New salon lady living her future

2015-10-29 06:00
Zanele Beyile, Abongile Dyani, Namhla Klaas, owner of the salon, Linda George and Busisiwe Kosi during the opening of Hope and Beauty Hair Salon, on Ngxabango Street, in Ireland, Lower Crossroads, on Friday.

Zanele Beyile, Abongile Dyani, Namhla Klaas, owner of the salon, Linda George and Busisiwe Kosi during the opening of Hope and Beauty Hair Salon, on Ngxabango Street, in Ireland, Lower Crossroads, on Friday.

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A 22 year old lady is living her dream after she opened a salon, in Lower Crossroads, on Friday.

Namhla Klaas, is on cloud nine after opening Hope and Beauty Hair Salon, in Ngxabango Street, in Ireland, Lower Crossroads.

The salon came after she completed a four month training course which was hosted by Hope Africa Collective, which works with Beautiful Gates in Lower Crossroads.

The training is part of their Economic Development Project.

Klass said she developed the love of owning a salon at a younger age.

She enrolled for a hairdressing course with DN Academy, in Durbanville, but she had to drop out because the fees became “so expensive” for her, early this year.

She then enrolled with the Beautiful Gates. “The training really helped me. I always wanted to own a business, particularly a salon. I am very happy. I would encourage the youth to use their talents and skills to start their own business,” Klass said.

Klass was one of three youth who started the training, in April, but one dropped-out.

They were required to pay R850 and she will pay R350 monthly for two years.

Ziyanda Ndabazandile, hairdresser trainer at Hope Africa Collective, said they started the project after they realised that some youth are gifted but they are just sitting at home with their gifts.

“We are looking for the youth that have talent and also have passion for starting own salons. This is going to empower them. The skills they get from us will help them grow their businesses and be able to provide for their families. I am optimistic that they will also hire other youth and make job opportunities for them,” Ndabazandile said.

The second intake has already started and is set to graduate early in 2016.

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