We had the good fortune of connecting with Imani Barnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Imani, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe that the most important factors behind the success of my brand are rooted in staying true to myself, being consistent and not resisting the ebbs and flows that come with having a brand.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, I specialize in facials, full body waxing and soft glam. Being heavily immersed in the beauty industry is exciting in itself and I love every moment of it. This vast field is booming and forever changing which keeps me on my toes. Although I’m still not where I want to be, I’m very proud of how far I’ve come because it hasn’t been an easy journey. However, I always over come my challenges by allowing myself to feel my emotions, reminding myself of my goals and remaining creative in my approach to problem solving. I’ve learned that operating in my individual genius, practicing patience and putting out work that I’m proud of will get me a lot further than beating myself up or allowing things to discourage me. I want the world to know that I’m fighting to bring something fresh to the industry and that it’s something to watch out for.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly, I have to give a shoutout to my entire team because every single one of them have been instrumental in getting me where I am today. My friends, sorority sisters, classmates, mentors, etc all deserve some recognition here.

Website: https://www.glitterandglory.co/info

Instagram: @glitterandglory_

Twitter: @glitterglory_

Facebook: Glitter and Glory Esthetics

Image Credits
Stephanie Weekes

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