OUR SUCCESS STORIES
Transforming Lives Through Hairdressing
We are so proud to have been able to bring new hope and opportunity to these young people. Read some of their wonderful stories and achievements below and be inspired. You can be a part of it all, helping them, and others like them, to achieve their dreams with internships, jobs or apprentice placements.
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Kea participated in Shaping Futures in Battambang and secured herself a job placement in a Beauty Salon.
Theara participated in our very first program in Cambodia and has now opened her own hairdressing salon.
After the training, Shobha got a job at Twinkle Beauty Parlour.
Varalakshmi could never afford to pay for her studies. Thanks to Shaping Futures, she first got an internship, then a job in Kanya salon and now earns her own living by doing what she loves: working along side young stylists.
Mario, from the SOS Children‘s Village in Chennai, India received a job placement right after the Shaping Futures training in a local salon.
Growing up in a SOS children's village, the 19 year old Manashi stood on stage at the Essential Looks World Tour in Berlin to demonstrate all the acquired knowledge she gathered during the Shaping Futures training in Chennai, India. Now she is working at Naturals, one of the biggest hair salon chains in India.
Thanks to the Shaping Futures training, Suraj was employed by the Meghana Beauty Palour in Green Park, Delhi.
Growing up in Jaipur, India, Arunendra discovered his passion for hairdressing through the help of our Shaping Futures training. Now, he is working in a salon in Gorakhpur.
Sabira has been employed as a hairdresser and can make her own living, after participating in our program.
Ashraf took part in Shaping Futures training during 2014, as well as in a 3-week training program offered by the salon chain, Naturals. When he stuggled to find a job, Ashraf asked his trainer, Paul Meekin, for advice; Paul recommended that he starts his own small self-made salon... Ashraf is now taking his first steps as a salon owner.
Diana gained a lot of knowledge during the Shaping Futures training in 2014. As she presented herself in a positive way, she got a job placement at Nadia salon in Irbid.
Linh, our former Shaping Futures student, is doing a great job working at Cuong hair salon in Ho Chi Minh City.
Through the Shaping Futures training, Hung received the opportunity to turn her passion into a career. She now works at V-Art hair salon in Ho Chi Minh City.
After being part of the hairdressing training Shaping Futures, Minh’s destiny changed. He got a job at Saigon hair salon in Pleiku city and can now support other people in need. On Sundays, he does charitable hair cutting.
Having found out about the Shaping Futures training, Sam resigned from her job in a hairdressing salon where she got paid below the minimum wage. It paid off, as Sam has now opened her own hairdressing salon, together with her mother Marylin, who also took part in the Shaping Futures training.
The Shaping Futures training provided Monique the additional skills she needed for her career. Right now, she is very busy doing home servicing by applying her massage and newly acquired hairdressing skills. Thanks to her old and new clients, she has a steady flow of income.
In Vietnam, out of these 24 students that were trained in a 6-week training program in 2012, 18 youngsters secured themselves placements in different hair salons distributed all over Go Vap.
Right after the Shaping Futures training, Matea received a job placement at the salon Marija, in Zagreb. Alongside her work, Matea continues her education with the ASK Academy, where she is learning to become a Junior Assistant Trainer.
Laura has participated in Shaping Futures three times in a row. She’s definitely showing how to fully embrace all the opportunities the project offers by getting a scholarship for Riga Style & Fashion Vocational School, connections to do a internship in hairdressing salons and further practicing her skills at the Schwarzkopf Professional Riga office.
20 year old Betija took part in the Shaping Futures training in August 2011 and is now working as a hairdresser.
Although Anna is multitalented and a winner of many art competitions organized by SOS sponsors, the conditions at home didn’t allow her to continue learning. Thanks to Shaping Futures, she got the opportunity to start her studies at the School of Hairdressing in Siedlce.
Right after the training, Anna started an internship in a salon and participated at a big Indola Show in front of 500 hairdressers. Shaping Futures had a profound impact on Anna's attitude, her perseverance and sense of duty.
Maja participated in two Shaping Futures trainings. Thanks to our talented volunteers, she was able to extend her hairdressing skills and find a job at a Schwarzkopf Professional partner salon.
After successfully mastering two trainings, Khadija has secured herself a job placement in Casablanca.
Sabir secured himself a hairdressing job, just as 15 other students out of 20, who got placements distributed all over Dar Bouazza.
Tebogo, South Africa
Tebogo was one of the best students trained during our course in South Africa in 2013, which earned him an apprenticeship at Trendy Hair Fashion in Poland, owned by award-winning hairdresser and renowned stylist, Ania Kulec-Karampotis. Back in South Africa, he was employed by one of the top hair salons in the country, the Jeauvals Group.
Constanze, South Africa
Constanze gained important hairdressing skills during her time at the Shaping Futures training in 2014. Now employed by one of the top hair salons in South Africa, The Jeauvals Group, she can show off her abilities.
Nomvula, South Africa
Nomvula was lucky and found a job placement straight after her Shaping Futures training at the Sharpeville Foundation, in 2014. She is now working in Sandton City, in one of the Le Looks salons.
Duver and Alexis, Colombia
Following his achievements with the Shaping Futures training, Duver is a role model for his brother. He participated twice in our training, which lead him to open his own salon. His passion towards hairdressing amazed our team, so he was invited by Schwarzkopf Professional to participate on the stage of the Essential Looks show as a newcomer. Now, his brother attends a Sunday hairdressing course himself, to work in their salon Street DA, named after the initials of the first names Duver and Alexis.
Verónica’s future was shaped in the training program in 2012. She then got a hairdressing job at Manuel Peluquerías.
Cinthia has participated in three Shaping Futures trainings in Lima, Peru and went on to secure herself a job at the hair salon, Peluquería Angel. The talented youngster also performed on stage at the Essential Looks World Tour in Barcelona, where she convinced us all of her skill and knowledge.
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