Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jenee Mason, Owner of Kenzie Beauty Studio, located in Chicago, IL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Kenzie Beauty Studio is a small salon studio located in the Hermosa neighborhood here in Chicago. We offer luxury extensions, services, and products. Our salon is a one-stop shop where you can get your hair nourished, styled, and extensions, get your makeup done, or just pick up your favorite pair of lashes or products for home care.

Tell us about yourself

I have been licensed as a cosmetologist for about 13 years. I’ve always searched for the best ways to elevate, nourish and pamper my clients. I make sure to provide the highest quality of service. My daughter motivates me to do my best every day. That is why my salon is named after her. She is my everyday inspiration.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is keeping the salon up and running for 5 years and starting a brand that can really help people feel good!

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner is working 24/7. It’s easy to lose out on time for yourself or anything other than work when there are so many things to be done all of the time within your business. I’ve learned when you actively work on it and come up with a daily plan, you can overcome that and have a better work and personal life balance.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

My advice is to properly register your business, do your research, never stop learning about your field, and try to be better every day!

Where can people find you and your business?

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