African Dream: Ghana's Grace Amey-Obeng
24 January 2013 Last updated at 13:40 GMT
As part of the BBC's second African Dream series, Grace Amey-Obeng explains how, after completing beauty therapy studies in the UK 25 years ago, she identified a niche in the Ghanaian market for beauty products, clinics and training colleges.
She is now queen of a beauty empire with an annual turnover of up to 19m Ghanaian cedi ($10m; £6.3m).
Sophie Ikenye reports.
African Dream is broadcast on the BBC Focus on Africa radio programme every Thursday afternoon and on BBC World News throughout the day on Fridays