Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and cosmetics but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Damone Roberts, Founder of Damone Roberts Beauty Therapy Lounge, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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

Our business is an Eyebrow-centric salon and products focused on Bringing Out the Best Version of You! We pride ourselves on taking care of everyone from Beyoncé to the girl, or guy, next door.

Tell us about yourself

Products for brows were not looking like eyebrows after they were applied. It was almost like people were using eyeliner to fill in their brows. Much too severe and harsh looking. My products came from a need to ENHANCE one brow, and also, the big companies were not making them with people of color in mind. My colors don't turn ashy or fade on deep skin. They work on the whitest whites and the blackest black.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Running my Salon in Beverly Hills for 20+ years and another for over ten years in NYC. Also, being a question in the board game Trivial Pursuit regarding my client Madonna, Myself & Eyebrows was the first time I realized that this was considered a part of Pop Culture, but the ultimate moment was hearing Alex Trebek on Jeopardy say, "Damone Roberts has become the king of shaping this facial feature"... what are eyebrows!

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

Always working towards exceeding others' expectations.

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

  1. An achievable business plan.
  2. Don't be afraid to Fail - Just get back up.
  3. Don't neglect personal self-care.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don't compare your career to others - each journey is different. Don't be afraid of hard work.

Where can people find you and your business?




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