A Filipino woman who is getting hers straightened by a $10,000 salon is a bit surprised to hear that she has a unique hair style.
Julie Leal’s hair has been going for a long time and her father, who also has curly hair, has been fighting to get his hair straightening done by a professional since she was a child.
He was told that he would have to do it himself and had to take on a huge undertaking when he finally got it done, she said.
Leal, 29, has had to undergo several treatments and procedures before she was able to start her hair care business, called L’Ascension, which offers free haircuts to women in need of professional hair care.
“I was very happy to see my hair straighten and the money I was saving,” Leal said.
“But the main problem I have with my hair is that I’ve never had a proper shampoo or conditioner.”
The salon, which opened in September, has a salon owner who takes care of her hair daily.
The owner, whose name has not been revealed, also helps with other haircuts, including treatments for the hair and scalp.
“I have no idea what I would do with my life if I didn’t have the opportunity to be able to help others,” Leall said.
L’Achension is a new venture with its first customer.
Leal has had the salon open since the start of the year.
I’m grateful for the opportunity that I got to be part of this business,” she said, adding that her father is not financially able to continue the salon, and she hopes to have her salon up and running soon.
When Leal first started her salon, she and her husband had to leave their home in Marikina City, a small city in central Philippines, because of their health problems.
But she has since had the opportunity and has been able to afford to have it up and run.
In April, Leal told the Inquirer that she was so happy to start a salon.
Now, she is happy to have the experience of being able to straighten hair and help others, she told the newspaper.
(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)