In 2012 I became an Independent Artist, and frankly, I was overwhelmed with navigating Entrepreneurship. I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn in terms of business. As I looked within my community, I found few opportunities to network with other Independent Artists and craved the connection I left within my commission-based salon. As Entrepreneurs, we have so many obligations. By learning from one another, we can quickly scale and avoid pitfalls that come from trial and error! Thankfully, our industry is adapting, recognizing the shifts that have come. Slowly, we’ve seen communities pop up with true collaboration values.
Author name: Lynzie Smith
Lynzie Smith launched her business as an Independent Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist. While navigating the process of entrepreneurship in the Beauty Industry, Lynzie began offering Coaching Services and hosting networking events and workshops to other beauty professionals looking to leave the traditional structure of salons and spas and become independent. In the process, she learned so much from the artists she was coaching. This led to the idea of launching a platform designed specifically for the solopreneur in the beauty industry, providing a space for all members to contribute their success stories, ask for support, learn from one another, and easily network with others who’ve shared a similar journey!