Hi Everyone, meet miss Blessing Stephen; a 200 level student of the Department of Actuarial Science at the University Of Lagos. She is the CEO of a hair dressing brand- B.E.ST Salon. Vasiti had an exclusive interview with her and she walks us step by step through her entrepreneurial journey.
Can We Meet You?
My name is Blessing Stephen;a native of Benue state. I am a 200 level student of the department of Actuarial science at the University Of Lagos. I am an hairstylist.
What ignited the spark in you to venture into this business?
My love for nice hairstyles ignited the spark. I love the glamours that unique hairdos inhabits.
Do you intend to go into the Business full-time after School?
Of course, i intend to have a separate salon for kids in the long run.
If you had the chance to start all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had a good chance, i would pay close attention to weaving hairstyles so that i can create new styles from them.
Are you an adventurous type of person? What’s the most stimulating experience you have ever had in your Entrepreneurial journey?
Of course, i am. Nice remarks from my customers is the most stimulating experience I have ever had in my entrepreneurial journey. They sell faster in my mind than hair products.
Who do you look up to in your business industry?
The CEO of the Next unisex salon in Lagos. I can’t remember his name.
Tell me about a time you had to slog your way to get through tons of work from Class and Business. How did you get through it?
It was not an easy task . Most times, It does not work out when I try to strike a balance between business and school. I abandon one for one. In the same breath, it might work out when there are alternatives as I would skip classes to attend to customers and just get lecture notes from course mates afterwards. It is not even close to being an herculean task because I love what I do.
In one word, to what do you most attribute success?
What piece of advice do you have for budding entrepreneurs?
Love what you do.
What do you think of Vasiti?
It is a nice platform that encourages young entrepreneurs. Kudos to Vasiti Team.