We were lucky to catch up with Melody Denise recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Melody thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
As I like the service world, giving back and the joy it brings. Anyone who knows me personally knows I absolutely Love” the beauty world!
With this being my very first time selling products I must admit I was very nervous and my adrenaline skyrocketed. I continued to research and sample many lash styles, (as we still are). I could remember feeling no one will purchase my products. Then I thought to myself, that all the very well established lash companies were once small businesses as well. I knew in me if I kept going and not stopped it would work for me. So I became my own advertisement, I/we continued to toss around ideas and have fun while building this custom luxury brand. I thought to myself what would make my brand unique and different. So every lash will be named after a song in honor of my name MELODY” some may feel that lashes are not important or any type of necessity, but they can change your whole look if worn properly. I’m so excited for what’s ahead as I know MD Lashes will be in major stores one day.
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 Melody Denise and I am the proud Owner/Operator of Focused Care, LLC right here in the sunny Jacksonville, Florida. I first got into the senior homecare industry about 9 years ago where I found my love for giving back to a population of people who really need and deserve being catered to. My mental health background led me to the senior and aging population. Our services speak for themselves for anyone that has become a part of our program. Being a servant/caregiver has been at times very challenging yet rewarding. While giving is my passion my true Love is the world of BEAUTY!
On August 1, 2022 we launched our Custom Luxury Mink Lash brand The MD Lash, This brand is so dear to my heart as this is the first time presenting and selling a product. I must admit I was very nervous, but seeing it all come together made it all worth it. I am a woman that loves to see other women look and feel their very best. I truly believe what sets us apart is consistency and overall attention to detail. Once you purchase our lashes you will see and feel the absolute beauty within every detail. I’m most proud of continuing on this beauty journey that I truly believe one day I will see in retail stores and will be able to expand to carry new vegan lashes, lipstick and much, much more.
Learning and unlearning are both critical parts of growth – can you share a story of a time when you had to unlearn a lesson?
A lesson I had to truly unlearn was, thinking that everyone that you’ve supported will support you. I was extremely mystified as to the support from my peers that I have supported whole heartedly over the years. It made me take a few steps back as to how I move forward with supporting others and not so freely giving all my time and energy to ones that wouldn’t do it for me.
I’ve learned now that its ok to have an expectation of others, but allow them to support you how they choose even if that means not at all.
What’s worked well for you in terms of a source for new clients?
The best source hands down is The Amazing Social Media Platforms.
- Website: www.themdlash.com
- Instagram: @themd.lash
- Facebook: MD Lashes