Maria Thomas is an entrepreneur who owns a successful online store called Herstyle Fashion Boutique CC and has embarked on the journey of empowering the youth through beauty training by creating their own jobs that requires little amount of experience. Maria Thomas is a Post Graduate Student that’s pursuing her studies in Business Management at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. Maria is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and supports worthwhile charities with her social media footprint.
She is the Co-founder of the Pebble Foundation; The PEBBLE FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization that is grounded in the belief that small acts of kindness on sustainable projects have the potential for social upliftment of previously disadvantaged communities in Namibia. Its goals and projects are chosen to assist the most vulnerable members of society.
What motivated you to start your boutique?
Well I believe, that growing up with parents that are business oriented might have occasioned me to be the same, Business to me would be something inspiring and in born within me because there’s no day I would not apply business situation as a way of solving my daily life situation. There’s nothing one can’t do until you try it or do it and if it works for you, look for ways to improve and be great at it and if does not try something else
Tell us more about your business?
Herstyle Fashion Boutique
Trade fashionable clothing, custom-made earrings, shoes, photography equipment, waist-trainers, make-up equipment/accessories, sunglasses, wedding accessories and more.
Herstyle Fashion Boutique has now extended services:
Herstyle Fashion Virgin Hair: Our main trade is providing Brazilian hair of all texture, lashes, salon equipment’s and producing our very custom-made wigs, where we supply them locally and to our neighboring countries such as Zambia, Angola and Botswana.
Herstyle Fashion Academy: Our main aim is to create immediate employment for the youth, as a graduate with no employment, I know how it feels to have certificates, diplomas, degrees that you can’t use to receive a monthly income or any income, we empower ladies with beauty training that takes about 1-4 days and start their own business upon completion. We offer support such as business consulting, image consultancy and marketing skills from experience that I have gained from operating my business and life in general. We are proud to have train 20 students that are already operating their business in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Rundu and Oranjemund since the launch in August 2018.
What advice can you give to those interested in starting a business?
Start a business that is not family oriented and create something you love not what your family approves. Kindness is the best trick a business person can have and remember it is not always about the money but caring for your clients. Start something that you understand before creating it, it gives you a sense of direction.
How can customers contact you?
We have pages on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
Facebook: Herstyle Fashion Boutique
Alternative: Maria Thomas (Facebook and Instagram)
Instagram: @herstye_fashion (the rest of our pages and links are posted there)
You Tube: Herstyle Fashion Boutique
You can also email us: email@example.com
Call or WhatsApp: 0813065008