Welcome to 411 in the 510’s segment: Meet the Bay Area Small Business Owner. In this area, we interview small business owners doing what they love. Whether it’s their complete 9-5 or a side hustle, we love to see it!
Learn about Ann, the licensed esthetician behind Dela Paris Beauty, specializing in the Bay Area’s wedding hair and makeup, lash extensions, and customized facials.
Location | Salon Republic Sunnyvale
However, I service the entire Bay Area and recently began accepting destination weddings.
You go to them for…
I am a licensed esthetician offering wedding hair and makeup services, lash extensions, and customized facials. I strive to help all my clients embrace their authentic beauty and promote self-love with each appointment.
What’s the best thing about being a small business owner?
The best thing about being a small business owner is having full control of what you create, share, and who you work with. Being in the beauty industry, there are A LOT of trends and styles, but I am able to create an experience and result that is completely unique to me. It is so wild to me that I have this creative freedom!
What’s a typical day like for you?
When I am in the salon, you will always catch me listening to BTS or a self-help podcast, doing and folding laundry, helping my lash and facial clients feel brand new, and asking my husband what we should eat for dinner.
When I am on-site for weddings, you will always catch me filming b-roll footage in elevators and throwing up a peace sign, forgetting to take a before photo, hyping up my clients, eating breakfast at noon, and cleaning my brushes while face-timing my besties.
What advice do you have for aspiring small business owners?
Stop wondering about the negative “what ifs” and start thinking about “what if every goal or dream I set my mind to can become my reality.”
What’s something you wish someone told you about starting a business?
I wish someone had told me that it could sometimes be lonely as an entrepreneur. To find a community and people you can grow with professionally. You will 100% need folks outside your family and friends to have healthy business discourse.
C O N T A C T
- Website: www.delaparisbeauty.com
- Instagram: @delaparisbeauty
- Facebook: Dela Paris Beauty