“Makeup & a smile are the two best accessories anyone can wear,” says the Lake City Native and owner of Touched by Tare’ I had a chance to speak with Ms. Taijia Dennis and here is what she had to say:
Please Tell Us Your Name & The name of your business:
Touched by Tare’
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a hardworking girl from Lake City, SC with big dreams! I work full time as a pharmacy technician, part time Estee’ Lauder beauty advisor & a Freelance Makeup Artist
Tell us about your business.
Touched by Tare’ is my freelancing makeup artistry business where I enhance your beauty! After all, makeup & a smile are the two best accessories anyone can wear!
Where did you get your idea or concept for the business?
It all started with YouTube ( I know everyone watches YouTube for the latest tutorials) But it was more than that for me, it became my ritual, that soon turned into a passion & love for makeup that I decided to step out on faith & show what I felt was my God given talent.
What has been your greatest moment of success?
Having my first Makeup class! Makeup & Mimosas
How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
I like to post before/after pictures of my clients (if they let me lol) Social media and having makeup classes have been my most successful forms of marketing.
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful business owner?
Money! You have to invest in yourself & your business to make it grow
What challenges Have you faced as a business owner?
It’s so many of us in this industry, it’s very easy for people to compare/contrast your work. I’ve learned that taking classes keeps me motivated, on trend, & I take something with me from each class to perfect my craft.
What is unique about your business?
I get to be my own BOSS & be creative. If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
If you had one piece of advice to someone wanting to start a business similar to yours, what would it be?
Don’t give up on your dreams & don’t let time get in your head! Wanting to give up is a test of how much you want something
How Can You Be Reached?
FB: Touched by Tare’