From Business Student to Barber: Meet the Ghanaian Lady Making Her Profession Attractive

From Business Student to Barber: Meet the Ghanaian Lady Making Her Profession Attractive

  • Grace Minnet aka Minnet De Barber is a professional female barber and hairstylist
  • The 25-year-old creative touts herself as Ghana's best female barber because of her unique designs
  • Minnet De Barber recounts her journey in an interview with YouTube personality Nii Ayi

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Female barber, Grace Minnet is a former student of Benkum Senior High School who has made inroads in a career stereotypically seen as a male-dominated field.

Professionally known as Minnet the Barber, the adventurous lady has defeated odds and is excelling despite the impediments faced by women in her field.

The 25-year-old's career trajectory began after she completed senior high school in 2010.

Minnet De Barber
From Business Student to Barber: Meet the Ghanaian Lady Making Her Profession Attractive. Photo credit: Nii Ayi
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Her humble beginning

Minnet started in a salon, working as a hairdresser because, for her, it was the career most young ladies her age were pursuing at the time.

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Two years after working as a professional hairstylist, she decided to become a professional barber, understudying a colleague for six months to perfect the craft.

Minnet attributes her quest to pursue a career as a barber to the lack of balance in the barbering profession, which inspired her decision to fill the gap.

Becoming a skilled barber

Originally, Minnet is a business student from Benkum Senior High School, and that knowledge has also come in handy as a barber.

When asked how she's able to skillfully design the hair of her clients, the multi-talented Minnet revealed she loves arts.

''I like to do artwork, so drawing and designing are very easy for me,'' she told YouTuber Nii Ayi in an interview.''

Minnet believes she's the best female barber in Ghana because of her unique artworks, designs, and her three years of working experience.

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Meanwhile, when Godwin Agyapong decided to venture into the technology industry, he was unemployed with little to no idea of how he would finance his business idea into reality.

But that didn't deter him from pursuing his goal to start a high-quality delivery and pickup system, which became known as LocQar.

At the time, it was just an idea inspired by the Amazon Locker and shot into reality following a tragedy that nearly claimed his life.

Education in the US and Ghana

Agyapong had returned to Ghana from the US with a degree from the California State University, where he studied Communication and minored in International Business.

Before moving to the US to study, he had received his basic, junior, and senior high school education in his native country Ghana.

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