Having learn all there is to know about the beauty industry fashion and currently an image and beauty consultant, Moroccan Fashion Icon Chagraoui Jihane who prefers to be called Jijiglam is ready to help young fashion talents in Ghana.
Trained by Mario Dedivanovic a personal beautician to Kim Kardashian, Jijiglam says there are very good beauticians in Ghana and her intention is to open a fashion school in Ghana where she can impact every skill she has learnt about fashion, beauty and style.
“We have excellent beauticians in Ghana and young ladies who have the passion for it but they do not get the right training and I am dismayed when I see some of their works. I think every Ghanaian woman in particular has the right to look trendy as the overseas ladies. Ghanaian girls are naturally beautiful and this is something I don’t see any more because most of the ladies goes through plastic surgery and it’s sad,” she told us.
Talking about her fashion career, Jijiglam said it wasn’t easy for her especially switching from being a doctor to a fashion designer.
According to her the decision was a difficult one but with the support of family and their understanding has pushed her to follow her dreams, “I started my fashion career back in 2006 when I opened a clothing store in Abidjan then a second one in Osu, Accra called ‘Zahra vet’ that quickly turned to be the most Fashionable store in town but that wasn’t enough for my ambitions.”
“My love for beauty and make up pushed me to go and study in one of the best make up schools, Le Conservatoire Du Maquillage in Paris then got trained at Make up Forever. Back home, I had the privilege to work as a make-up artist and fashion consultant for most popular magazines and fashion shows such as Vlisco Fashion, Canoe Magazine, Expo Fashion Week among others” she added.
According to her getting the opportunity to be trained by Mario Dedivanovic helped her a lot because it gave her the opportunity to meet a lot of people.
Because fashion is everything to her, Jijiglam says she will be sharing the latest trends from all over the world, tips about beauty and style, how to dress, how to shop, how to match your clothes and several other tips.