(getting an early start on tomorrow’s to-do’s!)
How long have
you been in business? I’ve been doing hair & make up for 15
years now and had my start on Newbury Street. About 8 years ago my friend and I decided to branch off to
freelance for weddings and special occasions. I am still cutting & coloring though—it completes the
explain a little bit about your products/business and how you developed the
concept behind it: Bascially the
concept was to become more accessible as a freelance stylist.
I decided to make the process easy for brides/clients and started
traveling to them for hair & make-up—the freelance work supplemented my already
very steady in-salon clientele.
your services so unique? With a special make-up line I
work with I am able to custom blend mineral powders and eye shadow palettes for your
skin tone. We have a variety of
lip glosses and lip plumpers as well. Additionally, I offer “Beautini” Parties for a fun girls
nights in. We have martinis and I
give demos on daytime and nighttime looks, customizing each face to new trend
What is the
hardest part or have been some of your struggles starting your own business? I think the hardest struggle of any business is this
economy. Most times mothers
getting services done for themselves is secondary to everything else. So sometimes I have clients waiting
longer in between cuts & colors but weddings are always happening!
How many children do you have
and what are their ages? I have 1 son, Charlie, who turned 1 in July.
What are some of the creative
ways you have found to juggle being a woman, a mother, a business owner, and a
of the things I’ve learned is not getting stuck on the dot—in other words
living day to day. I know that we
women all know that these days that as a woman, a mother, a business owner and
wife we can DO IT ALL! The best
advice is to stay organized.
is your biggest inspiration? My mother
for some fun questions….
Favorite meal? Salmon cooked perfectly over spinach with
pine nuts and a lite lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Favorite Dessert? Warm chocolate chip cake cooked in a flat
pan, cut in squares. My mom makes
it the best!
Favorite restaurant (can be
in the So. End. My
favorite dish is the tenderloin pizza topped with mashed potatoes and drizzled
with truffle oil, with a nice glass of white wine.
Favorite piece of clothing or
accessory? Not really
one piece, per se, but all of my shoes, boots and scarves. And of course my diamonds 😉
vacation spot? Italy. I went once and would love to go many
Favorite childhood memory? The Family
Cannalonga Christmas parties—they were at my Auntie’s house. I loved seeing all of my cousins and we
always had a great time.
On any given day, what makes you
son. On any given day and every
moment he makes me smile and laugh.
When you have free time (ha!)
what would your ideal day entail? Ha! Free time?
That’s funny!! As you moms
know there is NO free time having children, but I would have to say to go away
for a weekend with my girlfriend Stephanie to a spa that has chefs and yoga and
mud baths. (Thanks Kerri!!)