Today we’d like to introduce you to Tawana Bilal.
Hi Tawana, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I learned about the individual lash technique approximately five years ago when I moved to Florida. It was getting so expensive to keep up with this ingenious luxurious habit. I was a single mom and new to the area with no one to watch my daughter. It was then I decided to take a certification class not knowing that I would never be able to apply my own lashes, however, God had bigger plans for me. I started off just practicing and within months, I had so many clients it became so challenging to keep up lashing part-time from home and working a full-time job. I then decided since I enjoyed it so much, I would rather use my time and talents to continue to try and grow my business. Here I am, four years later as a lash artist with my small owned business with the desire to still grow however Covid detoured my plans.
I still would love to expand however it will take lots of strategic planning and financing to create the family atmosphere I desire; where women can feel comfortable while their children watch TV and have snacks while mom is nestled quietly in a room feeling like a queen…… that is how Bilal’s Beauty Bar began to grow (in my mind). I still have that dream and my loyal clientele helps me to keep my eyes on that bigger prize.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a lash artist is very competitive however I’ve never allowed that to hinder or discourage me. Most struggles come with the loss of clientele especially during the pandemic. I’ve never been burned out or stressed by the work I perform because I truly love what I do.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am an Eyelash Extension Artist and I specialize in natural-looking Healthy Lashes. I am most proud of because I truly enjoy my trade. I love receiving feedback and the reaction received from clients. I love providing a service that helps people’s self-esteem and making them feel beautiful.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was ambitious, self-motivating, and very outgoing. I’ve always enjoyed beauty, talent, and making people laugh and smile.
- Classic full set – $125.00 / Fill – $40
- Hybrid full set – $150 / Fill – $50
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://bilalsbeautybar.wixsite.com/mywebsite/services
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bilalsbeautybar/