New Skill

Skill me up, Buttercup

In life, we all get excited at the prospect of finishing school and studying and huffing “that’s that!”, but the catch is that we never stop learning – or shouldn’t. Growth is the key to gain in both grey matter and all matters of success. Kicking back on your yacht with perfect Pina Coladas in hand sounds wonderfully Instagram but behind the scenes of an ever-advancing business is pure hard work…and learning along the way. Graft, grit and gearing up – there! That’s my neon headliner, right there!

In these rather interesting times of Covid-19 and lockdown the demands for more creative thinking about ensuring business longevity has increased massively (not to mention technical transformation to the online world). In studies, over 77% of the workforce have said they want to learn new skills, and this does not necessarily mean wiping the slate clean and starting again. Current employees are looking to entrench their positions by staying current and this is better for a business and in fact cheaper than going through the recruitment process. So as long as you can stay dynamic and flexible, a win-win situation.

Lockdowns around the world have shown us that retail, travel and personal care businesses have taken a huge knock, but the essential fact is that no artificial intelligence robot is quite ready to wax our legs with empathetic care or perfectly cook a Michelin standard dish (yet). The human touch is still very much needed, even if it is behind a mask and gloves, fully sanitised. Now looking like a super-hero is the gold standard! And yes, smooth is in again post-Covid.

NakedCherry has always been at the forefront of the waxing industry crest. Super waxing hygiene cleanliness, no double dipping and always sanitised. In fact, higher salon standards of waxing and hygiene than is currently the norm in South Africa and hand in glove with this practice is consistent training and upskilling. Honestly, if you want to reskill or upskill, or even gain a new business, why not learn from the pick of the bunch? With waxing courses from just 3 days and even an opportunity for a franchise, we could get you started on your business path within a week! Unbelievable really! Ripping good times.

Learning can indeed be fun and our courses give you all you need plus don’t take months – shortest one is a whole 3 days and includes practical experience plus a full manual. The ol’adage of studying is an investment is true and if you want to contemplate a smooth future, rather than do the course right now, opt for the vouchers so it’s a commitment. When you train with NakedCherry you can also work in ANY salon so there is no tie in from learning from the best. We really are into paying it forward with skilling up not just our bunch of cherries but anyone who wants to be the cherry on the top.

Yes, Covid has affected us all in many ways but also given us ideas of how to navigate the future. If you are pondering a change of career or want to train in the mystical arts of de-fluffing and bare truths, pick NakedCherry as your partner on your path. Nobody likes prickly and we are the smoothest in the business.

 

 

References:
https://www.docebo.com/blog/upskill-reskill-employees-covid-19/
https://www.consultancy.co.za/news/2165/upskilling-remains-as-important-as-ever-in-south-africa
https://www.pwc.co.za/en/publications/upskilling-the-secret-weapon-in-uncertain-times.html
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/to-emerge-stronger-from-the-covid-19-crisis-companies-should-start-reskilling-their-workforces-now

 

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Moving & Growing in 2020

A change is as good as a holiday, right? And we all need a holiday.

So as a first step, NakedCherry has taken the plunge and moved our Parkhurst waxing boutique to 7th Avenue in Parktown North (still The Parks) but right in the hub of things. All dolled up in delectable jewel tones but the same NakedCherry Cherries and sass all for our smoothies.

We have snuggled up to Hines & Harley in the same building but it’s still very much NakedCherry, just swathed in emerald and sapphire tones. The new boutique is an exercise in space and relaxation while you are de-fluffed. Lie back, watch TV and chill while your friendly (masked and plastic pinafored) Waxing Enthusiast goes to town on you. Pick out your homecare products and even take home a waxing Muffin for the in-between appointment tufts. Covid-19 may be here to stay for some time but NakedCherry has and always will fly the hyper-hygiene flag.  As always, no nasties lurking, and our boutiques are sanitised all throughout the day and in-between all clients. Get your wax on and wax off with the best.

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Wanna book in Parktown North – click click

This fantastic move up has got us thinking about our basket of NakedCherry boutiques, some of which are franchised to spread the cherry love.

Growing a business in South Africa, especially in these challenging times is key. Traditional business and corporate sectors are being hit hard with the fallout from Covid-19 and lockdown. Small to medium-size businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and now more important than ever to jumpstart our financial future in lovely South Africa and in fact the world at large. Here, with a contracting economy, it’s even tougher to ride out the commercial storm and it takes the fleetest of foot to create opportunities in adversity. Franchising is one of the best ways to take on an established brand without all the hairy initial growing pains.

Looking at the larger franchise businesses in South Africa, most franchising models require a large initial cash investment – gigantic in fact and likely out of the reach for most unless the mattress is stuffed with wads of cash. This is just the starting point. Then, there is the set-up and training and monthly fees and and and… Truly, it can be a white-knuckle ride especially in the rollercoaster that is Covid.

The NakedCherry model is more bite-size and incredibly good value for money considering the consistent support, high level of hands-on training and handholding all the way through the process. Think more thousands rather than hundreds of thousands. Best part is that the time-consuming hiring and training is part of the fee and you get a fully-fledged business running a NakedCherry Boutique salon – South Africa’s best-loved specialised waxing and skincare brand.

The mentorship and input from head office is a cut above the rest (even if I do say so myself) and communication is always free-flowing. Less top-down hierarchy and more inclusive chats which makes running your own business really feel like your own. Ideas and input are always welcome. It’s more like a family in fact.

If times have you considering what is next for you and yours (side hustle on your mind?), it’s worth taking the time to research a growing business at the earlier stages. Tried and tested after 8 years, NakedCherry has the longevity for a stable future in the hairy game that is waxing.

If you are keen, drop us a line nakedcherry.co.za/franchise. I may be biased but, if it were me all over again, I’d pick the cherry on the top every time. NakedCherry are the best of the bunch.

Trust us, we got this waxed.

References:

https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/838/200985.html

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/middle-east-and-africa/how-south-african-smes-can-survive-and-thrive-post-covid-19#

https://home.kpmg/za/en/home/insights/2020/03/business-implications-of-covid-19-in-south-africa.html