Nqileni village is soon to be home to its own hair salon. The idea of opening a hair salon in Nqileni follows on the success of Masizakhe Hair Salon in Mgojweni village. The entrepreneurs, Moses Khanyisile Gashe and Noma-indiya Qondovu, are young and energetic individuals born and bred in Nqileni village.
Moses and Noma-indiya have been working non stop cleaning the place, putting up mirrors and chairs and making storage shelves. They have been shuttling to and from Mthatha (the closest city to Nqileni) to buy the different items needed for setting up the hair salon. The hard work has paid off because the rondavel has been transformed into a clean and beautiful hair salon.
Another point scored for the Bulungula Incubator Microenterprise project is that the entrepreneurs from Masizakhe Hair Salon, the first hair salon that the project set-up will train these aspirant hairdressers. Buyelwa, the owner and hairstylist at Masizakhe Hair Salon has been in operation for a year now and she now has the experience and expertise to train the new hair dressers (see previous blogs about Masizakhe’s set-up).