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Meet Trailblazer Rebekah Hussong

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebekah Hussong.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Rebekah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
When I was in high school, I was really hairy, and I loved all things beauty. I would make my own facial masks, wax myself, and create at home scrubs all night. While in high school, there was a program nearby where I could go to esthetician school and get my license by the time I graduated from high school. I thought it would be a great skill to have while I was in college and I wanted to eventually open up my own salon.

I attended the University of Arizona getting my business degree in business with a focus in accounting. I figured that every business uses accounting and it is a good skill to have. In college is where I really found that I loved waxing and helping people feel confident in their skin. I realized I was good at helping individuals with ingrown hair bumps that they were insecure about. From there, I worked in accounting while still waxing on the side. Knowing that I loved being in the salon helping people, in 2015, I left the corporate world and went to skincare full time. In 2016, I moved to California, and in 2017, I opened up 3BWaxing.

Basically, I just took the leap of faith after working for other salons. I wanted to be able to help my clients without being tied to a company’s protocol and be able to vacation when I want to. Also, I wanted to follow up with my clients to help them achieve the best results.

3BWaxing provides waxing, facial, and chemical peel services. Opening up my salon, I wanted it to be luxury by having everything customized for the client. 3BWaxing stands for Beka’s Brows and Brazilians because the majority of the services I offer are Brazilian waxes.

Since opening up, things have really grown fast. A lot of it is thanks to social media. I was able to create my own product line to help my clients with ingrown and acne. My product line continued to grow and I have sold products all over the country and out of the country. On top of that, I have been able to help other estheticians start their own product line and teach them how to open up their salon.

Currently, I have a physical salon in Santa Ana, California and I also come to Arizona to take clients. The location in Arizona does change but I keep my clients in the loop.

I sometimes think to myself, how did I get to where I am? And I think through all the steps that have gotten me here, I have had a goal in mind and every decision/move was toward that goal.

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?
It has not been a smooth road. Originally, I thought I would become an auditor after getting my accounting degree, work my way up, and then somehow acquire a salon so I knew all about how to run one from a financial viewpoint. Well, that didn’t happen because I did not like auditing at all. I couldn’t do it for a long period of time. This threw my whole plan off. That also wasn’t the only time I had to switch my plans or change directions to get to my goal.

Also, when I first opened my business, the place I first rented from changed their salon policies where it affected my client’s safety in a negative way. I had to move my salon as soon as I could. It was very stressful but I always wanted to make sure my clients were safe and felt safe.

When I first started my business, I would have struggles come up all the time and would freak out thinking everything was going to fall apart. Now that I am settled in a bit, I know that struggles just help you learn and everything always winds up being okay.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about 3BWaxing – what should we know?
I am an esthetician who specializes in removing hair with gentle hard wax, removing acne/ingrowns with facials and chemical peels, and fading dark spots with all three services and my products. I have my own exfoliating pads that I offer my clients. They come in 3 types of exfoliating pads for tackling acne, dark spots, and dull skin. All the exfoliating pads can be purchased on my website 3bwaxing.com. My wax specialty is Brazilian waxing. To my clients, I am known for providing information and educating them on their skin and my services. Also, I am known for following up with my clients and checking in on them. I am proud of all the things I have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time and all the people I have been able to help. Being able to help others feel confident about their skin and helping other estheticians with their business is rewarding. I would say what sets me apart is a combination of how professional I am, how much information I provide my clients, and how I actually really care about the people I serve.

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?
I have found that having coaches and mentors is helpful while also listening to your intuition and gut. You can learn from other people, but no one is you and sees your vision just like you do. Posting on social media, following up with clients/potential clients, going to events and having a booth, and educating people on my subject of expertise has worked really well for me.

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Rebekah, Ashley, Naomi

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