We had the good fortune of connecting with Tawnya Fornerod and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tawnya, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
What a great question! The importance of work life balance is more important now than ever. When I first started my business 7 years ago the hustle, long work days and intense focus was exciting while I dreamed of the future. My goal was to have a business that allowed freedom. Freedom from being in one spot every day, being able to travel and enjoy the things I had worked so hard to obtain. I also wanted to create something bigger where I could share my success with other women who wanted a career in esthetics. Here we are 7 years later with a flourishing business, 15 to 20 amazing employees and the freedom to enjoy this life of family, traveling, friends and riding our horses multiple times a week. Pinch me now! We are truly blessed!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Wax & Lash invites you to take a break from the stress of your daily routine and allow our professional and knowledgeable estheticians to pamper you in our spa-like retreat.You’ll immediately be met by the welcoming scent of lemongrass and eucalyptus allowing you to immediately unwind. For our guests who are 21+ years of age, may we offer you a beverage? A glass of wine, bottomless mimosas, or possibly even one of Roeland’s delicious mint juleps? Anything to help you fully enjoy your treatment.Check in with our front desk rock stars, sit back and relax, and join in on the laughter and warm conversation that fills our space while your esthetician prepares your treatment room. Whether you’re one of our beloved regulars, or just stopping in for your first treatment, you’ll be welcomed and treated with respect. Our master estheticians are efficient yet never rushed. You’ll be cared for, listened to, and pampered like a treasured guest—because you are.You might notice that we lavish generous attention on the details large and small—from the clean, gorgeous linens that line our treatment beds; to the chocolate on your pillow; to the complimentary hand massage when your session ends early. Or you might just close your eyes, lean back, and allow yourself to completely relax while our skilled estheticians perform our waxing, eyelash, and skincare services. We’re committed to elevated care that caters to all of your senses. When you leave, we want you to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the rest of your day! To learn more about our Denver waxing and eyelash extensions & lift salon give us a call today. We’ll be happy to share the endless treatment options we offer for our new and return guests.
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 love treating friends to the many culinary delights in Denver! An evening out on the town we typically start with a classic drink at Cooper Lounge at Union Station. Cooper Lounge is one of the classiest bars in the country and Union Station is a special spot that should not be missed. Depending on the vibe for the night we may hit Troy Guard’s steak house Guard & Grace or Cativella in Stapleton. For a more laid back experience we love taking our guests on a horseback ride in the mountains and head back down to the cozy Sherpa House in Golden or grab a beer at New Terrain Brewery in Golden. There are some amazing adventures to be had in and near Denver.
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?
Success for me directly comes from my incredible husband Roeland Fornerod & our amazing staff at Wax & Lash. My husband and I have been together for over 10 years & he is my mentor in life. He is patient, kind & supports me with his love & encouragement to jump and go after my many dreams. I feel like Superwoman having him by my side! With 7 years of leading others in this industry I think it finally clicked. Leading people is easy when you truly listen and approach life with GRACE. Wax & Lash has a team of women who represent us & our core values so beautifully. Our staff embody TRUTH, GRACE, PURPOSE & CONNECTION every day and our guests leave feeling so cared for. They are the reason we are so successful & continue to grow.