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Hidden Gems: Meet Lindsay Hall of Shade Collective

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Hall.

Hi Lindsay, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
My journey to what is now Shade Collective came from the struggles of loss, the hardships of 2020 that ended up being a blessing in disguise. Losing my job to Covid19 pushed me to the realization that I wanted and deserved more for my life. I had nothing but time and a dream to be self-sufficient and get back into an industry that I onced loved, skincare. With deciding to begin my Sunless Tanning business came waves of undeniable belief in myself and freezing self-doubt, but I knew what I had to do. After going live in December of 2020 I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of support, outreach and bookings that came my way. I got to where I am today with the help from my amazing community, from the taste of new opportunities that resonated with who I was and wanted to be.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Starting your first business definitely comes with its ups and downs mentally and emotionally. Things that are out of your control that test your commitment, your patience and your willingness to continue growing are around every corner. I learned that with being your own boss comes incredible responsibility and it all comes down to if you are willing to work for the future that you desire. I’m grateful for the times that it hasn’t been a smooth ride, those moments remind me that it is worth it and makes those wins so much more fulfilling.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Shade Collective is a clean, approachable alternative to prolonged sun exposure in order to achieve radiant, golden skin through clean, skin-loving solutions. Shade is a Mobile, San Diego based company geared towards all people who appreciate discrete and convenient services. I am proud to serve all of San Diego county, making receiving luxury services effortless for all. My goal has always been to use local, organic products for natural-looking color. I wanted to create a brand that felt safe, a brand people could trust with their skin health and a brand that would help facilitate confidence with warmer-looking skin.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
The value I’ve gotten out of creating something beautiful out of a vision is never-ending. One lesson I’ve learned and keep learning is that you must always believe in yourself even when it feels impossible at time, that you will always be one step closer to what you want if you continue moving, growing and putting energy toward your goals. Abundance grows where your energy flows.


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Lindsey Harris
Olivia Rakowski
Alandra Michelle

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