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

Hi Bailee, is there something you believe many others might not?
When I was in cosmetology school all of the teachers would discourage anyone from going out on their on immediately after becoming licensed. They encouraged us to work at a more conventional “chain” in order to get more hands on experience. I personally believe that if you are ready to work hard and put your all into your work, that you can immediately go out on your own. It’s definitely hard but very rewarding.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a holistic esthetician in Fort Worth at Frida Beauty Collective, my brand is ‘Ethereal Aesthetician’. I work with skincare, lashes, and brows. I have chosen to take a more holistic and personalized approach to my work, which means I focus on all factors, internal and external, when it comes to healing the skin, and enhancing lashes and brows. I am excited to share Slow Beauty with everyone in Fort Worth.

I have been completely blessed within my career, I am so happy with where I’m at and I wouldn’t change a thing. I started working on my brand while I was still in school, and worked really hard to hone in on what I wanted my niche to be. I feel like knowing exactly the type of work I wanted to produce, got me to where I am today.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Fort Worth is such an incredible city and there are so many amazing spots! I would probably first go to Race Street Coffee to get a drink to start our trip. We’d travel to Fairmount District to get some food at the Bearded Lady. Walk around Magnolia checking out all of the small shops like, 817 Vintage Hype and Ephemera to check out some vintage clothes and cute plants. Then end the night at Nickel City for some cocktails.

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?
I would love to recognize Candy Torres, owner of Frida Beauty Collective. She has been an amazing mentor to me not only in acts of the beauty world, but also in small business ownership. She is a kind and selfless person, who will always be there to help you if you are welcome to it.

I’d also like to shout out Alanna Castro and Emily Winters, a professional makeup artist and hair stylist of ‘Made by Them’. They have encouraged me and supported me since I was in cosmetology school and I wouldn’t have taken some of the risks that I have if it wasn’t for them.

Website: https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ffridabrowstudioscheduling.as.me%2Fbailee&e=ATNxjdW5cIKz9zzRT89Pm7cuJ0lB1eVJlzPxCjFpVGN-ve3YQOOks3VjXgly1HIEktzVxl0txGXsitFm6MP04Q&s=1

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