We had the good fortune of connecting with Tajai Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tajai, how do you think about risk?
I’ve always been a risk taker, I love a challenge! I think that taking risks are important for our growth. If I take a risk and I don’t succeed like I expect to, I always learn a valuable lesson I can use moving forward. You’ll never know how far you can soar if you don’t.
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.
What I noticed about the makeup industry was that everything was always so expensive and over priced. I wanted to create a line that was affordable for all ages. As time progresses my business just gets better with time. Things are constantly changing so I’m always learning new things and open to change. It has not been easy of course being a business owner some days are better than others, but when I think about all the great things I see my peers accomplish I know that I will be successful if I continue to push and stay consistent. I want the world to know that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Being a young mother I was expected to fail but that just pushed me to want to achieve more for me and my children.
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 her for brunch at True Kitchen, then take out lunch at Joe pool lake with a bit of champagne. We would check out some of the museums downtown and for the night life I would take her to Sandaga 813 for live music from some of dfws most talented artists.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can’t really say that I have ever had a mentor just super supportive people who dropped jewels here and there. When I was in cosmetology school there was a business owner who came to speak by the name of Kena Williams Baccus the owner of Mocca Cosmetics, she inspired me in so many ways. The most supportive and encouraging person in my life at the time I created Drama Queen my Ex was the person who encouraged and pushed me. There was so many times I wanted to give up and had it not been for her support and positivity I probably would have. I’m truly blessed!
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