We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Megan Harper. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Megan below.
Alright, Megan thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. What do you think it takes to be successful?
I think in order to be successful you just need some belief. If it’s hard to believe in yourself it’s important to have successful people in your circle. Preferably someone to can relate to on a deeper level that truly makes you believe “if they can do it, I can do it.” There is power in inspiration.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
My name is Megan Harper. I have been a makeup artist for twelve years and an Esthetician for two. I started doing weddings, then moved into photoshoots one of my specialties being boudoir, and from there all those people became life long friends, clients & the best referral system I could as for. As I learned to conceal skin insecurities my curiosity grew on how to help people in a bigger way through skincare. I didn’t just want to cover blemishes, dark spots, or imperfections. I wanted to learn how they came about and better yet what can be done to fix it. If there is anything I’m most proud of it is the confidence I’m able to bring my clients. There is no better feeling than helping someone feel good in their skin & it makes me proud to be an esthetician.
Any stories or insights that might help us understand how you’ve built such a strong reputation?
I really think energy plays a huge part in building your reputation as a business owner. When you put good energy into your clients then you’ll receive it in return. This is how you attract your same type of like minded individuals which makes relationship growing very genuine. I think I built my reputation off being a positive energy, a safe space and always being very genuine. I know my clients feel how much I care about them, that’s why they send all their peers my way.
Have you ever had to pivot?
I have tried many careers before fully landing here. I got my business degree and immediately went into an accounts payable/accounts receivable position. I was pretty good at that job, but it wasn’t fulfilling. I went back to my roots and went into the service industry. I was a bartender for 11 years and it truly helped catapult me into the position I am now. I worked long hours and kept saving my money until I saved enough to open my own spot. It was the long way around taking out loans and starting a business that way, but I enjoyed every bit of it. I continued to drop shifts as my business grew and finally let go completely not long ago. That shift was really important for me. I had to trust my gut and believe I didn’t need that crutch anymore. I miss it more than I anticipated and I think embracing change and knowing it’s the right change for you takes time and processing. So if you’re reading this and you’re feeling that shift that you’re ready for more I recommend having some down time to really process and grieve that version of yourself so you can become who you want to be.
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Elizabeth Rose Photography (the pin up photoshoot) Christina Kelly Photo (the bridal portrait)