We had the good fortune of connecting with Lynda Caldwell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lynda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process in starting my own business was so I can become my own boss. I always wanted to be an independent business owner. I wanted to be able to set my own hours, wages, not have to clock in and out. Be able to take off when I need to not have to answer to someone and work for someone else. I wanted to work for myself and invest in me and enjoy what I do. I feel like loving and enjoying what you do is so important because if you do not love what you do it is hard to put your all and your best into your work.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Lashwell was founded on three main principles: quality, consistency, and outstanding customer service. I am committed to providing my clients with the safest, most effective lash extensions services. Lashwell is all about enhancing one’s beauty. Making sure the client is satisfied with all services provided and the goal is to make the client want to come back. I treat every client like family because without my clients there would be no Lashwell. I am most proud of how far I have come in this industry I started from nothing and I have created something that is successful. My biggest obstacle I have faced in my career is dealing with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. I had to learn that having your own business is not easy as it seems. One day business could be going great and the next things could be slow. Clients come and go the lash industry is very saturated so you must learn how to make your clients want to stay with you because they could easily go somewhere else. I have overcome these obstacles by staying consistent in my work and making sure every client gets excellent customer service. I make sure every client is satisfied when leaving my place of business and if not, I always communicate with my clients and try to figure out how we can make things right. I also always stay prayed up and keep my faith in God.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were visiting the area and I wanted to show them a good time I would take them straight to Dallas. I live in Arlington and there is not much to do in Arlington, so Dallas is where it is at! I would take her to STIRR so we could do brunch and laugh and have a good time. Maybe after STIRR we could go ride the scooters downtown for a while and just enjoy the views and scenery of downtown Dallas. We would have to go to a club probably Park Avenue and I love Level in Dallas that is always a good time! We could go to some hookah lounges. Nice eating places like Nick and Sam’s and Eddie V’s.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out to God first! God has made me realize that I have the potential to do anything and he has been by my side through all the ups and the downs. I would also like to shout to my parents April and Richard Caldwell. My Father Richard Caldwell has passed away, but my parents always have been my greatest supporters and they raised me right and taught me everything I know. Lastly, I would like to shout out to Shon Robin owner of The High End Lash Lounge in Dallas, Tx. Shon was one of the first people to educate me on lashes. She is someone I look up to in the lash industry and is a mentor for me. I appreciate everything you have taught me and thank you for your kindness and willingness to guide and help me through it all.