The hair industry has definitely taken the world by storm in the recent years and Beauty by Bailee is ready to conquer it. In our interview with the owner Stephanie LaLanne, she discusses how she started off in the beauty industry just for fun but eventually realized she had an impressive talent. Instead of letting her talent go to waste, this momtreprenuer used her resources to make her dreams come true. Find out more about the plethora of services offered by Beauty by Bailee and how her family inspired her to reach her fullest potential.
Modish Mommies: Tell our readers about yourself?
Stephanie LaLanne: My name is Stephanie LaLanne, I’m 26 years old and currently live in Lorton Va. I graduated from Marymount University last year and received my B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Communications.
MM: How did you get started in the hair and beauty industry?
SL: I started doing hair and makeup about 9 years ago. In high school, I decided to take cosmetology for fun but didn’t expect to actually fall in love with the beauty industry. I always did my own hair and makeup. People would always inquire about my hair styles or the makeup products I used. After receiving so many compliments, I decided to practice on other people. I started doing my mother and sisters hair and basically started mastering my skills. I than began freelancing, doing gigs, and building my clientele. One day I sat down and really thought about what I wanted to do with my talents and believed I had so much potential. I figured since I do hair I might as well launch my own hair line so it could be more convenient for my clients to just purchase hair from me. After doing months of planning and trying to figure out exactly how I would go about this business venture, I launched my website.
MM: What products and services does Beauty by Bailee offer?
SL: Beauty by Bailee offers all services to enhance your natural beauty and products which consist of:
- Full installations
- Frontal sew-ins
- Partial sew- ins
- Natural blow out
- Custom wig units (u-parts, frontal, closure units)
- Custom style
- Bridal makeup
- Partial applications
- Full face application
- The Bailee Bundles
- Silk closures
- Clips ins
MM: What motivated you to start your own business?
SL: My daughter motivated me to start my own business. Even though I went to college and obtained a degree, I always knew I had to work extra hard because I not only had to think about myself, but had to think about my child’s wellbeing. I was raised to be very ambitious and ever since I started working, I never only had one source of income. I always knew I wanted to start a business but never knew the correct way to go about it. I did a lot of research and when I was ready, I took a leap of faith and made my dreams come true.
MM: What do you wish you knew before you started your first business?
SL: I wish I knew the business world more in depth. Even though I did not go to school for business, I took it upon myself to educate myself on how to run my own business. Though it wasn’t easy and after doing a lot of research, I felt I was comfortable and well prepared to start my journey.
MM: What does being a momtrepreneur mean to you?
SL: A momtrepreneur to me means being the best super mom you can be. Your kids look up to you and someday might want to take after your footsteps, so I believe it’s always important to set a good example for them at a young age. As my daughter gets older, it motivates me to go harder for everything I want in life. I want her to understand that you have to work extremely hard to get to where you want to be in life. I think all momtrepreneurs should receive a lot of credit because being a mom and having your own business can get hectic at times, but in the end, it’s all worth it.
MM: How has being a mother impacted your life?
SL: My daughter is my biggest blessing. Being her mom has been the greatest gift I have ever received in my entire life. I love being a mom. I have grown into a more independent and responsible women. Having a child has really motivated me to put 100% in everything I do and I strive for nothing but success.
MM: What woman has been the greatest influence in your life?
SL: My mother has been a huge influence in my life. She’s the hardest working, most ambitious individual I know. My mom always strives for the best and ensures her family is well taken care of. My mother taught all her kids to be ambitious, educated, and to always pursue their dreams.
MM: What do you plan to do with your success?
SL: Hopefully in the near future, I plan to open my own salon and expand my talents.
MM: How can our readers find you on social media and connect with Beauty by Bailee?
You can go to my website where you can book appointments and purchase hair.
My beauty page is @beauty_bybailee
My personal page is @baileekane_xo