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Hello all! I am a beautician based in Mombasa city where I own and run a hair and beauty salon. I came to Mombasa to work since I was born in central part of Kenya. Central Kenya is generally an agricultural area and I spent most of my childhood years helping my parents in their small farm.
I had a strong desire to do something different and that is why I decided to move to Mombasa to live with my cousin. It is while in Mombasa that I enrolled for a course in hair care and beauty. With the support of my parents and friends, I was able to start a small salon and this is where I am still working.
My business entails doing hair work such as plaiting, hair treatment and pedicure. This is my hobby turned profession since I have always wanted to become a beautician. I normally serve the working ladies though I occasionally serve college students who can afford to pay.
This salon is located in residential estate and I get a good stream of clients all the time. The main challenge I face is when my equipment break-down since this leads to loss of business. I make about USD 200 per month with slight variation upwards or downwards depending on the season.
I has always been my desire to start a training young people on how to do beauty business. Since I am a qualified beautician, I am confident that I will do this job well. I have a lot of good will from my existing clients and I am optimistic that it is going to be a success.
I am targeting young adults who have just completed their secondary school to join this course. I need to buy some training materials which will cost me about USD 400.00. I will use the remaining amount to pay for licenses, furniture and other small expenditures.
I hope to enroll about 20 learners who will be divided into two shifts - morning and afternoon. I expect to get a good income from this undertaking.
Feb 15, 2017