18 January 2013

Nigeria: Moving Nigeria Hair Industry to the Next Level

In a bid to move the hair industry to international standards, Universal Hair Care Limited and Hair Media recently held the first ever "Hairdressers' Conference and Exhibition" in Lagos. During the event, over 2000 hairdressers and beauticians gathered for the purpose of being empowered through various initiatives aimed at taking the industry to the international standards.

The day's event began with a lecture on "Motivation and Profit Making in the Hair Industry" given by Mr. Friday Slyvanus. This was followed by a lecture by a widely traveled and experienced hair expert and former National President of Ghana Hairdressers' Association, Joyce Appiah, on "Relating Salon Management in West Africa to international Standards". Shortly after, was entertainment by the "Revolution Dancers", a highly energetic, talented, and experienced group of dancers, who thrilled the audience with their stunts and display of expertise. Coming next was a message from Ogechi Altraide, the Business manager of Diamond Bank Plc, the official bank of the "2012 Hairdressers Conference & Exhibition".

There was also a comedy performance by Larry J, a witty, talented comedian, who got the audience laughing without any caution whatsoever.

Following shortly was gift presentation by the Hair associations to the international guest speaker from Ghana, Joyce Appiah and also to the current president, Ghana Hairdressers Association, Mrs. Elizabeth Bossman. The award presentation was followed by musical performance by Henry Soul, a promising upcoming artiste.

The beauticians and hairdressers known for their love for music were excited when a dancing competition was announced as everyone tried to out dance the other. As expected in a competition of this type, winners must emerge. The winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions went home with dinner sets and lots of other prizes, courtesy of Universal Hair Care.

Major hair association in Nigeria such as NASHCO, LABHCA, AHA, OSHBCO, ASOLBACH were present. Beauty schools like Elegant Twins School, Opral Benson Beauty School, Sholly Beauty World, Evergreen School of Cosmetology, Licom, Jerobeth, Whuzdat Girl and DownTown Schools were also there. Independent salon owners were not left out as they too came to participate in the conference; some from as far away as Port Harcourt, Abuja and Zaria.

Publisher of African Hair and Beauty magazine, Mr. Smith, expressed gratitude for the support given by the sponsors as well as to those who worked tirelessly to ensure a successful outing.

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