‘How I started my nat­u­ral hair-care ven­ture’

Celeb-preneur: Terry G be­gins sa­chet wa­ter pro­duc­tion


Hair dressers are known to b be glam­orous, pas pas­sion­ate, and have a ce cer­tain power over their cus­tomers. cus­tomer Be­ing a good goo hair­dresser does not re­quire tec tech­ni­cal knowl­edge alone, it transc tran­scends to hav­ing cer­tain per­sona per­sonal traits that could make clients feel fee good and re­tain their pa­tron­age. pa­tron­age

Farida Yahya Us­man is a young en­tre­pre­neur who wh is pas­sion­ate about what sh she does. Her haird hair­dress­ing dressi sa­lon, Lumo Na Nat­u­rals, at­u­ral gives women the op op­por­tu­nity to grow healthy hair wit with var­i­ous nat­u­ral pro prod­ucts.

Al­though it s started last year, Lumo Nat­u­rals has been pro­duc­ing va­ri­eties of prod­ucts that en­hance the growth and nour­ish­ment of the hu­man hair.

The Adamawa State in­di­gene says the mo­ti­va­tion be­hind the en­ter­prise was her hunger to ex­plore home­made treat­ments for the hair.

“I went nat­u­ral in 2008, be­cause I was cu­ri­ous to ex­plore us­ing lo­cal/ home­made treat­ments for my hair. As the nat­u­ral hair com­mu­nity in Nigeria grew and hair stylists re­mained in­dif­fer­ent to learn­ing how to care for nat­u­ral hair, I be­gan to won­der how I could help,” Mrs Farida ex­plained.

She said it was mo­ti­va­tion that saw her moved on say­ing, “I got the idea of cre­at­ing a hub for nat­u­ral/or­ganic prod­ucts in 2012. My mother, with her wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in bank­ing also mo­ti­vated me and taught me some lessons about float­ing g a start-up p busi­ness.” ”

The mother of one, who is a blog­ger and the CEO of Speshsworld, as well as the founder of Youths’ Fo­rum Ini­tia­tive (YFI), says one will need about N3mil­lion to suc­cess­fully launch and man­age a busi­ness like it, but ad­vised young minds to al­ways start small, as they will even­tu­ally ex­pand.

Mrs Farida how­ever de­cried epilep­tic power sup­ply which she said ham­pers her busi­ness lo­cated in Kuje Area Coun­cil in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal. “My ma­jor chal­lenge is power; us­ing gen­er­a­tors have an im­pact on cost and thereby af­fect our prices,” she said.

But the Bio­chem­istry grad­u­ate from Univer­sity of Maiduguri said the busi­ness is lu­cra­tive enough to af­ford her em­ploy five staff. She hopes to ex­pand the busi­ness into a com­plete nat­u­ral beauty par­lour that would use only nat­u­ral prod­ucts p for body, y, hair and

to­tal well­ness.

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