Your Own Way
What is the name of your business? Onyx is thought to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition, instincts, and protection.
How did your business get started? I’ve been an esthetician for almost 20 years and went out on my own in August 2020 to pursue more cosmetic tattooing. I worked as an esthetician for a local spa until it was time to continue my growth in the industry. Everyone was so excited and supportive.
Why did you decide to base your business in Jefferson City? I grew up here and I’ve had a client base for the last 18 years in Jefferson City. Home is where the heart is.
How do you define success? When my clients leave happy, adoring, and confident.
What do you think are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur? Willpower to show up every day and bring your best no matter how you feel, having milestones to hit and moving toward them, and education and continuing education.
What are your future goals? To start apprenticeships to teach people in this industry and motivate them along the way.
What quote or motto do you live by? Give your best to each and every client and then some.
What sets you apart from your competition? The knowledge that I have in the industry, my client skills, and also my artistic skills.
How many employees? It’s currently me and only me.
Three words that best describe you? Confident, boss-babe, and loving.
Any awards or notables? I’ve been voted CITY’s Best esthetician five years running and Missouri’s Best Esthetician 2021.
Any advice for those just getting started? Always take your time and practice, practice, practice.
When someone is looking to hire a professional in your industry, what should they look for? Someone who likes people and loves being around them.
How do you prioritize self care? It’s so important to fill up your cup. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
What’s your best time management hack? Stick to the schedule.
What are you most thankful for in your business? Being booked out for six months at a time and to have that job security.
How do you maintain work/life balance? I’m in charge of my books, and I make sure my family comes first, always.