Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Scott.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Brittany. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing makeup at a young age; playing on my friends’ faces before we go out or just to practice and play with new purchases.
In 2013 I started cosmetology school thinking hair was going to be my passion. While in school I would use makeup to create beautiful brows on others students, again just practicing and not thinking more than just a temporary brow fix.
One day a client was getting her hair done and asked my classmate if she could get her eyebrows waxed. Everyone panicked and then the teacher and student came to me asking if I could do them.
I was a little nervous but knew that school was the opportune time to mess up.
A few students came in the wax room to watch me work (because they thought I knew what I was doing). After I was done she loved them and came back often despite getting wax in her hair and not telling her.
Once I got my license I began pursuing makeup because I knew then that hair wasn’t for me. I got a job at Sephora and worked there for a few months while trying to figure out what I wanted to pursue in the beauty industry.
Months after working at Sephora I applied and was hired by Benefit to work at Ultra as an Arch Expert. I took the job not thinking I would enjoy shaping brows but because I needed the money. But as I worked and shaped brows every day I got better and began to define my technique and work harder at creating perfect brows. I ate, slept, dreamed, and studied other people’s techniques and faces.
I’ll never forget the first time I waxed a client’s brows and created a perfectly straight line without having to tweeze. I was in complete shock and awe at that accomplishment, not even knowing it was possible. That is the exact moment I fell in love and decided that this is what I was born to do.
I stayed with Benefit for a year and a half before leaving to grow my own clientele under my own name, Britt Brow. I now work on Melrose under my own brand and it’s exciting and scary, but I’m loving every minute of this journey.
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?
Not a smooth road at all! It’s the unknown that makes it the most difficult. Building a steady clientele is one of the most challenging things a service provider is faced with. Every little bump and “failure” just makes you think “is this for me? should I have done this?”
Your family and friends love you and want the best for you but sometimes are the most discouraging. That was hard for me. Listening to various people, who’s opinions I value, speak down on my dream was just another struggle I didn’t foresee.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Britt Brow – what should we know?
My company is Britt Brow and I specialize in brow shaping. I am proud to be where I am without any real training. Most of what I’ve perfected was trial and error.
Britt Brow is known for making flattering brows. You should leave the chair with a brow that compliments your face with straight lines, high arches, and sharptails. I also have a brow-compliment guarantee. People recognize, sub-consciously, a well-groomed brow and will compliment.
I am also a makeup artist. I worked hard, first as an assistant for a few years, perfecting my craft and learning then, just studying and practicing on my own. My friends have gladly received so many makeup applications to give me a chance to try a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
I take my time, especially with a new client. I want to love your brows and I treat them as though they are mine. I wanted to make sure I was able to perform flawlessly and I’m still always learning and growing. That’s the key to all this. Never stop learning and never stop growing.
I am happy with the progress that Britt Brow has made so far and am excited to see more.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
By any means necessary. I know how hard it is to try a new brow artist. No matter how much you love or hate your current artist, you at least know what you’re getting yourself into. But someone new? Never.
Since many women feel this way, I have a lot to overcome. Sometimes that means discount or free services. You are more inclined to try a new person if you’re not losing money in the process.
So I hustle. I tell everyone who I am and what I do and know that my persistence will pay off.
- First-time brow clients $15
- First-time makeup clients $60
- Address: 7513 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Website: brittbrow.com
- Phone: (323) 202-7126
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: brittbrow
- Facebook: facebook.com/brittbrow
- Twitter: thebrittbrow
- Yelp: yelp.com/biz/britt-brow-los-angeles