NewZNew (Zirakpur) : If you want to set up your own Hair styling & beauty venture, train to become a hair & beauty expert or simply groom yourself & members of your family, there is good news for you. Taking a cue from PM Modi’s Skill Development Scheme, three (3) youngsters from tricity 24-year-old Inamul Haq, 23-year-old Ashraf Ali and 22-year-old Ziya Ur Rehman, have established their Start Up – Creative Salon & Academy at Zirakpur. Located in the Pannu Complex, behind Lucky Dhaba. The Academy was inaugurated by Chief Guest. Kulwinder Sohi, Chairman, Municipal Council, Zirakpur Yadwindra Sharma, MC, Zirakpur was the Guest of Honour. “The government at the Centre as well as state level is trying to give a push to Entrepreneurship development. This Academy is also a step in this direction. This Start Up venture in Zirakpur will provide job opportunities to people.” Said Sohi.
“We will certainly work hard to make the business model a success. But apart from focusing on the business growth, we also have a motive of social good behind the venture. We are going to focus on economically weaker sections — particulary women, who want to work and earn but do not have the money or avenue to gain skills. Creative Zone Academy will provide beauty courses to such women at very subsidized rates and free to those who cannot afford to pay even the low fee kept for them.” Said Inamul Haq.
The Salon Cum Academy was established by the trio after they saw that in the few beauty academies running in tricIty something or the other was missing.
Said Ashraf Ali, “Women have become very conscious about their hair & personal looks. We have also started a free consultancy for economically weak women, who cannot come to attend courses but are interested in gaining skills in beauty industry, at their homes. This will help these women earn by working from home.”
In Creative Zone well trained staff will deliver practical training modules under the expert guidance & leadership of the three young entrepreneurs. Diploma in Hair Design(4-6 months), Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology(6-10 months), Advanced Diploma in Hair & Cosmetology(10-12 months) & Post graduate diploma in Cosmetology (1.5 years) will be offered at the Academy.
“We have also tied up with certain NGO’s and will soon start grooming workshops, as well as actual personal grooming sessions, for people living in slums areas, as they do not have access to good personal hygiene.” Sums up Zia Ur Rehman.