Today we’d like to introduce you to Emani Pitter.
Emani, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Formally known as Mani Marie, and I am a 20 years old lash artist from South Central LA. I’ve always been interested in everything about the beauty industry but lashes really caught my eye. In 2017, once I graduated from high school I saved up money and took a lash course. From there, I continued to practice my craft and invest more and more into classes. I finally got my esthetician license and immediately started renting a booth to start taking clients at. I’ve met so many amazing people and have learned so many lessons about business and lashes. There is definitely way more lessons for me to learn and obstacles to get through and this journey is definitely a really hard growing process but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road wasn’t smooth, I’ve heard many no’s just for one yes. I’ve been misled and taking advantage of especially because I started so young. I thank god for putting me through all of that now instead of later so that I can grow and learn from these experiences. I feel like a lot of artists that have been in the game don’t mention to their students how hard it is in the beginning building up your business and getting it to be as successful as it is today. Everyday is a new lesson or trial and error. I am thankful for all the people that have helped me and pushed in my darkest and brightest times.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Avida Marie – what should we know?
Avida Marie is my beauty and lifestyle brand. I offer luxury esthetic services including lash extensions and brow wax. I dedicate my services to female hustlas, boss women that work hard in every industry. I encourage women to implement self-care in their lives as much as possible because I know when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you’re empowered and empowered women empower women. I think what sets me apart from others is the quality of my service. I love making women feel good from the time they get in my chair up until they walk out the door, giving every client a luxury experience because that’s what they deserve.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I have to give credit to my mother, she is my rock through all of this. The support and love that she’s been giving me is definitely unmatched and I’m extremely blessed. My friends and family have also been there for me and I’m always grateful for any effort they put in to support my dream. From late-night preparations for big events to photoshoots and so much more. I don’t know how I could have gotten this far without them.
- Express Set $55/$25
- Everlasting Classic $100/$55
- Classic $85/$45
- Hybrid $125/$55
- Volume $165/$75
- Mega-Volume $200/$100
- Removal $20
- Brow wax $10
- Brow & tint $25
- Lip wax $7
- Address: 334 s main st.
Los Angeles, CA
- Phone: 2134798620
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/Avida.marie