Many women in Mozambique find it a challenge to care for their naturally curly hair and keep it in good condition. But Christella Kirezi, founder of Moz Crespas, has the natural solution and is building up a business with a reputation for providing beautifully natural haircare for her customers.
LoA chatted to Christella this month to find out more about this niche business.
What does your company do?
At Moz Crespas, we treat our customers’ natural hair.
"I was inspired to start the business because of the difficulty we had in dealing with our curly hair, the difficulty of getting the ideal treatment, and sourcing the ideal cream to use with curly hair."
What inspired you to start your company?
I was inspired to start the business because of the difficulty we had in dealing with our curly hair, the difficulty of getting the ideal treatment, and sourcing the ideal cream to use with curly hair.
Why should anyone use your service or product?
For the ease we give our clients, the haircare tips we share, the way we take care of our clients’ hair, and the relationship that we have with our clients.
Tell us a little about your team
We are a total of four women in the business and we work as a team. We are united to be able to offer our best services to our clients.
"We would like to have at least one salon in each province of the country to further expand our services."
Share a little about your entrepreneurial journey. And, do you come from an entrepreneurial background?
I always had the pleasure of taking care of my own hair, but also treated the hair of the women in my family, including my aunts, nieces and cousins. The more I did, the more I liked to take care of my hair and the people whose hair I also looked after until it was my biggest passion. I was doing this until I had a considerable number of customers and with my 18 years experience, I saw the need to open a dedicated space to serve my customers. From that point onwards, I started with my journey as an entrepreneur to achieve this goal and in three months had my first salon, and thank God I made good progress in the business. The flow of customers increased and we saw the need to open the second salon thereafter.
What are your future plans and aspirations for your company?
We would like to have at least one salon in each province of the country to further expand our services.
"My greatest satisfaction is to be able to fulfill my dreams and also give opportunity for employment to others."
What gives you the most satisfaction being an entrepreneur?
My greatest satisfaction is to be able to fulfill my dreams and also give opportunity for employment to others.
What's the biggest piece of advice you can give to other women looking to start-up?
The greatest advice is to never give up even though it seems difficult or impossible to reach your ultimate goal. There will always be obstacles and difficulties to overcome.
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Why LoA loves it….
They say that the best way of building a successful business is to identify a need or a challenge and then find the solution that customers need and want. In the case of entrepreneur Christella Kirezi, she found that need in the world of natural haircare for those with hard to manage curls. Today her business is building its reputation for natural hair management solutions, delivered with a great customer service experience. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa