Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in hair and makeup but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Geraldine Thomas, Founder of MAKIA, located in Verdun, QC, CA.

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

I provide professional makeup and beauty services implementing looks that cover a wide range of styles on all celebratory events, runway shows, editorial shoots, e-comm, and video production. Creating both natural and avant-garde looks.

Tell us about yourself

I'm a certified professional makeup artist and a beauty specialist with over 20 years of experience. Guiding and educating motivates me; this is why my constant goal is to keep myself and others up to date. I truly believe the power of great-looking makeup begins with good skin". This is why I'm an advocate for teaching skin regimens.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Everything started with my passion for guiding and educating the beauty community; I was published as a beauty editor for a Canadian magazine by sharing my social media tips. I am very proud of my work and being able to share my 20 years of experience with others.

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

Every day there will be new challenges and obstacles to deal with. However, you can do your best. Therefore, communicating, preparing, and educating yourself is key.

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

Pursue, grow and research.

Where can people find you and your business?


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