We had the good fortune of connecting with Cashmiyr Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cashmiyr, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Not to sound cliche but for me it was not giving up on myself. The permanent makeup industry can be be scary starting out with all the uncertainties. Your’e literally tattoing someones face and to be successful you have to believe in yourself and maintain a certain level confidence at all times. Many things can become a challenge from not being able to book clients, not being well versed in setting up your business legally, to struggling to become profitable. Unfortunately many artist give up on their business before it has time to grow and flourish which is unfortunate because the journey can be rewarding when you stick with it. I speak with a lot of new artist reaching out with questions on how to grow improve and I always remind them to never lose sight of why they started and to keep pushing through.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For me the Chloe + Maddison brand feels like it’s taken on a life of its own as of lately. I never would have guessed it would get this far this soon but it’s been an amazing journey. I feel what really sets us apart is the amount of details that we put into all we do from our services, to marketing, how we pick our team, and how we treat each client. It’s always planned, well thought out, and not rushed. I’m definitely most proud of being able to employ others and create opportunities, that’s one of most rewarding parts for me. Getting here wasn’t easy but it had everything to do with having a vision and sticking with it. Of course it started out slow in building up a name and following but taking advanced training and trying new methods to reach potential clients had a lot to do with out success ultimately. This journey has really taught me that if you find and trust your talent you can truly find joy in what you do and it won’t ever feel like work. Impact has always been important to me and the services we provides have such a far reaching impact that I always want our brand to be known by valuing our clients experience and service over anything else.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would definitely site see, maybe hike a bit, and find some of the best food around. A typical day might include hanging out in Denver and starting our day with breakfast at Snooze. We’d check out some of the beautiful art in the Denvers Art District or some of the outdoors at the Botanical gardens. Definitely lunch at Mimosas in five points (love the vibes there). We’d probably do a little shoping at Cherry Creek and maybe do dinner at Ocean Prime or Shanahans. If were out in the Colorado Springs area we’d visit the paint mines and assuming everything was opened we’d likely visit a local paint and sip and create some art and find a yoga class going on. For dinner we’d head down town to Coati and eat at Luchals and listen to some live music. These are just few things I enjoy locally.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I attribute much of my success to those closest to me being my family, friends, and definitely my team. My children keep me motivated because I strongly feel that I’m building something special for them. My husband plays a major role behind the scenes in our business and provides amazing support and helps me remain focused. My CM team also plays such a vital role in maintaining our quality of work and ensuring our clients have nothing but the best experience with us. Various people often contribute to our success in may ways behind the scenes.
Cashmiyr Scott, Rodney Scott