Phanaso Myeza

Hairbyphan

What does your company do?

Hairbyphan is a peoples brand that sells quality virgin hair and crochet locs to women of all walks of live. Our brand is all about affordability without compromising quality. It's also about encouraging women , especially young girls to chase their dreams and dare to be different by tackling entrepreneurship from a young age. Hairbyphan was started by a 17 year old girl who just wanted to sell hair, now it is a brand that encourages young girls to go into entrepreneurship so that hey can create employment opportunities and contribute in our economy.

What is your biggest success?

Our biggest success has been seeing the impact our brand has had in young people's lives, specifically high scholars. Ever since Hairbyphan started, we have been able to team up with multiple high schools across Durban by encouraging and promoting young people to start their own business.This is definitely a success story for us because it has a ripple effect, what we do now influences young people to be entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities for others in the future. Most young people across the country who have come across our brand have expressed that Hairbyphan not only makes them believe in themselves but also is walking evidence that you can do it, regardless of your age.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle has definitely been lack of capital to help expand the brand and impact even more young people across the globe. Especially with the pandemic, it has been hard to keep the business afloat, but Hairbyphan has been around for years so we refuse to be put down by a pandemic.

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