Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Adrienne Raczki, owner of XoXo Lashes, located in Calgary, AB, Canada.

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

I specialize in custom lash services for my professional clientele.

Tell us about yourself

I started my lash business 12 years ago as a side hustle, seeing clients on evenings and weekends. I was a Licensed Optician and translated my eye health experience into my growing beauty biz.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment would be my financial security. I have been able to provide for my family and future in a way I wouldn't have been able to with my previous career.

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

Finding a balance between life and work. There are always opportunities to work outside your normal schedule, but prioritizing your mental health, family, and home time will keep a good balance.

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

Professionalism, preparedness, and continued education.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don't be afraid to try something new. Personal and professional growth will keep you interesting and relevant.

Where can people find you and your business?


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