Today we’d like to introduce you to Raquel Guice.
Raquel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It all started with me watching my mother as a child apply her makeup, and switched her hairstyles daily. I remember thinking to myself, “ I can’t wait till I’m old enough to wear makeup and hair extensions”! My parents were very strict, so I couldn’t wear makeup until I was 16 but I used to sneak and wait till they dropped me off at school and immediately run to the restroom and change my entire look, down to a change of wardrobe. I guess you can say I wanted to be grown before my time, but honestly, I just knew I had a passion for the beauty industry at such a young age. I also remember when I was 14, my mom allowed me to get my hair professionally done for the first time and after that, I started practicing on myself. I’m a visual learner so it only took that one time for me to catch on, and let’s just say I fried, dyed and laid my hair to the side lol but I didn’t allow my mishaps to stop me from working towards my passion! I currently work with HairAreUs as an onset MUA! Being a Beauty Influencer/ Beauty YouTuber/ Makeup Artist has allowed me to help other women create new looks and feel more confident within themselves! I absolutely love what I do! I am also a new mommy to a beautiful baby girl, Journee Amor! She’s my reason why! I’m literally so in love!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’m originally from Atlanta. I moved to LA three years ago to pursue other dreams and goals. I’m currently taking real estate classes and plan to receive my license in the summer. It’s definitely been a challenge transitioning to the big city, in fact, I’m still trying to adjust and find my way, but I am well aware that God has bigger plans for my life so I don’t plan on giving up!
Please tell us about Foxii Beauty.
We all have our own personal opinions on what we see as beauty! I personally believe beauty starts from within! There’s nothing like a beautiful woman with a beautiful personality to match! I tell my ladies daily, it doesn’t matter how much foundation you apply if you’re not attractive from within that negative spirit will exude. As a Makeup Artist/ Beauty Influencer and Beauty YouTuber, my responsibilities consist of suggesting products that potential clients may need, demonstrating ways to use makeup items, and providing product details such as prices and where they can get the products from.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Honestly, I’m learning so much about myself and my brand daily! I think it’s so important to go through the process. Wins and losses! With that being said, I wouldn’t change a thing.
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- Instagram: @foxii_roxcii
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