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Conversations with the Inspiring Shantell Kiera

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shantell Kiera.

Shantell, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In 2013, I chose to pursue a career in dentistry, after being uncomfortable and unhappy in the dental field for the next three years, I decided it was time for a change. I wanted something more, to become more independent within my career choice & actually do something that I loved. I started Luxury Doll Lashes in 2017 & used it as a chance to make women feel their beauty becomes even more enhanced with my services. After juggling the dental field and my business for three more years together, April 2019, is when I decided to leave the dental field & invest all of my energy into making my self-made business flourish full time. On top of my bubbly personality & customer service, I love servicing my clients and meeting new people every day. My plan is for Luxury Doll Lashes to become even bigger than it already has. After giving birth to my first child, Marlee September 2019, I hope to set an example for her to follow your dreams, never settle for a career you are unhappy with and to be content with the outcome.

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?
Investing in any business is never smooth, there have been times where business has been slow and it leaves you wondering when will the next client come but you have to keep going, keep trying and never give up on your journey. At times you might even regret your decision but the struggles are never permanent, think of it as a minor short delay that will end eventually.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Luxury Doll Lashes story. Tell us more about the business.
My work is servicing Atlanta with Eyelash Extensions, I specialize in classic, volume, hybrid & color eyelash extensions. As a brand, I am most proud of how long I’ve been in the business. I have over three years of experience. Although there are multiple lash artists, what sets me apart from others is my customer service. I treat all clients equally and provide them with the utmost respect and give them what they each deserve, a flawless set of lash extensions that will last them for what they’re worth.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
My advice would be to plan ahead. Make sure you take the time out to brainstorm every scenario that way you would already be two steps ahead of anything that can happen. Never give up or become discouraged with starting your career, just remember everyone started somewhere at some point to get to where they are now.

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