Today we’d like to introduce you to DaLisa Campbell.
Hi DaLisa, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am a single mom of two, and I have for years worked these dead-end jobs that I would get tired of so easily or would have to quit. Sitters were always an issue, or sometimes I would just feel like I was not getting enough time with my kids, always being at work. One very late night, which is usually when I’m up master planning. I was scrolling through social media and saw a pimple-popping video. This one video made me want to see more.
I quickly hopped on Youtube and watched a lot of pimple-popping videos. I know, gross, but I love them. Watching these videos made me wonder what lucky professionals got to do this for a living. I started googling and found out that Estheticians get paid to pop pimples, among other things, of course. I also loved the fact that as an Esthetician, I would have more time for my children. This was a no-brainer. I was locked in, my google search resulted with me looking into Esthetician Programs, and the next day I called and got enrolled. It was the best decision I have ever made, career-wise. I have learned so many new things and constantly learning more every day. I love that this field has so many options, so you could never get bored.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Absolutely not. Right after graduation from the Esthetician program, I planned to go into business for myself. That was my main goal all throughout the year, but of course, Covid definitely put some doubt in my mind. Covid was not my only obstacle. It cost some money to get started on your own. Being a single mom of two and already just barely making ends meet, plus Covid, I didnt know how I would do it. I had to make the best decision for my children.
So I went ahead and registered my business and got things going. I would buy things for my business here and there so that I could start taking clients. It still wasnt working how I wanted. I eventually decided to work my business part-time but also work part-time at a lash studio. I chose a lash studio because I knew that wasn’t a service I was focused on providing for my business, so I had no issue signing a non-compete contract. So since then, I have been doing both, but also purchasing what I need to get to where I want to be as an entrepreneur.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
So I work part-time at a lash studio, doing lash extensions, and part time working my own business providing facials, waxing, and body treatments. I love all things esthetics and plan on working all parts of it throughout my career. I am known for doing really great lash extensions at work, but I am also known for doing really good lymphatic drainage massages and extractions (pimple-popping), lets just say im good at getting the gross stuff out lol. I just really love to make people feel good about themselves. I also love the relaxation aspect of it all. If I can make my clients feel relaxed and out of touch with reality for a moment, then I have done my job. It really warms my heart to listen to people tell me what their issues are, and being able to help them reach their goals of looking and feeling better.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
I love that the women in our city are all about beauty. I always enjoy being out and seeing the lash extensions, the makeup, the glowing skin. Everyone is really making it a priority to take care of themselves. It seems like now more than ever.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://dalisarashadestheticsandbeauty.square.site/
- Instagram: @esthetics.and.beauty
- Facebook: DaLisa Rashad Esthetics & Beauty LLC