We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacey Barrera and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacey, can you tell us the story of how you started your business?
Well when I first started I was struggling to find a corporate job, I would apply & almost always get rejected, It was frustrating. I was into the beauty field and I’ve always considered lashing but makeup was my first option but since the makeup industry is overly saturated I never got anywhere with it so my last option was lashing. I took the risk & invested in a lash course, at first I was super intimidated and didn’t know what I was getting myself into, I’m glad I took the risk. It’s one of the best investments I’ve made & it’s changed my life entirely. I was determined to make lashing into a full time job, lots of my friends supported me when I first started because of them I’m currently where I’m at now. Word of mouth is key when it comes to the lash business!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Creating Stacespace beauty was not easy, it was a long journey. I started off as a makeup artist and it led me somewhere else! I never knew how much love I have for lashing, It’s taught me to be confident in my work as well as having better people skills! Something I would tell people in the industry is to trust the process and don’t give up, it takes a lot of patience & determination but it’ll be worth it in the end.
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 would take my friends to get their lashes done with Elena at lash makers forsure!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Diana Mata & Elena Asher, Diana has always been there for me since day one, she’s let me practice on her when I had no experience & referred me to so many people! As for Elena, I’m proud to say that she’s the best teacher I’ve had, crazy talented & patient with her students. The advice and encouragement she gives is bomb! Love you guys
Diana Mata Katerina Dyana