We had the good fortune of connecting with Norriana Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Norriana, how do you think about risk?
When it comes to taking risks, I begin to ask myself multiple questions- how, when, where, and why I want to accomplish a goal that I have set for myself. It’s important for me to set a goal for myself and make sure I accomplish it, this allows to me step out my comfort zone whether it means investing into my own business in order for it to grow, socialize with others, and branding myself into a business woman. Of course, when you set a goal for yourself, it is not always going to be peaches and cream, there will be some form of challenges and obstacles that you would have to face while you’re on a journey to success. There has been times where I felt discourage, but when it comes into taking risks, this allows me to face my fears and learn what kind of challenges that I would have to face whether I win or lose- in the end will be worth it.
What should our readers know about your business?
My Business is called The Pink Glamroom Studios. I am a freelance makeup and lash artist here in Atlanta where I perform makeup or lash services in their homes. Whenever I do makeup on clients, it allows me to show my creative side and allows the client to feel beautiful inside and out. It is form of art for me actually and art is an form of expression, if you ask me. I remember in school, I would always sketch out fashion designs or write long lengthy stories in the middle of class rather than pay attention to the teacher. I have always seen myself as business woman especially in the fashion industry, but I didn’t know exactly what kind of business that I wanted to own. I found myself doing makeup because people would stop me whether if I was at the mall or at work and compliment me on makeup and ask me if I was a makeup artist when I was 18-19 years old. I’ve never had looked into being a makeup artist until I started doing my research considering it is a billion dollar industry. This is where I feel in love for makeup and knew this is something that I wanted to do considering I love art and fashion. Later on in life, I started working at jobs like Ulta, Sephora, and later MAC Cosmetics inside of Atlanta airport and worked for a few gentlemen’s club as a makeup artist for the dancers. Of course, the biggest challenge that I had to face is the 2020 pandemic when the whole world came into a complete halt, I literally had to go back to the drawing board and revamp my goals. Around this time, I felt really discouraged because I was looking for a suite to perform my services in, but later the world was going through a lockdown, job laid me off, and got into a car accident. However, I didn’t let that stop me, I later started learning to do lash extensions and new skills and started taking my artistry seriously. I started writing down my goals that I want to accomplish for my business. I have future services that I am currently working on and adding on to the Pink Glamroom Studios service menu such as Semi-permanent makeup and body sculpting and having my own cosmetic line in 2021 as well as having my own suite where customers can get glamed up and shops my products.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
That’s a great question! I love to do to parks and walk nature trails especially if the park have a river that you swim in. Most of my friends would be shock that I normally do this considering that I am city girl and I love fast pace environments, but sometimes that fast life can be draining and all you want to do it go somewhere that calm and relaxing. Whenever, I have a lot on my mind, I will go the park and sit on the rocks and watch the river flow next me. My friends would think this is silly until I get them hooked and request lets go the park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my mentor, Icess Petteway! She has been my mentor for 2 year now where she taught me the tools and techniques that I need to in order to be a makeup artist and a future business woman. She own a beauty bar here in Atlanta where I would help her with clients and teach me how to run a business. I have always looked up her considering I’ve had bad experiences with my past mentors. Icess took me under her wing and basically showed how it is to be a real business woman and juggle a personal life at the same time. I have always looked up to her due to the fact that I want to follow into her foot steps so I could be a business woman myself.
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