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A man in a woman's world

Published:Monday | March 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Terrence Strachan, district consultant for Avon Jamaica. - Contributed

Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator

When Terrence Strachan goes to work each day, he deals with what most females are obsessed with - beauty. Strachan is the district consultant for Avon in Jamaica. Last Saturday, the company moved its offices from the Trade Centre on Red Hills road, to the new Jamaican headquarters at 21 West Kings House Road.

In an email interview with Flair he explained, "My main responsibility is to oversee the entire Avon operation in Jamaica, ensuring the representative body is adequately catered for." Strachan has been with the company for almost 25 years. "While I was living in the United States, in 1986 someone left an Avon brochure along with samples at my front door, encouraging me to either buy Avon or become a representative. I opted for the latter."

Since then his job has been a joy.

"I find it fascinating working with the products, seeing the actual transformation in the appearance of women with the use of the different products. It is a fact that 90 per cent of the business is predominantly for females, but just to see the satisfaction the use of the products brings to them gives me great pleasure." The former police officer is of the view that Avon can only get bigger and better in Jamaica. "Given the economic situation in Jamaica resulting in extensive redundancy exercises, I can only see Avon getting bigger and better. Avon creates the opportunity for persons to become entrepreneurs working on their own time at their convenience."

There are currently 5,000 Avon representatives in Jamaica and Strachan says this can only keep growing. "'The Avon opportunity is endless. One can only keep growing in Avon. There are always attractive incentives for the representatives, which makes the whole business exciting." He told Flair that after more than two decades with the company, what he has learnt about women is that they always want to look young and beautiful.