Enterprise

Beauty budget that gave birth to lucrative hair business

True Remy Hair founder Fiona Mol-Mwaura during the interview at her workshop in Karen, Nairobi, last week. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
True Remy Hair founder Fiona Mol-Mwaura during the interview at her workshop in Karen, Nairobi, last week. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU 

Fiona Mol-Mwaura’s two-hour salon appointment that cost nearly Sh30,000 helped her to weave a business idea, which gave birth to True Remy Hair, a hand-wefted hair enterprise, in a beauty industry that is increasingly demanding more.

It is her husband who prodded her to start the business after seeing how much she spends at the salon for a few hours.

In 2012, Ms Mol-Mwaura started researching on hair and how it was sourced from Asia.

“The way hair was harvested and how inhuman this process was discouraged me from pursuing the business,” she says.