Numero Uno, the department store style shopping destination at Marina Mall, hosted the first session of its Style Talk with “The Business of Beauty”, a discussion featuring local beauty entrepreneurs including Stephanie Adu, Founder and CEO of Colorbox Cosmetics, Violet Amo Amoabeng, Founder of Skin Gourmet, Asare Prince Owusu, a Celebrity and Editorial Makeup artist, and moderated by beauty blogger Ruth Nartey. The event was attended by beauty and media personalities Vanessa Gyan, Radio Personality at Live FM, Chris Kata, Actress and TV Host at 3 Music Network and Chrissy Jones, CEO of CJZ Makeovers.
“In addition to the international fashion brands, we feature at Numero Uno such as Zara, Benetton, Mango, Faconnable, and Guess we recently added the Italian cosmetics brand Nouba to our collection. Launching Nouba was an ideal opportunity to introduce our Style Talk series with a discussion on following your passion for beauty as an entrepreneur,” said Nadine El Khoury Yazbeck, Numero Uno Ghana’s manager, who also provided guests with a complimentary 20GHC shopping voucher to be used towards purchases made during the event.
“The beauty industry in Ghana is fairly unexplored, there are new trends popping up and endless opportunities to be seized. We need people that are aggressive, relentless and consistent and are willing to push the limits of creativity and passionate about contributing positively to the beauty industry,” shared Stephanie Adu of ColorBox Cosmetics, a Ghanaian Makeup Brand.
“A challenge in the beauty industry in Ghana is the lack of professionalism among beauty brands. Beauty and professionalism are intricately linked and it is what distinguishes your brand from other businesses. The ability to keep and make your clients happy will result in building and sustaining a brand that has stood the test of time,” added Asare Prince Owusu, a Makeup artist who has a celebrity clientele including Anita Erskine, Becca and Fella Makafui.
Following the discussion, guests enjoyed music, Nouba cosmetics makeovers and drinks provided by Marina Market Wine Shop while shopping from Numero Uno’s many promotions on designer apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and children.
The Numero Uno Style Talk series will provide a platform for fashion and beauty personalities and entrepreneurs to share their voice and experience on the state and future of style in Ghana with incentives for guests to take advantage of the store’s great shopping deals.