We had the good fortune of connecting with Trévon Dyson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trévon, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Wow! I literally just sat with myself on Monday when I wanted to write out my story.
The thought process for starting or behind starting my business was my desire to touch the lives of women.
I began as a makeup artist. I’ve done work both domestic and internationally as well as worked as a MAC artist and the one thing I would get so often with women is that there was something they wanted to hide or cover up.
Having once been there myself, I wanted to help. Yes I’m an esthetician now but I went through that phase of “WHAT IN THE WORLD WILL HELP MY SKIN?” That’s when I realized what in the black community, we were not well versed on how to care for our skin because we are often told “black don’t crack”.
From there, it’s been my mission to not only treat skin in people of color but to educate us a well on how to care for our largest organ, our skin.
What should our readers know about your business?
I believe what sets me apart from other businesses is for one the services I offer. In addition to offering facial, wax, and sugar hair removal services, I also offer Vajacial and Pensacola services. These services cater to our most intimate areas. A lot of people would say why even bother but it’s something I’m asked about all the time. Self care is self care lol. And you’re allowed to care for your WHOLE body.
I think what also sets me apart is just my energy and vibe. I am the vibe. I care about my clients. I pray for my clients. I check in on my clients. They are like family to me. Of course I make sure I am compensated for my services but I never am in the business just to take from them. They patronize me because they can feel the love and I love what I do. It matters to me how they feel when they spend their appointment time with me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Lol honestly, I can’t say that I would have a place to take them. Baton Rouge, LA hasn’t given me much that I absolutely love socially but if I just had to choose? I’d say we’d probably most likely hit up New Orleans.
I’m actually moving to Dallas by the beginning of 2023 so I’ll be needing some new friends to show me around the area, lol.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Man, there’s so many people I could thank lol. I feel like I’m on stage at the BET Awards and I need to run down my list, lol. But I would like to thank my Best Friend, Alisha Freeman who got me started with Mary Kay back in the day. Starting with that company also peaked my curiosity on how I could tie makeup and skincare together. Fast forward to when I lived abroad in Abu Dhabi, Dee Azlan gave me a chance to be a Key Artist with her makeup company, Theoy Makeup so that was really beautiful for me.
Coming home in 2016 I knew I wanted to keep who with makeup so I applied to work at MAC and at the time they weren’t hiring but my dear friend and old manager Jennifer Peters told me she’d keep in touch with me. 2017 rolled around and I started working at MAC as a part time artist and from there I went to Aveda which I would say reaaaaaaally put the passion in me to not only soak up skincare but really take on learning how to care for skin of color.
LeAnn of @crownedphoto in Baton Rouge, LA