We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashleigh Owens and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashleigh, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business came from the desire to design my life how I wanted. While working for others, I found that I didn’t like following rules that made my life harder. I usually am generous and I go above and beyond what I’m asked to do, and I figured I should do that for myself.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I tend to set myself apart from others by thinking outside the box of what a nail tech should be. I got where I am today by being genuine, kind and a little bit weird. It hasn’t been easy because learning how to be good at nails can be challenging. Plus, it’s more about being good at nails. I work hard at showing the world my personality. I try to let people get a glimpse of my brain through my art. One lesson I’ve learned along the way is that kindness is very important. You can go far if you look beyond how people pressure you to be.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my shoutout to my mom, sisters and nieces for helping me navigate life as a mom and small business owner!

Instagram: Www.Instagram.com/nailswithashleigh

Image Credits
Andrew Morris- photo of Ashleigh Owens

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