By Joan Akello
Mwanguzi, 25, has been working in the salon business for over two years.
Though the saloon belongs to her boss, Muwanguzi says she runs it as if it is hers. At the beginning, the owner invested Shs 300,000 but it now earns between Shs 200,000 to Shs 500,000 monthly. Muwanguzi says their specialty is in plaiting, weaving, relaxing, washing, blow drying, hot combing, ironing and will soon hire somebody to handle haircuts and male clients specifically. She adds that the business is set to expand its clientele such as offering bridal services and those for special occasions or corporate or modeling agencies’ hair solutions and styling service providers.
Tip to success: learn and love the business
“If you learn and love your business, you will do your best, handle clients with care. For hair, you must relieve clients of hair stress or bad hair days, do not contribute to their hair problems such as hair loss because they will never return or recommend your salon or services,” Muwanguzi says. Hair is very delicate and very special for women; you may suffer a wardrobe malfunction because of your hair and this will ruin your day. A professional salonist knows how to enhance one’s looks and status by ensuring a client’s hair is suitable for the occasion, and should try as much as possible to advise on how to keep tidy, healthy hair.