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A consultancy firm, Crosswave Service is seeking for compliance to globally standards by apprentices and operators across the beauty sector.
This charge was made at a summit organised for stakeholders in the sector.
Participants at the summit were also advised on continuous learning to remain relevant in this dynamic and fast growing industry.
The summit was held in partnership with African Youth Focus Initiative (AFRYFI). It had experts and veterans from different subsectors of the beauty industry who engaged participants on trends and professional practice in the sector.
Mr Taiwo Ape, the CEO of the organisers of the event, Crosswave services, explained that the event is an opportunities for the young beauticians in the industry to experience exponential growth and create a platform for those willing to go into the profession, or invest in the beauty business.
While addressing participants, one of the resource persons and Founder of Elegant Twins School of Cosmetology and Clinic, Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Osinsanya admonished participants to subject themselves to continuous learning to become authorities on the field.
Osinsanya lamented insufficient stakeholders support for the industry and urged operators not to be discouraged by the present situation but work towards professionalism.
For her part, CEO of Avi Beauty Smith, Kofoworola Martins stressed the importance of skills acquisition as one of the drivers of the economy.
She also urged commitment to continuous learning to a level that commands value and respect.
She said, “Both the informal and formal sectors cannot survive exclusively of one another. As a matter of fact, the thinking now is that after a formal education, you are better off having a skill. We have lawyers who are shoemakers and doctors who are now tailor. The beautiful thing about skill is that you can set to work immediately from the corner of your room.
“However, while acquiring skills, it is important to learn to the level of excellence so as to be at the cutting edge of your profession and for such skills to command value and reward.”
The Crosswave services CEO, Mr Ape stressed the need for operators to be tech savvy while educating them on how to harness technology tools to grow their craft and business.
The event had in attendance hairdressers, stylists cosmetologists and beauty entrepreneurs amongst others.