For most entrepreneurs, finding the right viable business idea can prove to be a challenge, but for Morna Ikosa, owning a hair studio was a lifelong dream.
“I never knew that my incessant desire to have my hair looking good, even at the age of 5 years old would one day lead to me owing a Kids Hair Studio. My passion to always have my hair looking good, led to my frequent visits to hair salons.
Unlike other hair studio’s she notes the need to provide a conducive environment for children when they get their hair done led to the idea behind ZZI KIDS HAIR STUDIO.
“It is there when I found that children are not treated well in salons. Kids are basically secondary citizens in adult salons. The conversations that take place in adults salons are not conducive for children. The utensils used on children hair are not sterilised, the hair products used are not suitable for their delicate scalps and there are no activities to engage them, whilst they are doing their hair.”
As a parent in her own right, Ikosa notes the treatment of children even when it comes to doing their hair is of priority to her and thus the foundation on which her business is premised on.
“Most kids have lamented of hair stylists pulling their hair, being rude to them when their parents are not with them at the salons, I would often witness the odd cases where once the parent of the child leaves, the hair stylist turns into the evil stylist. The child would cry yearning for affection and gentleness, but the hair stylist would go about her usual business and tell the child that he/she is a spoiled brat, and that she has no time to be nursing tears. Some salons used buckets for kids to sit on whilst they were washing their hair.”
“This disturbing behaviour fuelled my frustration, and I decided that my children will never be subjected to such treatment. I know that it was time to create an oasis for children where their hair can be done, their self-assurance and character build, where their bravery is nurtured, confidence is encouraged, intelligence is stimulated and courtesy is esteemed.”
She says her staff remain true to the founding principles of the business including ensuring cleanliness at all times as it grows its clientele.
“ZZI kids Hair Studio is committed to being the exclusive Kids Hair Studio in Namibia. The Studio prides itself with patient, gentle, friendly, hospitable, trained staff, whose main focus is the client- your child.”
“The studio is fitted with a UV steriliser, where combs, brushes and other items are placed in order to ensure exceptionally hygiene. All the equipment in the Studio caters specifically to the needs of the child, from hair dryers, boaster seats and other items. No price is great enough to give your daughter or son the respect, the comfort, the friendless, the care, that ZZI Kids Hair Studio offers to your child.”
Ikosa notes for those that awaiting to get their hair done or have accompanied others, she has created various activities to keep them company.
“ZZI Kids Hair Studio offers the following services and activities to ensure that children are engaged and informed, including an art corner, where kids are given the liberty to express themselves artistically, storytelling, where the staff reads to the children and tells them stories, like the past old generations used to do , book club where children are taught to read and stimulate a reading culture amongst parents and their children ,and princess and prince hair packages that also include treats for the parent.”
The studio is fitted with a UV steriliser, where combs, brushes and other items are placed in order to ensure exceptionally hygiene. All the equipment in the Studio caters specifically to the needs of the child, from hair dryers, boaster seats and other items.
No price is great enough to give your daughter or son the respect, the comfort, the friendless, the care, that ZZI Kids Hair Studio offers to your child.