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

Hi Meosha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business I simply got tired of making other people wealthy and I’m still struggling working for a company that is well off. I have been working for other people million dollar companies since I was sixteen. I realize that these people really don’t care about myself or my family only what I can do to make their company better. I called my dad who is who has always provided for me financially with anything I need that made sense. Both of my parents owned a small business while I wS growing up and my dad still operates both of his business till this day, so I already believed that I could do it too! I just didn’t have the right tools or enough money to just jump head first. I told my dad my plan, told him how much I was making off just selling strip lashes, and applying Mink Individuals. I told him I make alittle more then what corporate world is paying me! He said sounds like you have your mind made up, he told me to do it the legitimate way, which was enroll into school and he would be behind me. I did just that graduated from Aveda Institute in March 2021 and I been a full time small business owner now for 2 years! God is the Greatest!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Eyee Candy Lash has the best customer service skills, motivating conversations, and the most relax environment that you will experience. I got this far b/c of hard work, perseverance, and faith. I am a strong believer of Jesus Christ but I also believe you have to work and earn your blessings. You have to be thankful for what you have to gain more, and you also have to always put in the work, much is required but much is also rewarded! Im most proud of being in business full time for 2 years and counting honestly i started this business back in 2018 bc I love lashes and I always cared about clearing up my skin making myself and others feel beautiful in our own skin. So I created Eyee Candy Lash it was all about lashes but then I start looking at my skin and was noticing even if I put lashes on I still see the flaws on my skin so it made me interested in skin care bc I really wanted clear skin and now I’m a Licensed Esthetician I understand the face, skin, breakouts, products, and remedies, most importantly what you put in your body and what we use on our body. I got this far b/c I never gave up even when my back was against the wall there was still drive in my heart I knew I wanted to be successful I cant stop now! I always say its in me not on me. I prayed cried and kept going! Its definitely not easy and especially when you have no investors,loans,grants, or contractors just you and determination and Meosha is determined to cut that ribbon in front of her first Lash Bar in 2022! I did learn some lessons along the way. The most important one is no one see your vision how you see it so if you want it done do it yourself. Second lesson is if you don’t know something research, ask, find a mentor, breathe relax and google what you don’t know GOOGLE really is a University lol. Last lesson is don’t do it for the money, don’t do it for the trend, and definitely don’t do it B/c another person may make it look easy but its not its hard work and you’re responsible for everything ups and downs. Do it b/c its from the heart and it’s something you love to do that’s what going to keep you going treat it like its your baby you have to care for it love it help it grow watch it grow and keep it in align until its ready to be presented to the world and after that you still have to love it for the rest of your life. I want the world to know this is my passion this is my calling this is what I’m blessed to do and I’m going to continue to minster through lashes/skincare and make people on this Earth feel like they are enough while making them look good and keep them sparkling!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely have some shoutouts for-sure! First and foremost I want to give a shout-out to the Lord that is ahead of my life who is controlling this whole storyline. Definitely want to shout Myself out b/c before I give credit to anyone I came up with Eyee Candy Lash which is my passion, and turned it into a small business. I applied for my LLC and EIN, Created a business plan, I invested my money, I moved to another state, I build my website up from scratch, I enrolled in school and went everyday and graduated, I promoted, paid for marketing, and did giveaways by myself so hard till people had to check me out. I prayed long and hard, cried long and hard, and laughed long and hard, and I’m here with no loans no help from the government just ME! I want to hive a shoutout to my Dad he definitely has stood behind me with my business every since i told him my business plan and if I need anything I can count on him to make it happen, Also want to shout-out my Man b/c he has been in my life for a year and has invested the most in Eyee Candy Lash sit with me and make plans on whats next, how we can make it bigger, and stay so patient with me when I’m not making any income he always covers the slack, so Grateful for a good man! I also want to thank my Best friend and her mom which has always been like a second mom to me. Honestly these two helped me alot when I decided to move to Jax, Florida. My bestie supported me with everything I wanted to do to make Eyee Candy Better even let me do lashes out her home definitely motivated me to keep going and I motivated her to start her own small Business now she does locs on natural hair go Morgan! Mrs.Tracey aka Dreadloc Diva is her mom well our mom lol she definitely took me in and allowed me to work in her shop for free until I figure out what direction I was headed in. Definitely gave me some gems and I also seen how to run a salon first hand so definitely grateful for all they do thank you! Definitely want to shout my mom and nana out for all the prayers the Lord receive bc I know they pray nonstop for me, my mind, my daughter, and our safety, and to make them proud. Last but not least my CLIENTS you guys are really STARS! I couldn’t have made it this far without every single client I have made sparkle in my lifetime. Thank you guys for being understanding and thank u guys for trusting in my craft. I will always be grateful, Thankful, and Humble for each client I ever get and make them feel like the star they are! SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF YOU IM SO THANKFUL! I DIDNT DO IT ALONE!

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Photos Lamar Byrd

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