Today we’d like to introduce you to Nina Tague.
Hi Nina, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Hello, My name is Nina. I’ve always been fascinated with makeup and beauty since I was a little girl. When I grew up, I decided to get into a cosmetology program and get my license. But after a few years, I wanted more! I started looking into permanent makeup and really wanted to get trained but was not able to because of getting married and having a baby. The training was $10,000 at the time and that was a huge amount of money that I was not able to afford. So, I decided to do it later. Well, that later became 23 years later when i decided i had to do it and I did after my kids graduated from college. With my husbands support we found a way to pay for my training. I have been doing permanent makeup since 2018, along with other beauty services. Working at a few different locations and not very happy at the time, someone once said to me “you can’t be good at doing permanent makeup if you’re doing other services.” That really made me mad, and I said, sure I can! That’s when I decided that I can do everything i love and be good at it! So, i decided to venture off and open my own business in March 2022. I have never been happier! Not only do I provide permanent makeup services, I also do hair, lashes, and skin tightening! My philosophy is the more I know, the more clients I can help with their beauty needs! Permanent makeup is a luxury service, and not everyone will do it or can afford it, and that is why offering other services help many people look great and feel beautiful.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
When I decided to open my business, going into a salon studio, it was a smooth transition with my inspections. But going into a new renovated building, there were some delays on the move-in date because of all the inspections. I feel very blessed that a lot of my clients followed me. I have gained new clients through referrals and people finding me on google. It has been a good journey so far.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I provide permanent makeup services such as microblading, ombre brows, lip blushing and eyeliner. Other services I provide would include eyelash extensions, skin tightening treatments such as cosmetic micro-needling and plasma fibroblast, and hair services including color and hair extensions. I have always been good in art and what I love most about everything i do is seeing the clients reaction. I love it!
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I am a very meticulous person, and I think you have to be, to be in this kind of business. I feel that being understanding, caring and funny are some of my characteristics that I have that allows me to be able to relate to anyone that comes to see me. I am a people pleaser, and I think laughing and having great conversations is important too because you connect with your clients. Besides having the drive and motivation, continuing education is a must.
- Website: www.abzoluteartistry.com
- Instagram: @nina..abzoluteartistry
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