We had the good fortune of connecting with janiea ruscio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi janiea, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Success has a very different definition to everyone. Helping my clients feel safe, beautiful, and loved on the inside and out is my only goal. I would not enjoy the work that I do if I didn’t have the most caring, funny and loyal clientele. My business thrives on word of mouth and referrals. I treat each client with the upmost respect and kindness. Work is never work when you do what you love!
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.
Each year new challenges take over your thoughts. 2020 has easily been the absolute hardest year as a business owner. There hasn’t been a day where I questioned if I should just throw in the towel and look for a “real career” or see just how many new lash artists are popping out. Setting yourself apart not only with your talent and keeping up with new trends and constantly learning, but also remembering why I love lashing. My clients come back not only for talent but for the experience, the connection made with each one is different. I love and cherish each friendship/relationship I’ve made. My business will forever be about how I make my girls feel, not how much money I make or how “big” of a lash artist I can be on the internet. The way my clients feel after leaving my chair will always be my number one priority.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a creature of habit. I love exploring but definitely stick to a few of the same spots. Blanchard Family Wines is my absolute favorite winery to hang out, snack and drink! Anytime I need a little self care and love, High Society Salon has the best stylists. My girls and I always love a quick trip to the mountains for a good drive and dinner.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wouldn’t have anything without the support of my friends and family and loyal clients. Each person who has referred someone to me, mentioned my name, or remained a client all 5 years is something I never fail to recognize.
Taliea Meza photography for personal headshot