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DSC_0077Are you one of those individuals that had dreams larger than life? Ideas that were so astounding to you they stretched far beyond anything that could have been seen to the naked eye? Or aspirations that grew further than the highest mountain peaks on this earth? 1…2…3…BAM! Now the thoughts began to float. What happened to the clothing line you wanted to start? What happened to the boutique that you wanted to open? Or what about that hair salon that you wanted to own? Heck are you even still doing hair?

There are millions of people in the world who have amazing ideas, dreams, and aspirations. The reality is there are twice as many people out there, who never put their astonishing ideas and fantastic dreams into affect. What most people do not get a chance to read about are the few glistening stars that are still dream chasing, risk taking, and taking life by the stilettos making their ideal dreams into a becoming reality!

Introducing Victoria Elizabeth:

Victoria is an unstoppable young lady on the prowl to become the best Master weave stylist and makeup artist. This 19 year old Georgia girl is currently serving as a student at Elite Cosmetology School in Marietta, Georgia with overwhelming aspirations. Find out how this teen mother turned her life around from drab to fab! Taking all the hate and twisting it into motivation to become the magnificent young lady she is today.

Clutch: So Victoria how long have you been into Cosmetology?
Victoria: Six years. It began as a hobby when I was in the 6th grade. After a while I loved it and realized that is what I wanted to do for a living. I started at an upscale salon as a shampoo assistant.

Clutch: What would you say is the hardest thing about breaking into the cosmetology industry?
Victoria: The hardest thing for me as far as breaking into the industry was building the cliental they don’t just come to you. In this industry you have to work for what you want and go that extra mile to maintain your foundation.

Clutch: What is your favorite part about the cosmetology industry?
Victoria: I would have to say building self esteem, networking, and basically being the doctor! You meet so many amazing people and in their everyday, busy lives. They just want to take the time out to pamper themselves. It’s awesome to know that my job is not just making them feel great but also educating them about doing what is necessary to keep their skin, hair, and nails healthy.

Clutch: How do you balance being a mother and pursuing your dreams?
Victoria: I don’t! I think people believe in spending a certain amount of time in every area of their life in order to keep “balance”. In my opinion there is no such thing. I believe in planning ahead but the reality, life happens to everyone. I say do what you can when you can and give it 110%!!!

Clutch: What are your future goals and aspirations (where do you see yourself in the next 5 years
Victoria: Within the next 5 years I plan to study more dermatology, business, and take up another language. Later I will be going back to school to get my instructors license in cosmetology. In five years I see myself owning the latest make up bar and salon, maybe married and of course spoiling my daughter.

Clutch: What advice would you give to other women who are trying to get into the industry?
Victoria: If you want this, go get it. Practice! Practice! Practice! Take your craft serious and don’t run from clients educate yourself. Learn everything you can about marketing. Saying, “It’s too hard” is an excuse. Don’t give up!

Clutch: Who are people that inspire you?
Victoria: My daughter is my biggest inspiration. She is so smart, creative, talented and she’s only one years old. Even though she learns little things from me she teaches herself, and I something new from her every day. I thought to myself ‘that is exactly what this industry needs and I’m going to bring it’.

Clutch: What motto or creed do you live by?
Victoria: A dream is only a dream if you don’t pursue it.

Clutch: When you are feeling discouraged, what is your favorite thing to do to inspire yourself?
Victoria: I pray and look at how far God has brought me. This makes me proud and gives me the drive to strive for excellence and stay positive.

So fellow Clutchettes, stay encouraged! A dream deferred doesn’t have to be a dream forgotten or unexplored. Trying out ideas that appear to risky is much better than looking back and wishing you had the courage. Remember it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.

If you would like to know more information about Victoria Elizabeth you can email her at: [email protected].

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  • Jaynis

    This article really made me want to get up from my bed and put down my blackberry and start doing something productive!!!