Give us some details about you and your story.
Stacy knew at a very young age she wanted to be in the service industry. She went to school to become a lawyer but followed her heart and switched to theater arts, costume design. That moment was essentially the turning point of my life. Graduated college and opened my first business Fashionique Jewelry and Boutique in Austin Texas. Hired a makeup artist to do my makeup so she can gain clients. Well that backfired because she got really busy and neglected me. It’s funny now but I was hurt! Anyway, ended up thinking to myself, Stacy you got this…I mean…it’s just makeup, right?! Went to CVS, and at the time Kerry Washington was the spokeswomen for Covergirl. Bought everything that she applied on her face, came home, went straight to the upstairs bathroom, plastered her picture on the mirror and proceeded to mimic her look. Needless to say, IT WAS AN EPIC FAIL. But in that moment, I realized, this is what your purpose is Stacy, in Beauty.
Has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Bring an entrepreneur is never easy. But I’ve had a great support system along the way. Coming from a background of business owners, the fundamentals were already laid out for me, all I needed to do is pick up the pieces and apply it to my business. I will say there’s always challenges in anything you’re passionate about. I think the biggest thing for me initially starting up was getting the potential client to trust me as well as retaining them. Consistently reinventing my brand to stand out, and ultimately building a brand that is reputable!
Please tell us about StaceFace Beauty Bar
StaceFace Beauty Bar is an on the go full-service one stop shop for women…on the go. Our services include eyelash extensions, permanent makeup services, eyebrow/eyelash tinting and of course makeup services/courses. On the weekends, our Bridal Concierge Team is catering to Brides all over the DFW, making sure they look exceptional on their wedding day.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My childhood is full of amazing and exciting memories! Being that my parents are immigrants from Nigeria, they quickly installed education, character, and integrity within my siblings and myself.
One memory that was pivotal in choosing the career that I’m in today was the time I followed my mother to a client’s home. We have a family home health care business and sometimes, my mom would surprise clients with roses for their birthdays. When we got to my mother’s client’s home, I remember seeing the client looking so frail and disheveled so I quickly went to her bathroom, got some hair products and started styling her hair. I noticed her nails also needed to be serviced so I ended up filling her nails and painting them. It felt good to see her look good and ultimately her spirit was lifted!