For Ekpeno Gold, each day of his 5-year hairstyling career has felt like a new adventure. He wouldn’t have it any other way. You may not have seen his name flashed through your flat screen on the network news at 9.00pm, but you would surely see his alias De Gold. Etim is popularly called ‘De Gold’ after his thriving hair and make-up salon for women.
As Master Stylist and Chief Executive at De Gold Beauty Salon, Ekpeno oversees as many as 15 staffs at a time and is in the enviable position of being the primary hairstylist to some of the most naturally beautiful women in the world.
In 2010 Etim opened his salon ‘De Gold’, at a small space in Obio Imo Street, Uyo after a 2 year stint at with Silver Brain Beauty Salon as an apprentice between 2008 and 2009.
Ekpeno truly enjoys every aspect of hairstyling, being the quiet force behind most of the fiercest heads in Nollywood, his vision and creativity saw him move his hair studio to a larger space in 2011.
To help revolutionize hair care and styling Ekpeno is committed to teaching and training as many people who would avail themselves to learn his skill and rare talent.
He has already schooled 50 people in the art and business of hairstyling between 2011 and 2012.