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Meet Briana Thomas of Timeelessbeauty in Inglewood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Briana Thomas.

Briana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am an inspiring Woman Boss and Entrepreneur from Inglewood, CA who knew from the very beginning that I wanted to make a difference. Growing up, I had various perspectives on how I wanted to make a difference, I bounced back from wanting to be a Doctor, becoming a Biologist and to even wanting to be a Psychologist, however I decided to major in Sociology. At the beginning of my college career, I attended El Camino Community College. At ECC, I majored in Sociology & General Studies and I was very involved on my campus serving as the President of the Black Student Union and also working as a Student Ambassador. I transferred from ECC to Cal State Dominguez Hills and within a year, I graduated with my B.A in Sociology from CSUDH.

Shortly after graduating from CSUDH, I began working a Full-Time job and enjoyed the freedom away from the academic environment. During this time, I realized that I was becoming a job hopper and it was not because I could not keep a job, it was because I was not happy. I knew I needed to focus on finding something I could call my own and build that empire I always would daydream about.

I decided that I would begin brainstorming for my future and businesses I would potentially be interested in leading. I went back and forth with a few and then beauty crossed my mind but during this time, I did not know exactly what I wanted to do within the beauty industry. I developed a blueprint of what I wanted to accomplish and gave myself deadlines. I also decided from that moment forward, I needed to change my thinking, I am a firm believer that, “You are what you think so it is essential to manifest what you want. Our thoughts and words have power.” I also told myself that I would not quit my job and I would begin saving towards my business. I would remain consistent wherever I was because a corporate job will not be my final destination. I kept the mentality that working a 9 to 5 is temporary and it is all apart of the journey.

Late 2019, I was on YouTube searching for legal side incomes and as I was searching, “How to make 6k off of Lip Gloss” comes across my screen. Once I saw this, I wanted to know more and how. YouTube provided a tutorial video and I instantly went to Amazon and other platforms to find the products. I also remembered years ago, I wrote down that I wanted to develop a name for myself in the beauty industry. I felt that I manifested the beauty industry as my main area of focus and it was also intriguing to me now everything circled back. In that moment, I knew God was working in my life and he was showing me the direction for my empire. I did not question it, I went all in and I never looked back. I picked a name for my beauty line and decided to call it, Timeelessbeauty.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
To be transparent, so far the road has been fairly smooth however there can be a challenge or two when you are seeking certain products based off of its look, weight, etc and you are not able to obtain it as fast as you would like.

Since the beauty industry is constantly growing, I have to connect with vendors from all over and sometimes, that can be a challenge because of pricing or arrival time for the items to arrive however it is all a learning process. I have learned to maintain a positive attitude as much as possible and plan as far in advance as you can to eliminate as many problems.

Timeelessbeauty – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Timeelessbeauty is a beauty line designed with you in mind. With my beauty line, I want women to feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. Though my line is mainly for women and their beauty needs, I want to make sure I have options available for men as well. Men are more than welcome to purchase Lip Oils, Lip Scrubs and Cuticle Oils if they are seeking self-care items.

Timeelessbeauty caters to Skin, Nail, Lip, Eyebrow and Eyelash care. I decided to use the months of January 2020 through May 2020 to build my social media audience, learn more about the products that I am making and how I wanted to release them to the community. All of my products are homemade and this is the part of the business I love the most because it is unique and it allows me to put personal care into every item. I believe in giving my community products that I would purchase for myself and my loved ones; I also love my packaging concepts and the different lip gloss tubes that I put the colors in. It is essential to make sure everyone is satisfied with their purchases and to listen to the demands of your community & what they are in need of.

Pre-Orders are being shipped out on June 8th, 2020 for my limited edition luxury lipgloss called “Bossy” but Timeelessbeauty’s official launch date is June 18th, 2020. I am also available on Facebook & Instagram @timeelessbeauty and on Instagram, you will also have access to my website.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career so far would be a recent accomplishment that I achieved. I hosted my first Live via Instagram on May 28th, 2020 and I provided my community with a sneak peek of what will be available on my website for my official Launch Date on June 18th, 2020. On my Instagram Live, I had 20 participants and I received 17 pre-orders to send out for June 8th, 2020. My luxury “Bossy” tubes sold out and there were a few members of my community on the Instagram live that were placed on a waiting list for additional “Bossy” tubes to arrive therefore I can begin to complete those orders very soon.

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Briana Thomas (CEO and Founder of Timeelessbeauty)

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