We had the good fortune of connecting with Toya S. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Toya, what is the most important factor behind your success?
For me, success is achieved every time a satisfied customer gets up from my chair! I pride myself on the level of service provided to each and every client. Whether you’re a brand new client, or have been with me for years, the focus never shifts….to understand the clients desired outcome and achieving that while exemplifying exception customer service. I have always wanted my client sessions to be more than just that, More like an experience that leaves you feeling seen, valued and ready to take on whatever you face leaving your appointment. Success to me is showing up everyday, doing what I love and it reflecting in my work.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
MadysonSkyymua.mobile is just that, MOBILE! This year I had the idea to to put my full makeup services on wheels. I was inspired by @MeTime2161 who offers mobile massage/spa services to do the same. I thought it would be great to provide a luxury mobile makeup experience for every client eliminating their need to fight traffic, wait in salons for service or even have to clear a space in their homes for me to set up and service them! My customized Benz Sprinter takes mobile, to a whole new level! Because customer focus is so important to me, being able to add convenience to my clients is what excites me most!
My passion for makeup developed during a dark time when I didn’t feel my best. I was no longer able to recognize who I’d become and the only thing I could change was my outer appearance. Playing in makeup led to me investing in myself and learning from some of the best artist that I’ve admired (@themuaAlex, @colourdujour, and @Oliviasong). Throughout my career as a makeup artist, I have learned, being myself and true to my artistry is what people notice. With so many talented artist in the industry, its easy to start comparing your talents to others. My gifts/talents are just that, mine! And no one else can offer what I have.
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.
Honestly, I am not a girl about town type of girl so I wouldn’t know where to start. lol I do know brunching at EatatBreakfastboys, and have some nice cocktails at The Jamesroom on the beltline. Ponce City market and exploring the Atlanta Beltline would be some nice attractions to experience as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A huge thank you to my family (Mom, Dad and my Sissy) and friends who have always supported and encouraged me to keep going and putting myself out there. That what I offer should be seen and adds value.. Thank you to every client that has believed in me and trusted me with their special moments and occasions. Thank you to my “Silent Investor” who doesn’t always say much, but believes in me always. Thanks you to Jennifer Gilbert of @MeTime2161 for seeing my vision and going above and beyond to make @MadysonSkyymua.Mobile a reality. Thank you to my “Son”shine, Cameron, who unknowingly encourages me daily! I don’t think he is ever paying me any attention because makeup is my thing, but he surprises me often by referring his friends parents, writing papers or doing projects that include me as a person who inspires him <3 !
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