We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabrina Dolcy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabrina, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Ever since I could remember, I have always been into the beauty/fashion industry. With makeup, there are no limits to what you can do or create. Makeup is so expressive in different ways from soft natural looks to a bold dramatic look; it’s not just about hiding your flaws. It’s about making a statement and letting people know you are confident and bold enough to be in the room right now. You don’t have to be a painter to know what colors go well together with makeup. Sometimes a simple mistake can actually lead to something creative and trendy. I chose to pursue an artistic career because there are no limits to express beauty. There’s no perfect and exact way that makeup should be done, as long as the makeup artist and client is content with the final look- that is all that matters. There is always something new to learn in the beauty industry no matter how long you have been in the game.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m really the type of MUA that is only into creating either natural looks or soft glam makeup and that is truly where I want to focus and grow my brand on. As much as I love the bold dramatic looks, it’s just not something I want to do on an everyday basis. I like to focus on enhancing my client’s features while being able to serve them quickly. I’m still a work in progress. With a small support system, it’s difficult to be motivated everyday especially when there are weeks that goes by with no bookings. The makeup industry is so saturated to the point where many people are doing their own makeup, so it can be difficult finding the right clients, and that is partially why I consider myself a beauty blogger/influencer. It gets to the point where the only way I can advertise/market my brand is by doing makeup on myself. One thing about me though is that if my hair is not done, then I am in no mood to do my own makeup, so it costs money to become a MUA/Beauty Influencer. The most challenging part is finding the clients who are willing to give you a chance because often times people shy away from working with micro-influencers or small businesses. I want my brand to be known in the same way that my personality is. I am so full of positive energy, great vibes, and humbling spirit, but it took a lot for me to get to where I am today.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am usually the person asking this question rather than answering it, but there are a few spots I have really enjoyed in South Florida. I would recommend going to Shooter’s Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for a nice brunch; the vibe is so beautiful and elegant and the food is pretty good. If you’re looking for some delicious ice cream, Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Dania Beach is the spot. Also, hitting the beach can be relaxing depending on the time of day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It’s sad to say this, but I really don’t have much people that I personally know supporting me or encouraging me. One person who has shown me the most support is my good friend Shay Parker. She always hits me up to come do her makeup whenever she has an event, and I truly appreciate it more than she knows. Besides just allowing me to do her makeup, she also inspires me through her work ethic and often gives me some great business advice. Another person who is always encouraging me is my mini-me, my daughter. She teaches me to be happy in the little achievements, and she’s quite the entertainer for my clients at times.