Today we’d like to introduce you to Shambria Shaw.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Shambria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began doing makeup when I was just a little girl my mom and grandmother would buy me the little Barbie play makeup lol and I’ll wear it all the time, I became really good at makeup in high school so I started doing my friends and family makeup all the time. After high school, I started working at a makeup counter at the mall and decided I should really do this as a career I was pretty much self-taught but then I attended school for it.
I’ve done celebrities, weddings, etc. Makeup introduced me into the music business and for what I thought left makeup alone for about two years but surprisingly when somethings your destiny you can’t leave it alone lol I moved to Atlanta for work in the music industry which ended up having me working at a makeup counter in Atl. I became the manager and was doing makeup all the time the love for it came back and that’s all I did. I then decided to move back to California and you guessed it makeup was still life and I started a family. I’m a mommy of three. All my children are very close together my first 2 are 11 months apart and my middle and last baby are 15 months apart yea I know crazy but my last baby was maybe five months and I opened up my own Makeup counter in the mall called “Makeup By Bria” it was very successful but having three babies was very challenging so after my contract was up I closed shop and continued to do makeup from home or mobile. I’ve always had a good clientele. But I started running into a problem I was always running out or couldn’t find good lashes lol and as u know that’s a big part of the final glam lol so I started my own lash company CocoBria I have lashes from natural to dramatic I also carry all your lash needs from Lash Bath to Lash Glue business is going well and I’m still doing mobile makeup but now I’m going bigger CocoBria mobile glam bar is loading.
It will be a mobile glam salon no more going to your house/hotels etc. carrying all my equipment. I can pull up to wherever you are in my glamorous makeup bar. It will be very convenient and easy just come out and get glammed up and experience being pampered the CocoBria way. I’m so excited for this. I love highlighting the beauty in people making them feel confident in their uniqueness, I love seeing the smiles on their face after I finish, I love speaking life into my clients and getting to know them a little more after a makeup session with me. I just want to inspire woman all over that you can follow your dreams no matter what, no matter how many breaks you have to take, no matter any setbacks. Go for what you want always. I’m a single mother of three and I let my babies push me to greatness. They need to see Mommy is strong and a hard worker and nothing can stop her. 💗
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No, not at all I have three children so thats hard alone! I’m a single mother. So going through life changes, it sometimes makes you wanna give up on your dreams. You go through phases where you don’t have the desire to follow your dreams anymore. But when something is your destiny/purpose, God always finds a way to bring it back. I truly believe it’s my gift to encourage and make women/men feel special and beautiful. That always brings me back.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about CocoBria – what should we know?
CocoBria specializes in BEAUTY. I just want to make people feel beautiful. I’m known for doing makeup I’ve added the touch of my mink lashes that I’m so very proud of its always good to have a product that people can keep and take with them. Doing the makeup only last the day but taking my lashes you can keep and always remember the experience. My reusable lash boxes are the best it definitely makes a statement and sets me apart.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My mentor, Mrs. Karen , Karen Stallings I worked for her company Colour U cosmetics in Atlanta she’s amazing always pushing me to be my best. She also helped me open my first makeup counter. I sold her products there. She’s an amazing leader, Boss and women all around. I thank her so much if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would’ve took the big step to do all this on my own
- Website: www.cocobria.com
- Phone: 2133106875
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Cocobriabeauty