Hairdressing industry seeks govt support
The hairdressing industry might be a great way of employment generation, eliminating poverty, which needs government attention to grow, a press meet in Dhaka was told yesterday.
“The government should take necessary measures to improve the socio-economic status of the barber community,” said Rachi Islam, managing director of Super Cut Saloon.
He said the millennium-old business of the barbers is gradually emerging as an industry, the annual turnover of which is at least Tk 192 crore.
The Super Cut organised the press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium to mark its month-long celebration of the company's 12 years of business.
“Most of the barbers in the country are not paid well and socially neglected,” Islam said, pointing out that educated and skilled barbers can be a great working force at home and abroad.
Currently, there are around five lakh people involved directly in the industry.
Super Cut Saloon, which started its business in 1997 on Jakir Hossain Road of Mohammadpur, now has three branches at Dhanmondi and Mohakhali highway.
Football star Arif Khan Joy was also present at the press conference.