team members. Tina's leadership is rooted in the company's mission to provide clients with a luxurious and relaxing experience, while also prioritizing the well-being of employees and the environment.

Below is an excerpt of Tina Ghafurian’s exclusive interaction with CEO Insights ASIA magazine.

How has your professional journey been so far? What is the motivation that fuels your daily routines?

My journey in the beauty and salon industry has been truly extraordinary. Beginning as a visionary fashion designer in Iran, I swiftly embraced the captivating realm of creativity. My career took me to Dubai where I worked for one of the biggest distributors in the nail industry, as the sales manager. From there, I was recruited to be General Manager for Tips and Toes, where I have been a founder and instrumental in its growth and success. Now, as the Chief Operating Officer for Tips and Toes and Bedashing, I proudly lead two eminent brands in the Middle East. Our unwavering commitment to exceptional customer experiences propels me to innovate and stay ahead. With boundless opportunities on the horizon, I eagerly anticipate making a lasting impact in the beauty and wellness industry.

Furthermore, motivation for me as the COO is  overcoming challenges, pursuing excellence, and nurturing our team - a collective endeavor to bring positive change to the world.

Through Tips and Toes, we aim to provide a space where beauty & wellness come together to help our customers look & feel their best

You possess over twenty-two years of experience. How has been your path to success and what is your success mantra?

My journey in the beauty industry has been an arduous yet fulfilling path, with the foundation of success rooted in my exceptional team and strong leadership. Overcoming challenges has taught me the importance of maintaining a positive outlook and extracting valuable lessons from adversity. Growing up in Iran, the mantra "This too shall pass" has guided me through the toughest moments in my career. However, my ultimate drive lies in my team. During difficult times, I make it a priority to connect with our dedicated staff in the salons, witnessing their solid commitment and passion. Their inspiration propels me to surmount any obstacle, and I am grateful to work alongside such remarkable individuals each day.

How would you define Tips and Toes as an organization and its current position in the market?

As a prominent UAE local brand with over 40 thriving stores, we have solidified our position as the unrivaled leader in the beauty industry. With a remarkable market share, extensive client footfall, and unparalleled brand awareness, Tips and Toes stands as a beacon of trust and recognition. Our inception in 2004 was driven by a vision to revolutionize the nail and beauty landscape, identifying a void that called for a space offering both efficiency and serenity. Inspired by the tranquility of Bali, we artfully incorporated its cultural essence and aesthetics into our concept, crafting an ambiance that transports our valued customers to a haven of peace and rejuvenation.

Every element, from our carefully curated décor to our inviting chairs, is designed to elevate the overall experience, encouraging relaxation and fostering a holistic approach to self-care. At Tips and Toes, we are dedicated to seamlessly blending beauty and wellness, empowering our cherished patrons to radiate confidence and embrace their best selves.

In light of your strong experience within the industry, what advice would you give to budding industry leaders?

The paramount importance of caring for your people, community, and the world cannot be overstated. In the dynamic landscape of today, it is crucial to prioritize the well-being of your employees and the sustainability of your business. By doing so, you not only contribute to a positive impact on the community and environment but also cultivate a devoted and inspired team that propels long-term growth and prosperity. Embrace sustainable and ethical practices, invest in the development and wellbeing of your workforce, and witness the flourishing of your business while leaving a transformative and positive mark on the world.

Tina Ghafurian, Chief Operations Officer, Tips and Toes

Tina Ghafurian is a highly accomplished business leader with an MBA in Finance from American University in Dubai. With extensive experience in the beauty industry, she has worked with Momentum Beauty Products and currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer at Tips and Toes and Bedashing. Known for her exceptional leadership skills, Tina provides exceptional service and empowers employees to achieve their full potential.

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