We had the good fortune of connecting with Dechelle Roan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dechelle, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose to pursue the career as a makeup artist later in life. My career originally began as a childcare center director and owner. I reached a point in my career where I wasn’t happy. I was making really good money, but waking up dreading going to work is not a good feeling. I have always be infatuated with color and makeup since I can remember, I would always sneak into my mother’s makeup and give my dolls makeovers. Growing up I struggled with being an introvert and finding ways to express myself verbally and makeup has helped me overcome that. You are a brand and stepping out of your comfort zone to promote yourself is vital. I began to really take makeup serious a few years ago. I went through a phase in my life where I had really bad acne and I had always been “the pretty girl” . My self -esteem became extremely low and I was having trouble coping with the situation. I began exploring different makeup techniques to allow me to feel like myself again. At first makeup was a mask for me, I would never leave the house without it. I realized how powerful makeup could be. I wanted to show others going through similar struggles or low self esteem issues how beautiful they were with or without it. I feel in love with makeup and was really good at applying it, so I decided to pursue it as a career. I enrolled in a makeup program and began to really learn the creative aspect and business side of being a makeup artist. While attending makeup school, I learned that I no longer needed to hide behind makeup, I was beautiful with or without it. I love being able to make a client feel their most beautiful self.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My journey has definitely not been easy. I feel like my passion, hustle and willingness to succeed has set me apart from others. I put my heart and creative spirit into my work. I want my clients to walk away with a smile on their face feeling their most beautiful self. I have learned anything is possible if you are willing to put in the work.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend to explore Dallas. Dallas is growing and is an amazing city. I would take my friend to Klyde Warren Park and grab some treats off the food trucks. We would have to take a trip downtown to explore the many museums and street art is has to offer. We would also hit a few bars in Uptown for drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First, I would love to shoutout to all my clients. I want to thank each and everyone of you for continuing to sit in my chair and trusting me with your makeup and lash needs. I sit back and look at all my pictures from the beginning of my makeup journey and MAN, I’m glad you guys stuck my me through my makeup evolution. You guys don’t understand how much you mean to me. Thank you for the likes, shares, purchasing my products and the referrals. I promise to keep learning and perfecting my craft for you. We can only go up from here. I would also like to thank all my friends and family. Amber Brown, my amazing hairstylist, thank you for all the ideas, support, motivational talks and keeping me CUTE! Tiyah, thank you for always lending your beautiful face and your very REAL critiques. Brian, my love, thank you for always pushing me to be my best, believing in me when I don’t believe in myself, and all the promotion. I would also like to thank my mom for teaching me to be a strong, independent and always go after my dreams. And last but not least, God, for all my blessings and opportunities.
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