PAN AFRICAN BEAUTY - Holly's Hair Growth
GLAMOUR South Africa|March 2020
Her beauty mantra is to keep things natural, and the most rewarding part of her job is restoring peoples’ self-confidence. Meet Gabriella Slotow, owner and founder of Holly’s Hair Growth.
JESE-CHE LILLIENFELDT

What inspired your business idea?

I suffered from thinning hair and hair loss, and I discovered women (not just men) suffer from this problem too. There weren’t many effective solutions out there, apart from extremely expensive procedures, such as hair transplants.

How did you start?

After many hours of researching the causes and origins of hair loss, I realized that, unfortunately, there isn’t one blanket cure. I spent a lot of time working closely with natural healers and cosmetic chemists, who helped me to perfect my formulation.

What challenges did you experience?

Starting any business from scratch with limited capital is a huge challenge. You have to be a jack-of-all-trades: marketing, accounting, dispatch, website design, and even driving. I spent many nights teaching myself all I needed to know while working a full-time job and studying towards a degree.

What goals have you set for your business?

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