Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and cosmetics but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Olga Zelek, owner of Olga Brow Studio, located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Olga Brow Studio just celebrated ten years in the local beauty business. It is owned and operated by a woman. The group of artists that work at Olga Brow Studio is the sought-after experts in the eyebrow shaping industry with many years of experience. Olga's training is very extensive, and she spends many hours with each of them before they can touch your brows. Our mission is to enhance the best of your brow shape, keeping it still looking natural because we love to promote the classic, timeless look. Brow waxing and tinting is the most popular service our clients receive, along with makeup, lash lifts and lash extensions. We serve clients not only from all over the valley but also from many other states and surrounding countries. Pay us a visit when in Arizona; we love meeting new people.
Tell us about yourself
I have always loved beauty and makeup. After working for many years in department stores performing makeup and brow shaping, I noticed an opportunity in the market. I decided to take advantage of it and fill in the gap. At that time, there weren't any places in Scottsdale where clients could find highly trained brow artists. Most places focused on a quick turnover or body waxing, and the brow shaping was treated like a quick add-on. Knowing how important brows are for our balanced look, I wanted to fill in that gap and create a place where clients are not rushed. The artists are true brow experts who know how to advise and create a long-term plan regarding your brow shape.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Running a successful operation for ten years and had long-term employees with me for over six years.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is knowing when is the time for the next step and being able to take it.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Characteristics that led me to my success would include a willingness to take risks and not be afraid of hard work beyond eight days. I would always make sure my clients were satisfied and taken care of. It would mean sometimes staying after hours or coming early for work. Of course, I would not be able to achieve anything without a great team of amazing people I work with. I really cherish them, and I always try my best to make sure they also enjoy working with me. There is nothing more important than a great team; this is a key to any successful organization.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Do not be afraid of reaching your goals. The bigger the goal, the greater the learning is required to achieve it. Practice gratitude daily. Last but not least, treat others as you would like to be treated.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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