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Conversations with the Inspiring Tifany Figueroa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tifany Figueroa.

Tifany, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am a professionally licensed aesthetician and certified eyelash extension artist. Prior to my career change into the world of beauty, I had worked 10 years in the medical provider industry. I had your typical desk job, first as a receptionist and floated around from department to department mostly in customer service and quality assurance.

The older I got I let what happens to the majority, I slowly abandoned my passions and just floated through life. While I loved the hobbies I had outside of work I was very unhappy in my career. It didn’t seem like there was any room to grow and I honestly had no drive to want to grow. I grew up thinking that work was work. Didn’t matter if you were happy, you just had to work to survive. Eventually, the company I was working for got bought out and a merger was in the works. Rumors sparked about the company cleaning house and that was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to make a move. I was talking to my Auntie on the phone about how unhappy I was and didn’t know what field I wanted to work in next. She reminded me of the things I love and asked why I never finished beauty school and if I wanted to go back but this time for aesthetics rather than cosmetology. The timing was perfect, by the time I would be done with school my last day at work would be the same week.

I enrolled in school for aesthetics and advanced aesthetics at Bellus Academy in Poway, CA. I had every intention of specializing in acne and wanted to work under a physician. That all changed my first night of school. Now, just let me say… I used to wear strip lashes. All. The. Time. One of my peers caught my eye, she had the most outrageous eyelashes I had ever seen. Being the lash strip expert I was I knew she wasn’t wearing strips but couldn’t figure out for the life of me how her lashes stood out the way they did. After a lot of staring and awkward moments, I finally figured out her secret. Eyelash Extensions. I googled, I booked the appointment, I fell in love and I signed up for a training.

I never thought I would say that eyelashes changed my life, for the better. Far more than anything I could have imagined.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t think any road is a smooth road. Jaja! I feel like any place that you are led to is a learning opportunity. I may not have seen it at the time during my journey but every tear, smile, sacrifice, and benefaction has led me to where I am today. I am now an entrepreneur and I believe that beauty changes lives. I am so lucky to be able to meet all the women I have in this amazing industry and without them, I couldn’t do what I love.

My advice is this! Find what makes you happy and whatever makes your mind go! Your thoughts become things so be mindful of what you put out there. Never go to bed angry so you always wake up happy and be kind to everyone. Surround yourself with people that you can learn from, that inspire and encourage you. You are the product of the people you surround yourself with most so choose wisely! Accept every opportunity that comes your way and last but not least… always look your best. Even if you’re just going to run some errands, always look your best. You never know who you will run into and what sort of opportunities await you.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Trinity Lash Lounge story. Tell us more about the business.
Trinity Lash Lounge specializes in the art of eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions help reveal the best version of yourself by enhancing your existing features. To do this your facial structure, eye and brow shape help decide what look will be more flattering for you. Since no one person is alike every set of eyelash extensions here at Trinity Lash Lounge is a customized look tailored to you. By dedicating our service to you this is your time to unwind in a tranquil environment. Providing aromatherapy followed by scalp massage before your lash service begins. You will wake up feeling revived from your “lash nap”. A quality experience is just as important as quality work done by a professionally trained and certified individual with the highest quality of products.

Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
Do your research and reach out to individuals that have taken a training or seminar you’re interested in. It might help you make the final decision or lead you to another mentor. Continued education is important, always stay in the know with the latest trends that are relevant to you. Also, being social media savvy is essential!

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Tifany Figueroa of Trinity Lash Lounge

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