Hey I'm Chelsea.....
When i started in the beauty industry 10 yrs ago it was a very different world! There was no online courses, outside support & definitely no collaboration, you learnt from tafe & from the people that you worked with in the salon & that was basically it.
The down fall was that you were over worked underpaid (yes i started on $8 an hr) a lot of the work places including mine were extremely toxic.
So once i left the salon i decided to start my own home based salon. It was such an exciting time in my life but realistically i had no f***ing clue what i was doing, I really went in completely blind.
I wasted a lot of time & money doing business the wrong way, I tried to turn to other brow & cosmetic tattoo artists &/or business owners but most the time unless I was willing to pay they weren't willing to share any anything, some wouldn't even reply.
I tried to turn to family & friends but they just didn't understand as they had never had a business before, they tried to help but i felt myself feeling even more confused & frustrated trying to explain business stuff that they just didn't get.
I felt so alone, like I really had no-one or nowhere to turn to! As the years have gone on people have become much more collaborative however I'm still finding that some of us are kept out of the loop.
I find that people wouldn't share my work because I used a certain type of henna or I wouldn't hear about upcoming training / events etc unless I was following the trainer or knew of someone who was more "in the loop".
This made me realize how much further we have to come in the brow & cosmetic tattoo industry, how we need people in the beauty world who can collaborate without being biased, to shed the light on upcoming events, upcoming training, tips, tricks, advice & to share the work of all the talented artist in Australia & NZ.
Someone who will involve the beginners in the industry whilst also shining the light on our industry super stars. I see room for a one stop collaborative community a place where you can find out everything you need to know when it comes to Cosmetic Tattooing, brows & beauty
A place where you feel included, heard & grow your brow business & bring us all together by creating a simple & inclusive community you can thrive in.
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