The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, until recently, owned one of the biggest spas and beauty institutes in the country. Situated along Camp Road, a high brow area of Ungwan-Rimi Government Residential Area in Kaduna State.
She owned Hanzy Spa and Hanzy Beauty Institute. The beauty Institute was the first beauty institute in Northern Nigeria and is a National Board of Technical Education accredited vocational training centre and registered by the Ministry of Education with the aim of exploring the untapped wealth in the emerging
However, since the victory of her husband in late March, Mrs. Buhari closed down the beauty parlour to take up the new role as Nigeria’s First Lady.
The spa and beauty institute patronised by individuals across class, was sighted closed to the private residence of the immediate past Vice President, Namadi Sambo. The institute was consulted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical
Company to help train individuals under its Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Programme.
Mrs. Buhari, a trained esthetician who obtained a diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, Windsor, United Kingdom and a certificate course from the French Beauty School, Esthetique Academie Dubai, is a member of the United Kingdom’s Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.
In an interview she granted Thisday Style last year, the beautiful Adamawa State-born mother of five said:
“I’m a very busy person who does her things quietly. I keep to my profession as an esthetician, managing my spa and beauty institute both in Kaduna and Abuja. I also personally perform some advanced facial treatments like mesotherapy, gold facial and application of TCA etc. I have a number of documentations on my experience in this area including writing a book titled
“The Essentials of Beauty Therapy.”
She has since closed her beauty businesses now that she has bigger responsibilities as the First lady of Nigeria,