We had the good fortune of connecting with Allyssa LeFevre and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allyssa, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
As of recently I have always had what society thought of as a big girl job. Still in the beauty industry I would work at cosmetic stores or salons to have a stable paycheck and do Ally’s beauty bar as a side hustle. With in the past few months that has now changed, Ally’s Beauty Bar has become my full time passion. It was a huge risk to walk away from a salons clientele or biweekly paycheck but my family, my business and I have never been happier.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Makeup and Hair artistry is my passion. I am a bridal specialist and look forward to expanding my career. For each client I not only want to make them happy but I truly believe makeup is self confidence applied to the face and pinned into the hair. I want each client to still feel like them because everyone no matter size, race or age deserves to feel beautiful. My favorite parts in the glamming process are the Eyes, I love making them the focal point with a metallic or sparkly shadow. For hair the more texture the better boho effortless updos are my favorite to create. The lesson I have learned in my career is that everyone is different, yes sounds Cliché but in my line of work this couldn’t be more true. No client, no Bride, no bridal party , and no day of glamming is ever the same. Everyone has a different style, likes, dislikes, and preferences making my job a new experience every time the next person sits in my chair. Creativity is endless and even when you think you can’t come up with more your next client can make it come out of you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would have to take them to Garden of the gods no matter how many times I have seen it the views never get old. The vibrancy of the red rocks and the beautiful Colorado sunsets just take everyone’s breath away.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Tina Ellis was my makeup mentor starting at the age of 11 years old. Not only was she my PTA president she was a freelance makeup artist and role model for me. She took me on jobs with her ranging from photo shoots to weddings and even let me do the flower girls lip gloss. If it wasn’t for her my passion for hair and makeup would not be what is today.
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