Mar 17, 2016  Battambang / Cambodia

Schwarzkopf Professional initiative

Shaping a sustainable future – Theara’s journey

For Theara from Cambodia, the hairdresser training she received through Henkel Beauty Care’s social initiative Shaping Futures by Schwarzkopf Professional was a life-changing experience. Trained in 2012, she has a promising long-term career today. This is her story.

After completing her Shaping Futures training, Theara set her sights high, remarking, “I want to open my own salon.” The lessons had left a lasting impression: “I am so thankful for the education in hairstyling and coloring, and happy to have met the teachers. I will never forget this time and the wonderful people,” she said. Before long, Theara had made her dream a reality. Today, she runs her own salon together with another former Shaping Futures student, Pharot, who completed the training in 2010.

Click through the picture gallery to follow her on her journey:

Shaping Futures Training

Theara learns to cut hair during her Shaping Futures training by Schwarzkopf Professional.

Theara at her own salon in rural Battambang, Cambodia

From student to business woman: Theara cuts a customer’s hair at her own salon in rural Battambang, Cambodia.

Theara keeps a pin wall of hairstyles for inspiration

Theara keeps a pin wall of hairstyles for inspiration.

Theara holds her first earnings

Hard work pays off: Theara holds her first earnings.

Theara and Pharot

Shaping Futures graduates and salon owners, Theara and Pharot.