THE ZIBA FAMILY
Kundan “Kelly” Sabarwal was born into a strong, business-centric family. From her native country of Iran, and later to England to India, she grew up watching her father and brothers develop and grow brands internationally. Passionate about both business and culture, Kundan dreamed about following her father’s footsteps and becoming an entrepreneur one day.
In the mid 70’s Kundan was married with 3 children, 2 girls and a boy, and living in New Delhi. It was then that she converted the garage of the family home into a threading studio and named it Ziba, the Persian word for “beauty.” Over time Kundan noticed her two young daughters, Sumita and Suman, “hanging out” in the garage a bit more than usual. Fascinated by the business, the girls became their mom’s right hands. At the time nobody, including Kundan, knew how the sisters would impact the business.
Thirty years later Ziba Beauty has 12 eyebrow threading and waxing studios throughout Southern California and one in the Bay Area. The company is widely recognized as the category leader in eyebrow threading, and credited for putting threading on the map in the U.S. It is also still a family run business that honors its very personal and familial entrée into the world of Eastern beauty. Mrs. Sabarwal oversees the financial portion of the enterprise, Suman Patel runs the Ziba Academy, and Sumita Batra is the CEO. Kundan’s son-in-law, Jagdeep “Jay” Batra, and son Sanjay Sabarwal, run operations and legal respectively.