Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandee Blodgett.
Brandee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started this amazing brow journey in 2015, I was in a job that was slowly eating me alive inside and I was desperate for a change. I am someone who came from nothing, grew up in section 8/welfare and didn’t really ever have any dreams because anything outside basic 9-5 or sacrificing self-worth seemed too far-fetched, but when you’re on the edge and determined to change your life you will be surprised at what type of doors open! I came across microblading and saw it as an opportunity because at the time no one knew what it was, I didn’t think I would be any good at it because I didn’t even do my own brows at the time because I had no clue where to start, I took my first class and was a natural at it from jump. I was the first person on the west side of Arizona to offer this technique and quickly built a large clientele and continue to educate myself and grow my services and business. I was saught out by a well known microblading academy to become a certified trainer for them which I soon after ventured off to teach my own private 1 on 1 class to ensure each person had proper attention to learn this technique! I now have done over 2000 brow procedures and counting along with other amazing beauty services, have taught over 40 students that many have successfully gone on to open their own studios, moved my business from 120sf studio to a 780sf storefront and have two employees working under me and offer apprenticeship, and plan to expand my business even more! If I can go from nothing to what I have accomplished so can so many others, hard work and believing you can be anything you put your mind to.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing in life is ever easy or smooth, not for me anyways. Making goals small to big and working out a plan to reach for the goals is a good starting point, there will always down fall you just have to stay strong and keep pushing forward. With my business as time went by more and more ppl started doing it, causing over-saturation, but when you work hard and truly care about what you do and giving others quality you stand out. There will always be others that do what you do or are better than you but if you are genuine nothing can beat that. So, don’t settle for something you aren’t happy with search and do what makes you happy and if it can help make others happy or change their life as well then you hit the jackpot.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Beeautiful Brows LLC – what should we know?
I am a microblading specialist, that is what I started off doing and what my business is known for. It is a permanent makeup brow technique that is done with Microneedles that form a blade to implant pigment into the skin creating hair like strokes, it can last 6-18 months and can be life changing for some! I offer a powdered/ombré brow as well which is becoming just as popular as microblading, it has more of a makeup/shaded look and is done with a machine it is more permanent! I have serveral other beauty services as well such as lash lifts/perms, eyeliner, tattoo removal, scalp pigmentation, ear piercing and more! What sets me apart is my passion, it shows in my work, the way I present everything to do with my business, the fact that I continue education and research to make sure I’m using the best quality products, staying up to date with bloodborne courses, keeping my environment clean and safe and educate potential clients on the best way to choose an artist!
Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
Well, luckily, it’s easier for these techniques to find mentors now and with social media, it’s easier to find ppl to look up to or reach out to. When I started no one else was doing it, so I had to turn to myself and research to figure things out and naturally I have a brain that does well with business ethics. Something I am working on myself is getting better at networking it’s important. Word of mouth is huge and helps all businesses in general and all small businesses need that to grow.
- $150-500 price range in AZ
- Address: 9720 w Peoria Ave Peoria, AZ suite 115
- Website: www.beeautifulbrows.com
- Phone: 480-416-1545
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/beeautifulbrows
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeeautifulBrows/