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Check Out Nevaeh Misomali’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nevaeh Misomali. 

Hi Nevaeh, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’ve always been into beauty, so it was only right that eventually, I’d have a business in this area. The summer of 2020 before my senior year of high school is where it all began. My best friend suggested I try to do lash extensions since I had interest in them and bought the supplies for me to practice on her. I was only able to get through one eye before realizing how tedious this profession is. From that day I practiced on a mannequin head, on my mother, and on other friends whenever I had free time outside of my part-time jobs. Being the perfectionist I am I wanted to be comfortable with the techniques before officially taking clients. In September 2020 I began to take models and eventually clients. It was a big step for me since I’m always so critical of myself and my work. Along with school and building my clientele, I worked 2 part-time jobs to fund the start of my business. With my investment in supplies, I started out in my mother’s living room. Eventually, she sacrificed us having a dining room so that I had a better set to work. By April 2021 I had built a clientele where I was comfortable to make being a lash artist my full-time job along with finishing off my senior year of high school. I felt that my job was getting in the way of what I really wanted to do with my time which was doing lashes. Dedicating more time to my business allowed me to continue growing and improving my craft. After almost a year of lashing self-taught, my aunt paid for my certification course as a birthday gift. College was always part of my plan after high school, so I took my business on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia in August 2021. Today I’m an entrepreneur/lash artist and full-time student majoring in Chemistry. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been the smoothest road, but it also hasn’t been the rockiest either. This whole journey as an entrepreneur despite the struggles has been a blessing with the support system I’ve had since the beginning. I mentioned being critical of myself and my work which was especially hard in the beginning. If people could skip the step of trying to find their technique and building their skill in a craft, I believe many would. At the same time though that beginning struggle of wanting to improve my skills and provide my clients with better quality lash extensions kept me motivated to keep going even when I felt like the improvement was coming slower than I wanted. Also being an introvert was a worry of mine before taking clients and starting out. In my head, I was like “how are you going to be an introverted person and be a service provider where you have to communicate with clients all day.” I overcame those thoughts though, I’d say once I got more in the feel of my target audience of clients and wanting to build relationships with my them, I’ve come out of my shell a little more. Struggles are inevitable I feel especially being an entrepreneur so It’s been nice to watch myself take these struggles and turn them into learning lessons and opportunity to grow with my business. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
So, I’m a lash artist/lash technician. I prefer to call myself a “lash artist” because doing lashes is an art to me. There are so many possibilities of looks that I can create for my clients. There are many different styles of lashes but I’d say I’m known for the wispiness of my lash sets. From the beginning, I knew wispy sets were what I wanted to specialize in and it’s what most people know me for and what draws people into considering booking with me. I’m most proud of my growth in techniques. In the beginning, I’d beat myself up because it took soo long for me to complete a set (3-4 hours) After a year and a half I now take about 2-3 hours which is so much better than how I started out, but of course, there’s so much more I want to learn so I can continue expanding my knowledge. What sets me apart from others is like I mentioned my style of lashing but also the amount of care and attention I give my craft and my clients. I provide my clients with the customer service and quality of work that I’d want to receive myself. I make it my goal to give my clients and comfortable experience and satisfaction when they open their eyes to see their lashes. 

What makes you happy?
As I mentioned I make it a goal to make my clients satisfied with their lashes so what makes me happy in my business is completing a set and seeing my client’s reactions to my work. Having someone else love my work just as much as I do is a rewarding feeling and I’d say it’s one of the best parts of being a lash artist. Also, the trust my clients give me with servicing them. “I trust you just do what you do” is something I love to hear and makes me feel like I’m meeting my goal of making my clients comfortable during their service. Then again being a lash artist, in general, makes me happy. I’m doing something I love and am passionate about as my job and some people don’t get to experience that so I’m blessed to be able to. 

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1 Comment

  1. Evonne

    May 9, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Sooo Proud of you Veah. Keep up the Awesome work.
    Onna Mom

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