Money doesn’t fall off the trees like leaves and fruits. It comes with a hustle, a struggle entwined with hard work and sacrifices. What most people don’t know is that high-end celebrity a lifestyle that matches it is earned. Owning a business(es) is a sure way to live the life you want without having to worry about being fired.

Kenyan professional and celebrity women stepping up to the business arena, teaching young women how to be independent and financially stable. Thanks to personal branding, they are out here converting loyal followers into clients by offering them quality products and they are giving corporate a run for their money. It’s really exciting to see women in business making it big and redefining the standards of quality.

Here are 8 phenomenal Kenyan women, conquering fashion and beauty business, and our love for them beats Romeo and Juliet’s

Wahu Kagwi

She is an all-round woman. A mother, a wife, an artist and a businesswoman. She owns Afro Siri Salon, located in Westlands. This business entity is frequented by top celebrities in Kenya with hefty pockets. Further, the now turned gospel singer gets corporate gigs from the likes of Safaricom. She definitely smiles all the way to the bank at the end of the month.

Wahu has built a career and business outside the status of her celebrity husband, Nameless.

Betty Kyalo

People think that being a news anchor eats all your time such that you cannot pursue other things in life. Betty Kyallo, the prime time news anchor, and mother of an adorable daughter has defied the odds and has proved her love for business is engrained in her DNA. She tries her hand at business by opening a high-end spa at Sifa Towers a few meters from Yaya Centre. However, Betty fell out with her then partner Susan Kaitanny.

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Betty said little about the fallout and kept her fans guessing what her next move would be. many thought she had given up on business decided to do what she knows best, a seat behind the camera. To the joy of many, Betty bounced back stronger with a bigger and better salon under her name which opened at the iconic FCB Mihrab building directly opposite Sifa Towers.

Flair by Betty is the real deal. It is exquisite, luxurious and hosts some of the best hair and beauty practitioners in town.

TerryAnne Chebet

She is the founder of Keyara Organics, a natural skincare company with a soul and real passion for African ingredients.  Terryanne Chebet has a vision to grow the company to be among the world’s leading Natural Skincare brands, understanding that everyone needs a natural skincare routine.

Besides the business, Terryanne has remained the sought after business news anchor and moderator-host for top business events. She has a thorough understanding of micro and macro issues and has interviewed some of the most influential business minds in Kenya and globally.

Notably, she is closely associated with the luxurious Range Rover brand and drives a Range Rover Evoque herself.

Vera Sidika

Vera Sidika came to the public when she appeared as a vixen in the P-Unit video You Guy Video. She quickly shot to fame by changing her looks and becoming an embodiment of luxurious living and undergoing body enhancement procedures.

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However, she has a brilliant business mind. She came up with a brand that matches her image and launched Veetox, a range of products that helps ladies lose the belly and accentuate their hips. Vera saw the opportunity to succeed in business and launched Vera Beauty Parlour. Her brand attracts clients without having to worry about paying rent.

With her impeccable sense of fashion and intricacies into beauty, its gonna be a win-win for both her customers and herself.

Huddah Monroe

Can’t get over the “bad girl gone good in a business” phrase to refer to this sassy lass. She’s been a woman in business all her life and we cannot stop gushing at her cosmetic products dubbed Huddah Cosmetics. Her products are designed to suite her clientele and they are really doing well in the market.

Olive Gachara

The idea of a fashion magazine with an African accentuated theme must have crossed the ideas of many, but Olive took it upon herself to materialize the idea. Young people needed the platform to showcase their beauty and fashionista side and she gave them Couture magazine. It’s one of the best selling magazines in Kenya.

Michelle Ntalami

She has changed the notion that African natural hair is ugly. Marini Naturals founded by Michelle has been a Black  Messiah to who decide to go natural. Being one of our very own in a market faced by competition from outsiders, she deserves a round of applause. She delivers quality at an affodable price.

Wandia Gichuru

When you see the like of Avril and Julie Gichuru slaying with their killer fashion statements, Wandia is the face behind it all. Vivo Activewear has gained its rightful place in the fashion industry thanks to her hard work.

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