A CAREER IN NATURAL HAIR CARE, BRAIDING & HAIR EXTENSIONS.
(TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE A CAREER IN NATURAL HAIR INDUSTRY)
Investing in yourself to protect your future is one of the best ways people are taking control of their lives. Training in a skill is one of the best ways of investing in yourself and this is where gaining more knowledge in a passion takes prominence of place in your life. Passions are also known as hobbies and lots of us take our hobbies for granted without knowing its value.
I was like this in the past where my understanding of life from mental brainwashing of society made me think that finding a job after education was the only way to a successful life. I believed this and it was my experience where I had to take on so many varied paying jobs over the years just to survive. This carried on till I finally lost my last job and by then I had 4 children to feed. I was lost and had nowhere to turn to as it was clear that I will not be welcome into any job especially here in the West with 4 children to constantly worry my company about. I knew I had to do something and this is where self-employment became an option.
This is where reading the book – Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill came to my rescue. I went back to my hobby which was Hair Care & Braiding Skills. I wanted to protect, care for and glamorise natural hair. This is where my business brains came into play. With a BSc Degree in Business Management, I felt I needed to start my journey in creating my own business. This idea gave me back my life and I now not only chose to go into it but I went on so many training across the world to perfect my skills. I practiced constantly and perfected it, glamorised it and now train people all over the world with my fantastic creative skills.
People often ask me why they should choose Natural Hair Care, Braiding & Extensions for a career and here are 10 of my top reasons why you should choose this industry.
My first answer to everyone who ask this question is that you have to clean your head of the mental brainwashing you have grown up with over the years where you have to go to someone else to give you a job. You have two hands and a brain to work with so why wait for a job when you can create your own job? With your 2 hands, your future is in your hands.
All you need is to have your passion in your field of interest and the rest is to research, train yourself and use your skills. Your passion will help you become creative and in control of your hobby. You will then gain your job, take control of your source of income and become your own boss. Do not become a part of the billions of people (world population now7billion) who simply walk the surface of the earth without a purpose. Learn to design your own world and life.
We are happy to support you in your choice to become part of the Natural Hair Care, Braiding & Extensions industry. We have taken on as much as possible to contribute to as many lives as we can to empower them into this industry. Over the years, we have researched and found so many answers to get into the industry with ease and we know our solutions have helped so many women across the world. We did not choose to keep our knowledge, experience and information to ourselves and that is why we share it to as many people that are willing to use it.
TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE NATURAL HAIR CARE, BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS CAREER
1. A PROFESSIONAL SKILL OF BRAIDING & DESIGNING DAMAGE-FREE HAIR FOR PERSONAL USE & BUSINESS.
Your skill is unique and can be used both at home with family & friends and also for business clients.
2. YOUR SKILL & CAREER IS A VERY LUCRATIVE INDUSTRY
The skill of Natural Hair Care, Braiding & Extensions is a huge industry worth trillions of US dollars according to many researches. www.marketresearch.com. You could be earning from £1000 to £1,500 for your hair services excluding your retail services which include offering hair products, extensions etc. Why would you still have a mentality that you need someone else to provide you with a job when all this can happen to you.
3. IN YOUR CAREER, YOU BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS, CAN WORK AROUND YOUR FAMILY, CAN CHOOSE YOUR CLIENTS, HOURS OF SERVICE, PRICE ETC.
As a mother of 4 children, this was one of my favourite reasons for going into this business. I knew it would be impossible to work for anyone with the demands of my family life. Choosing my own passion and career helped me to overcome this challenge as I could work around my clients and my children. This is a major part of running your own business as a mother.
4. YOU CAN CHOOSE WHERE TO START YOUR PRACTICE – WORK FROM HOME, RENT A CHAIR IN A SALON, WORK IN A SALON OR BECOME MOBILE /FREELANCER.
I started from home. Being a personal service where you have to work directly with your clients, you can choose where to work. Work in the comfort of your home, go to your client’s home, work in a salon or rent a chair in a salon. These are choices that other industries will not offer as you are left with chasing the traffic for peak period, stuck in the office or left out in the field etc.
5. A SKILL IN NATURAL HAIR CARE CAN BE TAKEN TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
You can choose to take your skill to countries where it is appreciated. With our International Certification, you can go anywhere in the world to practice with confidence. The demand for this skill has escalated over time and there is a high market for natural hair carers and practitioners. Why not be the next best natural hair carer. Simply take a look at the celebrities sporting natural hairstyles; braids, weaves & extensions.
6. THE SKILL YOU GAIN IS YOURS FOR LIFE SO WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU ARE YOUR SKILL
Once you have a skill, it becomes part of you as long as you continue to practice it to become perfect. Your skill goes everywhere you go with you and you can up and go at any time with your skill in your hands. Your skill becomes your future which is why they are called Lifetime skills.
7. YOUR SKILL EMPOWERS YOU TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED, BE YOUR OWN BOSS AND EMPLOY OTHERS.
With your skill, you become your own boss as you know what you want to offer your clients. With your skill, you are in charge and it allows you to become creative to the extent that you desire.
8. YOUR SKILL IS A CREATIVE SKILL AND IT BRINGS OUT YOUR CREATIVE SIDE.
Braiding in particular is a creative artistic skill of interweaving of strands of hair on the scalp to form designs. This creativity brings out your creative side and you could be known for your unique hairstyle. Colours, designs, lengths etc all add up to create a signature design for your brand.
9. YOUR CLIENTS DO NOT OWE YOU MONEY.
Working with hair is a continuous process and people change their hair as often as they want their look to be appreciated. Looks are constantly being updated and revived and this gives you ability to support your clients’ needs. Apart from the face, the next thing to be noticed on a person is the hair, so you are in an industry that sells itself as long as you know what you are doing. This therefore ensures that when a client wants her hair changed, she is in a desperate situation and would pay good money to get great service so they do not owe you unlike other business types.
10. YOUR SKILL DOES NOT REQUIRE TOO MUCH INVESTMENT.
While getting into a business requires a lot of time and money investment; natural hair, Braiding and Extensions skills do not require such heavy commitment. Your highest investment is your training to gain the skill. Once you have your skill in your hands, your clients pay for the extensions you work with, products etc. All you need is a comb in your hands and you can travel across the world to offer your skill where it is required.
With these 10 reasons, I hope I have been able to explain the joys of going into the Natural Hair, Braids & Extensions Industry. Take with you some professionalism, experience, love, passion, excitement and energy into your industry and watch people flock to you for help on their hair growth, glamour and elegance. Be prepared to help people you come across in the industry at all times. Ask yourself how you can contribute positively to your industry.
Make your natural gifting edify others you meet in your life and you will discover you would have achieved your life’s purpose and no longer feel the vacuum in your life.
My personal purpose in the hair industry to help protect and glamorise natural hair which I have been doing since 1995. I am also here to share my skill through the academy in order to help women become self-employed and go on to create jobs for others.
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Joy Phido (SRH)
Extensions & Natural Hair Care Practitioner & Educator
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