Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and cosmetics but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Candi Lutjen, Founder of Studio Lash & Spa, located in Blue Springs, MO, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a local business here in downtown Blue Springs that apply for eyelash extensions and also offers spa and body waxing.

Tell us about yourself

I am a licensed cosmetologist, and I wanted to do something different besides hair. I was an avid lash extension wearer, and I just remember how it made me feel when I would get them done. I started this business so that I could make other women feel beautiful too!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment would be starting with nothing and building my clientele and business, and now I’m in my second building after three years.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Not taking anything personally and making everybody happy.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be patient.
  2. Stay Humble.
  3. Don’t give up.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Suppose you want it, then go for it. You will always find obstacles, jump those hurdles, and you will make it to the top.

Where can people find you and your business?


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