Today we’d like to introduce you to Corrine Wood.
Corrine, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I became an esthetician in 2011, I was originally going to go to art school but I ended up in beauty school and I have loved the decision I made.
I worked for a photographer right out of beauty school as a makeup artist and as her assistant. Here I learned about editorial makeup and theatrical makeup. Making everything look pretty was key.
I worked at a waxing studio where I fell in love with doing eyebrows. Brows make the face. They are still one of my favorite things to do.
However, I didn’t find what I truly loved until after I had my twins in 2014. I was working at a spa at the time and the day after I had my boys they closed without notice. I was a young mom and didn’t have any income coming in and at the time it was the scariest place to be. The unknown and all the questions that come with being scared, How am I going to buy diapers and formula? How am I going to pay my rent for another month? How am I going to keep two tiny humans alive with no money? I felt really lost and alone.
I went to every spa, salon and franchise place by my house that could be hiring Estheticians, I was willing to do whatever it took to bring in money to provide for my kids. Thankfully, a lash studio was hiring and that is where it all began. I genuinely love everything about lashing. It is calming for me I am a high strung person and this is my zen. I am also very detailed oriented and with this, you have to be. Each set is different even if its the same length and diameter it is all about where you place them and the shape of the eye and how you mix them together to give it that perfect look.
Lashing gave me a chance to get back on my feet and provide a good stable life for my boys, they have never gone without because of this skill.
I ended up at Beauty Hive because one of my clients was also a client of Nicole’s. Nicole reached out and I instantly fell in love with what she was building and became part of her team. I loved lashing before but working at Beauty Hive and with the Beauty Hive tribe, it is like being home and being with family. We are all hard-working women with a story that are making other women with their own story look and feel unstoppable. We live by our culture we are creating here at the salon “it is not just how you look but how you feel.”
Has it been a smooth road?
No, it has defiantly been bumpy. But it has been worth it to end up where I am now. Everything I do is for my kids so I think and overthink and overthink some more about every decision I make. I made the jump from one salon to Beauty Hive where they were just starting the lash side and so I was having to build a clientele from the bottom up. I have built a solid clientele and it is still growing. I love what I do and you can see that in my work.
My advice is to not give up stand by your work. Education is everything never be afraid to keep learning that is what is going to set you apart from the rest. Also, love what you do and the money and the clients will follow.
Tell us about your business. What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I specialize in lash extensions of classic and handmade volume. I am most proud of the fact that I make sure every set is customized to the clients need and want, what fits their lifestyle. I take the integrity of their natural lashes into consideration before placing extensions on. I also believe in never stop learning and continuing to grow as a stylist.
I am also an airbrush makeup artist and a permanent makeup cosmetic artist that specializes in micro-blading and soft powder brows.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
I feel as though because we are female when we feel passionate about something we are not taken as seriously because we are being ” emotional”. I feel like we are a force to be reckoned with that they may call it emotional but we call it drive, passion and commitment.
Learning how to balance the career with home life. We, as women, we have to give 100 plus % every day at work and to our families. And it can be challenging when we are trying to build a career and a name for ourselves.
- Address: 104 country view dr
Roanoke, Texas 76262
- Website: beautyhivesalon.com
- Phone: 6827045115
- Instagram: corrine.beautyhive
- Facebook: beautyhivecorrinewood
Corrine Wood-lash pictures
Nicole Destefano Wilburn – of me working
Abi Strange- of the boys and me
Adrienne Vigil – of me working