- Kathryn Bernardo was promoted to become the CEO of Kathnails
- She just opened her second and third branch last November
- At the age of 21, she can not believe to have this position
After the opening of Kathnail's third branch, all are hoping that there will be another branch near them. You should now get used to it because its proprietress Kathryn Bernardo is optimistic to get her business spreading across the metropolis—and beyond—like wildfire.
"Yeah, meron kaming goal na hopefully—again, dream lang namin ‘to—na sana mangyari yung ’20-30’ plan. Na sana by 2020, meron na kaming 30 branches,” the La Luna Sangre acress said.
"That means nine branches per year. Yun, and we’re hoping na ganun yung mangyari kung magtuloy tuloy lahat ‘to." she added.
KAMI learned that Kathnails came out after Kathryn confessed about her obsession over pampering oneself. She also explained that she chose the name, inspired by the portmanteau of her love team with Padilla ("KathNiel"), because she would like her fans to be able to relate to the salon.
"Ever since, mahilig na 'ko (magpa-nails). Kikay ako nung bata, eh. Alam mo yun? Kapag nagpapa-nails si Mama, ‘tapos sasama ako hanggang sa naging teenager na ‘ko. Nagkaroon na din ako ng pet peeve pagdating sa mga nails," she recounted.
"And then ayun napag-usapan lang one night na bakit di sya gawing business and all, 'tapos dyi-no-joke pa namin yung 'KathNails' na name before kasi parang double meaning sya? And, ayun, ang daming mga kaibigan namin na nag-push na ituloy." she added.
Next to a business, KathNails is also center of social entrepreneurship. ABS-CBN Lifestyle previously reported that many don’t know that some of the nail technicians at KathNails were initially fans who signed up and then got trained to be professionals in nail care and massage.
The pressure is definitely on for Kathryn, who in the middle of her success is still in disbelief being called "CEO."
"Sabi ko, ‘Seryoso?’ Especially nung sa first branch, nung in-introduce ako as CEO, parang, ‘Woah, level up!’” she recalled. “It’s good to learn at a very young age and I’m just still learning. Ang dami ko pang kailangan pag-aralan kung pano ‘tong mundo na ‘to but then I’m open to learning new things and na-e-enjoy ko naman sya so far." she said.
Well that's hardwork! Good thing that her beau DJ is always there to help and support her together with her family and friends! Now fully immersed in the world of entrepreneurship, Kathryn is nothing but excited—so excited she’s already planning to build and invest in more.
"(This 2018), may pina-plan kaming different business naman—this time with my stylists Kim and Boop Yap. It's a surprise." she ended.
KAMI admires Kathryn for her perseverance in achieving her dreams.
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