We had the good fortune of connecting with Princess DeGreat and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Princess, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
I personally believe giving up is NEVER a option ! Why start something if your not going to commit and go through with it?
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
DeGreat Touch focuses on BEAUTY , I do makeup ,sell lashes , hair, and skin products. What I think sets me apart from others is how I try to incorporate multiple things into my business to make it like a “ ONE STOP SHOP “ for beauty ! For example you can come get your makeup done , buy lashes , & a couple skin and hair care products in ONE RUN! I’m believe that i’m most proud of how much i’ve grown & the desire I have for my business. There’s been times when I first started my business that i’ve wanted to give up and try something else but i’ve got into the mindset of “ Why start something if your not going to finish ? “ ABSOLUTELY NO POINT .. I try to always push myself to do better & strive for better because one day I’ know my business will be one of the biggest. I’m also excited about the products I plan to launch before my 19th birthday ! I believe I got where I am professionally by just simply paying attention to the does and don’ts of having a business. I’ve always been real observant of how businesses get bashed for doing the wrong things & just always made sure I never made the same mistakes. I’ve also always known how to talk to people and just have always made sure I’ve treated customers the way I would want to be treated. No, it wasn’t easy because some customers are harder to deal with then others but , i’d rather deal with a customers attitude instead of getting a bad review or bashed. Some lessons i’ve learned along the way is NEVER EXPECT SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS I believe that’s where most people mess up at. You can launch a business today and expect everybody to support you .. THATS NOT THE CASE !!! I launched my business and got little to no support from the people I expected the most support from. People have to understand that you’re the only person that can support you to the fullest ! I want the world to know that DEGREAT TOUCH will be global one day & that PRINCESS DEGREAT will be one of the best aspiring makeup artist in years to come.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If one of my best friends was to come to atlanta for a week long trip I’m honestly not sure where we would go because Atlanta is so big and beautiful it’s so many things to do! We probably could try going to the aquarium or coca cola world , could eat out @ Kikus or Benihanas. There are a lot of pop up shops in ATL so maybe we could go to one and support small businesses
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
DeGreat Touch wouldn’t be nothing without my boyfriend Darius & my MUA teacher Deliah. My boyfriend keeps me and my business going because believe it or not it has been so many times i’ve wanted to give up because I haven’t received the support or clientele that i’ve wanted but , he always gives me encouraging words & just supports DAILY. He says posting “ DeGreat Touch “ is part of his daily routine & I couldn’t appreciate him more ! Another shout out to Deliah the person whose taught me everything I know about makeup .. from full faces , to eyebrow touch ups , to secret tips on how to make the face pop !! I’ve took 4 classes with her thus far and i’ve learned so much. She’s been very patient with me from the start & without her I wouldn’t be in the position I am now.