We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Matchett and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was basically like “do it”. Having a real job since the summer of when I was 15, I was already used to working hard, being determined, getting the best outcome of all the task I was faced. I just transferred that energy and believe that I can be successful on my own with the same determination I started everything with. I knew for sure that I wanted to be creative in my work and one of a kind; that wasn’t going to happen with me stuck mentally at my 9-9.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a makeup artist in itself is super exciting. I started the business on my own face with doing my makeup all the time. I realized that I didn’t want to do the infamous gold and brown eyeshadow look that everyone does lol so I naturally branched out into colors. Being very versatile is easy for me because I constantly need change in some aspect of my life and being able to do the dramatic looks keeps me going because I get better and more creative after each time. Getting to where I am now has definitely been a challenge. From the expensive quality makeup products, lighting for pictures, having the correct camera, knowing the right angles, booking pages, shipping, different customer personalities, and most importantly time; are all things that I had to learn how to juggle simultaneously with real life . I overcame these challenges by staying true to myself. Know that not all things come with ease but with consistency and faith in every step. I want the world to know that I’m on the way to being the best makeup artist in Houston Texas and the greatest influence on upcoming maus around the world.
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?
If my best friend was visiting me for about a week I would take her to some exciting places here in Houston. Sunday I would start her at Seaside lounge for some great brunch and music. Saturday we could possibly hit the museum or The galleria. Following that night we could hit the night club Belvedere or The Address with a section or sit at the bar. Friday would mostly consist of the movies or a block party if someone decides to have one. Through the week there are great bars with nice drinks like Bell Station or restaurants with excellent food like Graces. There is go cart riding, the gun range, and electric scooters to ride downtown. All of these things are fun and exciting when coming to Houston.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout would most definitely go to God and my mother first! Who influenced me professionally would be Tymetheinfamous on Ig and youtube with her creativity and love of makeup that we both shared. I watched her for long hours on YouTube and knew that that’s something I would want to be able to do! As far as actually wanting to get up and do the work behind what I wanted to do, I can thank my mother for that. I watched her go from working hard long hours for years to being an independent, business owner with her own daycare and still growing and glowing today. When I started my own businesses, I didn’t get the support that I thought I would from anybody. Everyone just kind of stepped back, watched and waited to see what I was going to do next. My mama encouraged me, supported, invested into, and still promotes my business anytime she’s talking to anyone that may be in need of my services. My shoutout to God is personal because that energy is behind everything I do and I feel it showing.
Facebook: Taylor Janise
Other: My personal Instagram account @hoodrichtaylo_
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