Today we’d like to introduce you to Keaonia Wright.
Hi Keaonia, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I moved to Orlando, FL six years ago in hopes of finding myself and my passion. I moved from St Petersburg, FL, which is a very small town. St Pete is a very beautiful city and is coming up with the city bringing on the newly renovated pier downtown and upcoming entrepreneurs more people are relocating there. Needless to say, I am very proud of where I came from. I mean it shaped me into who I am today.
Fast forward now I am currently a licensed esthetician after going to Valencia College and getting my Associates degree, I transferred over to UCF to finish off my bachelors, which was a good experience but I felt something was missing and that’s what made me want to try something different and something that I always wanted to do and that I know I’ve always been passionate about which is skincare ever since I was little I was always interested in skincare being that my skin was always dry I use my mom Ambi products every day before school to moisturize my face at a very young age I also use to love makeup everyone in my family know’s how much I love makeup, so I always had a spark for skincare in general.
In 2017 I was trying to become an esthetician then, but I drove back to the beauty school and asked for a refund because I decided to go get my degree which I do wish I would’ve just went to beauty school then but some things happen for a reason and I’m glad I am on it now. With the whole COVID pandemic, I decided that I wanted to work for myself and I did something very risky which was going to school during this pandemic and I also started my business taking precaution’s of course, during the process, I am happy to say I accomplished my goals and became licensed last year in December and its been up since then I am still just getting started but I have seen the steps I’ve taken go higher and higher and I am so excited to see what’s in store for bareGlo Studio!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a struggle with the whole pandemic and not knowing what the future holds when it comes to the outbreak as a business owner, you just never know. When you are a business owner and you are the only investor, you have to be the advertiser, the customer service, the one doing the services, and the accountant. I mean the list goes on with that being said, when it concerns my business, a struggle would be juggling everything on my own I guess I am doing a great job, though, because a lot of my clients think I have hired a team prior to booking and I am like “No” not yet it’s just me doing all the magic lol! I love that I feel it’s somewhat of a compliment and means I am doing something right. Long as I can provide quality services and all my clients leave happy, that’s all I care about. Seeing how they see the difference in their skin keeps me motivated to keep going!
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about bareGlo Studio?
I currently provide Advanced Facials, Lash Extensions, Hair Removal Services, and Classes. I am known for helping my clients reach their skin goals. What sets me apart is that I am creative and with all the services I provide, I always do my best to cater to my client’s needs giving them quality services. I am proud of how my business is growing and all the new people I come across it pushes me to learn more about different skin types as well. I want everyone in the Central Florida area to know that what they will experience with bareGlo Studio is a place that cares about their needs and what their goals are.
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
My personality I am constantly in a good mood, which is important being that I come across so many different people it is important that I listen to them and provide an answer to all of their questions and if I don’t have an answer, I need to find the answer. I care about my brand and how it is perceived social media-wise and in real life, which is why I went with salon lofts as my location of choice, bareGlo studio is in the heart of Maitland at a beautiful location which was important to me because I want my clients to feel a sense of peace when they come to me. The marketing of my business is what sets me apart and aids to my success.
- Ageless Stem Cell facial $95
- bareGlo Intro Clarifying Facial + Extractions $60
- Clear Cell Acne Treatment Facial $85
- Hydrating Antioxidant + Vital C Facial $70
- bareGlo Brightening Facial $100