Dora Portuphy: Meet the female barber making the profession attractive

Dora Portuphy: Meet the female barber making the profession attractive

- Dora Portuphy is a Ghanaian female family barber and the mother of blogger, Edward Blagogee

- The talented woman has 30 years of experience as a barber

- Dora has been helping her nuclear family to save money with her rare skills

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Dora Portuphy, a female family barber and mother of Ghanaian blogger, Edward Blagogee, is making adorable strides in a field where men have a commanding influence.

For over 30 years, Dora has been barbering hair. Briefly.co.za learned she trims the hair of her family, friends and other acquaintances.

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Dora Portuphy: Meet the Ghanaian female barber making the profession attractive (Video)

Dora Portuphy trims the hair of her son, Edward, during the lockdown in Accra, Ghana Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

Recently, she gained attention when a video of her surfaced during the partial lockdown in Accra, Ghana. Dora was captured trimming the hair of her son, Edward Blagogee.

The video of Dora styling the hair of her son highlights the growing number of women who are daring to occupy roles in careers that were once considered to be a so-called "man’s world".

Her story is helping to shape the narrative about women in the barbering profession.

Watch video below:

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh recently threw the spotlight on Suzy Armah, an 11-year-old female barber who runs her own barber shop at Yawamatwa in the Bia West District in the Western North Region in Ghana.

The young entrepreneur has grabbed attention with her talent. Suzy is a rare gem for her age as she is not just a barber but also doubles as a professional dancer.

In a recent interview with GHevent TV crew, the 11-year-old minor recounts how she discovered her skills. According to Suzy, her elder brother wanted to trim his hair some time ago but he had no money to go to the barbershop so she offered to help.

In another story, Ghanaian entrepreneur and creative genius, Hannah Akomeah, is a senior high school graduate who transforms used car tyres into stunning furniture. The hardworking young lady turns tyres into home furniture such as tables and round sofas that are very comfortable.

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Furniture-making has been a male-dominated field for a long time but Hannah is one of many young women shaping and changing the narrative.

Hannah is all about taking existing used tyres and modelling and transforming them into something beautiful. Currently residing in Nkawkaw, Hannah has trained many, including young people, in the craft to make them useful to themselves and society.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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