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Inspiring Conversations with Kiara Aleema of Glow by Kiara

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kiara Aleema. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve always had a passion for beauty and wanting to help people feel confident about themselves ever since I was a little girl. My dream was to become a doctor/supermodel/singer/superstar. Just like every other little girl but with me, I didn’t stop at just dreaming about it. Now as a 22-year-old, I continue to pursue some of those passions of mine and in hopes of one day, I can incorporate everything into my career as becoming a physician. I have this slogan that I like to say and I’ve been trying to live by it, which is “I’m busy creating my dream life” 

When I first started college that was when I decided that I wanted to start my own lash business but being in college it was difficult for me to create it because I had a lot of responsibilities under my belt with schoolwork, exams, and my part-time job, etc. So, I didn’t officially create my brand “Glow by Kiara until around the time when covid hit. Covid definitely sparked some creativity in me and it gave me a lot of free time to brainstorm names for my business and all of the steps I needed to become a certified lash artist. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect? |
It definitely has not been a smooth road, When I first started off, I was not the best at doing lash extensions and brow laminations. I remember I would practice on myself and on my sister (Kaleema). And it didn’t look good at all, it looked like a complete mess and I would get very discouraged at times. I would even sometimes tell myself and other family members that I didn’t want to do it anymore and that I was ready to quit. However, over time I became a better lash artist, by practicing and proving to myself that I could do it and get the job done correctly. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Glow By Kiara is a beauty business that provides services of lash extensions, brow laminations, facials, and more! My business was started on the belief that all beauty should be inclusive and that in order to have all-around beauty is to be confident in yourself and treat other people with kindness. As I told you guys earlier in the article, I have future goals of becoming a physician. The two specialties that I’m thinking of going into are either plastic surgery or cosmetic dermatology and later I plan on expanding Glow by Kiara into a well-known beauty brand that dabbles in skincare and natural makeup products to enhance men’s and women’s physical appearances. 

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
My willingness to make sure each client leaves feeling satisfied and more confident about themselves. Also, my ability to be kind and create bonds with each of my clients by getting to know them and making sure they are comfortable. 

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