When you have dreams of starting your own business, excitement fuels your work yet you are unaware of how hard it can be and the challenges you may face. I have been in the hairdressing industry for over 10 years now and running my own business for the last 5. During this time I have accomplished a lot from winning awards for my creative skills, having my work featured in both national and international magazines to teaching a course to young women who are no longer accepted into mainstream schools. I have had a very rewarding career so far but it hasn't come without its battles.
Falling apart or falling together
Almost 2 years ago, due to unforeseen circumstances I made the tough decision to leave the salon I was at and take a temporary break from doing what I love. During this difficult time I knew that hairdressing was my passion and I had to find a way to continue doing what I love but also to use my experience to mentor young women who are starting out in business, especially hairdressing. From there I made light of my situation and converted a room at home into a make shift salon and offered mentoring opportunities via a company called savvy guest. I have managed to, with lots of hard work, build my business back up to point that we are ready to get back out in the community and have the found the perfect space for that.
So why do we need your help?
We need your support because we have come to realise that estimation of completing the salon is below the actual cost. After exhausting all funding options, this is our final shot at turning our shell into the beautiful, inviting and safe salon space our clients and the women of the community deserve. As well as an environment that young women can come into and learn skills for life from our training programmes.
So we are asking for your help to bring our hair dreams to life and enable us to provide a place, services and opportunities that a majority of youth lack at present. Any donations big or small are greatly appreciated and will take us one step closer to bringing our dream into fruition. With the funds collected we can purchase the final pieces of furniture as well as vital products, tools and equipment that will complete our salon. During this project we will keep you updated on the progress of the refurbishment of the building right down to our launch day. There will be rewards for donations as well as random giveaways on our social media platforms to show our gratitude.