Top of the morning guys
I hope that you had a productive week. I know I have. With work, school, and trying to build a business is a lot of work, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Busy is a good thing, don' let anyone tell you different.
Let's get started on our Boss of the Week. I have been following this boss since Myspace days, do you guys remember Myspace? Back then I was just getting started into makeup and I found her on Myspace. I then started following her, loved her style and the way she applied make up.
1. What’s the name of your business and how long have you been established?
Makeup by AC 13+ years / Giselle vintage collection 2 1/2 years
2. How did you get started?
Omg!!! my journey within the beauty industry has many years under my belt, to be exact 13+ years. I started out doing hair for like 3 1/2 years and hated it lol yes hated. I started working for Dillard’s department store before hurricane Katrina in the women’s accessory dept. I was infatuated with the Lancôme counter uniforms and the fact that they were so glamouring every time I passed by. I knew I wanted that same attention so I ask an old friend of mines which at the time was the counter manager to help with applying my own makeup and from there my love for MAKEUP grew. Fast forward to Giselle, ha well that’s simple if you know me, I love to dress it’s like role playing for me, I love being a new character daily. I like looking my best for whenever or whatever, and I love to see women feeling they’re self when they think they’re the bomb on that day. Giselle vintage collection is my baby it started literally 2 years ago and from there it’s been evolving into something major.
3. What was that one moment in your life when you decided to become a boss?
My mom has been a boss, so it’s in my blood to be a lady bo$$. I knew a 9-5 wasn’t for me lol. I tried college I swear it’s not for everyone. When I started working for Mac cosmetics I loved the updates which are a preview of the new collection to come. Man, I loved how updates were demonstrated, so I decided to put mini classes together to help many ladies achieve their beauty goals. From there I knew I wanted to work for myself and eventually add different collective events under my name.
4. With so much competition out there, what keeps your brand unique?
I can’t worry about the next brand or next person, my focus is solely on my BRAND, that is my responsibility PERIOD . Yes, I’m aware of competition but hey I’m not scared we all can make a $1 or two.
5. What advice would you give to a person that’s trying to become a boss?
I can’t speak enough about this critical word STAY FOCUS. Be CONSISTENT. Set daily goals. Investing in your growth, it’s totally fine to hire coaches and PR reps or anyone that can help your career to go the next level. Lastly MASTERING YOUR APPEARANCE, I learned years ago that you have to dress the part you want, not the part your in! People do judge you on your appearance unfortunately, so give them something to talk about, and watch major shifts happen in your life!!!
A true boss indeed. A/C is based out of New Orleans. Now with the Zulu Ball and Mardi Gras upcoming, contact A/C for makeup needs. She also has great accessories to go with your Zulu Ball attire.