We had the good fortune of connecting with Asra Khan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Asra, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was the response i was getting to the side gig i was doing. I was already working full time ina successful position. But there was something that gave me immense pleasure doing hair and makeup.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Coming from a medical background, it was a very accidentally to start hair ans makeup family and friends for special occasions. Moving to Houston really boosted it to next level. Managing full time job kids and a working partner who is technically absent due to our other business demand was something hard to explain. I was scared but determined. I quit my job that paid well to start hair and makeup. There was a lot of back lash and questioning eyes that did not trust my skills but i knew i have it. I worked very hard and still have it same but i proved my self overtime. It took years and it was nothing fun when i had long days and sleepless nights but it was well worth it for sure. I made my name and improved my skills and quality over time. YET ! I didn’t raise my price, because i want to make sure all can afford to get it done. It really sets me apart. I not only cater to South asian communities but all over. My clients are my priority and I make sure mw and my team keep the standards high and prices low. I have a very loyal and loving people behind me who helps me grow to where i am. Me and my kids have sacrificed a lot of holidays and vacations for me to be where i am today.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I travel a lot of places to work. However i really don’t hangout much. But to have a relaxing time i rather hit to beach side or go all the way deep in to countryside for a good time.
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?
There are do many around me i can shoutout to..