Broadcast journalist Karen Davila traces the success story of a beauty salon floor sweeper-turned-beauty salon owner and millionaire in the latest episode of “My Puhunan” tomorrow (August 28).
MJ Aparice had to work as a house help to send himself to school in Davao. After graduating from high school, he went straight to Manila and worked as a floor sweeper at a beauty parlor where he learned the correct techniques for haircutting and styling.
MJ risked P10,000 of his savings to put up a small beauty salon in Mandaluyong in 2007. The salon immediately gained patrons for its affordable and excellent service, and in just four months, MJ was able to expand his business. Now, he already owns seven branches of Heaven’s Salon.
Now successful, MJ wants to impart what he’s learned through the years with struggling beautician Rosalie, who earns a living as a “walking parlor” and goes around her barangay to offer her manicure, pedicure, and haircutting services. Rosalie’s only wish is to have more beauty equipment and cosmetic tools, as well as to learn more about providing beauty services – a wish that will be granted by mentor MJ.
Karen, meanwhile, features actress and former “That’s Entertainment” performer Jennifer Sevilla and her shop, Lynelle’s House of Hair Fashion that sells real and synthetic hair wigs. After her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and was starting to lose hair due to chemotherapy, Jennifer enjoyed light moments with her mother putting on different wigs. Jennifer considers her mother’s memory as the heart of her business.
Watch “My Puhunan” tomorrow (Aug 28), 4:15 PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @mypuhunan on Twitter or visit www.facebook.com/MyPuhunan.