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Episode Info: Episode 40 – Summary On this episode of Hair Biz Radio, Host Zakiyrah interviews Anh, owner of Beauty by Anh. Show Notes: – About Anh – She got started when she was really young and played with makeup for fun. – She wanted to get into the fashion world but didn’t know how. – She felt that college was not in God’s plan for her. – She’s been doing makeup and hair for almost eight years. – She recently added lashes to her repertoire. – She likes to wear strip lashes and do lash lifts. – Talk about the differences in culture and choosing to leave school. – Her family didn’t really care that she was going into the beauty industry. – Her parents were refugees who came here to give their family a better life. – Everyone was very supportive, but that’s not always the case. – What was it like to be initially rejected by the beauty industry? – She decided to learn things on her own. – One woman who did great work mentored her and helped her decide what she wanted to do. – When did you decide that you needed to go to cosmetology school – She was already thinking of it in college. – She began to research three hair schools, Empire, Paul Mitchell, and Aveda. – She chose Aveda after some research. – What were the key things you learned at Aveda? – You have to practice to make yourself perfect. – You have to figure out what you want to do. – At school, there’s always someone there to support you. – What are some techniques that are self-taught? – Everything with makeup was self-taught. – Updos were mostly self-taught, you have to look online to find ideas. – If you get scared as an artist, your client can feel that right away. – Talk about the difference between doing free work or charging? – The first couple of years you’ll lose money because you need to get pictures. – Don’t charge less because other people are charging less, you need to know your worth. – Talk about the difference between lash extensions and lash lifts. – Lash extensions are for people who want long volumized lashes. – They make you look like you have makeup on. – They last about a month and you have to come back to get a fill. – Lash lifts last from 6-8 weeks and use your natural lashes. – Lash lifts open your eyes and it’s great for people with no time for lash extensions. – What are some of your die-hard makeup products to use? – Her favorite concealer is NARS or Tarte – Georgio Armani and Dior foundation. – Kylie lipstick. – Jeffree Star lipstick. – What’s one piece of advice for someone interested in getting into the beauty industry. – Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. – Make it perfect and go at it. – Don’t be jealous when other people’s work is better than you, learn from them. – Be confident and don’t let anyone bring you down, they’re just jealous. – Where can we find you? – – Tweetable Quotes – “We t...
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