It is no longer uncommon to find Nigerian women breaking into fields of work that have been thought to be restricted to men.

One more pair of hands that carve friction sharper than a butcher’s knife has been added to the list of awesome Nigerian haircut stylists.

Meet Kenechukwu Ezeh, a 300 level student currently studying Co-operatives and Rural Development at Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

She is the most popular female Nigerian barber at the moment who was encouraged by her mother to learn the skills due to the high unemployment rates in Nigeria.

Although born and bred in Lagos, Kenechukwu moved to Enugu with her family after her father’s death and obtained a National Diploma in Business Administration.

Her mother’s suggestion initially put Kenechukwu and her sister Chinelo off, but after giving the idea some thought they decided to go through with their training.

Being female and working at a barbershop wasn’t very easy for them as some of their male colleagues refused to recognise them as barbers.

However, she is currently the CEO of her haircut salon, Gap Barbershop in Enugu and her friction style is giving us life.

Keep up with her on her Instagram page @Posh231. You can also check out pictures from Gap Barbershop here.

Awesome! We can’t wait for her to spread her reach to other Nigerian states!


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