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Life and Work with Kaila Haim

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaila Haim.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kaila. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I chose this career path for multiple reasons. To be completely honest, I can’t pinpoint the exact reason, because there truly isn’t one. There are multiple factors in my career choice. Number one being my creative nature, I always loved being artistic and putting my whole heart into everything I do. Number two being my grandmother. A few years back, she had decided to have her eyebrows tattooed and the woman who had done it messed them up completely. For a long time, she was embarrassed by how her brows looked, hiding it with her bangs or makeup so that no one would be able to see. At first, it started with me looking for the right person for her to go to so that this botched job could be fixed. As I began researching, I stumbled across so many opportunities to learn on my own and be able to do it for her. I mean who better to do then her own granddaughter. If she could trust me to fix her brows I knew she would not only be more comfortable, but it could be an opportunity for me to make a career out of it! This took me on the path of permanent makeup, I would start with microblading and venture into so much more (Microblading, Machine Brows, Lip Blush, and even Eyeliner).

I began to find so much joy in each lesson, but I found even more joy in my client’s reactions and happiness. Being able to take initiative and be my own boss and work so closely with each client was a dream! Beauty and art was my calling.

Has it been a smooth road?
I can’t lie, it definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. To be honest, nothing in life is! If you believe in yourself and push yourself through those hard times, it becomes easier. Life for myself hasn’t been easy, one of the other factors in pushing myself to be my own boss was my health. My medical health has always been a struggle, but being able to do something I love helped me push through. Being my own boss and knowing I won’t have a constant flow of money coming in if I don’t give my business my all made me work a million times harder. Letting myself down was not an option. I was no longer working a 9/5, I was working 24/7. Constantly working to build my business, market myself, and come up with content to build a clientele. It’s a job that never ends, it’s hard, but it’s worth every minute! You see, the difference between working for yourself is if you don’t put in that effort, you only let yourself down.

I feel that for anyone who wants to build their own business or brand and follow their own path, they must take this into account. Know it isn’t easy, the work doesn’t end, you may have to work harder than ever. But the end result, the hard work you put in is worth it. Be patient, all the work will pay off! The results are worth all the hours you give to what you love.

What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I am a Permanent Makeup and Lash Artist. I offer Microblading, Machine Brows(Ombre Brow and Combo Brow), Lip Blush, Eyeliner, And Lash Extensions.

I would say I am more known for microblading, but I love it all. I love the aspect of beauty, I love being able to make my clients feel beautiful. Even if it’s just the small thing I do for them. Seeing my client’s reactions and the happiness the small procedure brings them brings me so much joy.

In all honesty, I don’t like to look at it as a competition, I don’t like to say what sets me apart from the rest. So many men and women are in this field of work and them, they are all unique and amazing at what they do.

Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
In general, nowadays, I feel that all aspects of beauty have become a competition. Who’s prettier, who’s the best, etc. I personally hate competition, I feel as though woman and men should bring each other up rather than putting one another down. In the permanent makeup field, I see a lot of that. I myself do not believe in all the negativity. Yes, of course, this field has created a huge market for work as well as artists, but each artist is unique and different in their technique. There is so much for each artist to go around, it should never be a competitive field. It should be a field for growth, guidance, and of course, beauty.

Pricing:

  • Microblading $400
  • Machine Brows $450
  • Lip Blush $300
  • Classic Lash Extensions $120

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