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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:

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

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

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Theara keeps a pin wall of hairstyles for inspiration.

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Hard work pays off: Theara holds her first earnings.

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Shaping Futures graduates and salon owners, Theara and Pharot.