We had the good fortune of connecting with London Alexaundria and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi London, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started DIY FLY during the pandemic. With nail shops being closed, women weren’t able to get their nails done. I’ve always enjoyed doing my own nails and I would go to the nail shop occasionally. However, a lot of my friends were really affected by something as simple as getting your nails done regularly and so I had the idea to create press-on nails. That way, women can still look and feel good even if they are experiencing hardships, depression, and other things that the pandemic brought about for many people.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always been creative. My background is writing and I’ve written for many media outlets and I currently work as an editor. Writing was a hobby that turned into a profession, but over the years, I still would do other creative projects such as making jewelry, photography, and at-home DIY projects. As I mentioned earlier, I always loved doing nails. Growing up, I would do my nails, my mom’s nails, and other women in the family. I would even do my dolls’ nails. So, I believe everything came full circle. It definitely isn’t easy starting a business especially when you’re doing everything by yourself, but I keep going because I have goals that I want to achieve for it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are a lot of things you can do in a week’s time in Atlanta. For starters, we can check out breakfast/brunch spots. For a chill brunch spot, I would recommend, Atlanta Breakfast Club, 5 Church, or First Watch. For a turn up brunch spot, I would go to Traffik. For daytime activities, we could hit up The Battery, the Trap Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, Shoppes of Buckhead, or the Beltline to take in the full view of the city. For nighttime activities, I would again recommend The Battery and the Beltine, but I would also add local lounges and bars such as Copper Cove or The Gold Room.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out my family and friends for supporting me and my business. I always have crazy ideas and feels good when you actually have people believe in you. I would also like to thank YouTube creators who openly shared how they were able to start their beauty businesses.

Website: https://diyflybeauty.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diyflybeauty/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/london-alexaundria-whitson-74995a62

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutAtlanta is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.