Perfect Cut-the first hair salon opened last November 27 and managed by Atimonan Haircutters Association, a group of professional hairstylists trained under A1E’s Angat Kabuhayan program.

 

Atimonan Haircutters Association -a group of professional haircutters in Atimonan -opened its first hair salon last November 27 at Barangay Zone 1.

Branded as “Perfect Cut”, the salon offers low-priced haircut and hair coloring and treatment services for both men and women. Perfect Cut charges PhP50 for a haircut, while cost of coloring and treatment ranges between Php200 to PhP450.

Atimonan Haircutters Association was established with the help of Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E), which committed to improve the lives of Atimonanin through different livelihood programs.

The association is also registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which allows the group to seek financial assistance from different government institutions – provided that it was able to sustain three years of operations.

Prior to being a legitimate association, the 15 members of the group – who are now professional haircutters – underwent a five-day skills training on hair science. The training that took place from July 8 to 12 was initiated by A1E as part of its “Angat Kabuhayan” livelihood program.

 

Babylyn Requillas (President) while doing a haircut with one of her clients at the Perfect Cut Salon.

 

Some of the haircutters currently offer home-based services using the starter kit provided by A1E during the training

Atimonan Haircutters Association President Babylyn Requillas expressed gratefulness for the opportunity that allowed her and fellow Atimonanins to have an additional source of income.

“I believe that running a salon-at-home is a tough work. Since I do not have a permanent job, this is an additional way to earn some money that could my family,” she said.

A1E, meanwhile, hopes that the salon will grow in the next few years and will become the leading budget hair salon in the municipality.

A1E is the owner and developer of the proposed 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant and the first power station in the in the Philippines to utilize high efficiency, low emission (HELE) technology known as ultra-supercritical (USC) to be built in Villa Ibaba, Atimonan, Quezon. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen), the power generation arm of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) – the country’s largest power distributor.