Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Madison.
Kimberly, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I had been in the IT/Technical Support field for 11 years, from 2005 to 2016, after acquiring my Computer Networking degree in 2004 and having my youngest daughter a few weeks later. During this time, around 2007, I got into wearing makeup because of some friends who were in the cosmetology field. I started to get excited to try new makeup products and looks. In 2016, I was burned out with the IT contractor field of work with the instability of it all, and both my daughters being sick off and on. As I was the only one who would physically take them to see the doctor and stay home with them when they were sick, it was hard to keep a job. Having to take off work to take each of them to the doctor at different times when they got sick and also having to stay home or go to the doctor when I got sick as well, I would end up missing too much time off work. So, I would have to search for another job every few months and go through the interview process all over again. Although the pay was good, I was not happy. At the same time, I started noticing signs of aging, since at this time, I was 37 years old, and I wanted to find out how to prevent and/or erase those fine lines, wrinkles and loss of facial volume. So, I started trying anti-aging products and became very interested in learning more about skin and makeup. This is when I decided to attend Paul Mitchell, the School for aesthetics. I graduated with my license in Esthetics in 2016 and ending up having to have surgery a week later.
After healing from surgery and moving to a new city, I started my own business doing skincare/facial treatments in 2018. I have learned a lot and tried offering a range of services, like individual eyelash extensions, makeup applications, facial waxing, Brazilian waxing, and facials. I have come to realize now, that my passion is in correcting skin issues that people may have that make them unhappy and cause them not to feel beautiful/handsome. So, I now specialize in corrective skin care treatments and provide CBD skincare and wellness products that make my clients healthy inside and out. I have my own natural CBD skincare product line in which I hand make some of my products and sell to my clients for their home care regimen. I also wholesale my handmade corrective CBD face and body soaps. Now I have moved my business to a new location and opened my skincare and wellness spa in Addison, TX, which focuses on making my clients’ skin healthy and flawless while improving their health inside as well.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road for me at all in the last two years. I was taken advantage of a couple of times by people I was working with. One person was a friend, (I thought), and she said I could rent a space from her in her new salon. I was given a small 2-ft wide space in front of the bathroom door in the back of the salon, with no privacy for my clients and the worry that my clients would be exposed to the smells that may come from the bathroom. She stated she would make necessary adjustments to my space to give myself and my clients privacy, but did not. Afterwards, she built several stylist booths that no one was using, as she and I were the only ones working there, but she refused to give me one of the booth spaces to work in so that my clients would be more comfortable and have privacy. Not to mention, the space I was in had multiple TDLR violations that I advised her of. During this time period, I had a couple of clients come to get services done before no one wanted to get anything done there. So, I actually only worked there a month and did not use the space at all afterwards. I told her that the space was not a workable space for me to perform my services and would come to get my things. Shortly after, in November 2018 – January 2020, I had some personal medical/health issues happen where I had to have 2 more surgeries. During this time, I talked to her weekly, informing her of what was going on, as I thought she was my friend. Having not been to the salon since October, I texted her to tell her I found someone to get my things. This is when she informed me that she had taken all of my things out of the salon and moved them somewhere “safe” until I pay her for the “past due” booth rent and the remainder of the lease contract through April 2019, after already having explained to her more than once that this was not a workable space for my job and that I could not use or work in the space she gave me. Not wanting to go through legal proceedings, I ended up having to pay her $2000 to get MY OWN THINGS back.
Tell us more about the business.
Most of this is answered in the “Your Story” question. But what sets me apart is that I am the only CBD skincare and wellness spa in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with a line of CBD skincare products and who offers and CBD infusion facial.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck had nothing to do with it. It was grace and favor from God that has helped me get this far and is what will continue to help me succeed.
- New location service specials: $50 microdermabrasion
- $50 Mr. facial (for men)
- 2 teeth whitening sessions for $45
- $50 Teen facial (acne treatment)
- $50 Bacial (back facial)
- Address: 5057 Keller Springs Rd.
Suite 300 Addison, TX 75001
- Website: www.TheSpaNoir.com
- Phone: 469.453.6420 or 469.859.4725
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/thespanoirllc
- Facebook: Facebook.com/thespanoirllc
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