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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