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

Hi Taylor, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe that taking risks are necessary to do anything in life. I personally struggle with the fear of the unknown so when it’s time to make a decision natural anxieties come with it. If you don’t take a risk then you won’t be able to learn, grow, and make changes. Taking risks are necessary for success. In my career, the biggest risk I had to take was starting a business in the middle of a pandemic. I had to face the possibility of not making any money because of the economy and job loss, my business depended 100% on others, and me providing services. I had to make sure my prices were affordable but also enough for me to prosper as well. The biggest risk in life that I took was moving here to a new state where I didn’t know how my business would adapt. I left all my family back home in Chicago and all of the clientele I already built! I had to research the need for beauty services and look for areas that I would prosper in. It wasn’t easy, but it was necessary. I never focused on the possibilities of failure because then the fear of failing would stop me from running my business successfully. I make sure every risk I take is a risk to be better. Not all risks are smart. But taking risks are necessary.

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.
I’ve been into beauty since I can remember, I always played in makeup, shaped my eyebrows and painted my nails. I started doing acrylic nails around 15, while I was in highschool, completely just for fun. When I graduated highschool I knew already I wanted to be in the beauty industry so I went to school for esthetics.

After esthetics school, I furthered my education and studied lasers to be a certified laser technician at the national laser institute. I took a break from doing nails because it never seemed like I had time but I finally took a risk and went to school in spring 2021.I’ve always been eager to learn and adapt. I spend large amounts of time watching other creatives, getting ideas, collaborating with others. It has not been easy. There are so many GREAT estheticians and nail techs out there that sometimes it can be very intimidating. I never look at another person in this industry as competition. I always watch to see what I can learn! And how I can grow. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is there is enough room in this industry for all of us but being Taylor is what made my business successful. Using my skills my personality and my story.

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 bestfriend came to visit, (and she always does) I’d for sure go to the stockyards. The first time going there was such a wonderful experience, we’d probably get frozen daiquiris and then eat somewhere fun in downtown Dallas or Fort Worth. When we want a little extra fun I’d go to 7th street and enjoy watching everybody have fun in peace.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to shoutout my family; my parents for watching my son while I spent time in the studio building and working and at home on the internet creating promotions and practicing my skills. My little sister for being in charge of booking clients, giving refunds and confirming appointments. My big sister for loaning small funds when needed and not worrying about when it would be returned. Without the support of my entire family it would’ve been way harder to start a business at all. And a huge shoutout to all the friends and people I met along the way who always had such great advice and encouragement when I needed it the most.

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