Meet Ashley Taylor of Doll House Glam & Cosmetic Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Taylor.

Ashley, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was once a little girl concocting mud masks to make herself more beautiful. I have always had an interest in beauty but never really knew what my niche would be. I started off with a hairline in 2007 and never really took it seriously, once I realized that I was good at it and didn’t want to work for anyone I began searching for ways to bring more awareness to the type of hair I wanted to sell. In the beginning of 2016, I realized I wanted to turn it into a business and not a hustle.

Once I got into selling hair, I knew I wanted to provide an actual service with it that would appeal to my clients. I’ve always known that I’ve had an interest in brows but not makeup necessarily. I started to look into classes and researching various classes and services. I have always been infatuated with brows and waxing which lead me to take an interest in semi-permanent cosmetics. Now I am a two time licensed microblading/microshading artist – and full-time entrepreneur. I began practicing microblading around the end of 2016, while also taking an interest in cosmetic dentistry. I’ve learned the ins and outs of teeth whitening by taking various trainings and learning as much as I can constantly.

After learning the ins and outs of these services, I decided to branch out and open my own cosmetic studio. I was one of the first in the area to pursue teeth whitening. I am aiming to be a constant innovator! My teeth whitening technique has had women and men from all over eager for appointments. I take pride in servicing my clients as well as creating a bond with them. I also feel like my medley of different techniques and product knowledge paired with my customer service skills keep my clients coming back and referring clients constantly.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No, it has not been a smooth road. I have lost money investing in product testing. I also haven’t always had the money that I needed to repurchase some of my supplies as well as some days I haven’t had customers. It just takes prayer and determination to get through things.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Doll House Glam & Cosmetic Studio – what should we know?
My business is a beauty brand of course. At Doll House, we offer teeth whitening, microblading, and micro- shading. We also have beauty products such as eyelash extensions and supplies for other beauty brands as well. Lately, we are becoming most popular for our teeth whitening services!

I am most proud of me coming this far. I had a vision that most people tried to deter me from because they think that I’m better at other things, but sticking with this and seeing how successful I am becoming I’m definitely proud of my company evolving!

What sets us apart from others is I am super big on customer service I offer my clients not only a personal experience when they come in the office, but I build relationships with them and keep them abreast of anything they might need to know!

My clients have become my family they contact me to refer other clients way past business hours! Lol! What also sets apart is our pricing when it comes to teeth whitening! We give the same results as the dentist for less than half the cost that they charge!

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
The people that play a big role in the success of my business would be the couple of friends and cousins that I have around me that pray with me for my business and push me when I feel like I can’t do it or I’m slacking. I definitely appreciate those people for seeing what I see and not giving me negative vibes when it comes to my ideas.

My boyfriend is also a major supporter that I have. He makes sure that encourages and pushes me to be mine at my absolute full potential! He has invested in me and even will help me at the shop when I need him! They keep me focused, and I am so thankful for my team and can’t wait to take them with me!

Pricing:

  • Basic Teeth Whitening -$100
  • Premium Whitenings -$145
  • Teeth Whitening Powders -$18
  • Mink Lash Strips -$20

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